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Ray Mancini Won't Wait for Boxing Hall of Fame Call Boxing / Editorial Ray Mancini Won't Wait for Boxing Hall of Fame Call Fight Network Staff

Voters have until midnight Friday to submit ballots that'll determine the 2015 induction class for the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y., which could make it an anxious few days for the 20 fi…

October 30, 2014 - 12:57pm 0
UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 Preview & Predictions MMA / Editorial UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 Preview & Predictions Ariel Shnerer

The Ultimate Fighting Championship's fifth trip to Brazil this year marks the promotion's return to pay-per-view in the region, as UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 emanates from Rio de Janeiro's Maracanazinho Gymnasi…

October 25, 2014 - 12:25pm 0
KounterMove Picks - UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 MMA / Editorial KounterMove Picks - UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 Christie Sullivan

After a two week UFC hiatus, this weekend the UFC heads to Rio de Janeiro Brazil. UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo faces team Alpha Male machine Chad Mendes for the championship strap in his home country. …

October 24, 2014 - 7:09pm 0
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Get Well, "Neon" Leon Spinks Boxing / Editorial Get Well, "Neon" Leon Spinks Michael Woods

"Neon" Leon, they used to call him, and in a sport populated by characters, with a capital C, he was able to stand out. For his fighting chops, sure; the man beat The Greatest in 1978, and at age 25, with se…

October 14, 2014 - 6:23pm 0
SHIFT News: "The Evil Within" Out Today Editorial / Fight News Now SHIFT News: "The Evil Within" Out Today Andrew Weymes

Out now, with plenty of time to spare for Halloween, is The Evil Within. It's the latest survival horror exploit from legendary game director/designer/producer Shinji Mikami. If the name doesn't sound familiar,…

October 14, 2014 - 5:50pm 0
The Adonis Stevenson Buzz Boxing / Editorial The Adonis Stevenson Buzz Michael Woods

Adonis Stevenson emerged, not overnight, but pretty damned quick as one to watch a couple years ago. Hall of Fame trainer/manager/analyst Emanuel Steward told me the kid was pretty special, so yes, I listened, …

October 11, 2014 - 11:54am 0
Robert Garcia Doesn't Throw Maidana Under the Bus Boxing / Editorial Robert Garcia Doesn't Throw Maidana Under the Bus Michael Woods

The "red light district of sports" is how the typewriting scribes used to describe the fight game when they were rolling out another essay on the foibles and folly of the sport where rascals are welcome and rog…

October 8, 2014 - 7:39pm 0
UFC Fight Night: MacDonald-Saffiedine Preview & Predictions MMA / Editorial UFC Fight Night: MacDonald-Saffiedine Preview & Predictions Ariel Shnerer

The Ultimate Fighting Championship debuts in Atlantic Canada, as an intriguing welterweight clash headlines UFC Fight Night 54, the second half of Saturday's UFC doubleheader. Top 10 welterweights Rory MacDo…

October 3, 2014 - 6:21pm 0
UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story Preview & Predictions MMA / Editorial UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Story Preview & Predictions Ariel Shnerer

The Ultimate Fighting Championship presents another live doubleheader this Saturday and up first on UFC Fight Pass, UFC Fight Night 53 emanates from Stockholm, Sweden's Ericsson Globe Arena, headlined by a welt…

October 2, 2014 - 9:05pm 1
Ali Wasn't a Perfect Man, But as a Father, He Was Close... Boxing / Editorial Ali Wasn't a Perfect Man, But as a Father, He Was Close... Michael Woods

Muhammad Ali does not and cannot speak these days. Parkinson's, an oft cruel thief of faculties, has done a job on the man who elevated the image of athlete as spokesman, in order to sell the product that was h…

October 1, 2014 - 6:49pm 0
Stevens vs. N'Dam Preview Boxing / Editorial Stevens vs. N'Dam Preview Michael Woods

This boxing, funny sport isn't it? Not funny haha, I mean that there so many counter-intuitive elements to it.…

September 30, 2014 - 5:15pm 0
UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso Preview & Predictions MMA / Editorial UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso Preview & Predictions Ariel Shnerer

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Las Vegas as the MGM Grand Garden Arena plays host to UFC 178 this Saturday night on pay-per-view, headlined by a flyweight championship clash between Demetrious Jo…

September 26, 2014 - 3:47pm 1