It was only two minutes and four seconds 'Fore Schmeling was down on his knees He looked like he was praying to the good Lord To 'Have mercy on me, please.' --Bill Gaither Blues singer and guitarist Bill Gaither probably didn't sleep much the...
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.
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.
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.
With fighters and suppliers always a step ahead of those who test for performance-enhancing drugs, less -- not more -- regulation may be a necessary evil to address, if not solve, boxing's steroids conundrum.
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?
"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.