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News, Sucka Free City The Bay Area Is Producing the Best Boxers in the World

The Bay Area Is Producing the Best Boxers in the World

Bay Area boxers ain't nothing to mess with. In 2011, Oakland's Andre Ward was named Fighter of the Year. In 2012, San Leandro's Nonito Donaire took that honor. On May 4, Gilroy's Robert Guerrero will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in…
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News, The Snitch Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield Tops Mauricio Herrera, Stays Unbeaten

Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield Tops Mauricio Herrera, Stays Unbeaten

Given the competition from Game 3 of the Giants-Tigers World Series, it's doubtful that the entire Fillmore showed up to Karim Mayfield's long-anticipated HBO bout with Riverside boxer Mauricio Herrera. But there were enough San Franciscans gathered around the…
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News, The Snitch Virgil Hunter Is the Man to Get Amir Khan Back on Track

Virgil Hunter Is the Man to Get Amir Khan Back on Track

Because comparisons are an inescapable trait of sports fandom, Amir Khan was supposed to be the next Manny Pacquiao. This was around a year ago. He was fearless, willing to take two blows to give three. He could attack with…
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News, The Snitch Andre Ward Knocks Out Chad Dawson in Dominant Performance

Andre Ward Knocks Out Chad Dawson in Dominant Performance

The first knock down came in a flash, a lightning bolt on a clear night, one Andre "Son of God" Ward punch and "Bad" Chad Dawson fell to the canvas.Ooooohhhhhffffff! the hometown crowd roared.Oracle Arena hadn't made that noise since…
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News, The Snitch Andre Ward Gets HBO's <i>24/7</i> Treatment for Fight Against Chad Dawson

Andre Ward Gets HBO's 24/7 Treatment for Fight Against Chad Dawson

Boxing is about narrative. People root for a fighter because of his story as much as his left hook. In boxing, each fight is a turning point. That's why the term "crossroads fight" gets overused. Because every fight recalibrates a…
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