Posts by Eric Raskin
‘Are You Serious?’ The Unlikely Ascent of GGG to PPV
How a little-known Kazakh knockout artist became boxing’s cult hero.
Out With the Sweet, in With the Tweet: The New ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley
Shane Mosley embraces the dark side on Twitter.
Mayweather-Pacquiao: The Butterfly Effect
How could different potential outcomes from Saturday’s megafight change the course of boxing?
41 Things You Forgot About ‘The Contender’: Looking Back at NBC’s Boxing Reality Show 10 Years After Its Debut
A commercial failure, but nonetheless an artistic success, especially in the first season.
The Myths and Realities of Boxing’s Tilted Canvas
Boxing matches are scored by humans making subjective interpretations that can vary based on a vast collection of personal preferences. It’s not a basketball game; it’s a slam dunk contest.
Boxing Relevance Report: Marketable Young Americans
When Chris Algieri enters the ring Saturday against Manny Pacquiao, he’ll be a huge underdog. If he wins, he could leave it as boxing’s newest star.
Hopkins-Kovalev Preview: The 50-50 Blowout
Someone will win big in Saturday’s light heavyweight clash, even if no one is quite sure which boxer should be the favorite.
Boxing Relevance Report: Fighters We Love to Hate
With Saturday’s rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana nearly upon us, we look at fighters for whom it pays to be the bad guy.
Boxing Relevance Report: Erislandy Lara and the Negative Risk-Reward Opponents
A look at Canelo Alvarez’s next opponent, Erislandy Lara, and four other dangerous but frequently avoided boxers.
Boxing Relevance Report: Mayweather-Maidana and Floyd’s Future Opponents
If Money Mayweather wins Saturday, as the oddsmakers say he will, then who should be his next opponent?