Sports Nut

How to Watch Boxing

A video guide to appreciating the finer points of two guys slugging each other.

Saturday night’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is projected to be the biggest in history in terms of prize money. That means there will be a lot of casual boxing fans and complete newcomers to the sport watching at home. If you’re one of those people, here’s a quick intro to the sweet science so that you’ll be able fake your way through fight-night, and maybe even enjoy it.