Earlier this month, Andre Ward noted that he would be rooting for Roberto Guerrero in his May 4 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. This made sense. Ward and Guerrero are fellow East Bay natives. They've known each other since their days on the amateur circuit.
"I'm a support my guy because I came ... More >>
With the New Year just hours away, we can finally say it without fear of a buzzer-beating jinx: 2012 marks The Year of the Bay Area Sports Renaissance.
These things tend to come in cycles. The Bay's Age of Terrible Sports was a long, cold winter. Game Six in '02 was the first snow, and the blizzar ... More >>
Given the competition from Game 3 of the Giants-Tigers World Series, it's doubtful that the entire Fillmore showed up to Karim Mayfield's long-anticipated HBO bout with Riverside boxer Mauricio Herrera. But there were enough San Franciscans gathered around the ring in Verona, New York, to commandeer ... More >>
The first five rounds of Nonito Donaire's fight against Toshiaki Nishioka Saturday night looked very familiar. We'd already seen this same episode three straight times: Donaire's opponents playing it conservatively, backing up and surviving, right hand high and unmoving to guard against the Filipin ... More >>
Because comparisons are an inescapable trait of sports fandom, Amir Khan was supposed to be The Next Manny Pacquiao. This was around a year ago. He was fearless, willing to take two blows to give three. He could attack with speed and punch with power. His fights were consistently thrilling. Even his ... More >>
With Andre Ward, of Hayward, and Nonito Donaire, of San Leandro, the Bay Area boasts two of the three best active American boxers (behind Floyd Mayweather). It's a proud moment for the Yay.
Boxing greatness has tended to emanate from gritty and cold East Coast cities -- like New York and Boston and ... More >>
Youtube is doing for boxing what the printing press did for the Bible. We've reached a point where anyone with Internet access can watch every round of virtually any significant prizefight since the New Deal. Literally, as Joe Biden would say.
The site has become a bonafide boxing archive. From Lo ... More >>
Boxing is about narrative. People root for a fighter because of his story as much as his left hook. In boxing, each fight is a turning point. That's why the term "crossroads fight" gets overused. Because every fight recalibrate's a guy's career trajectory.
And that's why HBO's 24/7 is awesome. It s ... More >>
Perhaps the most telling aspect of the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley fight was the consensus that has solidified over the past week: Pacquiao definitely won and pretty much everybody agrees.Controversial professional boxing outcomes pop up fairly often -- the Pernell Whitacker-Caesar Chavel draw in 199 ... More >>
Nonito Donaire, the WBO junior featherweight champion from San Leandro who ranks as the second best boxer of Filipino descent, inked his next fight earlier this week: a July 7 title unification match with IBF champion Jeffrey Mathebula.
This will be the Filipino Flash's second fight at 122 lb ... More >>