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Boxing

Pacquiao- Rios Preview

by Julian Atienza

Flickr || ni7enichi

According to many in the media and casual fans alike, the sport of boxing has been on the ropes for the last decade. Bad puns aside, tonight’s WBO welterweight title match between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios is one that has the promise of an action packed fight between two offensive fighters. It has a chance of re-igniting casual interest in boxing.

HBO's "Glickman"

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

HBO Films

In the latest HBO documentary, Glickman, about revered sportscaster Marty Glickman premiering tonight at 9pm, director James Freedman seems intent on paying homage to his subject’s humanity just as much as his legendary resume of work. The first athlete turned play-by-play commentator, Glickman, who passed away in 2001, became a pioneer for sportscasters, calling everything from basketball and football at the professional level to the trotters at Yonkers raceway and inspiring listeners and future broadcasters, notably many who came through the halls at WFUV.