Klitschko and Pacquiao as Presidents? What If Boxers Ruled the World?
Oct24

Klitschko and Pacquiao as Presidents? What If Boxers Ruled the World?

Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs in the ring, 1-2 in elections) has officially declared that he’ll run for the Ukraine presidency in 2015. This follows a stint in the country’s parliament and the creation of his own political party, the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform — UDAR, or “punch”, in Ukrainian — which now holds 42 parliamentary seats, good for the third highest...

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Is Mikaela Mayer Destined to Become the New Face of Women’s Boxing?
Dec05

Is Mikaela Mayer Destined to Become the New Face of Women’s Boxing?

Women’s boxing enjoyed an explosive Olympic debut at the 2012 London games. But one fighter who didn’t even get the chance to compete for Team USA may be destined to become the new face of women’s boxing. Meet Mikaela Mayer, a highly skilled and fiercely motivated national champion, the number 1 ranked fighter in her weight class in the world, and a charismatic former model with crossover star appeal. She’s...

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50 Cent Urges Floyd Mayweather to Think About His Future
Nov30

50 Cent Urges Floyd Mayweather to Think About His Future

Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent, once inseparably close friends, are worlds apart these days. Things soured between the two when TMT Promotions, a potential joint venture set up by 50 Cent to be a boxing promotional company, fell apart. Harsh words were publicly fired off from both sides, and rumors percolated about what was really playing out behind the scenes. Mayweather and 50 Cent though were more than close friends, they always...

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Can the Boxing Promoter’s Association Provide Real Change?
Nov25

Can the Boxing Promoter’s Association Provide Real Change?

The most fundamental problem in boxing is that there is no framework in place for consistent governance and regulation. Boxing has no infrastructure, and as such, there’s no usable path to initiate change. Enter the Boxing Promoters Association. Formed in 2009, the BPA consists of many of the largest and most well-known promoters in the United States, aiming to work together and tackle some of the most pressing concerns in the...

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California the Clear Pound for Pound King of Boxing — Goodbye NYC
Nov18

California the Clear Pound for Pound King of Boxing — Goodbye NYC

There was a time when New York City was the hotbed of boxing. The talent was born and bred in the city’s tough streets, honed their skills in its busy gyms, and then fought on its bustling local fight cards every weekend. Today though, California is the clear pound for pound king of boxing. The state has far overtaken every other region in the country. From Los Angeles to San Francisco and everywhere in between, if you’re...

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