The Blueprint to Beating Floyd Mayweather — It’s really not that hard


Records say Floyd “Money” Mayweather is undefeated, and most so-called boxing experts regard him as the top fighter in the world pound-for-pound. But those of us who really understand the sweet science know Mayweather is creation of careful matchmaking and clever marketing, and that he’s spent his career ducking tough fighters like Shane Mosley. I … Continue reading

Influences: Ralph Wiley On Writing


When I’m between books I return to Ralph Wiley — specifically to Serenity, which, along with W.C. Heinz’ The Professional, is about finest book on the sweet science I’m aware of. Give me half a reason or none at all and I’ll pull it from the bookcase, crease the spine and start reading. But tonight, … Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather and the Sweet Science of aging gracefully


Midway through the 10th round of his lopsided loss to Floyd Mayweather, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez drifted the ropes in the ring at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and retreated into a defensive shell, hoping to tease a mistake out of Mayweather. Instead, the 23-year-old ate leather, as Mayweather peppered him with precise punches and … Continue reading

To The Person Searching for Morgan Campbell’s Fighting Words


My stat tracker tells me a few folks found my site today by Googling terms like “Morgan Campbell Fighting Words” and “Morgan Campbell Video.” I appreciate your interest in that project, but I also realize that successive re-designs of the Toronto Star’s website have made the archived video linked to in previous blog posts much … Continue reading

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