Flashback Friday: Hagler vs. Hearns

Peter Mooney

Major sports are finally returning for abbreviated seasons. Major League Baseball is back and the NBA and the NHL are following close on its heels … maybe. During the pandemic, we’re all learning to expect the unexpected.   Meanwhile, sports fans can still tune into the classic replays that have replaced the […]

Wilder – Fury recap

Cruel Fan

Tyson Fury scored a stunning upset in last Saturday’s heavyweight title fight. The upset wasn’t so much that he won; it’s that he knocked down Deontay Wilder twice and stopped him in the seventh round when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel.  The aftermath of the fight led to predictable […]

Wilder vs. Fury 2 Preview

Cruel Fan

In a classic puncher vs boxer matchup, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury meet in a rematch on Saturday night in one of the most anticipated fights of the year. Their first showdown was ruled a draw after Fury dominated much of the match only to be knocked down twice in […]

What’s Next for Nate Diaz?

Cruel Fan

Don’t get it twisted. Nate Diaz is still the baddest man in the division. He is the mentally-toughest, too. But last night he lost to an incredible opponent who has some of the sneakiest, most damaging gameplans in the UFC, and is elite in his execution of those gameplans. (Keep […]

Soul Struggle: Diaz and Masvidal

Cruel Fan

Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal are soul-brothers. I have no idea how they are in real life. But I do know they are cut from the same—err—burlap sack. Attiude: Rough and ready, pugnacious and perverse. Flouters of rules. No tolerance for misdirection, half-speak, double-talk. Open your mouth in hearing range […]

An Open Letter to GGG

Cruel Fan

Dear Gennadiy, I remember the first time I saw you fight. You weren’t known simply by your initials back then. In fact, most boxing fans, including myself, didn’t know anything about you. You weren’t American, and your name was almost impossible to pronounce. But, instantly, you proved that you were […]

Iron Chins at UFC 240

Cruel Fan

After the Red Sox laid a beat down on the Yankees for three days in a row, I was pretty pumped up for UFC 240 in Edmonton Canada. It was a good night of fighting as most Saturday nights end up being, either in a ring or in a parking […]