Author Archives: Kelsey McCarson

Tyson Fury and Cocaine

Tyson Fury and Cocaine

Tyson Fury and Cocaine - Cocaine is f—cking awesome. I don’t know what it’s like to be the world heavyweight champion, but I do know what that first fluffy white line of coke is like. It’s as good as it gets, and you never stop thinking about it. Ever. It’s strange, but you barel...

Is Amir Khan As Good As He Thinks He Is?

Is Amir Khan As Good As He Thinks He Is?

    Amir Khan is an extremely gifted athlete and a supremely confident one, too. He’s won world alphabet titles at 140, made lots and lots of money and, along the way, has become one of the sport’s most recognizable stars. Khan is a very good fighter. But is he really as good as he ...

What Keith Thurman Expects From Shawn Porter Is Probably Not What You Think

What Keith Thurman Expects From Shawn Porter Is Probably Not What You Think

Now that Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley 3 has come and gone, the most important and most compelling welterweight bout on the horizon is the long-awaited June 25 showdown between undefeated WBA welterweight titleholder Keith Thurman and former IBF titleholder Shawn Porter. If this isn’t the ...

Looks Like Deontay Wilder faces Artur Szpilka on January 16

Looks Like Deontay Wilder faces Artur Szpilka on January 16

Sources indicate to TSS that WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder will defend his portion of the heavyweight crown against Artur Szpilka on January 16 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The bout will be featured live on Showtime Championship Boxing. Wilder-Szpilka will be Wilder’s third ...

Why Boxing is Better Off If Canelo Defeats Cotto

Why Boxing is Better Off If Canelo Defeats Cotto

Whomever you think will actually win the fight, it’s pretty clear that the sport itself would be better off if Alvarez beats Cotto on Saturday night. Boxing is a sport driven by star power, and while Cotto is one of the biggest stars in boxing, he’s also 35 years old and much closer to retire...

Deontay Wilder Is In Love

Deontay Wilder Is In Love

Boxing loves a rare few back. Even the most popular fighters of all-time are seldom universally loved, and those that are hardly last that way. Even the most iconic figure in boxing history, Muhammad Ali, has a fair number of detractors. But it doesn’t stop fighters from being in love with what...

Why Shane Mosley is Coming Back

Why Shane Mosley is Coming Back

Great fighters believe in themselves when no one else does. It’s what drove them before they hit it big in the sport they love, arduous days toiling long hours for little or no reward other than the pride of knowing they did their best. It’s what vaulted them to the top of the sport, and it’s ...

“Southpaw” Packs A Punch

“Southpaw” Packs A Punch

Jake Gyllenhaal’s exceptional performance as fictional light heavyweight champion Billy “The Great” Hope propels “Southpaw” to lofty heights. No, the new boxing melodrama directed, by Antoine Fuqua and written by Kurt Sutter, doesn’t quite live up to the high standards of “Rocky” or ...

BERNARD HOPKINS: “Yes, There Can Be Oversaturation”

BERNARD HOPKINS: “Yes, There Can Be Oversaturation”

Bernard Hopkins is one of my very favorite fighters ever. He’s also one of my least favorite interview subjects. I find him needlessly combative and achingly discursive. Moreover, he has a way of talking down to you as if you’ve never watched a prizefight in your life, and that’s something I h...

TSS Q-n-A: Hank Lundy

TSS Q-n-A: Hank Lundy

Hank Lundy meets Mauricio Herrera in a 10-round junior welterweight bout on Saturday July 11 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. The intriguing matchup, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, will be featured on HBO Latino. The telecast begins at 11:00 p.m. ET. Can the tough-as-nails Lundy, who...