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  1. Collins: The eternal debate between strength vs. skill

    Nigel Collins

    Canelo Alvarez's aggression didn't mesh well with Erislandy Lara's slick, defensive style, fueling the debate -- once again -- between strength and skill.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2014
  2. Collins: Pacquiao-Marquez is a brand fans can trust

    Nigel Collins

    With declining pay-per-view sales pushing the need for marquee fights, a potential fifth meeting between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez promises to be another rousing affair with a history of delivering.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  3. Collins: Mayweather is still unbeaten, but not unbeatable

    Nigel Collins

    Considered close to unbeatable for 18 years as a professional, Floyd Mayweather Jr. showed legitimate signs of vulnerability in his close victory over Marcos Maidana, which may not be a bad thing for his legacy.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2014
  4. Collins: The polarization of boxing

    Nigel Collins

    In a world where extremism is celebrated and working together is considered a weakness, can we really expect boxing to be the exception?

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  5. Collins: Manny Pacquiao, the most interesting man in the world

    Nigel Collins

    Prosperity and the passing of time have changed Manny Pacquiao from the go-for-broke style that once defined him. Is there still time for him to have another act with more controlled methods?

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  6. Collins: Winning titles no longer boxing's holy grail

    Nigel Collins

    While fighters still pursue titles, a world championship is no longer boxing's holy grail. Today, a title is just a stepping-stone to where the real money is -- on pay-per-view, preferably against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2014
  7. Collins: Roseland Ballroom's long history won't end without one l...

    Nigel Collins

    Boxing is frequently one of the last attractions to play a faded nightspot. Prize fighting would never have been tolerated during Roseland's early years, but down the homestretch, boxing was a perfect fit.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  8. The delusion of boxing

    Nigel Collins

    Guillermo Rigondeaux may be one of the finest boxers plying his craft today, but the slick junior featherweight titlist lacks "something extra" to hook contemporary fight fans.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  9. What if ... Canelo Alvarez beats Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

    Nigel Collins

    "When you lose for the first time, you don't just question your talent, you question yourself." --Middleweight contender Michael Olajide after losing to Frank Tate Halfway into the third round, the raucous noise inside Atlantic City's Boardwalk H...

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  10. ESPN's No. 5 superfight: Marvin Hagler-Sugar Ray Leonard

    Nigel Collins

    It's a boom time for boxing, with one of the sport's finest years in recent memory barely two-thirds finished and a handful of blockbusters still to come before the calendar flips again. With Floyd Mayweather Jr. defending his pound-for-pound crow...

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  11. ESPN's No. 8 superfight: Evander Holyfield-George Foreman

    Nigel Collins

    It's boom times for boxing, with one of the sport's finest years in recent memory barely two-thirds finished and a handful of blockbusters still to come before the calendar flips again. With Floyd Mayweather Jr. defending his pound-for-pound crown...

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2013
  12. ESPN's No. 10 superfight: Michael Spinks-Mike Tyson

    Nigel Collins

    It's boom times for boxing, with one of the sport's finest years in recent memory barely two-thirds finished and a handful of blockbusters still to come before the calendar flips again. With Floyd Mayweather Jr. defending his pound-for-pound crown a...

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  13. Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez: A real-life fantasy fight

    Nigel Collins

    We'll never know how good a clash between a prime Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao would have been. And although Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez isn't the same, it deserves to be measured on its own merits.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  14. Mayweather, Matthysse have different styles, but both are equally...

    Nigel Collins

    The masterful skills of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the powerful attack of Lucas Matthyyse have plenty of room to share the fans respect in boxing.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2013
  15. Manny Pacquiao would do well to take financial cues from Floyd Ma...

    Nigel Collins

    We'll never know who would have won a Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight, but it's clear who is coming out ahead in his financial affairs.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  16. What is Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s zero worth?

    Nigel Collins

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. holds his undefeated record to be self-evident of his greatness, but his "zero" is just a number. In truth, it is an epic struggle -- or even a loss -- that could elevate his greatness to legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2013