CANELO ALVAREZ DEMONSTRATED EARLY AND OFTEN THAT HE WAS NO ORDINARY FIGHTER
Once he rode the bus to work. Now he arrives in private planes and Cadillac Escalades. In 10 years, much has changed for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez but one thing has not: Rich or poor, he has always remained a fighter.read more
GENNADY GOLOVKIN IS A RETICENT, PEACEFUL PERSON. ‘GGG’ IS ANOTHER MATTER ENTIRELY.
The Summit Gym is in a piney mountain neighborhood with streets named after unremarkable birds (Thrush, Wren). Still, you expect you’ll know it when you see it. And then you will drive past it. Probably more than once. The most combative thing about the white duplex with the spacious driveway is the “No trespassing” sign at the edge of the property.read more
FIGHTERS WHO LEARN THE ROPES IN THE AMATEUR RANKS (GGG) OR AS YOUNG PROS (CANELO) CAN REACH THE SAME HEIGHTS
Vasyl Lomachenko’s legendary amateur credentials earned him a title shot in only his second professional bout, in 2014. He lost that fight to Orlando Salido, a less talented, less skilled fighter with no amateur background to speak of.read more
THE RING RANKS ITS MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONS 1-31
Over the past 84 years, THE RING has crowned 31 champions at middleweight. Some have been more successful than others in terms of opposition faced and longevity. Some have had single standout victories. Six fighters have won our middleweight championship more than once.read more
THREE EXPERTS – A FIGHTER, A TRAINER AND A MEDIA MEMBER – TELL YOU HOW A MYTHICAL MATCHUP WOULD PLAY OUT. THIS MONTH:
ANDRE WARD VS. ADONIS STEVENSON
Will opposites attack?
Andre Ward, the RING, IBF, WBA and WBO light heavyweight champion, is a god-fearing man, wholesome in every way, and an ambassador for the sport of boxing. Adonis Stevenson, the WBC titleholder, is a former pimp and ex-convict, Ward’s complete antithesis.read more