Live blog: ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights live at the Times Union Center


Welcome to live coverage of ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights, emanating from the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. The event will be Star Boxing’s second foray into promoting at the Times Union Center, with their first event marking the return of boxing to the facility in over a decade. The … Continue reading

TONIGHT: live blog for ESPN2 Friday Night Fights from the Times Union Center


Tonight is Star Boxing’s second foray into promoting boxing at the Times Union Center in Albany. As an added bonus, they’ll be broadcasting live on ESPN2 for Friday Night Fights. I’ll be providing live, round by round coverage of it over on the Mixed Marshall Arts blog, pending technological cooperation from the … Continue reading

Contenders Wait in the Wings, Mayweather’s Victory Makes Pacquaio Fight Less Likely, and…Bieber?!


Firstly, apologies in advance if there isn’t much up on the blog this week. As y’all probably already know, I have a fight this weekend. As for last weekend, the UFC on Fox and Mayweather/Cotto both competed with my show at Comic Syndrome in downtown Albany. Needless to say, both beat … Continue reading

It’s Time for Jim Lampley’s Ridiculous Goddamn Glasses of the Week


Chad Dawson just defeated Bernard Hopkins by majority decision to win the Ring Magazine WBC Light Heavyweight Championship. The fight was every bit as uneventful as we expected it to be, with Hopkins’ offensive highlights coming from a headbutt that opened up Dawson early in the fight and a takedown … Continue reading

ESPN Friday Night Fights Broadcasting LIVE from the Times Union Center May 18th


ESPN’s Friday Night Fights will be broadcasting live from the Times Union Center in Albany, NY on Friday, May 18th. The card so far includes a Super Middleweight bout pitting Jason “Monstruo” Escalera (13-0-0 12 KO) against Nick “Machine Gun” Brinson (9-1-1 5 KO). The event is headlined by Ray … Continue reading

The Darker Side of Combat Sports: Gary Goodridge’s CTE Diagnosis and Manny Pacquaio’s Financial Woes

First, from Ben Fowlkes of comes the tragic story of MMA and kickboxing legend Gary Goodridge’s recent diagnosis: “When talking to him on the phone, his speech was becoming slurred,” said Mike Mobbs, who’s counted Goodridge as his best friend since the two were nine years old, growing up … Continue reading

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