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.
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
It’s Friday, and the highly anticipated matchup between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor that everyone’s been talking about is now just a day away. The trend in ticket sales has proven, however, that just because everyone’s talking does not mean everyone’s buying. “Get-in” prices- meaning the cheapest tickets we... Read more
Today’s Top 5 most popular events on TicketNetwork has barely budged from yesterday. The big fight on Saturday between Mayweather and McGregor is still at the No. 1 spot, and their weigh-in on Friday jumped from No. 4 to 3. Cowboys vs. Packers moved up a spot as well... Read more
In a shift of the recent trend line, get-in prices for the Mayweather-McGregor fight this Saturday, the 26th in Vegas rose for the first time since we starting following pricing updates last week. The lowest priced-tickets on Stubhub, VividSeats, Ticketmaster resale, and Ticket Club have all been on the... Read more
It’s a sports-heavy day today on the Market Heat report, specifically for boxing and football. The two big upcoming fights between Alvarez and Golovkin and Mayweather Jr. and McGregor took the top two spots on the chart. The former occurs in a few weeks on September 16, and the... Read more
by Dave Wakefield, Republished With Permission Late last week, Floyd Mayweather made a post that seemed to shock a number of commentators on the Internet and observers when he posted on Instagram that said that if you were looking for tickets to his fight with Connor McGregor, buy them... Read more
We’re just five days away from Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor, the most publicized fight of the year- but potentially, not the most patronized. Prices for tickets just to get you into the arena on Saturday continue to slip, even on the resale platform of the primary seller.... Read more