Topic: Fighting

April 18, 2014

Boxing is an elemental thing governed by some exceptionally venal and untrustworthy authorities. Watching the amateur bouts at a Golden Gloves tournament, for all the things it lacks, offers something pro boxing doesn't: the thrill of watching a fair fight.

July 17, 2013

The long fight for equality in South Africa is the struggle that has defined Nelson Mandela's life. So it makes sense that boxing was Mandela's greatest sporting passion, although it's a little more complicated than that.

March 7, 2012

Ronda Rousey, formerly packaged as a heel with a thing for elbow-mangling armbars, revealed herself as more than that in her last bout. She's not just a far better fighter than advertised—she's a much more interesting one.

February 13, 2012

Warrior may look like MMA propaganda, but it's nearly the opposite. If anything, it goes out of its way to make the sport seem like a sad accident of some people's lives. Despite its contrived plot, the film just may have found a new way to use sports in cinema.