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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Wladimir Klitschko, Josesito Lopez And Lucas Matthysse

The Queensberry Rules does not endorse street violence… unless of course it involves lightsabers, in which case, go for it. In this edition of the schedule, there’s lots to cover. A predictable heavyweight title fight, predictable fights on Showtime and some more rewarding fare. Let’s just get straight into the schedule-ising. Keith Thurman vs. Julio Diaz, Saturday, Showtime...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Weekend Afterthoughts On Bernard Hopkins’ Achievements, Floyd Mayweather Buying Stuff And More

Are there even enough words, enough “elephantiasis of the balls”-style puns? Or does one shake his head and offer none? If Paulie Malignaggi’s loss this past weekend leads to his retirement, as he has said he might, we can count on a lot fewer of these kind of stunts to brighten/sully/whatever the sport. It’s just as well, and not just because everyone will be at lesser risk...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 4/22: Bernard Hopkins Vs. Beibut Shumenov Recap, Much More

If Bernard Hopkins were to go parasailing, we imagine him floating about to the tune of Kansas’ “Dust in the Wind.” Because he’s old. …because that’s what everyone wants to talk about when he fights. But thankfully us boxing fans seem to be barreling into a period of unrest for the sport, in a good way. There’s a bit of a potential groove coming up, so let’s all pretend...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cool Head, Hot Kitchen: Anthony Crolla Withstands John Murray

Six rounds in 28 months turned out to be insufficient prep-work for lightweight John Murray against his cross-town rival Anthony Crolla — who reached his peak in Manchester, Saturday. For a handful of rounds, Murray, in furious form, suffocated Crolla with a brand of total war that bordered on the psychotic. Crolla, though, showed courage, a sound chin and boxing acumen to resist...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernard Hopkins Embarrasses, Drops Beibut Shumenov To Continue On His Absurd Way

The peerless Bernard Hopkins, still fighting at age 49, looked to unify two of the light heavyweight belts as he faced Beibut Shumenov of Kazakstan. He did just that, embarrassing his overmatched opponent on the way to an inexplicable split decision. The 1st round slipped away with little action, both men sizing each other up. When they tangled inside Hopkins scored a typical chopping...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernard Hopkins Vs. Beibut Shumenov Running Undercard Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Welterweight David Grayton ran his record to 7-0 with a comprehensive shellacking of Howard Reece (2-4), who was down early in round 1. Reece was on unsteady feet for the entire fight, connecting with one wild right hand before Grayton seemed to have him out on his feet at 1:58 of the 1st round, pummeling him in the corner as the referee jumped in to save...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., Manny Pacquiao And Canelo Alvarez

Is it Danny Jacobs? Is it Shawn Porter? No, when their powers combine, they form Danny Porter! Anyway, enough jokes at some poor digital producer’s expense, let’s get to the Round and Round — fights in the works, fights that might be in the works and fights that are definitely (maybe) going to happen. Some of boxing’s biggest stars are on the prowl for a date (in the boxing...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Monroe, Jr. And Brandon Adams Move On To The Boxcino Middleweight Final

What a difference six weeks makes. Six weeks ago, Willie Monroe Jr. squeaked by Donatas Bondas in the first round of ESPN’s middleweight Boxcino tournament. He looked tentative and unsure of himself. On the same card, Ukrainian Vitaliy Kopylenko established himself as the favorite to win the tournament by blitzing Ceresso Fort in just two rounds. When the two met in the ring at...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bad Milk: Bernard Hopkins Vs. Beibut Shumenov Preview And Prediction

Shortly after Beibut Shumenov was born in Kazakhstan, his aunt made a near fatal mistake and gave the new baby boy bad milk. The toddler turned blue, leaving his poor dad to rush him to the doctor. As Shumenov said recently, he is lucky to be alive after this kiddy calamity. At just about the same time, on the other side of the planet a 17 year old Bernard Hopkins was being sentenced...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

British Beat: John Murray Looks To Settle A Score Against Anthony Crolla

The Murray’s moved around a lot when their eldest son, John, was a kid. As perpetual newbies on a series of Manchester sink estates, the boys, predictably, caught the attention of Levenshulme’s local toughs and ne’er-do-wells — who were hell-bent on clarifying the area’s social hierarchy with them. The buck would usually stop with John; and if the brothers fled indoors...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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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10 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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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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11 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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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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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13 days ago  |  Discuss

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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13 days ago  |  Discuss

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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13 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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14 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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15 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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15 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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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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