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  1. Collins: Remembering the "Rumble in the Jungle" 40 years after

    Nigel Collins

    If hadn't been for Don King's relentless persistence, George Foreman's divorce and a brief midnight meeting in a Livermore, California, parking lot, we might not be celebrating the 40th anniversary of 1974's "Rumble In The Jungle" today. Muhammad A...

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  2. Collins: The polarization of boxing

    Nigel Collins

    In a world where extremism is celebrated and working together is considered a weakness, can we really expect boxing to be the exception?

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Analysis of the height of power: heavy hands vs. speed

    Nigel Collins

    All power is not created equal. George Foreman and Naseem Hamed KO'd the opposition at roughly the same rate, but their methods -- and those of similar fighters -- couldn't have been more divergent.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  5. What is Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s zero worth?

    Nigel Collins

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. holds his undefeated record to be self-evident of his greatness, but his "zero" is just a number. In truth, it is an epic struggle -- or even a loss -- that could elevate his greatness to legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  6. Boxing's distinguished history in the art of trash talking

    Nigel Collins

    From Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali to Bernard Hopkins and Floyd Mayweather Jr., boxing has enjoyed some of the best trash-talkers in sports. And you can add current heavyweight contender Tyson Fury to the list.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  7. History shows karma goes hand-in-hand with controversy

    Nigel Collins

    The fate of fighters who win titles controversially has been checkered at best, and their first defense has frequently been their last. Is that where Timothy Bradley is heading when he faces Ruslan Provodnikov?

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  8. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the evolution of the boxing diva

    Nigel Collins

    From Muhammad Ali to Floyd Mayweather Jr., the evolution of the boxing diva has changed what is considered acceptable behavior for modern athletes.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  9. Joe Frazier-George Foreman I opened the door to a heavyweight gol...

    Nigel Collins

    "The Rumble in the Jungle" and "Thrilla in Manila" may be more acclaimed, but "The Sunshine Showdown" -- Joe Frazier's 1973 heavyweight defense against George Foreman in Kingston, Jamaica -- led the way.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013