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There was one second left in the sixth round of Saturday’s big fight in Vegas between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao, one of the best boxers in the world, had been picking apart his old nemesis Marquez with darty punches that the Mexican, an expert counter-puncher, couldn’t seem to counter. Show More Summary
Boxing’s combatants are so often molded by poverty, struggle, and a penchant for vice, it’s hard for a single story to float above a canvas of so many hard-luck tales. But once every generation or so, a fighter’s tale — both inside and outside the ring — becomes transcendent. Show More Summary
Researchers at Boston University conducted the largest study to date on how concussions can damage the brain. By studying brain tissue from deceased athletes and military veterans who suffered head trauma, they say that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which results from repeated blows to the head, occurs in four stages. Read more on our companion site, Health & Family.
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Family and friends of former boxing champion Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho kept a somber vigil Friday at the hospital in Puerto Rico where he remains on life support. Doctors in San Juan have said Camacho is clinically brain dead from a shooting earlier this week in his hometown of Bayamon. Show More Summary
(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Former world boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho was shot in the face as he sat in a car outside the Puerto Rican capital Tuesday, and doctors said he was in serious condition but expected to survive. Another...Show More Summary
(DETROIT) — Emanuel Steward, the owner of the legendary Kronk Gym and a standout trainer for boxers including Thomas Hearns, Evander Holyfield and Oscar De La Hoya, died Thursday. He was 68. Victoria Kirton, Steward’s executive assistant, said Steward died Thursday at a Chicago hospital. Show More Summary
Stereotypes are TKO'd as the Featherweight Olympian announces his sexuality
For moments like these, all we can say is, 'thank you, Twitter.'
One of boxing’s major sanctioning bodies will review Timothy Bradley’s controversial split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao, the first step toward what promoter Bob Arum hopes will be “clarity” in the judging of the fight. WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel said in a statement Wednesday that the WBO’s championship committee will review video of the [...]
Is God trying to tell Manny Pacquiao something? On Saturday night in Las Vegas, the politician and newly re-energized Christian from the Philippines was a hitting machine, pounding his American opponent Timothy Bradley, 28, into confusion and almost overt fear. Pacquiao, 33, might not have had the same electrifying foot speed he had in his [...]
Timothy Bradley promised to shock, though the biggest shock in his fight with Manny Pacquiao came from the judges' scorecards.
There is no fast way for Pacquiao to punch his way out of this controversy. In the U.S., the blowback may be both political and financial.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. constantly refers to his on-screen performances, both inside and outside the ring, as “You Must Watch TV.” And with a cadre of HBO’s 24/7 cameras rolling on Mayweather’s spectacle of a life, why not? But fights that register in the public as appointment viewing are rarer than “Money” likes to admit. Saturday’s [...]