Boxing is a full contact sport that consists of two people fighting each other with their fists, and with the exception of specialized styles, kicking is not allowed. Each match is broken into rounds, about 12, and can be won with a knockout, a technical knockout, or a tally of judges’ scores. There is no hitting below the belt, biting, wrestling, or striking with any part of the arm except the hand. Boxers are divided into weight classes, enabling them to be paired against opponents of a similar size and weight. The 17 weight classes range from minimumweight, weighing in at 105-108 lbs, to heavyweight, weighing in at 200 lbs and over.
As of January 21, 2010, Manny Pacquiao tops the Pound for Pound Top 10 list, according to Eastsideboxing.com, followed by Floyd Mayweather. Both men are up for consideration as “Fighter of the Decade,” according to HBO Boxing, along with Bernand Hopkins and Joe Calzaghe.
March Madness action remains one of the hottest tickets around. Early round passes for the NCAA tournament nabbed five spots on yesterday’s best-selling events list, including the No. 5 rank for regional action in Detroit on Friday. Boxing was able to best basketball, however, as the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin II... Read more
After putting on a show in Las Vegas this past September, Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will once again face off in the ring, setting a rematch of their split draw for May 5 at a location to be determined. Canelo vs. Golovkin was the No. 6 best-selling event... Read more
In shocking news that you’ll scarcely believe, the Super Bowl topped the chart in terms of sales for the year 2017, dominating the market (and featuring a pretty solid game, unless you’re a Falcons fan). Super Bowl LI – which featured the New England Patriots come-from-behind victory – trounced... Read more
Headlining today’s tickets on sale are a handful of shows from folk-rock singer-songwriter Jack Johnson. Plus, one show from Jason Mraz, the Academy of Country Music Awards in Vegas, and World Championship Boxing: Matthysse v Kiram at The Forum. In presales, we see a pair of shows each from... Read more
Now that a little time has past, it’s time to take a look back at the summer of creative insanity that was the boxing world. T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas saw a pair of huge events in the span of four weekends: One, a top-end boxing match that ended... Read more
We’re just two days away from boxing’s next big event- Canelo Alvarez versus Gennady Golovkin in Vegas- and the fight has earned the No. 1 spot in the Top 20 for the third day in a row. Also holding on to Top 5 spots are this Sunday’s Chiefs vs.... Read more
The Sporting News is reporting that the fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. – one of the most heavily promoted events of all time – fell far short of a record in terms of gate receipts. Jed Goodman is cited in the report, stating that the August... Read more
Almost as highly talked about as the 10 round TKO defeat of Conor McGregor by Floyd Mayweather this weekend was the strange fact that boxing’s apparent fight of the century brought a far less than capacity crowd to the arena. Promoters had fair enough reason to believe they could... Read more