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  1. Five Scenes From Marquez-Alvarado

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Was outboxing Brandon Rios in the March 2013 rematch of their rumble from the previous year the worst thing that could have happened for Denver junior welterweight Mike Alvarado's career? OK, "worst thing" superlatives can be over...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  2. Boxing Relevance Report: Mayweather-Maidana and Floyd’s Fut...

    Eric Raskin

    Almost exactly two years ago, Grantland introduced the boxing Relevance Rankings, an attempt to combine pound-for-pound talent with marketability to rank fighters according to their overall clout in the fight game. The Relevance Reports are a way to...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  3. Pacquiao-Rios and the Philippines

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Manny's resurrection in Macau and its meaning in the Philippines.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  4. Is a Mayweather Loss Whats Best for Boxing?

    Eric Raskin

    On June 16, 2012, a week after the Tim Bradley–Manny Pacquiao decision that launched every conspiracy theory short of a fourth judge on the grassy knoll, HBO broadcaster Larry Merchant uttered possibly the most perfect quote I've heard in my 16...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  5. The Jalen Rose Report With Floyd Mayweather (Plus Video!)

    Grantland Channel

    Jalen Rose talks to Floyd Mayweather Jr. about being villainized, betting big, and why he hasn't fought Manny Pacquiao. Listen to the full podcast here. Check out a video of the interview after the jump....

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  6. Brawl Above All: Four Questions and One Takeaway From Bradley-Pro...

    Rafe Bartholomew and Jay Caspian Kang

    1. Was that the fight of the year? Jay Caspian Kang: It's only early March and the big fights of the fall haven't been lined up yet, but should we go ahead and proclaim Saturday's brutal 12-round welterweight battle the Fight of the Year? For thos...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  7. Will boxing ever forgive Timothy Bradley for beating Manny Pacqui...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Will boxing ever forgive Timothy Bradley for beating Manny Pacquiao?

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  8. Money Walks: On Mayweathers Selection of Guerrero & and Showtime...

    Eric Raskin

    Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Floyd Mayweather's ascent to his position as king of the boxing box office is that he's done it without being an exciting fighter. Rather, he convinces fans to pay for his fights by distracting them from what w...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  9. B.S. Report: Cousin Sal

    Bill Simmons

    Cousin Sal and Bill Simmons break down the Pacquiao vs. Marquez fight, the Week 14 action in the NFL, and guess the Week 15 betting lines. To listen to this podcast, you can download it on iTunes here or go to the ESPN.com PodCenter here. Pre...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  10. About Last Weekend: Redskins Able to Exhale

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. The Redskins rallied to beat the Ravens, 31-28, in overtime, and dodged a bullet when Robert Griffin III's knee injury was diagnosed a sprain, and...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  11. An account from two ringside writers of the night Juan Manuel Mar...

    Rafe Bartholomew and Jay Caspian Kang

    Reflections on the fight from two writers who watched from ringside.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  12. We Went There: Five Scenes From Fight Night

    Rafe Bartholomew

    1. Does anyone actually know which boxers are good, which are great, and which are fake? I'm not sure. The sport is so balkanized that there just doesn't seem to be a reliable way of determining who the best fighters really are. If you tried to make...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  13. Miguel Cotto: The Anti-Camacho

    Eric Raskin

    It's been a rough couple of years for athletes nicknamed "Macho." In May 2011, pro wrestling legend Randy "Macho Man" Savage suffered a heart attack while driving, crashed his Jeep Wrangler, and died at age 58. Last week, 50-year-old ex-boxer Hector ...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  14. About Last Night: Nats Are October Bound

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Ross Detwiler pitched six strong innings and Ryan Zimmerman slammed a key RBI double as the Nationals clinched the first playoff berth in franchise hist...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  15. Six Reasons Why Boxing Doesnt Suck Right Now

    Eric Raskin

    To the sport I've been watching and writing about the last three Saturday nights, I ask this question: Who are you, and what have you done with boxing? You superficially resemble boxing, with the four-sided rings and the dudes wearing gloves all p...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  16. About Last Night: Calhoun to Stop Taking Dimes

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The University of Connecticut announced that legendary men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun will announce his retirement today. They were going to let Ca...

    Blog | September 13, 2012