Fighting chance: The stigma of a Midwest boxer
Next stop on the Mike Tyson Magical Redemption Tour: Minneapolis. The former heavyweight champ spoke briefly with reporters Wednesday to throw his weight behind a January 3 fight at Target Center as part of the ESPN series Friday Night Fights. It's the first, Tyson said, of what could be several ... More >>
Brock is back, but is he 100%?UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will face interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin at UFC 116 this Saturday to unify to title.The interim belt was necessitated by Lesnar's long lay-off after a near-death bout with diverticulitis. The question on everybody's mi ... More >>
This will be one BIG event.Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar makes his return to the Octagon on July 3 after a long and winding road of health problems ultimately diagnosed as diverticulitis.Lesnar faces a stiff test in challenger Shane Carwin, a massive slab of a man with one-punch knockout powe ... More >>
The heavyweight champ is fighting an intestinal illness that may claim his UFC career.
He didn't eat all day. But it was worth it. He's about 35lbs. heavier than his opponent.
Meet one of the world's best Mixed Martial Arts fighters at the Buckle.
Brock Lesnar out punches UFC heavyweight at Dave and Buster's - or does he?
James Toback film offers new perspective on the controversial boxer
Carlo Rotella--an old friend of mine and one of the most stylish writers I know--handicapped last month's Floyd Mayweather-Arturo Gatti fight in a very funny, very insightful essay at Boxingranks.com. As it turned out, Carlo's carefully-hedged prediction of a Gatti victory was wrong. Mayweather, who ... More >>
Ringmaster Jack Johnson goes the distance in Ken Burns's epic documentary
Doping with dizzy, plotting with Brando, and crashing Don King's orgy
He was a homeless ex-con with nothing to lose. Now he's a homeless fighter with nothing to gain.
Undressing the manly art of boxing at the Walker Art Center
The last bell rings for Glancey's boxing gym
A heave from half-court, with a half-million bucks on the line
He manages wannabes, has-beens, and more than a few palookas, just like the big-money promoters do. But the ho-chunk casino is a long way from Caesar's Palace. and Ron Peterson is no Don King.
Ex-middleweight Paul Johnson's fight to unionize pro boxers
After an awful wreck and years of ruin, a nod from God means comeback time for the East Side's favorite son
Minnesota's boxing commission gets socked in the kisser
A two-year-old brawl has south Minneapolis's most prominent gym on the ropes
Can Twin Cities boxing fight its way back into the fistic spotlight?