Displaying items by tag: Controversy


Klitschko vs Joshua scoring: Who gets the nod in a close fight?

Dec 29, 2016 - 12:39AM ET
What'll happen if April's superfight between Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) and Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KO) is one of those difficult, hard-to score contests? Who would have the advantage?  

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Does viral video support Pac-Man's claim? (Video)

May 13, 2015 - 09:00PM ET
Earlier this week, fight legend Manny Pacquiao still insisted he deserved the nod in his unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather on May 2.  
Fans' Blog

Hey ref, you suck

Apr 30, 2015 - 10:34AM ET
Ohhh Brother - clearly the easiest words to roll off a fan's tongue, especially after he has slopped down numerous king cans, and it is evident that the fighter he has wagered his hard earned cash on, will come out…  

Legal sucker punching? Guillermo Rigondeaux gives his detractors, Arum and HBO a nice “F.U.” in final outing with Top Rank (Video)

Jul 19, 2014 - 01:06PM ET
Earlier today at the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Resort in Macao, China, current WBA and WBO Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux sent a bold statement to his soon to be former promoter, Top Rank, Inc., and cable giant HBO.  

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Anatomy of a superfight

Jul 15, 2014 - 10:01AM ET
Veteran journalist, Larry Merchant once said of boxing, that it is much like Braodway; “a live corpse….it is no longer main stream, but somebody is still watching and somebody is still making money.”  

Canelo vs Lara: Scoring controversy

Jul 13, 2014 - 02:12AM ET
In a non-title affair fought at a catchweight of 155 lbs, former jr middleweight champion Saul Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) won an arguably controversial split decision over WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-2-2, 12 KOs) last night.  

Manny Pacquiao: Thrashed on Twitter by Paul Malignaggi

Jul 01, 2014 - 06:57PM ET
Did superstar Manny Pacquiao have some "extra help" a few years back?  

Juan Manuel Marquez and PEDs: Fight trainer insists JMM is innocent until proven guilty

May 26, 2014 - 10:52AM ET
Since decisively beating former WBO Junior Welterweight title holder Mike Alvarado on Saturday, May 17th, future Hall of Famer and four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez and strength and conditioning expert Angel “Memo” Heredia have become a controversial topic…  

Mayweather vs Maidana scoring controversy? How some in the media scored it

May 04, 2014 - 02:59PM ET
In last night's WBC/WBA welterweight unification showdown, Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) was pushed to the limit in his twelve round majority decision over a tough Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  

Curtis Stevens scores dramatic and controversial TKO 10

Apr 05, 2014 - 09:36AM ET
In a clear "Fight of the Year" candidate, Middleweight Curtis Stevens (27-4, 20 KOs) was forced to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.  
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