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  1. Paulie Malignaggi and Truth-Telling in Boxing

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Boxing's great gadfly sells out. Is that so bad?

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  2. The Year in Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin

    Rafe Bartholomew

    The scene at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night for WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin's title defense against Curtis Stevens was a far cry from the atmosphere at Golovkin's first fight on U.S. soil, just 14 months ago at the Turning Sto...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  3. When Good Sports Go Bad: Looking Back at the Non-Legendary Vidond...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    At its best, boxing is beautiful to watch. Graceful and savage at the same time, it can force fighters to reach back and discover reserves of strength and desire that seem beyond human. If we're lucky, we might see some of that Saturday night, when F...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  4. Gennady Golovkin Introduces Matthew Macklin to Agony: Five Scenes...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    1. A Sudden Redness The first minute of Saturday's middleweight title fight between champion Gennady Golovkin and challenger Matthew Macklin was uneventful. Macklin pushed his jab out, usually an inch or so short of Golovkin's face, and Golovkin m...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  5. The Most Depressing Allen Iverson YouTube Cameo of 2013 & We Hope...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Your first impulse might be to put your face in your hands and weep. That's not far from how I felt upon seeing Allen Iverson's cameo in About Billions, a web documentary series on the life of Cincinnati boxer Adrien Broner, who beat Paulie Malignagg...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  6. Will boxing ever forgive Timothy Bradley for beating Manny Pacqui...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Will boxing ever forgive Timothy Bradley for beating Manny Pacquiao?

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  7. We Went There: Gennady Golovkin vs. Gabriel Rosado

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Gennady Golovkin, the middleweight champion boxer from Kazakhstan, has entered a strange stage in his career. He is still largely unknown to the American audience, but he has been so wildly hyped within the boxing community that one almost expects hi...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  8. We Went There: Five Scenes From Fight Night

    Rafe Bartholomew

    1. Does anyone actually know which boxers are good, which are great, and which are fake? I'm not sure. The sport is so balkanized that there just doesn't seem to be a reliable way of determining who the best fighters really are. If you tried to make...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  9. Donaire's Opponents Quickly Go From Fighting to Surviving

    Rafe Bartholomew

    It's unclear whether Nonito Donaire's opponents enter the ring afraid of the 122-pound super bantamweight champion's power, or if they realize sometime early in the first round that they've bitten off more than they can chew. In fact, since Donaire's...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  10. Zen and the Art of an Andre Ward Beatdown

    Rafe Bartholomew

    A theory: If you found someone who had never watched a round of boxing, and you made him watch the recent fights of Andre Ward, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Sergio Martinez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Nonito Donaire, Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko,...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  11. Why little known middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin from Kaza...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Finding magic in an unheralded middleweight title bout.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  12. Five Scenes From Fight Night

    Rafe Bartholomew

    1. "Make him bleed, Will! Make him bleed! I need com-bah-nay-shuns!" So crowed Jessica Carbone in the sixth round Saturday evening, while her fiance Will Rosinsky shuffled right and left in front of former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik. Pavlik ...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  13. The Crazy Drama of Ortiz-Lopez

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Immediately after the ninth round in Saturday's welterweight fight between Victor Ortiz and Josesito Lopez, I wrote a question in my notebook: "Who is crazier, Ortiz or Lopez?" From ringside at Staples Center, I had just watched Lopez and Ortiz sp...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  14. A ringside account of the controversial fight between Manny Pacqu...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    A report from ringside.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  15. Why You Couldn't Find the Bute-Froch Fight

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Let's imagine, for a moment, that we're back in the middle of the lockout-shortened, hyper-accelerated NBA regular season. It's a Wednesday night and there are 13 games on the schedule. As a fan, it's hard not to feel excited — Memphis is playi...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  16. Macklin-Martinez and the racial politics of boxing

    Rafe Bartholomew

    McSorley's Old Ale House, St. Patrick's Day, and the old racial politics of boxing.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2012