Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died Friday evening at a Phoenix hospital, according to a press release from family spokesperson Bob Gunnell. He was 74 years old. The release did not specify the cause of death.
You’ve seen a painting of Norbert Grupe. A heavy, creased brow and shoulder-length hair framing a frightening scowl, the massive work hung in the fictional Manhattan Museum of Art in Ghostbusters II. When the medieval sorcerer pictured within the painting begins to physically manifest, it is on the Ghostbusters to…
This is just part of Floyd Mayweather's record-setting payout for his bout against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, a
split majority decision for Mayweather.
"Pum! Pum! Pum! Oh, up your ass, dude! Take this! take this!" That's Mike Tyson winning his first combat since 2001, playing his own Nintendo game for the first time. Look at him—he's just like a little kid with a new toy. So cute.
This is boxer Giovanni Lorenzo. He's having a very bad moment. But if you think the GIF of this knockout punch is good, wait until you see what it looks like below, in aggressively slow motion.
This short-short film is a neat piece of eye candy that integrates its well-worn computer-generated boxing robot into a live action world. It's also a handy lesson on the hazards of training robot boxers.
HBO Go will supposedly stream live boxing by the end of the year. We'll be holding our breath until then.
Good news for slobs who let their dirty laundry pile up for months and months between washes. With this Punch Bag laundry bag they can turn their mountains of smelly shirts and unmentionables into an intense workout.
Did you like Real Steel? That movie about Wolverine and a little boy teaching a large boxing robot how to, er... box? The TV executives at Syfy must have, because they just greenlit Robot Combat League, a show about 8-foot-tall robots who get in a boxing ring and, er... well... they still box, actually. It will be…
The Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots toy is both a vivid and lukewarm memory of my childhood. I remember playing the plastic fighting game with my friend Matt (apparently Matt was quite a popular name for boys born in the early 1980s in the suburbs of St. Paul) and being terribly underwhelmed. There's just about nothing…
Raging Bull is the greatest boxing movie of all time. It's also an enormously classic film—Scorsese, De Niro, punching, blood. And it's a true story.
Last summer, io9 headed out to Detroit's Cobo Arena for a set visit to the upcoming Hugh Jackman robotic boxing flick Real Steel.
In the upcoming film Real Steel, robot boxing is the wave of the future. But as this article from a 1931 issue of Modern Mechanics demonstrates, robo-boxing's been around forever. Hopefully the movie can write a better ending than reality.
Like an out-of-control boxer tearing off an opponent's ear, Rock Software rips off Nintendo's Punch-Out!! series to give Mike Tyson his own boxing video game for the iPhone.
What better way to ensure your robot can withstand the daily rigors of life than by punching it over and over? Watch as Anybots uses a mechanical boxing glove to beat the crap out of their $15,000 QB robot.
Thomas Edison and his friends were prone to recording short movies for amusement. This particular one reveals how the brilliant inventor is really just like nearly any other man: He just wanted to watch women box.
As much fun as it will be unleashing your motion-detected fists of fury via PlayStation Move, nothing will ruin the illusion faster than hurling your controller through your TV screen. CTA Digital's glove peripheral will help keep the peace.
If you dare chuckle about the $50,000 diamond iPod hanging from pro boxer Floyd Mayweather's neck, please be sure he doesn't hear you. Because otherwise you may never be able to giggle again.
Indeed, Nintendo and Everlast have tag-teamed in the retail ring to knock you out with these new boxing glove accessories. And while you're down they plan to steal your wallet—because this is an obvious attempt to milk gamers for every last cent. The gloves are available for $30, but I think I'll be saving my pennies…