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  1. Maidana vs. Broner: The Unraveling

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Athletes should not be judged for losing, only for the way they handle losing, which means that on Saturday night in San Antonio, Adrien Broner, the undefeated champion of three weight classes, had some outs. Sure, he was in the middle of getting bea...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  2. Bradley-Marquez: Redemption?

    Jay Caspian Kang

    It felt like redemption, but why? On Saturday night, Timothy Bradley beat a 40-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez in a split-decision victory that frustrated and bored the overwhelmingly Mexican crowd at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The last time...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  3. Money's Inferno: Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Las Vegas, one of our many deflating cities, managed to puff itself up for the Canelo Alvarez vs. Floyd Mayweather bout. The sights usually associated with fight week stayed more or less within expectations — the heads of retired professional a...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  4. In Memoriam: Tommy Morrison, 1969-2013

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Tommy Morrison died late Sunday night at the age of 44, ending one of the most tragic and bizarre lives in a sport defined by tragedy and the surreal. All professional sports rely on the exploitation of the body, but I wonder if there has been an Ame...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  5. Fight of the Year (So Far): Omar Figueroa vs. Nihito Arakawa

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Boxing's best recurring scene goes something like this: Two fighters who have beaten the living shit out of one another for 12 rounds meet in the center of the ring after the final bell and embrace one another in a show of mutual respect and sportsma...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  6. Boxing Round of the Year: John Molina vs. Mickey Bey

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Was it a lucky punch or the inevitable outcome of 28 minutes of pressure? With 1:22 left in the final round of a 10-round bout on Friday night, John Molina Jr. swung blindly with a left hook and caught Mickey Bey on the chin. Bey slumped over, his ar...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  7. Adrien Broner's underwhelming win over Paulie Malignaggi

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Adrien Broner, Paulie Malignaggi, and the move to bring boxing back to Brooklyn.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  8. 'We Are Warriors': RiosAlvarado II a Spectacle of Heart and Skil...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    If boxing is sometimes stupid and always macho, there's no better example of the magnetism of stupid macho than Brandon Rios. He is boxing's early Ironclad, a slow-moving, indestructible and arguably ugly fighter who advances upon his opponents witho...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  9. Can Lightweight Champion Adrien Broner be boxing's next crossover...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    A look inside the training camp of Adrien Broner, the sport's self-professed savior.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  10. On the surprising fight between Amir Khan and Danny Garcia

    Jay Caspian Kang

    The "Pakistani fighter" showed up, but not in a way anyone expected.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  11. Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, and what it means to be a 'shot' ...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    A weekend in Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  12. Jay Caspian Kang on the reaction in Mexico to the Manny Pacquiao-...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    A report from Mexico on a bad night for boxing.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  13. Jay Caspian Kang on Mayweather-Ortiz and two of the weirdest punc...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    The head-butt, the kiss, the hug, and two of the weirdest punches in boxing history.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2011