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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Bernard Hopkins, Paulie Malignaggi And Juan Francisco Estrada

I’ve been telling you, get on to Flickr commons, because it’s full of amazing photos like the one above of Muhammad Ali meeting and greeting in the Netherlands. It has nothing to do with the week’s boxing schedule, but god damn, it’s cool. The schedule is also quite cool, with a few different things happening around the place. Obviously there’s a big show on Showtime with...
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Weekend Afterthoughts On Pacquiao Bradley 2, Next For Raymundo Beltran, More

Manny Pacquiao’s mom loves Jesus, but maybe she has a little bit of that Santeria in her. This is not a full-fledged Weekend Afterthoughts, really, because I’m in Indonesia for a spell (no pun intended) and some fights from the past weekend have been difficult for me to track down. So we’ll confine ourselves mainly to Pacquiao’s welterweight rematch Saturday with Timothy...
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Manny Pacquiao Gets The Win Over Tim Bradley He Deserved In The First Place

In a rematch of a fight from 2012 that really needed no introduction, Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley met in a contest between two truly elite fighters that oozed class from the opening bell. Bradley entered the ring decked out in camouflage, and it was clear from the outset that this was not merely a sartorial affectation. Despite the 1st round being marked by tentative counterpunching...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Running Undercard Results For Timothy Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao II

In a showcase for two junior lightweights with records that looked hugely impressive at first glance, Jose Felix (26-1-1) entered the contest with a growing reputation as a puncher, albeit without an overly convincing resume to back it up. By contrast, despite being only 26, Bryan Vasquez (33-1, 17 KO) was the veteran of the two, a fighter whose only loss was to the de facto lineal...
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Gilberto Ramirez Dominates Giovanni Lorenzo In Vegas On Friday Night Fights

A gaudy record filled with knockouts is not necessarily an indicator of championship level talent. Twenty-two-year-old Mexican super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez entered his fight with Giovanni Lorenzo on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas with a sterling record built against guys I’ve never heard of. He appears to be the real thing, though. Ramirez...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Timothy Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao II: The Ultimate Guide

(Manny Pacquiao poses with Bob Dylan, via; Timothy Bradley’s response to the hard rain that’s gonna fall) Don’t follow boxing very often, but you want to know the gist of Saturday’s mega-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley? Follow boxing all the time, and want one place that rounds up all the links about the welterweight showdown you could ever want? This Ultimate...
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Tarnished Gem: Timothy Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao 2 Preview And Prediction

So continues our marathon coverage of one of the biggest bouts of 2014, Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao II, on April 13 on HBO Pay-Per-View. Previously: a primer on the rematch; a Bradley-Pacquiao edition of TQBR Radio; keys to the fight; the undercard, previewed; a staff roundtable. Next: the Ultimate Guide. To the devoted boxing fan base, Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao...
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Joel Diaz Knows Timothy Bradley Could Face Judges’ Payback In Manny Pacquiao Rematch

LAS VEGAS — Timothy Bradley’s trainer Joel Diaz spoke assertively during his roundtable discussion inside the MGM Grand media center Thursday morning: “I’m telling you right now,” Diaz said while flaring his arms like an Italian trying to punctuate an expression. “Tim Bradley is 100 percent ready mentally and physically to show that what happened June 12th is gonna be...
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Bradley Vs. Pacquiao II: TQBR Roundtable, Royal Rumble Edition

So continues our marathon coverage of one of the biggest bouts of 2014, Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao II, on April 13 on HBO Pay-Per-View. Previously: a primer on the rematch; a Bradley-Pacquiao edition of TQBR Radio; keys to the fight; the undercard, previewed. Next: a final preview and prediction. You know, I quite like watching guys fight. I’m excited for Tim Bradley...
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Throwback Thursday: Battling Siki Dusts Georges Carpentier, Becomes Champ

A repetitive, yet ever important theme in the world of boxing is how fights unfold parallel to the history of the times. Boxing fed off the momentum of social movements and vice versa, and it still does, with race being perhaps the easiest of fuels to ignite. One of the more obvious examples covered here on TQBR was the Mike Weaver vs. Gerrie Coetzee showdown, which included racial...
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Timothy Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao II Undercard, Previewed (And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule)

So continues our marathon coverage of one of the biggest bouts of 2014, Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao II, on April 13 on HBO Pay-Per-View. Previously: a primer on the rematch; a Bradley-Pacquiao edition of TQBR Radio; keys to the fight. Next: a staff roundtable. Raymundo Beltran, via: http://firstclassboxing.com Usually pay-per-view weeks are busy in boxing, as promoters...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Vs. Pacquiao II: Keys To The Fight

So continues our marathon coverage of one of the biggest bouts of 2014, Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao II, on April 13 on HBO Pay-Per-View. Previously: a primer on the rematch; a Bradley-Pacquiao edition of TQBR Radio. Next: the undercard, previewed. Mind. Matter. How do Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley stack up in those categories? Here, we examine both the more mental and more...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

A Primer On Timothy Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao II

Timothy Bradley, standing at right, Manny Pacquiao, sitting So begins our marathon coverage of one of the biggest bouts of 2014, Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao II, on April 13 on HBO Pay-Per-View. Next: Keys to the fight. How fitting it is that in this dreadful, murky year for boxing so far, in which the sport has sunken down into a depressing morass, the first big fight that...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 4/8: Tim Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao II Preview, With Scott Christ

What does it say about boxing, as a whole, that the first really big, meaningful fight of 2014 is happening about a quarter of the way through the calendar year? Really. That’s not a rhetorical question, and the answer probably won’t be in this post. Whatever quasi-philosophical approach you take to figuring out how this year’s barren schedule relates to the broader ills in...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend Afterthoughts On Quality/Controversial NBC Sports Show, Flyweight Excellence And More

That’s the heavyweight fight people were gaga about this weekend: Steve Cunningham winning a tight battle against Amir Mansour on NBC Sports, one bloody, the other swollen, a power puncher vs. a boxer,  both men on the canvas, a close decision win for Cunningham. It was more consistently good than the undercard bout, between middleweights Curtis Stevens and Tureano Johnson, which...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: The Alleged Karim Mayfield Nipple Lick; Promoter Feuds, Take 1,742; More

You think you know all the kinds of boxing, and along comes the chicken variety. A Lousiana state senator, you see, is raising questions about a bill meant to increase restrictions on cockfighting, because he fears it could cut back on the “legitimate” sport of chicken boxing, which, yes, involves chickens with boxing gloves on their feet. And which totally isn’t just a way...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lost In Translation: Carl Frampton Puts Hugo Cazares In A Daze

On Friday night, at home in Belfast, junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton (18-0, 13 KO) hit Hugo Cazares (40-8-2, 27 KO) so hard with a left hook that the waspish Mexican neglected the referee’s count in order to moon over the city’s new hero. As the third man, Victor Loughlin, tolled six, Cazares — sporting the expression of a tourist who’d underestimated the...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Pancho Villa Irons Out Jimmy Wilde, Makes History

The 1920s spirit flowed freely in 1923. The roar was protected by low unemployment rates, jazz and dance clubs crawled with frantic activity, and New York — a city that embodied the decadence of the decade — was graced with ambiguous prohibition laws that lubricated the mind and spirit. And boxing breathed fire. When Al Smith became the governor of New York, threats to ban boxing...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Giovani Segura, Carl Frampton And Steve Cunningham

Mike Tyson and Street Fighter: it’s the best of the ’90s all in one place! The week ahead in boxing might not provide as much entertainment as Tyson with sound effects, but there’s a lot on. I guess you could describe the schedule this week as wide, not deep. As always, it’s a testament to boxing’s global reach, with fights in the US, Japan, Mexico, Northern Island and...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 4/1: Sergey Kovalev Vs. Cedric Agnew Recap

What exactly do we get when a predatory butcher like Sergey Kovalev is granted a major pay cable network time slot to pulverize a virtually unknown opponent, and have it mean…nothing at all? Well, boxing, that’s what. While Adonis Stevenson’s departure to Showtime and the subsequent implosion of a likely matchup against Kovalev isn’t quite on the level of everyone failing...
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Cut Short: Stuart Hall Vs. Martin Ward Over Before It Begins

NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND – Martin Ward had offered to give up his right hand in exchange for Stuart Hall’s recently acquired world bantamweight title belt, yet before a passionate crowd at the Metro Radio Arena on the banks of the River Tyne, Saturday, he wasn’t even afforded the chance to throw one. At the end of a tense opening session, Hall (16-2-1, 7 KO) rounded upon Ward...
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Sergey Kovalev Still Knocking Out Everyone, Including Defense-Minded Cedric Agnew

We’ve gotten used to light heavyweight power puncher Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev krushing everyone in short order, so it was mildly disruptive of the pattern on HBO Saturday that unheralded Cedric Agnew took seven rounds to get krushed. Yet get krushed he did, posing only slightly more difficult target practice than usual. In the sense that Agnew had good defense, he made it harder...
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Skittish Thomas Dulorme Skitters By Karim Mayfield

Judging from the 1st round, Thomas Dulorme was going to be too quick, too big and too powerful Saturday night on HBO against fellow junior welterweight Karim Mayfield. But the fight went through a few metamorphoses, ending up with Dulorme pulling out a unanimous decision win that was anything but resounding. Dulorme hurt Mayfield twice in the 1st, and appeared physically enormous...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxcino 2014: The Lightweights Deliver Again

Boxcino semifinal fighters Chris Rudd, Miguel Gonzalez, Fernando Carcamo and Petr Petrov pose with 4 Bears Casino & Lodge General Manager Pat Packineau (middle) at Thursday’s weigh-in; credit: Shane Sims, Banner Promotions I love tournaments and the lightweight Boxcino tournament is why I love them. Five weeks ago, we were treated to an excellent opening round, and the semifinals...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs/Round And Round: HBO Vs. Adonis Stevenson Fallout, Next For Keith Thurman, More

Which staged-seeming heavyweight video to start this duel “fights in the works”/”news roundup and analysis” post with? Throwing a shoe or overturning a table? We’ll go with Shannon Briggs throwing a shoe at the champion, Wladimir Klitschko, and then with Tyson Fury throwing a table in advance of his rematch with Dereck Chisora. QUICK JABS Also, for some reason, there...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss
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