"Creed II" director, Steven Caple Jr., steps into a new ring

His first feature film was a low-budget indie, his second is part of a major franchise.
Florian Munteanu, Steven Caple Jr. and Michael B. Jordan onstage during "Creed II" Clark Atlanta University Student Forum at Clark Atlanta University on Nov. 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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How economics shapes fight culture around the world

Nov 20, 2018
"Fightworld" creator Frank Grillo says many champions started out "fighting for their lives."
“Fightworld” creator-host Frank Grillo with a Muay Thai fighter.
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Why do we pay $100 to watch a fight?

Aug 25, 2017
It comes with the territory, and soon every sport could be pay-per-view.
Workers set up at T-Mobile Arena ahead of the weigh-in and bout between boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor on August 24, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will meet in a super welterweight boxing match at the arena on August 26.
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How a boxing match featuring only one boxer is worth half a billion dollars

Aug 25, 2017
The Mayweather vs. McGregor fight is expected to generate revenue from everything from pay-per-view to advertising slots on Mayweather's boxing shorts and robe.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and MMA figher Connor Mcgregor pose during a media press conference on Wednesday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
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Floyd Mayweather will likely earn $120 million Saturday

May 1, 2015
That's more than some big companies earned in profits last year.

Between derby and boxing, a big betting weekend

May 1, 2015
Most of the money bet on sports will be bet the old-fashioned way: illegally.

The business behind the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Apr 24, 2015
Years in the making, the match is set to bring in some serious cash.

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The economics of pay-per-view

Sep 16, 2013
Boxing's mainstream glory days pretty much ended when Don King and Mike Tyson got involved. Networks no longer wanted any part of it. So, in many ways, boxing owes its survival to pay-per-view, which has allowed it to tap a small but dedicated audience for a high price.

Mid-day Extra: Where boxing has gone since the days of Joe Frazier

Nov 8, 2011
The rivalry between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier was one of sports legend. But what has happened to boxing since those days?