What’s On: June 24-26th

Over the weekend, UFC returns with Fight Night featuring Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot. PFL 5 is live tonight, while the International Judo Federation’s World Tour continues with this weekend’s Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam. Several boxing world titles are also on the line, live from Texas.


The Allure of Violence: Pugilist Philosophy II

Philosophers often sidestep the issue of violence, refusing to tackle it head-on. One philosopher who has never refused the challenge is Professor Gordon Marino, who as well as being a professional philosopher was once a professional boxer and boxing coach. We spoke to him about the crossroad between philosophy and combat sports.


Preparing for Battle: An Interview with Otto Wallin

Sweden hasn’t had many boxing heavyweight hopes since Ingemar “Ingo” Johansson. After defeating Floyd Patterson at Yankee Stadium, he won the world title in 1959. Now, Otto “All In” Wallin is on a trajectory towards heavyweight gold, with a near-perfect record. We spoke to him about his forthcoming bout in Detroit against Rydell Booker on May 26th.