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  1. Boxing Relevance Report: Fighters We Love to Hate

    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 build off of that franchise by gro...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  2. Boxing Relevance Report: Mayweather-Maidana and Floyd’s Fut...

    Eric Raskin

    Almost exactly two years ago, 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...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. We Went There: Matthysse Makes a Statement in Atlantic City

    Eric Raskin

    This wasn't supposed to be a blog post about Floyd Mayweather. The Lucas Matthysse–Lamont Peterson fight on Saturday night at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall had nothing to do with Mayweather. This was a fight between two of the best three junio...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  7. One man's opinion: Ward still trumps Floyd

    Eric Raskin

    It was just a week ago that, along with everyone else with even a passing interest in the sport of basketball, I found myself asking, "Who is that idiot who voted for Carmelo Anthony over LeBron James for NBA Most Valuable Player?" Turns out there...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  8. How to Beat Floyd Mayweather

    Eric Raskin

    With apologies to Bernard Hopkins, Richard Alpert, and the girls of Lee High School, everybody gets old. The notion of an athlete growing old "overnight" is mostly a myth; it almost always occurs gradually. In the case of boxers, sure, one punch can ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  9. Is the Public Still Buying 'Money' Mayweather in 2013?

    Eric Raskin

    May Day (proper noun): The name recently given to an unofficial boxing holiday, so called because Floyd Mayweather is about to headline a boxing pay-per-view event on the first Saturday in May for the fourth time in seven years. Mayday (noun): The...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  10. Money Walks: On Mayweathers Selection of Guerrero & and Showtime...

    Eric Raskin

    Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Floyd Mayweather's ascent to his position as king of the boxing box office is that he's done it without being an exciting fighter. Rather, he convinces fans to pay for his fights by distracting them from what w...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  11. ESPN.com boxing 2012 'Other Awards'

    Eric Raskin

    There are two kinds of year-end awards: the ones that matter, and the ones you're about to read. First, an acknowledgement: Boxing is a deadly serious sport, and just for having the guts to step into the ring, every professional fighter deserves t...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  12. Miguel Cotto: The Anti-Camacho

    Eric Raskin

    It's been a rough couple of years for athletes nicknamed "Macho." In May 2011, pro wrestling legend Randy "Macho Man" Savage suffered a heart attack while driving, crashed his Jeep Wrangler, and died at age 58. Last week, 50-year-old ex-boxer Hector ...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  13. Six Reasons Why Boxing Doesnt Suck Right Now

    Eric Raskin

    To the sport I've been watching and writing about the last three Saturday nights, I ask this question: Who are you, and what have you done with boxing? You superficially resemble boxing, with the four-sided rings and the dudes wearing gloves all p...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  14. Why I Won't Be Watching Olympic Boxing

    Eric Raskin

    You love basketball. It's your favorite sport. So you turn on your television next week to check out some Olympic hoops, eager to watch LeBron, Kobe, and 10 of their really tall, athletic friends do awe-inspiring tall-athletic-guy things. But from th...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  15. Why aren't we getting Pac-Marquez IV?

    Eric Raskin

    We know that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. won't be fighting each other in the first half of 2012. And we know who Mayweather will be fighting instead on May 5: Miguel Cotto. So that leaves one part of the spring-season super-duper-star ...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  16. Yaegashi-Pornsawan stands tall in 2011

    Eric Raskin

    Boxing fans will never be satisfied -- nor should they be -- in a world in which Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather haven't fought each other. But in terms of access to the sport they love, there isn't much for fight fans to complain about these ...

    Blog | December 30, 2011