The Fight City


  • Columns 10

    Confessions Of A Rigondeaux Fan

    Yup, I’m one of them, a Guillermo Rigondeaux fan. A Guillermo Rigondeaux defender. A Guillermo Rigondeaux supporter. Not that long ago, when I was just starting off in ...

    On December 10, 2017 / By
  • Columns 10

    Why Rigondeaux Will Win

    Back in 2011 this writer travelled to Dublin, Ireland to support Willie “Big Bang” Casey’s unexpected and premature world title tilt. The venue was the City West Hotel and ...

    On December 6, 2017 / By
  • Columns 0

    Winning Isn’t Everything: Cotto Exits With Class

    On Saturday night in Madison Square Garden, Miguel Cotto proved the truth of the old cliché, winning isn’t everything. After being soundly beaten by the younger, faster Sadam ...

    On December 5, 2017 / By
  • Columns 0

    Sergey Kovalev, Act II

    Sergey Kovalev says he’s a new man. In a fascinating Sports Illustrated article, Kovalev makes it clear that he had a religious experience after the disastrous rematch with Andre ...

    On November 23, 2017 / By
  • Columns 0

    Can Dana White Shake Up Boxing?

    So, guess what: Dana White is making the move to boxing. The UFC head honcho has made it known he’s going for his boxing promoter’s license, a fact ...

    On November 9, 2017 / By
  • Columns 2

    Anthony Joshua: Far From Invincible

    First, make no mistake: heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is one hell of a fighter. The guy’s not only defeated every one of his opponents inside the distance, he ...

    On October 31, 2017 / By
  • Columns 0

    The End Of Middleweight Madness?

    The 160 pound class has long been considered one of boxing’s so-called “glamour divisions,” the locale of numerous great champions and great fights, but in recent years it’s ...

    On October 19, 2017 / By
  • Columns 2

    When The Best Fight The Best

    It seems that for many boxing fans it’s fashionable to hate on Guillermo Rigndeaux, but I don’t understand why that is. Seriously, what is there to dislike about ...

    On October 13, 2017 / By
  • Columns 2

    Time To Make A Statement

    There is something about Erislandy Lara that causes one to think, even after all this time, that he is still on the cusp of a career-defining moment. With ...

    On October 12, 2017 / By


Lee Wylie

  • Lee Wylie 1

    Loma vs Rigo: The Tactical Overview

    It’s a match many hardcore fight fans never thought would happen, one they scarcely dared to hope for. “Hi-Tech” vs “El Chacal.” Loma vs Rigo. Two supreme ring ...

    On December 1, 2017 / By
  • Lee Wylie 0

    Happy Birthday, Old Master

    Joe Gans was one of boxing’s first true masters. He pioneered many now common boxing techniques and his crafty ways and unmatched ring intelligence earned him the nickname ...

    On November 25, 2017 / By
  • Lee Wylie 8

    The Rumble In The Jungle: Busting The Myth

    Ever since Muhammad Ali’s stunning 1974 triumph in Zaire, a simplistic yet popular myth has persisted, that being the so-called “Rope-a-Dope” strategy. Over the years the idea that ...

    On October 30, 2017 / By
  • Lee Wylie 4

    Andre Ward: Like Water

    With his surprise retirement announcement, pundits are considering anew where Andre Ward stands amongst the best boxers of recent decades. Whatever their conclusions, there’s no arguing the fact ...

    On September 21, 2017 / By
  • Lee Wylie 3

    Willie Pep: Subtle Sophistication

    Today is the anniversary of the birth of one of boxing’s singular champions, the greatest featherweight of all-time and a true original, Willie Pep. And while he passed ...

    On September 19, 2017 / By
  • Lee Wylie 9

    Canelo vs Golovkin Stalemate: Lee Wylie’s Take

    Because of Canelo Alvarez’s defensive craft and ring smarts, Golovkin never came close to scoring a knockout, but because of “GGG’s” pace, pressure, and insane durability (is there ...

    On September 17, 2017 / By

Manny Montreal


Fight City Reviews

  • Fight City Reviews 1

    Facing Ali

    Casualties of a cruel sport. Broken spokes on boxing’s eternal wheel. Archetypes for the noble poor. Or, to cast such reductive generalizing aside, perhaps just men who made a choice. Facing Ali, ...

    On December 2, 2017 / By
  • Fight City Reviews 1

    The Nightmares Of Emile Griffith

    Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story explores the ramifications of one of the most infamous moments in the history of professional boxing. On March 24, 1962, at ...

    On November 17, 2017 / By
  • Fight City Reviews 0

    Ali: A Life

    The latest biography of Muhammad Ali, surely the most written-about boxer in history, is also the longest, and will be among the best-selling and most-read. Jonathan Eig’s Ali: A ...

    On November 2, 2017 / By
  • Fight City Reviews 2

    Reading the Fights

    At first glance, Reading the Fights is a compendium of insightful essays which alternate between examining the responses boxing evokes and bringing to life stories of its past, thus providing ...

    On October 21, 2017 / By
  • Fight City Reviews 0

    The Long Count

    90 years have passed since the rematch between Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey took place on a brisk September evening at Chicago’s Soldier Field in 1927, and in ...

    On September 22, 2017 / By
  • Fight City Reviews 0

    Gentleman Jim Speaks

    The Roar of the Crowd: The True Tale of the Rise and Fall of a Champion Originally published in 1925, The Roar of the Crowd is an entertaining ...

    On July 23, 2017 / By

The Top Twelve