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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Did James Kirkland and Alfredo Angulo give boxing fans the fight ...

    Rafe Bartholomew and Jay Caspian Kang

    Two takes on Saturday's bout in Cancun, and suggestions for how to improve boxing coverage.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  4. The Fight of the Year, Courtesy of Two 105-Pound Men

    Eric Raskin

    The last thing you need is your significant other wondering why the word "Pornsawan" is popping up in your search history. So Grantland is doing you a solid and presenting the YouTube video of the Akira Yaegashi-Pornsawan Porpramook boxing match. Now...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  5. The Triple-Threat Match for Fighter of the Year

    Eric Raskin

    Sucker punches at weigh-ins. Judges filling out their scorecards in advance. Referees stopping fights at the count of nine. The "why wait?" attitude pervades boxing, so we at Grantland figure why wait until the end of the year to kick off our awards ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  6. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    The Orioles are still in the playoff race, but you have to wonder how different things could be if they had opened up their wallet.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  7. The boring excellence of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  8. Brian Phillips on the boxing career of freed American slave Tom M...

    Brian Phillips

    In 1810, a freed slave named Tom Molineaux fought in one of the most important fights in the history of boxing. This is his story.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  9. Grantland Network Podcast: Ring Theory

    Eric Raskin

    For approximately 49 weeks out of the year, boxing is a niche sport with only a cult following. But when either Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather fights, boxing matters on the grander American sports landscape. (At least it does for a few days.) Wel...

    Blog | November 10, 2011