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Articles by author: Corey Erdman(66 results)

DAZN's Entry Into Boxing Creates Healthy Broadcaster Competition

DAZN's Entry Into Boxing Creates Healthy Broadcaster Competition

By Corey Erdman - Being a boxing fan in North America has never been easier—provided you have the money to afford it. The sheer volume of fights being broadcast, combined with the number of interested...Read More

Mikey Garcia's Greatest Attribute is His Ambition

Mikey Garcia's Greatest Attribute is His Ambition

By Corey Erdman - It’s been said that you can’t find true ecstasy in sport until you succeed in a situation where failure was not just possible, but probable. Those are the situations Mikey Garcia has...Read More

Pacquiao's Win Over Matthysse A Blessing And A Curse

Pacquiao's Win Over Matthysse A Blessing And A Curse

By Corey Erdman - When Manny Pacquiao was in his prime, he was one of the most unstoppable offensive forces the sport had ever seen. The mid-to-late 2000s version of Pacquiao on his best nights could ...Read More

Boxing Finally Fully Embraces Streaming Broadcast Technology

Boxing Finally Fully Embraces Streaming Broadcast Technology

By Corey Erdman - For most of the history of entertainment transmissions, boxing has been on the cutting edge of broadcast technology. By and large, the direction that live broadcasts have moved throu...Read More

Errol Spence Continues To Make It Look Easy

Errol Spence Continues To Make It Look Easy

By Corey Erdman - Being as good as Errol Spence is can be a difficult proposition at times. Spence is undeniably one of the very best fighters on the planet at the moment. Let’s suppose, for argument’...Read More

Fury - A Champ of Mental Health, Whether He's Champ Or Not

Fury - A Champ of Mental Health, Whether He's Champ Or Not

By Corey Erdman - When Tyson Fury steps through the ropes on Saturday night to face Sefer Seferi, he will no doubt be expected to win. Divorced from the context in which this bout came about, it is a ...Read More

With Stevenson-Jack, Toronto Arrives As A True Fight City

With Stevenson-Jack, Toronto Arrives As A True Fight City

By Corey Erdman - For many years, Toronto was one of the only major cities in North America that wasn’t a thriving market for boxing. Typically, big cities are thriving markets for just about everythi...Read More

What's Left For Gennady Golovkin To Prove?

What's Left For Gennady Golovkin To Prove?

By Corey Erdman - There was a distinct similarity between Gennady Golovkin and Lebron James’ performances on Saturday night. After the plucky Toronto Raptors evened the game with James’ Cleveland Cava...Read More

The Next Wave Of Lomachenkos Have Arrived in America

The Next Wave Of Lomachenkos Have Arrived in America

By Corey Erdman - On Saturday night, three miles from Barclays Center where the majority of the boxing public set their eyes, three fighters with the looks of future dominant champions stepped into th...Read More

Lara-Hurd Produces An Unlikely FOTY Candidate

Lara-Hurd Produces An Unlikely FOTY Candidate

By Corey Erdman - In many ways, Erislandy Lara and Jarrett Hurd had no business being a Fight of the Year contender. Lara is one of the sport’s most economical counterpunchers, a brilliant tactician w...Read More

Joseph Parker Hopes To Spoil The Joshua-Wilder Party

Joseph Parker Hopes To Spoil The Joshua-Wilder Party

By Corey Erdman - After brutally knocking out Lucas Browne on Saturday night on HBO, Dillian Whyte immediately started screaming for a fight with Deontay Wilder. He’s not the only one. Any professiona...Read More

Valdez-Quigg, Garcia-Lipinets Remind Us To Truly Appreciate Boxing

Valdez-Quigg, Garcia-Lipinets Remind Us To Truly Appreciate Boxing

By Corey Erdman - When you watch fights like the ones between Oscar Valdez and Scott Quigg, and Mikey Garcia and Sergey Lipinets, it’s very easy to love and appreciate the sport of boxing. Valdez vs. ...Read More

Wilder-Ortiz is Biggest U.S. Heavyweight Fight Since Lewis-Klitschko

Wilder-Ortiz is Biggest U.S. Heavyweight Fight Since Lewis-Klitschko

By Corey Erdman - Take a moment to consider that headline. It’s been 15 years since we’ve had a heavyweight fight on American soil of the magnitude of the one between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz on ...Read More

Nico Hernandez Is Boxing's Ultimate Hometown Hero

Nico Hernandez Is Boxing's Ultimate Hometown Hero

By Corey Erdman - Plenty of boxers have the backing of their hometown fans, but none have the support of their city quite like Nico Hernandez. Ever since Hernandez won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olymp...Read More

Roy Jones Jr. Says This Is His Final Fight, But Do We Believe Him?

Roy Jones Jr. Says This Is His Final Fight, But Do We Believe Him?

By Corey Erdman - Roy Jones Jr. has been a professional boxer for almost as long as I have been alive. By the time I started covering boxing professionally, the boxer I had grown up watching, idolizin...Read More

Shields Helps Create Opportunities for Women and Men in Boxing

Shields Helps Create Opportunities for Women and Men in Boxing

By Corey Erdman - Every step Claressa Shields takes, every punch she lands, is in uncharted territory. As the first woman to ever headline an American premium cable card, a feat she’s now accomplished...Read More

U.S. Boxing’s Adoption of International Stars Made it a Great Year

U.S. Boxing’s Adoption of International Stars Made it a Great Year

By Corey Erdman - Everyone in the world can agree that 2017 was an outstanding year for the sport of boxing in America. It’s important to make the distinction of America because boxing has had plenty ...Read More

Saunders Victory Makes For Three-Headed Middleweight Monster

Saunders Victory Makes For Three-Headed Middleweight Monster

By Corey Erdman - Defining Billy Joe Saunders can be a tricky proposition. In the ring, he’s neither a thrilling brawler nor a dreadful spoiler. He’s neither a flashy showman nor a stoic operator. Out...Read More

Miguel Cotto Leaves Boxing With Class And Dignity

Miguel Cotto Leaves Boxing With Class And Dignity

By Corey Erdman - Boxing breakups are very rarely of the amicable variety. Most often, they’re long, they’re drawn out, and they’re painful. The fight game isn’t the ex that treats you well on the way...Read More

Evander Holyfield Helps Boxing Take Major Fighter Safety Strides

Evander Holyfield Helps Boxing Take Major Fighter Safety Strides

By Corey Erdman - One of the most famous fighters in the history of boxing sits at the end of a long string of tables at Prime One 16 Steakhouse in East Harlem. Evander Holyfield promoted his second p...Read More

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