Alex Raskin is a longtime contributor to The Wall Street Journal's sports page, who has also written for the New York Post, Bleacher Report, CBSSports.com, NJ.com, USA Today and Fightland. Since 2005, he's covered everything from the NBA, NFL, NHL, boxing and collegiate sports to New York Section V high school athletics. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two cats.
Articles by Alex Raskin
Gennady Golovkin's 23-fight knockout streak came to an end; Daniel Jacobs thought he was robbed by the judges; and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez suffered a devastating upset.
Triple-G is ready and willing to face WBO champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. But unless he’s completely focused on the ferocious Daniel Jacobs at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, he could squander what would be a historic payday.
Without a much-deserved title shot, the only boxer who has ever knocked out Bernard Hopkins can’t leave his union gig.
Keith Thurman unified the WBA and WBC welterweight titles to remain undefeated on Saturday night, but spent the final few rounds dancing away from Danny Garcia. In any case, CBS was the real winner, ranking tops among networks in primetime ratings.
In what may be the best matchup of 2017, Saturday’s welterweight title unification bout between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia features two elite fighters in their primes without a hefty pay-per-view price tag.Mar 3 2017 | Alex Raskin