December 1, 2018 (Staples Center, Los Angeles)

A good fight between elite heavyweights deserves to be celebrated. (Esther Lin/Showtime)

 

Wilder’s muscles have muscles, his tattoos have tattoos, and while hardly nimble, he can turn out the lights with a single punch. Fury stands at 6-foot-9 inches. He’s been ducking under doorframes forever and is as big as a basketball player…

Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. 1

January 6, 2020

The sport was mocked as being the stomping ground of morons. There is a special sneer reserved for boxing, generally speaking…

Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire

January 9, 2020

Twenty-six-year-old Naoya Inoue was undefeated at 18-0 coming in. Thirty-seven-year-old Nonito Donaire was 40-5. The Fight of the Year was scheduled for 12 rounds...

Muhammad Ali Goes to Mars

January 15, 2020

During the interview Ali riffed on going to Mars, how boasting got him to his first title, and why he learned how to box in the first place...

Charlie Chaplin vs. Buster Keaton

January 19, 2020

“The Great Stone Face,” as Buster Keaton was known, created a boxing template from which Charlie Chaplin drew inspiration in “City Lights”...

Popeye-Never Kick a Woman

January 19, 2020

Popeye says to Olive, “That’s not so bad for the weaker sex.” Olive smells a rat and says, “She doesn’t look so weak to me.” Popeye harrumphs...

Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott 1

February 3, 2020

The Brown Bomber was approaching the end of his singular career and would retire, albeit briefly, after the rematch with Jersey Joe in June of ‘48...

Inside PBC Wilder vs. Fury II (Episodes 1-3)

February 11, 2020

Anticipating upwards of 2 million pay-per-view buys, if Wilder-Fury 2 achieves that lofty goal, it will be the highest grossing heavyweight fight of all time...

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 1

February 17, 2020

The bull/matador, hunter/hunted comparisons still suffice when discussing the first fight as their different styles meshed as though made for each other…

Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston

December 24, 2019

Sonny Liston came up the hard way. He thought Clay was soft, the pampered fair-skinned momma’s boy from the other side of the tracks.... 

George Foreman vs. Ron Lyle

December 14, 2019

"The media had said so many bad things about me and I kept trying to defend myself. What better way to defend yourself than to prevail in a fight like that?"

Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Duran 1

December 7, 2019

The difference between the two men, in and out of the ring, couldn't have been more stark, and the result shocked the world...

Jack Dempsey vs. Luis Angel Firpo

December 2, 2019

Jack Dempsey defended his heavyweight title against Luis Angel Firpo on September 14, 1923, at the Polo Grounds in New York City...

Jack Johnson vs. James J. Jeffries

December 22, 2019

 With 10–7 odds favoring Jeffries, 20,000 fight fans crammed into a specially built arena in downtown Reno to watch history being made...

Long Count Broadcast Surfaces

December 23, 2019

We hear a man describe this historical event as it unfolds in front of him, just a few feet away from the microphone. He has no idea what’s going to happen...