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  1. Lightning Round: Floyd Mayweather–Manny Pacquiao …; ...

    Grantland Staff

    Eric Raskin: For close followers of boxing, this fight being signed is like the first time you introduce your wife as "my wife" after getting married: You've processed what has happened on a rational level, you think you...

    Blog | February 21, 2015
  2. Premier League Winners and Losers: Special Boxing Day Edition!

    Mike L. Goodman and Ryan O'Hanlon

    It's been a busy few days in the English Premier League, with every side - except for Liverpool and Swansea City, who face off later today - playing two matches since Christmas. Here's a roundup of everything good, bad, and Ashl...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  3. Boxing: 2014, the Year of Suck

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Ask anyone who follows boxing: 2014 was a terrible year for the sport. Challenge one of the seen-it-all ringside scribes who has observed the sport for decades to come up with a year so chock-full of disgraceful mi...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  4. The Myths and Realities of Boxing’s Tilted Canvas

    Eric Raskin

    Sports is full of popular cliches, but it doesn't make them true. Does defense really win football games? In combination with offense and special teams, sure. Did one team want it more than the other? Maybe, but superior execution us...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  5. 30 for 30 Shorts: Robbed

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. In 1976, Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton met inside the ring at Yankee Stadium. The conclusion of the fight would go down as one of the most controversial decisions in boxing. But the ci...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  6. Boxing Relevance Report: Marketable Young Americans

    Eric Raskin

    In 2012, Grantland introduced the boxing Relevance Rankings, an attempt to combine pound-for-pound talent with marketability to rank fighters according to their overall clout in the fight game. The Relevance Reports build off of that franchise by gro...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  7. Requiem for Rod Serling

    James Hughes

    An airliner vanishes from the sky. Intruders stray across unenforced borders. Technophobes succumb to gadgets while automatons steal their jobs. Identities are erased. Aliens lurk. After the framework for each installment in The Twilight Zone has...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  8. Golovkin-Rubio: 'Muchas Gracias; Champion'

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Gennady Golovkin, perhaps the best middleweight boxer in the world, is an athlete you want to share with people. Watching his fights in person or on TV, you get the sense that you're witnessing something special, from the splendiferous, gol...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  9. Steve Cunningham: Fighting for Her Life

    Jordan Ritter Conn

    Steve Cunningham never should have gone ahead with that fight. Not then, the first week of April. His opponent, Amir Mansour, was from Delaware but trains in Philadelphia. Cunningham hated fighting other Philly guys. Their city was...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  10. Grillo ’Em All: The Rise of a Hollywood Tough Guy

    Rafe Bartholomew

    "I'm so hungover," Frank Grillo said, sitting across from me at a Hollywood cafe next to the boxing gym where he trains when he's in Los Angeles. "I'm glad that I made it here. It&...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  11. Mayweather-Maidana 2: Nasty Money

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Boxing often feels like an alternate sports universe, and devotees of the sport tend to treasure that bubble. It's a world that's openly corrupt yet has developed its own internal logic based on money and power, risk and reward, y...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  12. Boxing Relevance Report: Fighters We Love to Hate

    Eric Raskin

    In 2012, Grantland introduced the boxing Relevance Rankings, an attempt to combine pound-for-pound talent with marketability to rank fighters according to their overall clout in the fight game. The Relevance Reports build off of that franchise by gro...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  13. Is Floyd Mayweather a Harry Potter Fan?

    Andrew Sharp

    The origins of the ongoing Floyd Mayweather-50 Cent beef are too convoluted to retrace here. All you need to know is that Floyd was taking shots again this week, and this morning 50 Cent responded with bombs. Because while we can all debate...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  14. The Andy Greenwald Podcast: Jenny Lewis

    Andy Greenwald

    Jenny Lewis joins Andy Greenwald to discuss insomnia, boxing, and her brilliant new album, The Voyager. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page. To...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  15. Boxing Relevance Report: Erislandy Lara and the Negative Risk-Rew...

    Eric Raskin

    In 2012, Grantland introduced the boxing Relevance Rankings, an attempt to combine pound-for-pound talent with marketability to rank fighters according to their overall clout in the fight game. The Relevance Reports are a way to keep that franchise a...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  16. Miguel Cotto–Sergio Martinez: The End of Maravilla

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Between rounds during Saturday night's middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, between the three-minute intervals Miguel Cotto spent stalking and battering Sergio Martinez, my mind kept flashing back to scenes and memories...

    Blog | June 09, 2014