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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: 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Why boxing is the only sport left in which it's OK to root for 'y...

    Nigel Collins

    Jingoistic pride, ethnic blood feuds and black-and-white battle lines. Why is boxing the only sport left in which it's OK to root for 'your' guy?

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  7. 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