In 1955, an African-American boxer in New Orleans named Joe Dorsey sued the state of Louisiana for the right to fight against white opponents. What started out as a chance to advance his career wound up changing sports and culture in the state forever.
*Plays “The Final Countdown” on repeat*
Manny Pacquiao may have won the fight, but his mom won the internet.
Photographer ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Howard Schatz studied professional boxing for six years in a bid to get under the skin of fighting champions.
Plus 16 Snapchat captions you can’t resist laughing at, 5 insane revelations from Mike Tyson’s new book, and “stuffing waffles” are here to win Thanksgiving.
Plus the coolest tree house ever, the man who boxed a tiger shark, and eight of Oprah’s most out-of-touch gift ideas.
He will show his support for the LGBT community as well as for breast cancer awareness with pink gloves when he fights for the title on Saturday.
The former Heavyweight Champion and star of Rocky V died in Nebraska of undisclosed causes. Morrison denied he was ever HIV positive in the final years of his life.
He floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee, and proposes like a prince.
From ‘66 and all that’ to last summer’s Olympic triumphs, the proudest moments from our national sporting history.
Thomas Edison, total weirdo.
Tyson was convicted of rape in 1992. Questionable casting choice.
He could’ve lost plenty, too — but generally only publicizes his winning bets.
Based on the fact that he didn’t die of fright after this experience, Pitt couldn’t possibly be anything but.
Orlando Cruz, a Puerto Rican featherweight, could also have a shot at a title soon.
Whichever State Department employee was assigned to report on Kamaladdin Heydarov — the Azerbaijani bigwig in the middle of a boxing bribery scandal — has a nice, dry sense of humor.
Azerbaijan was accused last year of bribing boxing’s ruling amateur organization. And then this happened to Japanese boxer Satoshi Shimizu in his match against Azerbaijan’s Magomed Abdulhamidov.
Professional boxer David Haye recently mentioned that he thought Hardy would be a good match. Hardy has agreed as long as fans donate to Help For Heroes, The Prince’s Trust, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Bowel & Cancer Research, and FLACK. (via uk.yahoo.com).
And he had another knockdown to boot. GIFs here.
Clemente will represent Italy as a heavyweight boxer at the 2012 Summer Olympics. His quest for gold starts on Wednesday, August 1st but until then, enjoy several shirtless photos of him.
What’s become of one of the most intense rivalries in the history of sports? BBQ sauce.
A kickstarter campaign has been launched to fund a movie about a church that focuses on Jesus…and MMA.
Conspiracy theories — like the ones flying about the NBA Lottery and Manny Pacquiao’s loss — are an integral part of sports. Even though they’re almost never true.
After his devastating loss to Timothy Bradley, Manny Pacquiao takes his frustration out on Floyd Mayweather in the stop-motion fight of the century.
The Church Street Gym in New York is home to former pro boxer Eric Kelly. And he is, without a doubt, the best possible spokesman for a gym in the history of gym spokespeople.
In a result that has received almost unanimous criticism, Timothy Bradley, Jr. defeated Manny Pacquiao in a split decision for the WBO welterweight title. Here’s how the night that ended Pacquiao’s seven-year unbeaten run went down.
Timothy Bradley Jr. was awarded the welterweight title over Manny Pacquiao in a controversial decision that had twitter in all caps and sent #RIPBoxing trending worldwide. Two of the three judges had Bradley winning by two points, although evidently everyone else in the world had Pacquiao winning easily. In other news, people actually watch boxing.
In the same week that Barack Obama and Jay-Z offered their support for same-sex marriage, famed boxer Manny Pacquiao offered a dissenting view.