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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. About Last Weekend: Seattle's Best

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy reinventing the kneel-down, much to your own detriment, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: In a battle of the league's best defenses, the Seattle Seahawks leveraged a record-setting home-field advantage to pull ...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  6. Is a Mayweather Loss Whats Best for Boxing?

    Eric Raskin

    On June 16, 2012, a week after the Tim Bradley–Manny Pacquiao decision that launched every conspiracy theory short of a fourth judge on the grassy knoll, HBO broadcaster Larry Merchant uttered possibly the most perfect quote I've heard in my 16...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  7. 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
  8. B.S. Report: Peter Berg on Lone Survivor, the Friday Night Lights...

    Bill Simmons

    Peter Berg joins Bill to talk about Canelo Alvarez taking over the gym Berg co-owns, his beef with Vince Gilligan, and the potential for a second Friday Night Lights movie. Here's a tidbit from the pod about Gilligan's original Hancock script: Pet...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  9. Video: That Time Canelo Alvarez Took Over Peter Berg and Garry Sh...

    Grantland Channel

    In the below video, taken from the B.S. Report podcast, director Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Battleship, and the upcoming Lone Survivor) tells Bill Simmons the story of how Canelo Alvarez revived the struggling boxing gym that Berg opened with G...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  10. Canelo Alvarez and the search for the next Oscar De La Hoya

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Canelo Alvarez and the search for the next Oscar De La Hoya.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  11. The Boxing Business Gets It Right, for a Change

    Eric Raskin

    Traditionally, there has been no place for long-term thinking in boxing. If fighters permitted themselves much contemplation of the lasting effects of what they do for a living, few would become fighters in the first place. The same goes for fans, wh...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  12. Four Questions About Canelo Alvarez vs. Austin Trout

    Jay Caspian Kang and Rafe Bartholomew

    On Saturday night, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez won a unanimous decision against Austin Trout. We asked four questions about the fight. Before the fight, many boxing pundits thought Canelo was all hype. Do you believe in Canelo now? Jay Kang: I believ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  13. Brawl Above All: Four Questions and One Takeaway From Bradley-Pro...

    Rafe Bartholomew and Jay Caspian Kang

    1. Was that the fight of the year? Jay Caspian Kang: It's only early March and the big fights of the fall haven't been lined up yet, but should we go ahead and proclaim Saturday's brutal 12-round welterweight battle the Fight of the Year? For thos...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Grantland Network: Ring Theory

    Grantland Staff

    Victor Ortiz wanted to hug it out, but Floyd Mayweather declared that he was a fighter, not a lover. The end result was a boxing match that left the sports world buzzing — and gave us a reason to roll out the Grantland Network's first boxing po...

    Blog | September 22, 2011