Amir Khan Wins, Fails Floyd Mayweather Audition; Javier Fortuna Gets Fun Win, Too

Chris Algieri brought it Friday night on “Premier Boxing Champions” on Spike, giving Amir Khan more than anyone thought he might be able to give. It wasn’t enough for Algieri to win the decision. It might’ve been enough to cost Khan, who aspires to a Mayweather showdown, a lot of money. Algieri had no chance of out-quicking or out-boxing Khan, so he decided to try and force...
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Remembering The Marvel, Sergio Martinez

Martin Murray sat beside compatriot Darren Barker in the Sky Sports Studio as a smile grew across his face. A sturdy, thick-necked middleweight with a history of violent crime, he listened incredulously as Birmingham-born Matthew Macklin boasted proudly of his exploits, both domestically and abroad. Calling in from his gym on the south coast of Andalusia, Macklin reminded his domestic...
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Chris Algieri Gets Another Shot To Cash In As The Underdog

Chris Algieri had a really, really bad night against Manny Pacquiao the last time he was in the ring. There’s no shame in that; Pacquiao has given plenty of great fighters plenty of bad nights. But Algieri has bounced back to a headlining spot on TV, and Friday night on Spike’s “Premier Boxing Champions” broadcast, he’ll once again be playing the underdog role against Amir...
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50 Cent Has Filed For Bankruptcy For SMS Promotions, But…

(50 Center lowered to the boxing ring while rapping; via) The schadenfreude is pretty heavy Tuesday after 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy for his boxing promotion company, SMS Promotions. This is just a note of caution about what it means, what it doesn’t mean and what it might not mean. It should surprise no one that SMS Promotions has debt of between $100,000 and $500,000. If anything...
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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Amir Khan, Chris Algieri And Kell Brook

If the boxing schedule is anything to go by, this whole Al Haymon thing seems to be working out OK so far. This week he’s promoting (er, sorry, “advising”) a show featuring welterweights Amir Khan and Chris Algieri. It’s not going to set the world on fire, but the undercard could be a cheeky hit. Looking further afield, there are solid cards happening in the UK and Mexico...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: Canelo, Golovkin Ratings; Haymon Lawsuit; More

People just can’t get enough cinnamon these days. Quick Jabs We were waiting to talk about the Canelo Alvarez ratings for his fight with James Kirkland until we got more solid info on how much the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao replay helped boost it, but there is no solid info on that. What we do know suggests that Alvarez is a ratings giant. He averaged 2.1 million viewers against...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

James DeGale Beats Andre Dirrell In Surprisingly Good Fight

James DeGale and Andre Dirrell waged a close battle Saturday on NBC — and it was actually a battle, contrary to our expectations of a hunt-and-peck affair — and DeGale came out on top by decision, despite visiting from the U.K. and taking on the “house” fighter. The two super middleweights took turns being totally sloppy, which was both to their discredit and made the bout...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

FNF Closes With Andrey Fedosov, John Thompson Knockout

Goodnight, Friday Night Fights on ESPN2. Fittingly, the show’s official ending — before it moves to boxing adviser Al Haymon’s empire under a different name– concluded with two knockouts. One was a surprise. One wasn’t. Brandon Adams, who looked like he would be the best fighter to come out of this installment of the Boxcino tournament, found himself on his butt in the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Night’s Alright (For Fighting): Goodbye FNF

After 17 years of busted pipes and broken noses, ESPN’s Friday Night Fights is hanging up the gloves. FNF, which brought close to 1,000 fights into American living rooms over its run, will make way for Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN, the latest stage of Al Haymon’s takeover of U.S. boxing (PBC already airs on NBC, CBS/Showtime and Spike). In the end, FNF’s throwback...
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Gennady Golovkin Quotes On Motivational Posters Are Our Everything Right Now

The best quotes from the interview Gennady Golovkin gave HBO after his 20th-straight knockout victory. On Tumblr-style backgrounds. You know it makes sense. The post Gennady Golovkin Quotes On Motivational Posters Are Our Everything Right Now appeared first on Queensberry Rules.
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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring The Boxcino Finals, Andre Dirrell And Alexander Povetkin

It’s spring (at least in the northern hemisphere), the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and the boxers are… boxing. This week we’ve got the final episode of Friday Night Fights “Boxcino” tournament which is also the last episode of Friday Night Fights, period. There are also intriguing super middleweight and heavyweight fights, so let’s just jump right into...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gennady Golovkin Eating Punches? It’s All Part Of The Plan

There was an odd moment during Saturday night’s bout between Kazakh monster Gennady Golovkin and Rochester, NY native Willie Monroe, Jr. Golovkin had dominated the first couple of rounds, battering Monroe in the 2nd and dropping him twice. Then, out of the blue, Golovkin started eating punches. And then more. The HBO crew, especially Max Kellerman — whose voice usually rises...
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Gennady Golovkin, Roman Gonzalez Triumph In Night Of Exciting Mismatches

In a night of enjoyable mismatches on HBO, offensive maestros Gennady Golovkin and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez impressed against their respective foes at the Inglewood Forum in Los Angeles. While neither man was ever under threat, they both did enough to impress and leave the public hungry for more. Willie Monroe (19-2, 6 KO) was never really in the middleweight main event....
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FNF Results: Ojeda Schools Meza-Clay

In the main event of the penultimate episode of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, lightweight Reynaldo Ojeda played matador to Monty Meza-Clay’s hard charging bull. Meza-Clay desperately tried to overcome significant height and reach disadvantages by digging his way inside, but Ojeda fought well, using excellent lateral movement to befuddle his opponent while landing nasty rights to...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

TruTV Boxing Results: Benavidez Baffles, Orozco Vs Taylor Dazzles

Jose Benavidez, Jr. may be popular in Arizona, but he’s annoying to watch fight, backing up to the ropes for dumb reasons like he did Friday night on TruTV in an otherwise easy fight vs Jorge Paez, Jr. At least we had the undercard fight to make it all worthwhile, a power punch fiesta between the divergent styles of victor Antonio Orozco and Emmanuel Taylor. Junior welterweight...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

What To Expect From Mitt Romney Vs Evander Holyfield

A friend was wondering what I think about Mitt Romney vs Evander Holyfield this weekend. I am, after all,  a boxing writer who also has written about politics. You’d think I might have something interesting to say. In reality: Probably not. I think: It will not be a real boxing match. Not that anyone with half a brain’s expecting that. But if you’ve seen any boxing matches...
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Roman Gonzalez: ‘Chocolatito’ Gets Some HBO Love

Boxing viewers aren’t used to catching flyweights on major networks. Usually, we’re forced to watch them on grainy youtube videos or in quick highlight spots. But then again, most flyweights don’t fight like Roman Gonzalez. The reason that he’s shot up the pound-for-pound ranks — he’s currently just below Floyd Mayweather at #2 in the world, according to the Transnational...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kid Galahad, One Of Britain’s Most Promising Boxers, Fails PED Test

British tabloid The Daily Star broke a story on Tuesday regarding Kid Galahad – real name Abdul-Bari Awad – who, depressingly, failed a performance enhancing drug test in September after outclassing Brazilian Adeilson Dos Santos. Galahad, 18-0 (9 KOs), a former British, Commonwealth and European champion, tested positive for banned substance stanozolol — an anabolic steroid...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cleaner: Gennady Golovkin Returns Just In Time To Wash Up The May 2 Mess

Though the stench has faded somewhat, it’s still there. It will probably hover above boxing for some time. When the most lucrative prize fight in the history of the sport lays a giant egg in front of millions of casual fans and every major news outlet, the fallout sticks around for awhile. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao did not provide anything resembling scintillating pugilism...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Vs Pacquiao: Record 4.4 Million Pay-Per-View Buys, Nuking Previous Record

Mayweather vs Pacquiao generated a whopping 4.4 million pay-per-view buys, according to Showtime and HBO news releases Tuesday, which seems like it ought to make everyone shut the hell up for a little bit about boxing being dead but yeah, it won’t. The figure for Floyd’s showdown with Manny almost doubled the previous record, the 2.48 million buys for Mayweather’s bout against...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Gennady Golovkin And Roman Gonzalez

The spring boxing schedule just will not quit. This week isn’t quite as packed as last, but there are still some quality fights on, most notably on HBO where middleweight fan favourite Gennady Golovkin is fighting, along with his flyweight equivalent, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez. There are also some fights on ESPN and TruTV. Oh, and I nominate Shrek for trainer of the year...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Laurence Cole Show: Omar Figueroa’s Win Over Ricky Burns Overshadowed By Rancid Ref

In the main event of Saturday’s “Premier Boxing Champions” card on CBS, junior welterweight Omar Figueroa, Jr. hammered out a bruising unanimous decision victory over Ricky Burns. The fighters mostly went at it in the tiniest phone booth you’ll ever find, trading shots while trying to smother and sap each other’s energy. Burns (37-5-1, 11 KO) started out strong. He used...
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Canelo Alvarez Brutalizes, Stops James Kirkland In Three Rounds

Boxing fans left unsatisfied by last week’s “Fight of the Century” were treated to a brutal one-sided shootout between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and James Kirkland in Houston Saturday night on HBO. The junior middleweight bout was entertaining as long as it lasted, but it was clear from early on that Canelo (45-1-1, 32 KO) was simply too good for the hard-charging Kirkland...
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Appearances Can Be Deceiving: Canelo Alvarez vs James Kirkland Preview And Prediction

HBO is playing it rather savvy with its May programming. Knowing that after Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally met, people would be wondering, “Who’s next for the mantle of boxing’s biggest star?” they threw in two of their best bids: Canelo Alvarez this weekend, Gennady Golovkin the one after. They also hedged their bets on blood: Canelo Alvarez vs James Kirkland...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Canelo Alvarez, James Kirkland And Omar Figueroa

Mayweather/Pacquiao is over, baby, and we’re riding into a new fight week like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez riding a stallion on a Mexican beach. You might have heard boxing is dead, but whoever told you that is dead wrong; there are so many fights on this week I hardly know where to start. I guess Alvarez fighting Texas’ James Kirkland in front of an expected 30,000 people in...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss
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