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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The Ifs, Ands, and Butts of Pacquiao-Bradley

    Eric Raskin

    Timothy Bradley first entered the boxing consciousness about five years ago with a handful of impressive victories on Showtime's why-are-you-still-awake-at-this-hour boxing series, ShoBox. Back then, the ring announcers referred to him by his full na...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  7. 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
  8. An Imperfect Path to Pacquiao-Mayweather

    Eric Raskin

    The two most marketable boxers in the world are also the two best boxers in the world. If that were the end of the statement, it would mean that we're living through a rare moment in boxing history. But that's not the end of the statement. These two ...

    Blog | September 16, 2011