So Mayweather vs. Conor is on! What does it mean?

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Floyd Mayweather will likely toy with Conor and make him look silly. Is this a good look for MMA? So the whirlwind extravaganza that has sparked a million articles, months of rumors, lies and false reports has finally become fact. On August 26th, Floyd Mayweather will meet Conor McGregor in a sanctioned boxing match at … Read moreSo Mayweather vs. Conor is on! What does it mean?

Sometimes you leave it to the judges, sometimes you put it in their lap! Big Boxing KO.

Big Boxing KO

Sometimes you’re the hammer, sometimes you’re the nail – Proverb

Tonight many of you were glued to your televisions watching Kelvin Gastelum finish Vitor Belfort. During that event, a boxing match was taking place on HBO.  David Lemieux would be defending his WBO-NABO middleweight title for the first time against Curtis Stevens.  Things didn’t go well for Stevens. It resulted in a big boxing KO!

David Lemieux has power, and it was on full display tonight.  He continues to impress as a Middleweight, and it’ll be interesting to see who he faces next.

David Lemieux made short work of Stevens, and in the third round, he landed a short left hand that absolutely ruined Stevens’ entire weekend.  HBO put up some highlights, check it out.

Top 20 One Punch Boxing Knockouts in History

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Sit back and check out some 1 shot KOs not to be believed!

People love the knockout. There’s something magical in that moment when a fighter separates another fighter from consciousness. You see the shot, you hear the shot, and then you see the disconnect in the eyes of the assaulted boxer. It’s a moment that brings tens of thousands to their feet in unison.  It’s something that plays on our most basic human emotions.  The best One-Punch Knockouts, check it out.

You’re going to see Mike Tyson, Tim Weatherspoon, Wilfred Benitez, Shane Mosely, Thomas Hearnes and a host of others in this video.

Conor McGregor’s amazing Las Vegas adventure

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Conor spent the day in Las Vegas with the NSAC & driving the media crazy Let’s see if we can try and make some sense out of latest round of he said, he said, oh, and he said. We have Conor McGregor flying to Las Vegas, canceling a scheduled meet in greet with fans in … Read moreConor McGregor’s amazing Las Vegas adventure

They say “Protect yourself at all times”, but this is ridiculous

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Watch for Falling Ice has a whole new meaning now Sometimes you have to see something to believe it. From the files of, yes, this really happened, comes a crazy fight video. Say you’re a boxer, and you work your butt off and get the victory in the biggest fight of your career. Pretty glorious … Read moreThey say “Protect yourself at all times”, but this is ridiculous

Manny Pacquiao pencil art from staff writer at MikeSwick.com. Manny vs Conor drawing next?

As it turns out, MikeSwick.com is big in the Philippines. Yesterday we posted an article regarding Conor McGregor saying maybe he should fight Manny instead of Floyd. After receiving so much support from the Philippines about that article, we decided to give them all a little extra Pacquiao. MikeSwick.com writer, Evan Shoman (Me) happens to … Read moreManny Pacquiao pencil art from staff writer at MikeSwick.com. Manny vs Conor drawing next?

Deontay Wilder gets new opponent – Gerald Washington

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FOX Primetime card saved as Gerald Washington steps in to face Deontay Wilder A failed drug test has led to a championship opportunity for Gerald Washington.  When Andrzej Wawrzyk tested positive with VADA for stanzobol, a banned steroid, he was forced off the card.  He was tested twice, and both samples came back positive leaving … Read moreDeontay Wilder gets new opponent – Gerald Washington

Sport and Spectacle – Roy Jones Jr. to meet former bare knuckle boxer

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Roy Jones Jr. is stepping into the ring again, this time he faces former bare knuckle boxer Bobby Gunn in what could be an intriguing match up For those of us who remember Roy Jones Jr. fondly, this is a story that plays on all emotions. You’re happy he’s still healthy enough to fight.  That … Read moreSport and Spectacle – Roy Jones Jr. to meet former bare knuckle boxer

Forget Floyd Mayweather. Sugar Shane Mosely says he’d knock Conor McGregor out!

Last week Conor McGregor attained a boxing license in the state of California and set the internet ablaze with speculation. This move is being questioned by fans and media of what it’s true intentions mean. Is it a power move against the UFC? Is it just part of the circus that has become the ‘Conor McGregor Show’? Or, is it a legitimate feasible scenario, where Conor leaves MMA behind, for a career in boxing?

When the news broke about McGregor getting a boxing license in California, immediately all eyes and microphones went straight to boxing great, Floyd Mayweather. Of course, other boxers were chomping at the bit, trying to get a piece of what could be an enormous payday for whoever gets that potential super fight.

One such boxer is Sugar Shane Mosely. TMZ Sports posted a video catching up with Mosely and asking the legend about his thoughts on how a fight with McGregor would go. Mosely showed humility by stating that he has no business against McGregor in an MMA rules fight. He even brought up James Toney’s failed MMA experiment against Randy Couture, as an example of why.

However, when it comes to a straight boxing match, Sugar Shane believes he would knock the Notorious one, out! He said McGregor has ‘Balls of Steel” by possibly attempting to cross over to another sport. Mosely seems to have a firm grasp on what most people don’t… That is, MMA and boxing are not one and the same.

Translation: Stay in your own lane, we drive too fast over here.

MAYWEATHER/PACQUIAO: AT LAST [Full Documentary]

Mayweather/Pacquiao: At Last

An inside look at the six-year journey to the most anticipated fight of the modern era, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.

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Underground Bare Knuckle Boxing in the UK (Vice)

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Once regarded as something that happens exclusively in Guy Ritchie films and on gypsy sites, bare knuckle boxing is fast becoming a thriving scene in the UK — the ultimate British bloodsport.

When Clive Martin embeds with the bare knuckle boxing elite, what he discovers is not dissimilar to Fight Club; IT technicians, builders, lifestyle coaches and even a solicitor, all throwing their unprotected fists into each other’s faces. It’s a subculture of honour, pride and violence.

As the UK prepares to play host to the first US vs UK bare knuckle title fight in 150 years — the biggest event the scene has known since it went underground in the 19th Century — Clive tries to find out if violence is a cause or effect for these angry young men.

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Underground Bare Knuckle Boxing in the UK – VICE

Once regarded as something that happens exclusively in Guy Ritchie films and on gypsy sites, bare knuckle boxing is fast becoming a thriving scene in the UK — the ultimate British bloodsport.

When Clive Martin embeds with the bare knuckle boxing elite, what he discovers is not dissimilar to Fight Club; IT technicians, builders, lifestyle coaches and even a solicitor, all throwing their unprotected fists into each other’s faces. It’s a subculture of honour, pride and violence.

As the UK prepares to play host to the first US vs UK bare knuckle title fight in 150 years — the biggest event the scene has known since it went underground in the 19th Century — Clive tries to find out if violence is a cause or effect for these angry young men.

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Rocky Marciano Undefeated – Boxing Documentary

Rocky Marciano was born Rocco Francis Marchegiano, on September 1, 1923, in Brockton, Massachusetts. During his career, Marciano held the heavyweight boxing title for four years in the 1950s, and he is the only boxing champion to ever retire undefeated.

His father, Pierino, worked at a shoe factory. His mother’s name was Pasqualena, and Rocky would spend much of his life making sure she didn’t have to live in the poverty that Rocky knew growing up. Marciano was a typical American kid, playing baseball and football and dreaming of a professional career in one of those sports. He didn’t take up boxing until after 1943, when he was drafted into the Army. He took up the sport mainly as a way to avoid KP (assisting the cooks) and other less desirable activities, but he showed a natural ability and fought as an amateur following his discharge in 1946.

In 1947, Marciano had a tryout with the Chicago Cubs as a catcher, but was let go because he couldn’t make the throw from home plate to second base with accuracy. It was the end of his baseball dreams, and the following year he turned professional in the ring. By the spring of 1949, his boxing skills had garnered some attention, as he knocked out his first 16 opponents. The quality of his opponents improved over the latter half of 1949 and 1950, but Marciano continued to beat challengers, knocking out most of them.

There were those who didn/’t think much would become of the 190-pound heavyweight from Brockton in the early days. Goody Petronelli, noted fight trainer, caught one of his early fights and recalled for Sports Illustrated, “I never thought he’d make it. He was too old, almost 25. He was too short, he was too light. He had no reach. Rough and tough, but no finesse.” The hometown folks became believers, though, traveling in groups to Marciano’s fights in nearby Providence, Rhode Island, and yelling “Timmmmberrr” when Rocky had an opponent ready to go down.

Trainer Charley Goldman taught Marciano his trademark technique, which would serve him well as champion. On October 26, 1951, with 37 wins and 32 knockouts under his belt, Marciano faced his most formidable opponent in former heavyweight champion Joe Louis. Louis was past his prime and when Marciano knocked him out in the eighth round, he had such mixed feelings at beating his hero that he cried in Louis’ dressing room after the fight. Sentiment aside, however, the fight established Marciano as one of the marquee fighters in the heavyweight division, and assured him of a title shot before too long. (source : http://www.rockymarciano.net/)