Category Archives: Canelo Alvarez

Calling Gennady Golovkin

I wait several days after the fight before calling Gennady Golovkin. “This is Tom, Gennady, how you doin’?” “Great, no problems.” “You sure?” “I’m rich guy strolling along beautiful beach with my family.” “That’s exactly why you should retire now.” Silence envelops the phone. “Gennady?” “You’re crazy,” he says. “You’ll never receive better advice.” “I […]

Also posted in Boxing, Dementia Pugilistica, Floyd Mayweather, Gennady Golovkin, Golden Boy Promotions, Ray Robinson

Emails from Mayweather and Maidana

Late last night Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana exchanged the following emails forwarded to me by confidential sources in each camp. From: Marcos Subject: Punishing Mayweather I know what you think and don’t care because it doesn’t matter I lost every round my first fight as a welterweight, against Devon Alexander, about two years ago. […]

Also posted in Adrien Broner, Boxing, Devon Alexander, Floyd Mayweather, Marcos Maidana, NSA

Emergency Evaluation of a Judge

This story is from the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Boxing, Economics, Floyd Mayweather, Las Vegas