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  1. Nigel Collins

    Nigel Collins



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  2. Collins: Pacquiao-Algieri and the 'tuneup upset'

    Nigel Collins

    From the moment it was signed, Saturday's welterweight title defense for Manny Pacquiao against Chris Algieri was deemed a tune-up fight for bigger things to come. But what does history say about Algieri's chances of a "tune-up upset?"

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2014
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  4. Collins: Comparing the greatness of the ageless Bernard Hopkins

    Nigel Collins

    Two months shy of age 50, Bernard Hopkins enters his toughest challenge in years against Sergey Kovalev on Saturday. But how does the ageless wonder's run compare with others who defied age?

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Collins: Is Floyd Mayweather Jr. still the best fighter in the wo...

    Nigel Collins

    Despite a clear victory over Marcos Maidana in Saturday's rematch, it's time to ask whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still boxing's pound-for-pound king.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  7. Collins: Marcos Maidana, an anything-goes fighter

    Nigel Collins

    Anything goes for Marcos Maidana, who just wants to win against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2014
  8. Collins: Would fans adore Klitschko if he were American?

    Nigel Collins

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is beloved throughout Europe, but how much differently would he be perceived in America had he been born on U.S. soil?

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2014
  9. Collins: Success doesn't come easy in the U.S. for British fighte...

    Nigel Collins

    My dog pulled on his leash, eager to sniff the next lamppost, when I stopped to stare at the billboard across the street. "SEE IT ON FILM NOW! ROCKY MARCIANO vs. DON COCKELL" read the huge advertisement, which also promised that the "ACTION THRILLS I...

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  10. Things we learned on Saturday

    Nigel Collins

    For a split second, Kell Brook must have felt like he was in the ring with Sakio Bika. Moments after his majority decision over Shawn Porter was announced, his promoter, Eddie Hearn, wrapped him in a joyous embrace as both rolled around on the canvas...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Collins: Is Lara the next Cuban sensation?

    Nigel Collins

    Saturday's fight against Canelo Alvarez should go a long way toward telling us whether Erislandy Lara is on his way to becoming the next Cuban sensation -- or another in a long list of hotshot amateurs who never quite lived up to their billing.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2014
  13. Collins: The anatomy of Miguel Cotto's popularity

    Nigel Collins

    Miguel Cotto showed in his upset victory over Sergio Martinez why he is so wildly popular. The Puerto Rican star rewarded his fans' faith by reinventing himself and winning the lineal middleweight crown.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  14. Collins: Pacquiao-Marquez is a brand fans can trust

    Nigel Collins

    With declining pay-per-view sales pushing the need for marquee fights, a potential fifth meeting between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez promises to be another rousing affair with a history of delivering.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2014
  15. Collins: Mayweather is still unbeaten, but not unbeatable

    Nigel Collins

    Considered close to unbeatable for 18 years as a professional, Floyd Mayweather Jr. showed legitimate signs of vulnerability in his close victory over Marcos Maidana, which may not be a bad thing for his legacy.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2014
  16. 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
  17. Collins: Channeling the Manny Pacquiao of old

    Nigel Collins

    Prosperity and the passing of time have changed Manny Pacquiao from the go-for-broke style that once defined him. Is there still time for a return to form in Saturday's rematch with Timothy Bradley Jr.?

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  18. Collins: Manny Pacquiao, the most interesting man in the world

    Nigel Collins

    Prosperity and the passing of time have changed Manny Pacquiao from the go-for-broke style that once defined him. Is there still time for him to have another act with more controlled methods?

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014