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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. '12 Days': Pacquiao-Provodnikov

    Nigel Collins

    In the spirit of the holidays, ESPN is celebrating the season with our own "12 Days" wish list of the fights we want to see most, regardless of promotional or other entanglements. Keep checking back over the coming days to see new fights revealed, di...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  10. Why can't we all embrace Guillermo Rigondeaux?

    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 | December 05, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Mayweather, Matthysse have different styles, but both are equally...

    Nigel Collins

    The masterful skills of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the powerful attack of Lucas Matthyyse have plenty of room to share the fans respect in boxing.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2013
  15. Manny Pacquiao would do well to take financial cues from Floyd Ma...

    Nigel Collins

    We'll never know who would have won a Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight, but it's clear who is coming out ahead in his financial affairs.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  16. History defines love affair between boxing and the Philippines

    Nigel Collins

    From past greats like Gabriel "Flash" Elorde to contemporary stars Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire, boxing and the Philippines have enjoyed a long love affair throughout history.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2013