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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Marco Huck, J’Leon Love And Pablo Cesar Cano

The Queensberry Rules will always have a soft spot for boxing kangaroos — not only are they an emblem of my country, they’re undeniably cool. In this case Fred Morley (the one without the tail) looks like he’s about to get his tail-less arse kicked. Anyway, inter-species fights of questionable ethical status are not really our concern, our concern is the schedule. It’s very...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hit By His Own Hype Train: Where Next For Adrien Broner?

(May 3; Las Vegas; Adrien Broner [right] against Carlos Molina during their fight at MGM Grand. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) A young boxer without hype is just one of countless hopefuls. Add hype and suddenly you’ve got a “hot prospect,” “a contender,” maybe even “the next big thing.” Hype attracts fans, sells tickets, gets you on the big cards. Early in...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Australian Boxing Might Explode Off The Planet — But It Shouldn’t

(July 26; New York; Gennady Golovkin [white gloves] reacts after knocking out Daniel Geale [black gloves] during their middleweight bout at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) In the win-loss measurement of things, Australian boxing has had a terrible few weeks. First Daniel Geale got smashed quickly by Gennady Golovkin. Then Blake Caparello got smashed...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Center For Kids Who Can’t Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too

(The good old [less funny] days of 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather) Y kant Floyd read? Or maybe he can and the above clip of him trying to read isn’t as damning as it sounds because he was on muscle relaxers or something. Either way, Floyd Mayweather’s old pal 50 Cent is brutalizing him over his literacy level since Floyd made some comments about the irrelevancy of Fitty and other...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Lionel Rose Defends Against Chucho Castillo, Chaos Follows

Boxing is easily one of the most unforgiving and predatory sports conceivable. Only a very small percentage of fighters over the course of more than a century have been able to wrest ultimate control of their destinies from promoters, managers, advisers and filthier. For the rest, a career guided by a competent entity whose success hinges on that of the fighter, is the outcome to...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward In Courtroom By Goossen-Tutor

Dan Goosen beat Andre Ward in court again today, #Goosen 4-0 vs Ward. Todays ruling strengths Goosen's defamation suit vs #Ward! #boxing — Rick Glaser (@RickGlaser1) August 21, 2014 Do you get boxing businessman/Twitter superstar Rick Glaser’s joke? Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward today lost another court battle with his promoter, Dan Goossen of Goossen-Tutor, so...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Austin Trout And Don George

As is often the case when the week’s boxing schedule is thin, we’ve got a cool historical image in the header. This week’s it’s a shot from a boxing gym in Porthaethwy, Wales, via the National Library of Wales. Apart from badass kids in towns with lots of consonants in their name, there’s not much going on this week. So I’m going to knock it over in short order. Austin...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Mayweather, Pacquiao Undercards, Gennady Golovkin, Others

(Dec. 12, Seattle — Jay-Z speaks with an acquaintance before a press conference to introduce new Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano [not pictured] at Safeco Field. Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) That’s not just a picture of Jay-Z for no reason(able doubt).  The Jigga Man’s Roc Nation has rather quickly started making a splash upon entering the boxing game...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 8/19: Kell Brook Vs. Shawn Porter Recap

Supposedly all things in the universe are a blend of light and dark, evil and good, Boston and The Eagles — yin and yang, if you will (via). And right now, when it comes to being appeased and getting serious value for their money, boxing fans sure are taking it up the yang. For however many weeks/mainstream cards in a row now, we have had to walk away from the fights feeling mostly...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Porter Vs. Brook Results: Kell Brook Upsets Shawn Porter In America

It was anybody’s guess how the judges would score Kell Brook vs. Shawn Porter after 12 rounds, based on how wildly divergent fans and writers were calling it on social media. But most people had it for Brook in a rough-and-tumble, even unattractive fight, and that’s how the judges decided it: 114-114, 117-111 and 116-112 for Brook. I thought Porter would knock out Brook in a...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirrell Vs. Bika Results: Anthony Dirrell Wins Ugly Rematch

The first fight was competitive, and not as messy; the second fight was downright ugly, but Anthony Dirrell turned a draw into a clear win Saturday night on Showtime against Sakio Bika. Referee Jack Reiss was arguably the main character in this super middleweight do-over, sometimes for good and sometimes for ill. Early on, he wouldn’t let Bika get away with his usual prolific fouling...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Figueroa Vs. Estrada Results: Omar Figueroa Gets Gross Cut, Storms Out For KO Win

Omar Figueroa had the kind of ghastly cut from a head butt where he could’ve begged out and let the bout go to the scorecards and win that way. His corner wanted that Saturday night on Showtime. Figueroa wanted the opposite. He stormed out of the corner and stopped Daniel Estrada in the very next round. That is some manly ****. It wasn’t at all an easy fight for the lightweight...
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Showtime Extreme Results: Jorge Linares, Deontay Wilder Score Tune-Up Stoppages

Jorge Linares and Deontay Wilder both dispatched their tune-up opponents Saturday on Sho Extreme, the former more impressively than the latter. Linares (above right), a super-talented lightweight still haunted by a trio of knockout losses, didn’t have to worry about his chin much against undersized journeyman Ira Terry (left), and only needed two dominant rounds to get rid of him...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

FNF Results: Shafikov Breaks Nugaev’s Face

A violent war between two Russian hardasses ended with Denis Shafikov badly damaging Rustam Nugaev’s face en route to a stoppage victory on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights. The two lightweights went right at it as if they didn’t once live together at an earlier phase of their careers, with Nugaev slightly outworking Shafikov through the first couple rounds. But once Shafikov upped...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Metronomic, Syncopated: Porter Vs. Brook Preview And Prediction

Hey, this is more like it this coming Saturday, Showtime. You don’t have to put on a tripleheader like last Saturday’s that produces, mainly, scorn. You can put on one that is evenly-matched, like what was happening last year more often than in 2014. The fight atop the card this Saturday is a nice meeting between still-teething welterweight contenders Shawn Porter and Kell Brook...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Carlos Ortiz Nabs A Decision And Joe Brown’s Title

The difference between good and great can be miniscule. Distinguishing one tier of greatness from another is often a matter of opinion, and perhaps schooling, In great divisions, figuring out rankings and who deserves what recognition is, again, splitting hairs. At lightweight, for instance, being even the 15th greatest fighter the division has seen still makes one likely a highly...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Shawn Porter, Kell Brook And Felix Verdejo

In the week that a futuristic (and potentially worrisome) new version of boxing debuts in Nevada, I figured I’d give you a flashback to how things used to be with this excellent snap of sailors watching a boxing match aboard the USS Oregon in 1897. Apart from the aforementioned Big Knockout Boxing card on pay-per-view, there’s also fights that are worth a look on Showtime and...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 8/12: Shawn Porter Vs. Kell Brook Preview With Brian Campbell

The above representation (via) of how an average 13-year-old girl feels about school every day is exactly how we all feel about cards featuring mismatches, actually. As admirable as matching Danny Garcia against Rod Salka would have been — had it actually been made for admirable, “let’s give this guy a chance” reasons — it simply wasn’t a good idea, ever. There was only...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend Afterthoughts: Fight Of The Year Candidate(s); Defending Garcia-Salka; More

The above fight is one of two to get Fight of the Year buzz from this past weekend, buzz that was overshadowed by the absolute disgrace that was the Showtime tripleheader headlined by Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka. For my money, the video of Francisco Rodriguez, Jr. vs. Katsunari Takayama doesn’t really start taking off toward FOTY candidacy until the 8th round,  with the 8th through...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Garcia Makes Quick Work Of Rod Salka

Junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, fighting above the 140 pound limit, crushed an opponent with virtually no chance in Bunola, Pa.’s Rod Salka. Salka, 19-4 (3 KO), appearing visibly smaller than Garcia from the outset, attempted to backpedal and dart forward with jabs and right crosses early in the fight. Garcia’s counterpunching deterred Salka, though, and he was jumpy...
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Lamont Peterson Skips Past Edgar Santana With Ease

Lamont Peterson improved his record to 33-2-1 (17 KO) by out-classing and eventually overwhelming Edgar Santana on Showtime. Santana, 29-5 (20 KO), came forward from the opening bell on, but couldn’t muster much consistent offense, overwhelmed by Peterson’s better technique and accuracy. In the end, Peterson’s measured, careful approach rendered Santana an uncultured rube in...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Jacobs Plows Through Jarrod Fletcher

Brooklyn native Danny “The Golden Child” Jacobs, now 28-1 (25 KO), stopped Queensland, Australia’s Jarrod Fletcher in the opening bout of the oft-dismissed Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka card on Showtime. A one-sided fight, Fletcher, 18-2 (10 KO), attempted to shift the momentum his way after finding himself falling behind, but couldn’t overcome a few different disadvantages...
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Sammy Vasquez, Jr. Readies Himself For Another Undefeated Opponent

The decision to become a professional was never in doubt for welterweight Sammy Vasquez, Jr. Despite having an offer to be a reserve for the 2012 Olympics, Vasquez forewent the London Games. He viewed the offer as being nothing more than a sparring partner rather than getting a chance to compete for his country. Instead, Vasquez turned pro in April 2012. Already at his 15th fight...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Danny Garcia, Lamont Peterson And Vyacheslav Glazkov

That cat is disappointed, and why wouldn’t he be? This could have been such a good weekend of boxing, but instead of the first two men in the headline fighting each other, they’re fighting two completely unqualified no-hopers on Showtime. There’s a little bit of boxing around apart from that, including junior middleweight Willie Nelson on Friday Night Fights and a couple of...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

50 Ways To Kill A Boxing Match

To fans of other sports, it’s just so obvious: The Spurs face the Heat in the NBA Finals because of course they do; the Spurs won the Western Conference and the Heat won the Eastern Conference and the two winners decide the champion. In boxing, it is never so simple, and it is especially complicated this year, which makes it almost a miracle that in the fall we will get a meeting...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss
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