A few years ago SF Weekly sat down for an unconventional interview where an up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighter credited cannabis for some of his success and he wanted to tell us all about it.He was in a difficult position: marijuana, he said, is on the "performance-enhancing" banned list becau ... 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 >>
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 >>
Remember the Board of Supervisors' tepid boycott of Arizona to revolt against that state's strict "papers please" immigration law? Many lambasted our city's boycott as yet another symbolic, feckless meddling in affairs far afield of San Francisco's issues. But San Francisco was not alone in ... More >>
hrc333/FlickrMonthly beer dinners (like tonight's sold-out Allagash prix fixe) attract brewers nationwide.As the mecca of craft brewing, brewmasters from all over love coming to San Francisco for events where they're sure to find emphatic and knowledgeable fans. One such hub for these activit ... More >>
She's been called the female Manny Pacquiao. But can Ana Julaton make people care about women's boxing?
Years after Evander Holyfield clocked him, boxer-turned-shoeshine-man Seamus McDonagh struggles to conquer his fears -- and to confront Holyfield