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News, The Snitch Karim Mayfield Wins Unanimous Decision in San Francisco Bout

Karim Mayfield Wins Unanimous Decision in San Francisco Bout

San Francisco boxer Karim Mayfield's run of bad luck ran its course this weekend, as it turned out Dorothy Gale knew what she was talking about: There's no place like home.  After a pair of defeats marred the welterweight's…
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News, Sucka Free City Dropped: Boxer Karim Mayfield's Quest Doesn't Get Any Easier

Dropped: Boxer Karim Mayfield's Quest Doesn't Get Any Easier

Boxing is a rough sport. It renders so many of its participants unable to feed themselves their morning bowls of Wheatena. But its roughness transcends mere blunt-force trauma. Case in point: Karim Mayfield. The up-and-coming San Francisco pugilist recently suffered…
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News, Sucka Free City Started From the Bottom: Karim Mayfield, a Son of the City, Fights to Punch His Ticket

Started From the Bottom: Karim Mayfield, a Son of the City, Fights to Punch His Ticket

Karim Mayfield long ago came to grips with the requirements of his chosen profession. "My job," he told SF Weekly in 2011, "is, literally, to break men's dreams." And he's so good at it. Back then, Mayfield was an up-and-coming…
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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 Karim Mayfield to Defend Title -- But Not in San Francisco

Karim Mayfield to Defend Title -- But Not in San Francisco

Eagle-eyed readers may recall a boxing match scheduled for Aug. 17 at Kezar Pavilion between undefeated hometown champ Karim Mayfield and challenger Mauricio Herrera. Hope you didn't show up, because it didn't happen. But it will -- far, far from…
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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 Karim Mayfield to Defend Title in Kezar Pavilion Bout

Karim Mayfield to Defend Title in Kezar Pavilion Bout

Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield's long road to success in the cruel world of boxing has led him back to where he started. The undefeated Fillmore-raised slugger -- the subject of an SF Weekly cover profile in October -- will put…
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News, The Snitch Karim Mayfield Dominates Raymond Serrano -- S.F. Boxer Remains Undefeated

Karim Mayfield Dominates Raymond Serrano -- S.F. Boxer Remains Undefeated

Was undefeated champ Karim Mayfield's knockout victory over Raymond Serrano on ESPN's Friday Night Fights main event more dominating or more bizarre? The answer, naturally, is yes. A crushing overhand right from the San Francisco native at the bell concluding…
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News, The Snitch Karim Mayfield: Extra Rounds with San Francisco Boxer

Karim Mayfield: Extra Rounds with San Francisco Boxer

This week's cover story follows the Fillmore's own Karim Mayfield, who has boxed his way into contention in a sport that's all but dead locally -- and rewards the vast majority of its participants with little beyond pain and…
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News, Feature Fighting Chance: Boxer Karim Mayfield Fights to Rise in a Dying Sport

Fighting Chance: Boxer Karim Mayfield Fights to Rise in a Dying Sport

Photo by Kelly Nicolaisen. Photo Assistant Storm Vincent. Location provided by K-One Fitness. Within the neighborhood the professional boxer orients his behavior and routine around the role of boxer.... He is admired, often has a small coterie of followers,…
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News, The Snitch Karim Mayfield, Pro Boxing 'Return to San Francisco.' When Did It Leave?

Karim Mayfield, Pro Boxing 'Return to San Francisco.' When Did It Leave?

Promotional materials for a June 12 evening of fisticuffs at Kezar Pavilion headlined by San Francisco's own Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield jubilantly announce "Pro boxing returns to San Francisco." This is the first hometown fight for Mayfield, who grew up…
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