Muhammad Ali To Be Honored With An Airport Bearing His Name
“I’m not the greatest, I’m the double greatest” -Muhammad Ali One of America’s greatest patriots, Muhammad Ali, is being honored for living a life of courage, conviction and love. The New York Post reported this week that the Louisville Regional Airport Authority’s board voted ...read more
Bantercast #9: David Haye on Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor!
In this special episode of The Bantercast, Ben and Michael talk to the legendary boxer David Haye. Haye is the former heavyweight champion of the world and former undisputed Cruiserweight champion of the world. We spoke to David about the upcoming Mega Fight between Floyd ...read more
No, Conor McGregor Isn't Going to Beat Floyd Mayweather. Here's Why.
I have followed boxing closely for over 20 years. I have reported on it for a living, trained in it, and even sparred with some professionals on occasion. Knowing the sport as I do, I can say with almost near certainty that UFC star Conor McGregor has no chance in a boxing ring ...read more
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Who Ever Did it
“I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours;my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.” When I heard about Muhammad Ali being close to death last night, my initial reaction was one of gratitude. ...read more
There Are Very Serious Inconsistencies With Floyd Mayweather's Drug Testing Explanation
Just days before Floyd Mayweather's final fight with Andre Berto last weekend, award winning sports journalist Thomas Hauser broke the news on SBNation that there were very serious flaws with the drug testing Mayweather has been subjected to over the past few years. The story ...read more
Humiliated Donald Trump Gets a Lesson in Mexican Pride
If you follow boxing, you learn very quickly that Latin fighters are the most respected in the world. America, Britain, and Russia are nations with rich boxing history and phenomenal champions, but none come close to the notoriety of Latin American fighters - a continent that ...read more
Serial Woman Beater Floyd Mayweather Sued by Ex for Being an Asshole
The mother of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s children, Josie Harris, is apparently suing the boxer for defamation over his recent comments about the domestic violence case that sent Mayweather to jail in 2012. Harris filed the lawsuit for $20 million, Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior ...read more
The Mega Mayweather vs Pacquiao Breakdown: Who Won and Why
In case you were on Mars over the weekend you are probably aware that Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao via decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in what was billed as the 'Fight of the Century'. While it may well have been the 'Money Making Event of the Century', it was ...read more
You are Crazy to Count Manny Pacquiao Out Against Floyd Mayweather
Amongst boxing insiders, fighters and fans, the majority of people are counting Manny Pacquiao out of his fight against Floyd Mayweather this weekend. Most people think that Mayweather is too intelligent, too fast, and too slick for Pacquiao, who some believe is a one trick ...read more
Who Wins the Fight of the Century: Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather?
The fight of the century is now two days away, and the world will finally get to see this generation's best defensive boxer square off against the best offensive boxer for a combined $250 million purse. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have been circling each other for half a ...read more
We Are All Responsible For Steroid Abuse in Sports
(Image source: Unknown) The UFC and MMA in general is a steroid epidemic. They've started this really stringent testing and everybody is getting popped. They're just getting popped left and right. It's one of the things fighters have been saying for a long time, that everyone is ...read more
Floyd Mayweather Is A Coward, And So Are We
By Josh Dobbin Ray Rice. You’ve got a series of images in your head, and a series of emotions activated, just seeing the name. You don’t even have to follow football much to have them. Adrian Peterson. Jerry Sandusky. Again, as a near Pavlovian response, you’ve got a cloud ...read more
Why The Biggest Fight in Boxing History Still Has Not Happened
Over the weekend, Manny Pacquiao put on a devastating display of speed, accuracy and power against an overmatched but game opponent, Chris Algieri in Macau, China. While fans were happy to see a vintage Pacquiao performance, it was still a fight nobody asked for. While Algieri ...read more
Watch World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion Vitali Klitskcho Stop a Riot in Ukraine
Vitali Klitschko, the 6ft 7 WBC heavyweight boxing titleholder managed to almost single handedly defuse a volatile demonstration between anti-government protesters and police on Sunday in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Klitschko, who holds a doctorate in sports science, is the ...read more
Check Out Floyd Mayweather's $41 Million Check
Floyd Mayweather is the world's highest paid athlete, and the highest paid boxer in the sport's history. Banking a cool $40, 870,000 for a relatively easy night's work against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez last weekend, Mayweather will take home 15550 times more than the average worker ...read more
Intense Footage of Heavyweight Boxer David Haye Preparing to Fight Tyson Fury
Have you ever wondered what it takes to compete at the highest level of professional boxing? This short clip of London heavyweight David Haye preparing for his fight with Tyson Fury on September 28th is a frightening insight into the grueling training elite boxers go through ...read more
Can Anyone Beat Floyd Mayweather?
On Saturday night in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather proved again that he was the not only the best 154 lber in the world, but the best boxer in the game today. Mayweather out sped and out boxed his younger, bigger and stronger opponent Saul Alvarez over 12 fairly one sided rounds. ...read more
Floyd Mayweather vs Saul "Canelo" Alvarez And The Increasingly Mad World of "Money May" UPDATE: Mayweather Decisions Alvarez
UPDATE: In a hard fought 12 round fight, Floyd Mayweather took Alvarez's WBC to become unified champion, cementing his status as the best boxer in the world today. Alvarez had his moments but Mayweather was one step ahead throughout the fight, and won via majority decision ...read more
Boxing Banter: Is Floyd Mayweather the Greatest Fighter Ever?
Given I'm friends with quite a few Martial Artists, boxers, and fight fans I posted the following comment on my facebook page to kick off a debate on the world's highest paid athlete, Floyd Mayweather: Floyd Mayweather is a great fighter, but people need to calm down with the ...read more
Muhammed Ali vs The City of London: Who's the Hardest?
London-based performance poet Musa Okwonga delivers a wonderful homily to his hometown, comparing the great city to a professional prize fighter. Here is "Heavyweight" for London: ...read more
Can Robert Guerrero Beat Floyd Mayweather? Yes, and Here's Why
Unless you've been living under a rock, you are probably aware that the highest paid athlete on the planet, Floyd Mayweather, will be defending his 147lb title against little known Mexican American boxer Robert Guerrero this weekend. Casual observers of the sport are mostly ...read more
Boxing's First Openly Gay Man
As a former boxing journalist and die hard fan of the noble art, I'm always saddened by what goes on in the sport. It's a corrupt business that trades in human blood and pain, leaving its athletes more often than not physically broken, and broke. But every now and then, there are ...read more
Smokin' Joe Frazier 1944-2011
I have never written about boxing on The Daily Banter before as I have reserved the site almost exclusively for politics (bar the odd snarky piece on celebrity culture). I'm making an exception today due to the sad passing of one of my heroes, the legendary heavyweight Joe ...read more