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Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam Flummoxes Curtis Stevens Over 12

It was a more enticing match-up Wednesday than we’re used to seeing from ESPN: two fringe middleweight contenders, Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam vs. Curtis Stevens. It also wasn’t competitive, alas, with the only moment of drama coming in the seesaw 8th, as the mobile N’Dam otherwise dominated the power punching Stevens. The drama in the 8th started with N’Dam scoring a right...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: The Fistic Fix, Featuring Floyd Mayweather, Gennady Golovkin And More

TQBR is proud to play host to a new monthly video feature, The Fistic Fix. Produced by BoloPunch Productions and narrated by our very own Patrick Connor, it’s an easy, 10 minute catch up on everything that’s happened in boxing in the last month, and everything that will happen in the month to come. What are you waiting for? Press play.
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 10/14

(Roman Gonzalez, left; Akira Yaegashi, right) At last, some movement. Since our last update of the best boxers in the world, regardless of weight, some of them have, actually, you know, fought. And in some meaningful fights, too. There are two new entrants to the top 10 (hint: one of them is in the picture), and a whole new entry into the top 20. And there are options for a rejiggering...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Curtis Stevens, Jhonny Gonzalez And Chad Dawson

Boxing is a great sport, but it can also be incredibly frustrating. Fights that should get made don’t, promoters squabble and fans get screwed. But jhust when you think you might pack it all in, something – or someone – like Knockout CP Freshmart draws you right back in. In what other sport could a man like Mr Freshmart (who fights for a meaningless strawweight belt...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Carlos Monzon Outpoints Bennie Briscoe, Defends Title

As boxing fans, we’re frequently thrown to the wolves, in a manner of speaking, in being forced to defend our sport, and fanaticism thereof. But the moments that speak to us, that wrench our emotions from whatever dark cave they may be huddled in, are easy to pick out. We love action. We love skill. We love knockouts, drama, real humans elevating their own spirits — and ours...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Roy Jones, Ricardo Mayorga And Yory Boy Campas

You read the names in the title correctly. No, you haven’t traveled 10 years into the past — we’re still in 2014. The stars of the past are all fighting this week (perhaps to make up for so few of the stars of the present being in action). I’m going to keep it short and sweet so that it’s not too depressing. Anselmo Moreno Vs. Juan Carlos Payano, Friday, Fox Sports 1...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Canelo Alvarez Back To HBO + Round And Round Featuring Carl Froch, Amir Khan, Abner Mares And More

It’s been a while, but we’re back with a bumper edition of Round And Round, with all the business of fights being signed, fights being negotiated and fights being flirted with. Apart from the men in the headline, the fighters from the Mayweather vs. Maidana undercard are busy booking their next fights, Marcos Maidana himself is looking to bounce back and one of the biggest events...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: Public Hasn’t Had Enough Of Mayweather; Dubious Title Runs; More

Very good fight from this past weekend, that Orlando Salido vs. Terdsak Kokietgym, especially early. It stuffed in five knockdowns, legal and no, and lots of swapped punches at the official start of Salido’s official 130-pound campaign. In an overdue edition of Quick Jabs, we’ll talk about the subjects in the headline — yeah, still some Floyd to discuss — plus some other...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 9/16: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana II Recap With Alex McClintock

We’re all likely still trying to shed the hangover we feel after “big fight” weekends. If it’s not the fighting itself, it’s the flood of redundant news stories and reactions. So why not add to the torrent? This week on Queensberry Rules Radio, Patrick Connor of TQBR is joined by fellow staffer Alex McClintock to recap of the Mayweather-Maidana II main event and undercard...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Has The Public Finally Had Enough Of Floyd Mayweather?

For many a long-time boxing fan, Floyd Mayweather’s repugnance as a human being is an ongoing source of eye rolls, because what else can they do? There are the major evils, like the multiple convictions for battering women,  or his racist and homophobic remarks about Manny Pacquiao, or his public disclosure of his ex-fiancee’s abortion; then there are the minor evils, like...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Omar Narvaez, Kazuto Ioka, Orlando Salido And Richar Abril

After one of the biggest boxing weeks of the year, the next seven days are time for a break for all but the most hardcore fans. It’s not that there’s nothing on (there is, and quite a lot of it is on TV), it’s just that it’s a mile wide and an inch deep (like the lake above, but less pretty). There are some mid-level names fighting, as you can see from the headline, but...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather beats Marcos Maidana, remains undefeated

Floyd Mayweather did one of the things Saturday night that makes him the best in the world, which is to figure out what his opponent does well and neutralize it. It was enough to win by wider margins this time against his fiercest recent foe, Marcos Maidana, than last time. It was a far less interesting bout, of course, because Mayweather wins more easily when he avoids contact —...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Vs. Maidana Results: Leo Santa Cruz Smashes Manuel Roman In Horrid Mismatch

Surprise, surprise. Leo Santa Cruz, in one of the worst mismatches on any recent pay-per-view undercard — which doesn’t exactly set a high standard — stopped Manuel Roman in two rounds in the penultimate bout on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana II PPV on Showtime Saturday. There’s next to nothing to say about this fight because it was pointless. Roman won three of...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana Undercard Results: Mickey Bey Upset Miguel Vazquez In A Snoozer

Mickey Bey bumped off long-time lightweight titlist Miguel Vazquez via split decision in an awkward, tactical fight on the undercard of the Marcos Maidana Vs. Floyd Mayweather Showtime pay-per-view. There really isn’t much to report about the fight; it was a typical Vazquez (34-4, 13 KO) jab-n-grab affair. Bey (21-1-1, 10 KO) seemed to have worked a way to time Vazquez with his...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana Undercard Results: James De La Rosa Beats Up Alfredo Angulo

In the opening bout of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana undercard on Showtime pay-per-view, middleweight (very) fringe contender James De la Rosa beat up former 154-pound contender Alfredo Angulo, perhaps ending his career. Angulo, who’d blown up to 180 pounds since the weigh-in, looked ponderously slow. El Perro has never been a speedster, but the move to 160 has done...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather – Maidana 2: The Ultimate Guide

(Marcos Maidana’s duckface + leopard print snakeskin tuxedo = look of the year) Don’t follow boxing very often, but you want to know the gist of Saturday’s mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana? Follow boxing all the time, and want one place that rounds up all the links about the junior middleweight showdown you could ever want? This Ultimate Guide to the Sept...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweet Science Sequels: Mayweather Vs. Maidana

Grab your phone. Pull up the flicks playing at your local cinema this weekend. Don’t show me the titles. Don’t even look yourself. Want to know what the worst of the bunch will be? Which of those laboriously lazy, hundred million dollar behemoth pictures will almost assuredly waste your time and money? Just skip to the tail of the title and look for something with the number...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Perfection, Ugliness: Mayweather Vs. Maidana Preview And Prediction

Welcome to fight week for Floyd Mayweather, where ugly-spectacle-as-promotional-hype builds up to his sublime perfection in the ring. How low can Mayweather sink, in the department of self-marketing? Low enough to, as a convicted woman beater, to capitalize on the publicity he gets from defending Ray Rice, for instance, this past week. Last time, it was promoting his ex-fiancee...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Roundtable On Mayweather Vs. Maidana: Bow Tie Edition

So I asked the TQBR team — Patrick Connor, Matthew Swain, Tim Starks, Andrew Harrison, Jeff Pryor and Sam Sheppard — whether they thought Saturday’s fight is going to be competitive, and that’s the look they gave me. The Roundtable is virtual (we all live in different parts of the world), but I assume they were all wearing bow ties, animal print dinner jackets and rhinestone...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Harold Johnson Cuts Down Jesse Bowdry For Belt

The gnashing gears and sprockets of boxing clack into their notches at their own pace, no matter what humans have in mind. A metaphor for life, to be certain, but also something much more specific — an institutionalized bloodletting, with purpose. Heroes get old. But before new ones are welcomed, there are milestones to be reached. And becoming a hero is about the only foolproof...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Matadors And Bulls: A Love Story (Sort Of)

Before Marcos Maidana’s majority decision loss to pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in May, very few people gave him a chance to win. In fact, your fearless team here at TQBR discussed whether Maidana would even win a round during our preview round table discussion. I was generous (read: slightly less wrong but still wrong) and figured he might steal a couple early. Our...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

The History Of Chino, Or How Marcos Maidana Got His Kinda Racist Nickname

Marcos Maidana is the the kind of fighter fans love: a man of few words and many punches. He’s simple, not in the sense that he’s dull or stupid, but in the sense that he knows what he likes: to fight. Asked at press conference whether Floyd Mayweather is attempting to change the way their rematch will be refereed by calling him a dirty fighter, Maidana shrugged. “Maybe...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Belfast’s Fight Fans Deserve A Monument All Of Their Own

(Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness with Carl Frampton and Barry McGuigan at Parliament Buildings Monday; Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye) It is quite something when a fight crowd becomes a draw in itself. 16,000 fans congregated in a Belfast shipyard on Saturday evening, there in support of Tiger’s Bay junior featherweight Carl Frampton, who joined compatriots...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Portrait Of The B-Side As A Young Man

“His very existence was improbable, inexplicable, and altogether bewildering… It was inconceivable how he had existed, how he had succeeded in getting so far, how he had managed to remain — why he did not instantly disappear.” – Joseph Conrad. If the trappings of fame and a now-global renown have changed Marcos Maidana at all, he doesn’t let it show, save for the odd...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Rice, Floyd Mayweather And Domestic Violence Hipocrisy

NFL player Ray Rice’s savage assault on his then fiancee Janay Palmer is national news. Rightly, there is outrage at Rice, who has been let go by his team, the Baltimore Ravens, and suspended indefinitely by the league. A “national conversation” about domestic violence has been opened, according to some. But really, the conversation is about the surveillance video of Rice...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss
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