The Mandatory Challengers: Surviving a Boxing Riot

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This week, The Mandatory Challengers relive the boxing riot in Montreal following the Steven Butler-Brandon Cook bout. And speaking of insanity, the guys recap the wild HBO doubleheader featuring Miguel Berchelt-Francisco Vargas and Takashi Miura-Mickey Roman, as well as the Showtime doubleheader of…

Column: Silver helps make it a weekend to celebrate for NBA

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The first signal that Adam Silver was more enlightened than the average commissioner came just months into his reign when he broke ranks with other sports leagues by calling for the legalization of sports betting.

Miguel Cotto-James Kirkland cancellation nixes unworthy PPV card

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Miguel Cotto-James Kirkland, which has been canceled due to a Kirkland injury, was never pay-per-view worthy to begin with. In fact, the matchup providedmore compelling evidencethat boxing’s Pay-Per-View model is a stalerelic.It seems that the maddening trend of protracted retirement tours ha…