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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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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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6 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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6 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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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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8 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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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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8 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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10 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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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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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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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14 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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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Media Credential Snafus For Mayweather Vs Pacquiao (And The General Disaster Of It Normally)

Normally, media credentialing for boxing matches is a subject of bellybutton gazing that doesn’t warrant even a passing mention. For Mayweather vs Pacquiao, it turned into a mainstream media story, of all things. That’s because Rachel Nichols of CNN and Michelle Beadle of ESPN — who have put a spotlight on Floyd Mayweather’s domestic violence history — went public with...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Points Against The Alphabet Belt Gang, Post-Mayweather Vs Pacquiao

We’ve talked before about the real championship that was at stake in Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao this weekend, the true welterweight crown that restarted the lineage at 147 lbs. Here are two points against the sanctioning organizations (the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF) that we haven’t made before. 1. Allan Lasilan last year wrote a thesis as part of his master’s degree in...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Next For Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao

Let’s not pretend we really know what’s next for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao after they faced one another this past weekend, and just tell you would might be, and should be, next for them. ****** Contractually, Mayweather owns Showtime one more fight, and he says he’ll be back in September. In the build-up for this promotion, he’s made a big deal about how he doesn’t...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 5/15

(Terence Crawford; Tom Pennington, Getty Sports) This is our first pound-for-pound update of 2015, and as such there are some major modifications. It made sense to wait this long after January and February produced negligible potential changes. It also made sense to wait until Mayweather vs Pacquiao, which would determine the p4p crown. As always, the standard is quality wins, especially...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mouthwash For Mayweather Vs Pacquiao: Five Best Fights Of This Century

(What a great fight looks like: Israel Vazquez, left, Rafael Marquez, right) Let’s say you expected the “Fight of the Century” this weekend between Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao to be the BEST fight of this century, at least so far. You were dreaming. Also, there are 85 more years to go. But since the year 2000, boxing has had its share of unbelievably dramatic two-way...
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Maybe Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Was ‘Boring,’ But It’s Not The End Of The World

The big fight Saturday, in the end, wasn’t a riveting masterpiece of blood-spattering havoc. Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, did not, in the minds of many, match the hype. It was “boring,” so many said. Mayweather only ran away — he took no risks, was even a coward, and Pacquiao didn’t even try, and this “Fight of the Century” will bury boxing once and for all...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Gets Win Of His Life Vs Manny Pacquiao

Before Saturday, one of the things that made Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao so long-awaited is that they were the two best fighters of their time, the two best fighters of the last decade. After Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by a unanimous decision, we can say this: Mayweather now has the best win of his life, and the best win that either man has on their respective ledgers...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Undercard Results: Santa Cruz Wins Decision

Leo Santa Cruz traded a lot of leather with Jose Cayetano in the other undercard bout for Mayweather vs Pacquiao, winning a shutout decision in a fight that was more competitive than the first. Santa Cruz made his full featherweight debut, and nothing changed about his punch volume, which is super-high. It seemed as though there was at least a chance it affected his punching power...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss
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