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Chris Algieri: Everything To Gain Boxing / Editorial Chris Algieri: Everything To Gain Michael Woods

Nov. 22 isn't too far away now, and Chris Algieri is transitioning into a slightly more snarly mode. The Huntington HeartThrob moved camp from Long Guyland to Vegas, flying late Saturday and getting into that D…

October 16, 2014 - 11:59pm 0
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
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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
Hopkins, Not Mayweather, the Leader of Boxing Today Boxing / Editorial Hopkins, Not Mayweather, the Leader of Boxing Today Michael Woods

The argument could be made, convincingly, that Floyd Mayweather is the master and commander of the fight game today. Using typical metrics, monetary ones, you can point to Mayweather, who Fortune called the …

September 26, 2014 - 12:29pm 0
SHIFT Book Review - Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin & Art Editorial / Fight News Now SHIFT Book Review - Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin & Art Andrew Weymes

I don't remember a world without 'Street Fighter' in it. I was barely out of diapers or able to form coherent sentences when 'Street Fighter II' hit shelves. It's possible that I was able to spell "banana" – …

September 25, 2014 - 6:30pm 0
Juanma Calls It Quits Boxing / Editorial Juanma Calls It Quits Lou Eisen

After suffering three brutal knockout defeats in his previous four fights and five knockout losses in his last nine fights, Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez, has wisely decided to call it quits and hang up his boxing…

September 23, 2014 - 8:34pm 0
Eddie Alvarez and Recent High-Profile UFC Debuts MMA / Editorial Eddie Alvarez and Recent High-Profile UFC Debuts Mark MacDonald

Long considered to be one of the best fighters in the world outside of the UFC, Eddie Alvarez makes his Octagon debut this weekend against the surging Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at UFC 178 in Las Vegas. Over th…

September 23, 2014 - 1:43pm 0