Ward, not Mayweather, the Best Pound for Pound

I was on business travel when I found out about Andre Ward’s retirement yesterday morning. Needless to say my emotions ranged from shock to a bit of sadness. Shock, because Ward is retiring during the apex of his career. He has a 32-0 record and 17 KOs – and is only 33 years of age….

McGregor the Biggest Winner

Yeah, I know that Conor McGregor lost via TKO to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Sure, he was gassed as hell in the 10th round. And yes, Floyd did take Conor to school. But you know what, while Conor did lose he acquitted himself rather well. You see, one could be outclassed and not embarrass him/herself. Everyone…

Mayweather-McGregor Is a Waste of Time

I must say, I was shocked that Floyd Mayweather, Jr. agreed to fight UFC superstar Conor McGregor.  I wouldn’t think he’d risk receiving a blemish on his perfect 49-0 record, especially against an unpredictable dude like McGregor.  But even then, I’d ask the question: why? Why would a dude who is considered the best pound-for-pound…

Floyd-Manny Fight Will Not Bring Boxing Back

Before I go off on this rant, let me disclose the following. I grew up on boxing. My dad introduced my brother and I to the sweet science shortly after I learned how to ride a bike.  I still remember the day my Dad bought us a Marvelous Marvin Hagler boxing set, complete with a…

Floyd vs. Manny: it’s About Damn Time

It’s about damn time. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will fight on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  I can’t wait, and guess what: y’all can’t wait too. I know a lot of y’all are mad that this fight too five years too long to happen.  It was supposed to have…

Mayweather Is the Best Boxer of All Time

Love him, or hate him.  Loathe him or respect him. Y’all have got to give it up for Floyd “Money” Mayweather. In beating Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in a majority decision (what the hell caused it not to be unanimous is beoynd me) Saturday night, Mayweather unified the junior middleweight world titles: WBC welterweight champion, WBA…

Not Feeling the Love for Boxing After Pacquiao Loss

As I am STILL attempting to recover from my child-free weekend on the Jersey Shore – you know, the drinking, partying that comes with such a thing – I am also STILL in shock over Manny Pacquiao’s loss to Timothy Bradley, Jr. Saturday night. What I am struggling to understand is why did the judges…