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  1. Mayweather-Maidana 2: Nasty Money

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Boxing often feels like an alternate sports universe, and devotees of the sport tend to treasure that bubble. It's a world that's openly corrupt yet has developed its own internal logic based on money and power, risk and reward, y...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Mayweather-Maidana: Wanna Tussle?

    Rafe Bartholomew

    A really good boxing crowd can feel like a gathering of all the crazy people in the world. There's no place you're more likely to spot panoramic scalp tattoos, except for maybe a nearby Six Flags park. There's nowhere el...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Zen and the Art of an Andre Ward Beatdown

    Rafe Bartholomew

    A theory: If you found someone who had never watched a round of boxing, and you made him watch the recent fights of Andre Ward, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Sergio Martinez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Nonito Donaire, Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko,...

    Blog | September 10, 2012