LATEST STORIES FROM THE QUEENSBURY RULES

Quick Jabs: The Kovalev Vs Stevenson Act; The Tysons; The Triangle

What? Something in boxing was FAKE? You mean that after their hilarious confrontation in the ring on HBO, Sergey Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson were hugging off camera? Shocking. Or is this what’s shocking: That trainer Freddie Roach was the one who alleged the forgery? Roach, who doesn’t even pretend that he’s not bull****ting us half the time? This is a nice potential hall...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamel Herring And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

It’s a really dead time for televised boxing right now; the biggest show of the week is a “Premier Boxing Champions” card headlined by lightweight prospect and 2012 Olympian Jamel Herring. That’s really it, more or less. Jamel Herring vs Luis Eduardo Flores, Tuesday, FS1/Fox Deportes, Bethlehem Pa. Herring, 30, is a former marine: expect to hear about it incessantly if...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Canelo Alvarez, Amir Khan surprise public with fight announcement

Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan, a fight nobody saw coming and that no fans asked for, is happening in May. Some are outraged; some are talking themselves into liking the idea of Khan, a chinny welterweight, moving up to contend for the middleweight championship of the world against a man who will be pushing toward cruiserweight on fight night given his tendency toward post-weigh-in...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Caballero, Knockout CP Freshmart And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

Everyone’s favorite diminutive celebrity jeweler/Instagram superstar/boxing fan/firearm enthusiast, TV Johnny AKA Johnny Dang, pretty much sums up our feelings about this week’s boxing schedule (and the year so far, really). There’s not much on and we’re not happy about it. Randy Caballero vs. Ruben Garcia, Friday, Estrella TV/RingTV.com, Indio Calif. Caballero returns...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev: Crime And Punishment

There has always been something sinister about light heavyweight knockout artist Sergey Kovalev, just like there has always been a language impediment when it comes to understanding him. Whereas another knockout king, Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin, has always maintained an affable, happy-go-lucky demeanor outside the ring before turning into a full-on beast inside of it, Kovalev’s...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev grotesquely punishes Jean Pascal

That wasn’t a rematch we needed, Sergey Kovalev vs Jean Pascal II, and Saturday night confirmed it. On HBO, the two light heavyweights rumbled again, and just like the first time, Kovalev massacred Pascal, who had only moments of effectiveness. Someone should’ve stopped it long ago, before it ever happened, and once it actually began, it should’ve been stopped well before the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: Who’s Afraid?; Jean Pascal Gets Racial; Poor Yuriorkis Gamboa

What in the living fu-. How is welterweight Danny Garcia regularly doing some of the best ratings that the “Premier Boxing Champions” series ever has done, even against Robert Guerrero in a match-up that not many people viewed as particularly competitive? I guess people like unconventional hairlines, cuz LeBron James is popular, too. It’s almost as odd as anyone thinking Guerrero...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boxer, The Journalist And The Narcos

In a saga worthy of a telenovela, Mexico’s greatest-ever boxer has spent the last week denying allegations that he has laundered money for drug traffickers. “The boxer Julio Cesar Chavez was friend of, and alleged money launderer for, organised crime groups in Sinaloa,” wrote columnist Ricardo Alemán in El Universal on January 20. Alemán alleged that Chavez, 53, was a...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev Vs Jean Pascal II: Who’s Up For Another Beating?

There are always going to be pointless rematches in boxing. Hell, in a couple of months, Manny Pacquiao will fight Tim Bradley for a completely superfluous third time, even though one could make a strong argument that even the second fight was unnecessary. Yes, technically Pacquiao lost the first fight. But anyone besides the judges and human brillo pad Brian Kenny could see that...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Sergey Kovalev And Jean Pascal

This week’s boxing schedule is brought to you by nightmarish Soviet-era anti-boxing claymation.  You’re welcome. Sergey Kovalev vs Jean Pascal, Saturday, HBO, Montreal. Not sure what we’re meant to learn from this light heavyweight rematch, since Russian destroyer Kovalev put a nasty beating on Pascal last time out. Maybe he can really challenge himself by doing it in less...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Garcia scratches by Robert Guerrero

It’s not a Danny Garcia fight unless he scrambles up “unimpressive” with “victory.” And Saturday on Fox, Garcia spent the first half of his bout with Robert Guerrero being unimpressive, only to take over thereafter and remind folk why we once viewed the welterweight as a potential top 10 pound-for-pound fighter. He came away with his now-customary decision victory, although...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

But Honestly: Angel Garcia Is A Truth Teller

Finally, somebody said it. It’s out there now. For those of you who haven’t seen it, Angel Garcia, father of undefeated welterweight Danny Garcia, expressed his confusion to fighthype.com over just why in the hell Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman, two young, talented welterweights, would want to fight each other. FOR GOD’S SAKE, ONE OF THEM COULD LOSE. Garcia is correct, one...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Danny Garcia And Robert Guerrero

Boxing is picking up in 2016 where it left off in 2015 — with fights of questionable quality and possible hidden gems. The “biggest” fight of the week, Danny Garcia vs Robert Guerrero on “Premier Boxing Champions” on Fox, definitely falls into the former category, but there’s a few of the latter to read on about too. Danny Garcia vs Robert Guerrero, Saturday, Fox/Fox...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: Sup Wit David Haye; Andre Ward; More

It’s a new year(ish), so what better time to bring back Quick Jabs, everybody’s formerly favorite round-up of various boxing news(es)? We start with the pic above of the Friars’ Club, because Lennox Lewis is about to get roasted. Lewis’ championship reign has aged well, and now that he’s no longer a hilariously milquetoast regular HBO commentator, his periodic observations...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Deontay Wilder Struggles, Then Scores Massive KO

Deontay Wilder had his hands full briefly Saturday night on Showtime before those hands eventually found their target on Artur Szpilka’s noggin, ending in a spectacular one-shot knockout. The physically gifted heavyweight finally faced someone with a pulse after a series of no-hopers following his breakthrough early-2015 win over Bermane Stiverne, a win that hinted at a legitimate...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

PBC Year One: An Argument For Optimism

It has been almost a year since we’ve welcomed “Premier Boxing Champions'” version of free boxing for the masses into our lives, living rooms and Twitter feeds. I haven’t seen any formal surveys on the matter, but sticking of a finger into the cyclonic winds of boxing opinion, it seems like the average fan’s reaction to the first season of PBC has been at best tepid and...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Deontay Wilder And David Haye

A big week of heavyweight boxing need a heavyweight mullet. And nobody in boxing has a more heavyweight mullet than Australian heavyweight Mark de Mori (pictured), who’s taking on David Haye on Saturday. In other news: Welcome to 2016! Boxing is back on TV and that’s reason enough to celebrate. I hope you’re feeling nice and relaxed after the holidays, and even if you’re...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

2015 Boxing Awards Pu Pu Platter, Part II

So very sorry to be so slow with our service of the conclusion of the 2015 boxing awards. Your waiter humbly apologies. We’re bringing out two enormous platters to conclude them. In the first installment, the flavor was heavy and serious. In the second one, that flavor is light and fluffy. Just add “award” at the end of every category below and devour ’em all. Feel free...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

2015 Boxing Awards Pu Pu Platter, Part I

So very sorry to be so slow with our service of the conclusion of the 2015 boxing awards. Your waiter humbly apologies. We’re bringing out two enormous platters to conclude them. In the first installment, the flavor is heavy and serious. In the second one, that flavor will be light and fluffy. Just add “award” at the end of every category below and devour ’em all. Feel...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Seven Predictions For Boxing In 2016

With 2015 in the rear view mirror, it’s time for some black magic. We’re busting out the tarot cards and the crystal ball, and we’re telling boxing’s fortune. Here are TQBR’s predictions for 2016: Heavyweight won’t get exciting just yet We have a new heavyweight champion (pictured, dressed as Batman) after a decade of Klitschko dominance, so things are about to get...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

A look back at boxing in 2015

2015 was a strange year for boxing. Like “Charles In Charge,” we took a lot of “bad” to go with the “good.” We got huge fights like Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, free fights like Keith Thurman vs Robert Guerrero, and no fights like Showtime. New stars emerged, while some faded away before our eyes. Lineal titles changed hands, while alphabet titles remained all...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 12/15

Happy New Year. Here’s a last bit of sweeping up after 2015 — a year-end pound-for-pound list of the best boxers alive, regardless of weight. This entry brings just one exit (Miguel Cotto) and one entry (Tyson Fury) since last time, but some shaking up of things here and there. The heavyweight and middleweight championships of the world changing hands matters in that regard....
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

2015 Fighter Of The Year: Floyd Mayweather

It’s easy, in retrospect, to belittle Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao. It wasn’t terribly hard beforehand, either. We knew, coming in, that Mayweather was the heavy favorite, deservedly. We knew this because we watched these two men age over the years between when the fight was a twinkle in our eyes and when it finally happened in 2015 — and we saw who aged worse. We knew...
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December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Knockout Of The Year: Canelo Alvarez Vs James Kirkland

Some knockouts are spectacular — there’s virtually no sight in sport as breathtaking as a person being suddenly and violently removed from consciousness. Others are surprising — upsets and come-from-behind victories, walk off home runs in the bottom of the ninth. Others still are significant within the sport — a championship run ended, a prospect exposed, a stadium...
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December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fighter Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end boxing awards, continuing this week. Here’s how we do it around these parts: The major categories are Knockout of the Year, Round of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. The final leg, which will finish after, is a pu-pu platter of awards ranging from Trainer of the Year to more frivolous topics. For each category...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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