Fight night tonight: Canelo vs. Golovkin!

I am at home, following the social media reaction to this Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin title fight for the WBA-WBC-IBF middleweight boxing title.  And unlike that Mayweather-McGregor quasi-WWE circus act we got recently, this is the real deal: a real fight for a real title. Unfortunately, I’m too cheap to spring for the pay-per-view as usual, and…

The last word on the Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view fiasco

As you know, I had a great time watching the Mayweather-McGregor fight last week. Unfortunately, a lot of people didn’t. Issues plagued the pay-per-view, with many at home unable to watch the fight card even though they had paid for it. The UFC had the most issues, with a lot of people unable to access UFC.TV…

Mayweather TKOs McGregor in 10th, moves to 50-0!

You know, after all my incessant trash-talking about the Mayweather-McGregor “Money Fight” matchup, it really did turn out to be a pretty good fight last night. I did a huge screed for the paper about my experience watching the fight and I expect that will be up later this week.

Tonight is the night! Mayweather vs. McGregor in Las Vegas!

Well, this is it, the fight that everyone has been waiting for. The hype and the trash-talking is over, the weigh ins have been done and the battle is on as Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor go at it in Las Vegas. That is, assuming neither of these two jokers pull a fast one and…

Mayweather and McGregor keep it classy in Brooklyn. Not!! 

I had nothing better to do this evening (All-Star Break still on, etc.) so I tuned in the latest Floyd “Money” Mayweather- Conor McGregor world tour/circus act from Brooklyn.  Folks, what a gong show. First, I guess everyone showed up late. Then, Conor was using all this foul language (ie. “s@ck my d!ck”, etc.) and then…

A dull day in sports is livened by today’s Mayweather-McGregor hypefest

Folks, it is the baseball All-Star Break, traditionally one of the deadest weeks in the world of sports. So unless you are a Wimbledon tennis fan, the biggest news today was the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor world tour press conference in Toronto for their upcoming boxing match, a bizarre affair in which Conor carried Floyd’s bags while…

It’s on! Thoughts on Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor 

August 26 has been set as the date for boxing’s next Superfight! It is indeed Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor, in Las Vegas. But I dunno if boxing fans are all that impressed. I notice a lot of them on social media have flat-out blasted this fight. They used words such as “joke,” “farce“,…

Mayweather v. McGregor. Dana White thinks it will happen!

Well, the rumors have been flying for a while about a potential multimillion dollar boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the UFC’s star, Conor McGregor (pictured).  This could turn out to be the next big superfight on the horizon, after that last sorry borefest of a superfight in which Mayweather spent the entire night…

Boxing and football make for a winning movie box office combination

Recently, I read an article on TSN’s BarDown website that talks about Darren Rovell’s list that he posted of the top ten-grossing sports movies of all time — in today’s dollars might I add. As it turns out, the top movies he listed are mainly football or boxing related.  At the top: Rocky and Rocky III, followed by…

My last word on the Fight of the Century

  Well, I saw the Floyd Mayweather – Manny Pacquiao fight. While the casino I was at was packed with fight fans, most of them pro-Pacquiao, I can’t say a fight like what we saw last night is going to win over new converts to the sport of boxing.  For one thing, nobody likes the guy…

It’s fight night!!!

The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is finally here and I thought I would put up a few links in advance.  First, here is this story on what time the fight will be. Plus this fight preview from Bleacher Report. And this from ESPN, with reports of two female TV reporters being banned from the fight. (Still…

Ten days to go. Are you getting tickets to Mayweather-Pacquiao?

  If you think tickets to NHL playoff games are (a) overpriced, and (b) hard to come by, that’s nothing compared to this Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao boxing title Fight of the Century match in Las Vegas.  Today, just ten days before the big fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there was finally a…

Boxing making its comeback to prime time network TV tonight on NBC

 For the first time in something like 30 years NBC is showing boxing on TV, and in prime time at that. Good on them. Tonight they are airing Premier Boxing Champions on NBC starting at 8:30pm ET, and plan to employ such eminent people as Al Michaels to call the action.  I remember the days when network…

IT’S FIGHT NIGHT TONIGHT! FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. VS. CANELO ALVAREZ

The latest boxing superfight is happening tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for the super light middleweight championship. Mayweather holds the WBA Super Light Middleweight title while Alvarez holds the WBA and WBC Light Middleweight crowns. SB Nation has the coverage live here, as does CBS…