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Articles by author: Andreas Hale(59 results)

How To Fix The 147-Pound Logjam Of Talent With a Tournament

How To Fix The 147-Pound Logjam Of Talent With a Tournament

By Andreas Hale - Last week, Danny Garcia drilled Brandon Rios with a picture perfect right hand and secured a 9th round TKO after being out of the ring for nearly a year. The highlight reel knockout ...Read More

The Danger of The Crawford-Horn & Pacquiao-Alvarado PPV

The Danger of The Crawford-Horn & Pacquiao-Alvarado PPV

by Andreas Hale - Top Rank and ESPN are about to jump into the pay-per-view business in 2018 on April 14th with Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn and a co-main event of Manny Pacquiao vs. Mike Alvarado. ...Read More

Where Does Roy Jones Belong On The List Of Greatest Boxers?

Where Does Roy Jones Belong On The List Of Greatest Boxers?

By Andreas Hale - Roy Jones Jr put a cap on his 29 year professional career with a dominant 10-round unanimous decision against Scott Sigmon in what he says was his farewell fight. It wasn’t necessari...Read More

Is Floyd Mayweather Serious About Competing In The UFC?

Is Floyd Mayweather Serious About Competing In The UFC?

by Andreas Hale - Floyd Mayweather is making headlines again after a pair of videos of the 50-0 boxer steps into an octagon cage in an effort to tease a possible UFC fight. Conor McGregor — along with...Read More

Is Keith Thurman Doing The Right Thing By Making Spence Wait?

Is Keith Thurman Doing The Right Thing By Making Spence Wait?

By Andreas Hale - When Showtime unveiled it’s schedule for the first half of 2018, there were some who wondered who WBA & WBC welterweight champion Keith Thurman would be facing as his opponent for hi...Read More

Has Manny Pacquiao Finally Become The Opponent?

Has Manny Pacquiao Finally Become The Opponent?

By Andreas Hale - Manny Pacquiao has reached that point of his career. You know, when he becomes an opponent rather than a challenger. Or, a name that a young fighter can put on their resume. His new ...Read More

The Problem With Danny Garcia

The Problem With Danny Garcia

By Andreas Hale - On September 14, 2013, Danny Garcia silenced all of his naysayers with a 12-round unanimous decision against Lucas Matthysse. It was a fight that many expected Garcia to lose on a hu...Read More

The Terence Crawford Conundrum

The Terence Crawford Conundrum

By Andreas Hale - Terence Crawford cemented himself as one of the top three pound for pound fighters in the world with another strong year that saw him dominate both Felix Diaz and Julius Indongo befo...Read More

Spectacular 2017 TKOs "Boxing Is Dead" Nonsense

When the final bell rang on May 2nd, 2015, it may as well been the gong of the Undertaker as the highly anticipated but woefully unexciting super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao sign...Read More

Is This Adrien Broner's Last Stand as a Contender?

Is This Adrien Broner's Last Stand as a Contender?

By Andreas Hale - Once upon a time, Adrien Broner was being prepped as boxing’s next big pay-per-view draw. The brash kid from Cincinnati had all the makings of a talent who could be a huge breakout s...Read More

The Argument For (And Against) Lomachenko Being #1 P4P

The Argument For (And Against) Lomachenko Being #1 P4P

By Andreas Hale - We’re a week removed from Vasiliy Lomachenko’s sixth round stoppage of Guillermo Rigondeaux and have had some time to digest what we witnessed on ESPN. In a battle of two-time gold m...Read More

Is Rigondeaux The #1 P4P Fighter if He Beats Lomachenko?

Is Rigondeaux The #1 P4P Fighter if He Beats Lomachenko?

By Andreas Hale - The December 9th showdown between Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux is one of the most highly anticipated fights in all of boxing. So much has already been written about Loma...Read More

Cotto - The Fighter All Boxers Should Model Themselves After

Cotto - The Fighter All Boxers Should Model Themselves After

By Andreas Hale - No matter what happens on December 2nd, Miguel Cotto will say farewell to the sweet science after giving seventeen years of blood, sweat and tears to the sport. While he’s certainly ...Read More

How in The World Did McGregor Become Biggest Star In Boxing?

How in The World Did McGregor Become Biggest Star In Boxing?

By Andreas Hale - Once upon a time, in an era not too long ago, a fighter looking to secure a showdown with Floyd Mayweather was known as an individual entering “The Mayweather Sweepstakes.” A bout wi...Read More

Oscar De La Hoya's Hypocrisy is All About Floyd Mayweather

Oscar De La Hoya's Hypocrisy is All About Floyd Mayweather

By Andreas Hale - Remember that time that Oscar De La Hoya wrote an open letter to the boxing community asking them to boycott a fight between one of the best pound for pound fighters in history and t...Read More

What Would Boxing Look Like With Dana White as a Promoter?

What Would Boxing Look Like With Dana White as a Promoter?

By Andreas Hale - Before Dana White was the bombastic UFC president who has become the face of the sport, he was emptying spit buckets while trying his hand at becoming a boxer at the age of 17. Three...Read More

Why Deontay Wilder Must Knock Bermane Stiverne Out

Why Deontay Wilder Must Knock Bermane Stiverne Out

By Andreas Hale - They say that boxers that look for the knockout end up finding themselves on the wrong side of the decision. But in the case of Deontay Wilder, he absolutely has to look for the knoc...Read More

Terence Crawford's Path To Superstardom At 147 Pounds

Terence Crawford's Path To Superstardom At 147 Pounds

By Andreas Hale - They keep trying to tell us that boxing is dead but the sweet science just isn’t listening. And if the announcement that Terence Crawford will move up to a very crowded and competiti...Read More

Is Thurman The Forgotten Man On The Pound For Pound List?

Is Thurman The Forgotten Man On The Pound For Pound List?

By Andreas Hale - Keith “One Time” Thurman is 28-0 with 22 knockouts. The current WBA and WBC welterweight champion has turned back all comers and sits on top of the 147-pound division. However, is it...Read More

Miguel Cotto's Underrated Legacy

Miguel Cotto's Underrated Legacy

by Andreas Hale - After sixteen years, world titles in four weight classes and some memorable wars with some of boxing’s best, Miguel Cotto will call it a career on December 2nd when he faces Sadam Al...Read More

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