IBR on The Cruelest Sport

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Marcos Maidana

“Last night, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, self-proclaimed greatest fighter ever, Floyd Mayweather Jr., again proved too much for less-than-great Argentine slugger, Marcos Maidana. What does it say of a fighter with Mayweather’s bold moniker that he needed 24 rounds to firmly establish his dominance over a fighter of Maidana’s cast? Best leave such questions to the spin doctors, sycophants, myth-makers, and the rest who feel their own greatness lurch incrementally skyward whenever they exalt their idol to new heights. But let us at least admit this much: Mayweather promised to deliver a more dominant performance in his rematch with Maidana, and he kept his word.”

Read Reality Bites: Floyd Mayweather Jr. W12 Marcos Maidana on The Cruelest Sport.

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IBR on The Cruelest Sport

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“Yes, however faint their buzzing, the flies have been thick since MAYHEM was announced. It speaks to boxing’s current malaise that what constitutes news, and even worse, entertainment, moves further and further away from ringside—despite the fact that all that really matters is what transpires between the ropes. A second installment of a surprisingly competitive fight? No, no, that is a grossly inadequate promotional angle in the TMZ days/daze.”

Read Like A Buzzless Fly: Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana II Preview on The Cruelest Sport.

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IBR on The Cruelest Sport

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“Porter-Brook matches two men with unanswered questions and complimentary styles. The fight’s intrigue is further enhanced by what each participant might reveal of himself against his sternest test. Whether there is anything particularly special about either Porter or Brook (beyond his moniker) remains unclear, but there is a chance we will find out on Saturday, and this rare injection of mystery distinguishes this matchup in a woefully predictable year.”

Read Roughing It: Shawn Porter-Kell Brook Preview on The Cruelest Sport.

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