March 19, 2018

Who’s Going to Actually Fight Floyd Mayweather?

A loss would not only soil Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s untainted career but launch his opponent into fame as “the one who took Money to the bank” The search for a Floyd “Money” Mayweather UFC suitor is on, thanks to either Conor McGregor’s insults or Dana White’s willingness to pay huge sums of money to Money. It’s not exactly surprising Mayweather wants to step into the octagon to prove his skills, but it raises two questions: How much money is worth […]
February 12, 2018

Don’t Do This When Designing a Promo Poster

We’re in a unique world where advertisers covet the ability to catch the eye, and graphic designers behind MMA promotional posters have a myriad of principles to account for when creating something that sells the viewer on why they want to view your fight. MMAJunkie solicited Marco Bucci, a professional artist, and illustrator who ranked some of the best and worst poster designs released by the UFC in 2017. Here are some notable excerpts, but be sure to check out […]
January 1, 2018

How Stubborn Can Boxing and UFC Get?

UFC is in a difficult spot right now, head locked between underwhelming pay per view numbers and an absence of popular fighters (and their personas) like McGregor, Rousey, and others. To be fair, boxing isn’t doing the greatest either, and the general consensus behind that observation has to do with the sport not aging into modern audience desires of more realistic styles of fighting. People want arm bars that dislocate elbows. They want silver-tongued insults and in-your-face press tours. So, […]
October 4, 2017

Viral Video Pays Off When McGregor Invites Fan to Party in Vegas

You might remember Mick Konstantin from his viral hit YouTube video where his creative tune caught the attention of Conor McGregor himself prior to his boxing matchup against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather. Turns out the 24-year-old schoolteacher was flown to Las Vegas for a once in a lifetime all expenses paid trip to watch the fight, courtesy of Conor McGregor. The experience was surreal, according to Konstantin. It included VIP seating for the fight, premium hotel, and free merchandise. He […]
August 1, 2017

Guess Who’s the Real Winner of the Upcoming Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight?

The promotional media tour for the upcoming Mayweather vs. McGregor bout is finally over, but not before culminating in a final exchange in London, where tensions – and contact between the two fighters – reached an all time high for the unconventional matchup slated for Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. As if taking an undefeated boxing champion and pairing them against a UFC world champion wasn’t enough to draw attention, promoters also held several appearances earlier this month in Los […]
July 1, 2017

Thoughts on the Mayweather v. McGregor Fight

What happens when you take a 5 division world boxing champion and match him up against the world’s lightweight champion UFC fighter? You end up promoting an event valued in the hundreds of millions, but calling it a fight might be a stretch according to some circles. There’s no mistaking both men are incredibly talented athletes who know how to fight in their own rights. The matchup has garnered a lot of interest across the internet, despite many favoring Mayweather […]
February 1, 2017

Has Gym Class Gotten Out of Shape Compared to What it Was in the 1960’s?

With examples like this from the 1960’s, physical education is merely an overweight shadow of what it could be. Are we doing our students a disservice by not creating better classes, with a focus on lifelong fitness?
January 1, 2017

How Easy is it to Host a Boxing Event?

I often get questions asking if it’s easy to host a profitable boxing event like I did with the Holmes v. Butterbean fight at the Norfolk Scope Arena back in 2002. The short answer: it isn’t. Boxing events are huge investments, and it’s not uncommon for promoters to lose money from fights. In fact, few actually get to the point where they’re making enough money to focus only on promoting. Make no mistake, it’s not for the faint of heart. […]
December 1, 2016

Daryl DeCroix Promotes Holmes vs Butterbean

Turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks. 52-year-old Larry Holmes proved his mettle in a 10 round fight against Eric ‘Butterbean’ Esch on July 28, 2002. It wasn’t the first time Holmes had dusted off his boxing gloves since retirement – the seventh, actually – but it was the last fight of a legendary fighter with a record of 68 wins and only 6 losses during his career. After the night was over, Holmes could say he […]
July 3, 2016

What Made Muhammad Ali Such an Extraordinary Person

The world will never doubt that even in his passing, he still floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee. Having met the man briefly firsthand, I can honestly say that he exuded greatness in every aspect of his life. Many will sing praises about his legendary boxing ability, his impressive victory records, or even his uncanny ability to dodge blows from his opponents. But that’s not what I’m here to address today in writing about him. I’d rather […]