Floyd Mayweather Jr. draws fans who don't normally watch boxing, so it's hard to judge the health of the sport based on his hype, Tim Keown writes.
In ESPN The Magazine's Fighting Issue, Tim Keown writes that Floyd Mayweather still talks big, spends big and draws big. But will his Canelo Alvarez match be the last big fight for his sport?
Here's an unintended and unexpected consequence of Timothy Bradley's farcical win over Manny Pacquiao: The biggest winner is a guy sitting in a jail cell.
In ESPN The Magazine, Tim Keown writes that Floyd Mayweather Jr. does the hiring, selling and boxing for every one of his fights. That's why he's money.
Turn out the lights. This sport is all but over. Boxing doesn't have enough going for it to survive without a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. And that one ain't going to happen.
This pre-fight dance between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather has everybody looking to the skies for guidance. But in truth, it's a fandango any boxing historian should love.
From the December 28, 2009 issue of ESPN The Magazine - Tim Keown profiles Kris Lawrence, who developed a plan to create the next great heavyweight champs by turning former football players into boxers. Can this save the heavyweight division?
On the cusp of the biggest -- and maybe last -- fight of his career, Floyd Mayweather Jr. turns up the ego to tune out his demons.