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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Sergey Kovalev, Brandon Rios And Jessie Vargas

I can’t tell you why I find that photo so amusing, I just do. It has absolutely nothing to do with the week’s boxing schedule (though there are fights in Wolverhampton, where that kid’s team is from, this week). There’s a split-site triple header on HBO, featuring Brandon Rios and Sergey Kovalev. At the time of writing, Rios’ opponent Diego Chaves is involved in some kind...
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TQBR Radio 7/29: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Daniel Geale Recap

Irony: 2012 was the year that Kazakhstan created The ATOM Project, a nuclear nonproliferation campaign, yet also the year that it sicked Gennady Golovkin’s destructive capabilities upon the U.S. via HBO. Golovkin drawing something like 8,000 to Madison Square Garden against Daniel Geale is a far cry from featherweight Fidel LaBarba doing 22,000 against Kid Chocolate in 1930, but...
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Interviews About What’s Next For Sergio Martinez, Vasyl Lomachenko And Others

This weekend TQBR had a chance to talk to Main Events’ Kathy Duva, fellow promoter Lou DiBella and manager Egis Klimas about their plans for the fighters they represent. In a previous post, they talked about Sergey Kovalev vs. Blake Caparello. Here, they talk about Sergio Martinez, Vasyl Lomachenko, Evgeny Gradovich, a featherweight tournament, Curtis Stevens, Steve Cunningham...
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Interviews About What’s Next For Sergio Martinez, Vasyl Lomachenko And Others

This weekend TQBR had a chance to talk to Main Events’ Kathy Duva, fellow promoter Lou DiBella and manager Egis Klimas about their plans for the fighters they represent. In a previous post, they talked about Sergey Kovalev vs. Blake Caparello. Here, they talk about Sergio Martinez, Vasyl Lomachenko, Evgeny Gradovich, a featherweight tournament, Curtis Stevens, Steve Cunningham...
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Interviews About What’s Next For Sergio Martinez, Vasyl Lomachenko And Others

This weekend TQBR had a chance to talk to Main Events’ Kathy Duva, fellow promoter Lou DiBella and manager Egis Klimas about their plans for the fighters they represent. In a previous post, they talked about Sergey Kovalev vs. Blake Caparello. Here, they talk about Sergio Martinez, Vasyl Lomachenko, Evgeny Gradovich, a featherweight tournament, Curtis Stevens, Steve Cunningham...
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The Unbearable Lightness Of Being — Ricardo Lopez And The Kazakh KO King

Returning home at around midnight last night, I switched on the earlier BoxNation card and gamely attempted to stave off sleep. It didn’t work. No sooner had I watched Chris Eubank, Jr. destroy another journeyman when I promptly dozed off. I awoke some two hours later, in the midst of Mike Perez’s entrance for his heavyweight bout against Bryant Jennings, absorbed some unimaginative...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gennady Golovkin Just Keeps Getting Scarier, Stops Daniel Geale In Three

NEW YORK CITY — What can you say about a boxer who knocks out the best opponent of his career more easily than he does lesser ones? All you can really do is be in awe. Gennady Golovkin is a terror, as Daniel Geale found out Saturday night on HBO. The scariest thing about the finishing 3rd round punch is that it was an off-balance counter that Golovkin didn’t put all of his leverage...
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Golovkin Vs. Geale Results: Late Point Deduction Gives Bryant Jennings Win

NEW YORK CITY — An ultra-close fight was decided by a razor-thin margin where a 12th round point deduction gave heavyweight Bryant Jennings a win over Mike Perez that would’ve otherwise been a draw. And it’ll probably be fodder for debate for a little while. The scorecards read 114-113 Perez, 115-112 Jennings and 114-113 Jennings. Add a point to the last scorecard for the one...
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Sergey Kovalev, Blake Caparello, Bernard Hopkins, Socks, T-Shirts

(Blake Caparello, left, Sergey Kovalev, right; photo by Tim Starks) There is more than one way to interpret a t-shirt. Case in point: At a New York City happy hour Saturday for media meant to hype next weekend’s HBO showdown between light heavyweight power punching sensation Sergey Kovalev, Blake Caparello, whose promoter fancies his boxing skills to cause Kovalev problems, was...
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Running Golovkin Vs. Geale Undercard Results

NEW YORK CITY — It’s a short off-TV undercard, with just three bouts leading up to the main event Saturday night between Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Geale. We’ll cover those three here, then do separate posts for Golvokin-Geale and the televised undercard bout, the heavyweight clash between Bryant Jennings and Mike Perez. The three bouts feature junior welterweight prospect...
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ShoBox Results: Odom, McCalla, Luis Win; Soro, Douglas Draw

(Jerry Odom, right, takes aim at Vilier Quinonez; via) In a self-ballyhooed 200th broadcast, Showtime’s prospect-oriented ShoBox did a lot of what it was supposed to: a prospect was upset, a prospect was tested by its forge and came out stronger, another prospect suffered a blemish and only one prospect coasted to victory. On a night that featured three lower-level boxing broadcasts...
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ShoBox Results: Odom, McCalla, Luis Win; Soro, Douglas Draw

(Jerry Odom, right, takes aim at Vilier Quinonez; via) In a self-ballyhooed 200th broadcast, Showtime’s prospect-oriented ShoBox did a lot of what it was supposed to: a prospect was upset, a prospect was tested by its forge and came out stronger, another prospect suffered a blemish and only one prospect coasted to victory. On a night that featured three lower-level boxing broadcasts...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Easiest Hardest: Golovkin Vs. Geale Preview And Prediction

Middleweight’s version of Perun, Gennady Golovkin, faces his best opponent this Saturday on HBO in Daniel Geale, an opponent who has beaten better foes than he has. Such is the mythological might of the man they call GGG that Geale is viewed as a sizable underdog. The longer we go, the more the mythology matches the human being. We heard wild tales of Golovkin’s gym feats before...
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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Gennady Golovkin, Daniel Geale, Bryant Jennings And Roberto Garcia

Forget Al Haymon, South Coast Mitsubishi is taking over boxing South Coast Mitsubishi. That’s what we call the sport nowadays, guys. Anyway, I hope you’re ready for the week’s South Coast Mitsubishi schedule. There’s a lot on, which is good after a few quiet weeks. It would have been even busier, but the the British heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 7/22: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Daniel Geale Preview With Steve Janoski

When your average fighter misses a punch, perhaps the opponent might feel a soft draft or breeze. But when Gennady Golovkin misses a punch, 200-foot sinkholes happen — like the one above (via). With Tyson Fury vs. Dereck Chisora II being canceled, there is a bit more perceived pressure on Golovkin and his foe, Daniel Geale, to put on a good show this weekend on HBO. Boxing fans...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Problem With Big Knockout Boxing

Boxing, like most combat sports, hardly qualifies for the second part of that descriptor. It’s violence with a thin veil of organisation. So it might sound funny that, as a boxing writer, I found the press release for “Big Knockout Boxing” disturbing. In case you haven’t been paying attention to the latest developments in futuristic bloodsports, Big Knockout Boxing is a slightly...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Macau Boxing Results: Zou Shiming, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Brian Viloria Win

Zou Shiming still isn’t a puncher, but he’s more than willing to trade shots, and with every fight the notion of him facing a top 10 flyweight gets more credible. Saturday on tape delay on HBO2 from Macau, China, he took a sizable leap upward in competition against Luis De La Rosa, who only has lost to elite 112-pounders, and beat him by decision. It was just his fifth bout,...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: Floyd Mayweather Criticism, Good And Bad; Al Haymon’s Moves; More

Very sorry. Look, having pictures in articles is a good thing from the standpoint of bloggery best practices. There isn’t a lot photographically to show you right now, so you get to graphic glance (or stare, given your inclinations) at naked 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins, from ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue. This edition of Quick Jabs is going to be a bit unusual, because it...
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Gesta Vs. Arceo Results: Mercito Gesta Dominates For Stoppage Win

Filipino lightweight Mercito Gesta had little difficulty with Luis Arceo on Fox Sports 1 Friday, and not for lack of trying by Arceo. On the same card, Chinese giant Taishan Dong made a successful, if not lumbering, pro debut. Gesta has often had trouble letting his hands go, for all his evident talent. He’s like a mini-Rocky Juarez in that way (or larger one, by size; by accomplishment...
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FNF Results: Inconclusive Night, But Emmanuel Taylor Wins

We got a no contest and a close decision on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights, with Emmanuel Taylor taking away the unanimous win over Karim Mayfield in the main event. If you missed FNF this week, you didn’t miss much; it was fine on paper, it just didn’t materialize as “fine” in reality. The two junior welterweights in the main event fought a close bout, with the 97-92 verdict...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez And Others

Old timey people were very much into animals boxing. There’s some appeal there, to be sure. (via) We’re heading toward the summer doldrums, which means not a lot of fights are being signed. A decent number are being discussed, though, and that’s good enough for Round And Round. Among the men discussed in this edition are the boxers in the headline, Carl Froch, Leo Santa Cruz...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Karim Mayfield, Zou Shiming And Guillermo Rigondeaux

Look at this prize goose. Am I talking about Marcos Maidana or Floyd Mayweather? You be the judge of that, but how good an insult is prize goose? In non-selfie related news, the boxing schedule isn’t all that exciting this week, but there’s some interest to be had here and there from a couple of televised fights. Guillermo Rigondeaux Vs. Sod Kokietgym, Saturday, Macau, HBO2...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 7/15: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Vs. Erislandy Lara Recap

Above, an artist depiction of Erislandy Lara’s performance against  Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, depending on who you ask (via). Okay, it wasn’t the blood-soaked war that nobody thought it was going to be, but Alvarez-Lara was one of those “necessary” fights, wasn’t it? Was it really the type of fight we want to see again right away, though? Shouldn’t we get C.J. Ross’...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Canelo Alvarez Wins Close, Tactical Decision Over Erislandy Lara

We got an especially close fight Saturday on Showtime pay-per-view between Saul Alvarez and Erislandy Lara, and the tie went to the more popular fighter, young rising star Canelo Alvarez. Yet it also went to the fighter who was more aggressive, who pressed more, and that, too, can make a difference. Lara was dominant early, with his left hands and movement dictating everything. As...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Canelo Vs. Lara Results: Abner Mares Decisions Jonathan Oquendo, Lackluster-Style

Abner Mares was recovering Saturday night from his first loss, a long layoff and adjusting to new trainer Virgil Hunter, and he got a clear decision win over Jonathan Oquendo in a style that was far less enthusiastic manner than we’re accustomed to seeing from him. It was the final bout before the main event on Showtime pay-per-view, Saul Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara, and it was...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss
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