Knockout Nation:Pavlik Wins, Calls Out the Punisher! Mayweather-Pac News, Hatton Return, Dawson, Duran vs. Moore Classic

Knockout Nation Radio Drop   Before we begin, here was my appearance last week on The Boxing Truth radio show discussing the connections between boxing and Hip-Hop, MMA, and my early prediction on Mayweather-Pacquiao.   Pavlik TKO’s Espino, Accuses Williams of Ducking In his native Youngstown, middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (36-1, 32 KOs) made… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Malignaggi Gets Redemption, Taylor Should Retire? Bradley, Mayweather-Pac Steroids? Lewis or Liston?

Knockout Nation Hits Talk Radio Greetings, boxing fans! Yours truly will be a guest tonight on The Boxing Truth Radio Show ( along with middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, NY boxer Joe Green, and HBO in-house judge Harold Lederman. Much thanks to all of you dedicated readers that have made this one of the top columns… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Paul Williams Survives, Gets Controversial Decision! Pacquiao-Mayweather Details, Khan, Norton-Quarry

Last week, I warned of Paul Williams possibly being upset in his middleweight bout against slick southpaw Sergio Martinez. The Argentinean nearly pulled off that feat, losing a highly questionable majority decision this past Saturday (December 5).       Williams started fast on Martinez by catching him with a glancing overhand left. Martinez was… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Mayweather Signs, All Eyes on Pac! Jones Wrecked, B-Hop, Bute, Qawi-Spinks

Mayweather-Pacquiao Almost Done for March 13?   Let the hype begin.   Word has broken that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are close to finalizing the most lucrative fight in boxing history.   Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole confirmed that Mayweather had already signed the contract [terms have not been disclosed], and Top Rank promoter Bob… Read more »



Hip-Hop Stars And Their Sports Twin

“Me and the boy A.I. got more in common than just ballin and rhymin…” – Jay-Z, “Super Ugly” There will be ballin’. There will be rivalries. There will be some swinging of the fists and there will be some showboating. This is not a rap concert…this is the National Basketball Association. The relationship between rap… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Ward Upsets Kessler! Mayweather-Pacquiao-Mosley, Duran vs. Mosley, Who Wins?

Ward Takes WBA Title in Dominant Win Over Kessler 2004 Olympic medalist Andre Ward (21-0, 13 KOs) got the U.S. on board on Saturday (November 21) with a near shutout performance over Super Six tournament favorite Mikkel Kessler (42-2, 32 KOs).   Ward took control from round one, peppering Kessler with hard, long jabs and hooks… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Pacquiao Reigns Supreme! Will Mayweather Step Up? Big News and Rumors from Vegas

Pacquiao Stops Cotto in 12 Manny Pacquiao (50-3-2, 38 KOs) solidified himself as an all time great fighter with a dominating stoppage over Miguel Cotto (34-2, 27 KOs) to win a title in his seventh weight division.   The crowd was on fire the entire night, and the frenzy built before the combantants entered due… Read more »



Shane Mosley: Avoided Champion

The champion is supposed to the hunted, not the hunter. But Sugar Shane Mosley finds himself in the latter’s position, as the best fighters in his division ignore him in favor of easier, more lucrative fights. Even with a signature, brilliant performance against Antonio Margarito last January, it has taken Mosley a full year to… Read more »