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Articles by author: Corey Erdman(70 results)

"Better Late Than Never" For HBO Boxing To Air Hardy-Vincent

By Corey Erdman - However one chooses to describe HBO’s departure from boxing on October 27, one thing is certain—the network knew times had changed. This past week, the network formally announced tha...Read More

Joshua, Wilder, Fury Comprise Boxing's Ultimate Reality Show

Joshua, Wilder, Fury Comprise Boxing's Ultimate Reality Show

By Corey Erdman - There is no shortage of great storylines or intriguing upcoming fights in the world of boxing today—but at long last, it is how it how one might say it is supposed to be, with the he...Read More

Canelo-Golovkin Rematch Deserves Your Excitement

Canelo-Golovkin Rematch Deserves Your Excitement

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Coverage of boxing from the sport’s dedicated media and the mainstream media that parachutes in for larger fights both tend to ride raves of hysteria. When Canelo Alvarez and Gen...Read More

Mikaela Mayer Finally Gets The Spotlight

Mikaela Mayer Finally Gets The Spotlight

By Corey Erdman - A year and a half ago, Mikaela Mayer sat ringside at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit, watching her Olympic teammate Claressa Shields making her SHOWTIME debut, never thinking she’d b...Read More

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

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