Tell Pizarro To Wait: Maicelo Earns Clear Win Over Bennett, Rejuvenates His Career

(Jonathan Maicelo, left, Brandon Bennett, right; Joe Tarlecky/King’s Promotions) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Walter E. Washington Convention Center feels like an unlikely place to hold a boxing card. It’s too clean and new. There is an almost antiseptic aura about the place. You walk in and think, “This is where bankers hold a convention. How the hell am I supposed to watch boxing...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bryan Wins Heavyweight Slugfest With Derric Rossy

It’s hard to get excited about many American heavyweight prospects these days. But while Trevor Bryan might not be worthy of “can’t miss” prospect status, his performance on tonight’s ShoBox card certainly was worth getting excited about. Bryan (16-0, 11 KO) kept his unbeaten record intact by decisioning the durable Derric Rossy (30-10, 14 KO) in an entertaining slugfest...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Perfect Timing? With Both Fighters Struggling, Santa Cruz Vs Mares Could Be WWIII

There was a time, and it wasn’t that long ago, where the boxing world would have went bonkers over a fight between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares. But, like countless fights through the years, this thing never came to fruition when both fighters were ripe. So when Santa Cruz and Mares go to battle Saturday night, on an ESPN broadcast of Al Haymon’s “Premier Boxing Champions...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Mosley/Mayorga Is Better Than Mayweather/Berto In Five (Stupid) Charts

Shane Mosley vs Ricardo Mayorga and Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto are nearly upon us. They’re both want your cold hard cash ($50 in for Mosley/Mayorga and $65/$75 in HD for Mayweather/Berto), so how are you going to decide? How does anyone decide anything these days? With (stupid) graphs of course. It’s hard to argue with the facts. Mayorga/Mosley has had 100 per cent more...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mosley vs Mayorga Update: Fight Will Go On, Mayorga Is Still Insane

Shirts were removed. A woman’s derriere was slapped. Shoes were thrown. A near-riot ensued. No, “Jersey Shore” didn’t have a reunion episode. I hear some of them have other things going on. This was much more disturbing. It was a press conference for the rematch between Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga, airing this Saturday night on Integrated Sports Pay-Per-View. And really...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares And Shane Mosley

It’s official, as summer turns into falls (as you Americans would say), boxing’s off season is coming to an end. And season openers don’t get much better than Leo Santa Cruz vs Abner Mares, one of the better fights in the sport as a whole. There’s also a pretty good old guy fight (if you’re into that sort of thing, which I am) and a few other bits and pieces. Let’s get...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

“Must Have Been A Helluva Fight, ‘Cause I’m Sure Tired”

Sports Illustrated asked me to cover the post fight activities – how the winner would spend the evening – which I expected would involve following Muhammad Ali around on a hectic evening of celebration. George Plimpton had expected a party. Sports Illustrated had asked him to cover Muhammad Ali’s celebrations after his March 1971 fight against Joe Frazier in Madison Square...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule (Such As It Is)

So I’m here to inform you about the week’s boxing schedule. Trouble is, there isn’t much of one. So here are a couple of things you could do with the time you would have otherwise spent watching boxing. 1) Spend time with your family and friends. 2) Shower. 3) Watch some classic fights—I’ve been catching up on all the Salvador Sanchez fights I haven’t seen. 4) Start...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

PBC Weekend Review: Krzysztof Glowacki Vs Marco Huck Takes The Prize

It was another of those weekends where the only U.S.-televised shows came from influential adviser Al Haymon’s mostly-free PBC series, and while much of it was as bland as it looked on paper, we genuinely got one of the better fights of 2015 so far in Krzysztof Glowacki’s upset win over Marco Huck. The highlights: Krzysztof Glowacki vs Maro Huck, cruiserweight. On Spike Friday...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cotto Vs Canelo Alvarez Is On (Finally)

After interminable negotiations, it’s on — Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will challenge Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto for the lineal middleweight championship of the world on November 21 in Las Vegas on HBO pay-per-view. Never mind that neither man has so far campaigned as a true middleweight, this is one of the best fights that can be made in boxing: Cotto and Canelo...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao Thinks Salt Water Cured His Shoulder (Or He’s Lying)

(pictured: miracle sauce) Manny Pacquiao has always been a little on the daffy, superstitious side of things. This one takes the cake, or it’s something more insidious. That shoulder that was said to be injured before the Floyd Mayweather fight? It’s all good now, because miracles. “I’m fine. It’s God’s work. I never saw a doctor. I never did rehab. All I did was to...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Argentinian Boxer’s Bad Acting Puts Al Jefferson’s To Shame

Al Jefferson’s voice acting in NBA 2K15 is a laughingstock. But at least you can believe that he’s really that boring, maybe. Marcos Gabriel Martinez — now THERE’S an unconvincing actor. We rarely get such blatant-looking dives as the one that just got Martinez suspended by Argentinian authorities. That one punch from Braulio Rodriguez only glanced Martinez’s skull, while...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Antonio Tarver, Marco Huck And Lucian Bute

These days it seems like Al Haymon is the only thing keeping boxing ticking along. Thanks to “Premier Boxing Champions” offerings on various networks, fans of the sport have avoided the kind of summer off season we’ve seen in past years, even if the fights haven’t always been dazzling.  This week is a microcosm of summer, then, with two okay PBC shows and virtually nothing...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 8/15

(Andre Ward after beating Paul Smith on June 20; Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images) Activity. Inactivity. They can have an effect on who deserves to be ranked among the best fighters in the world, regardless of weight. This month’s update brings the return of a fighter long off the scene, and the departure of two fighters who haven’t fought in a long, long time. One of the two departed...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Defiant Until The End, Floyd Mayweather Goes Out On His Own Terms

Let’s start here first — this is in no way an endorsement of Floyd Mayweather’s reputed swan song, a Sept. 12 Showtime Pay-Per-View fight against Andre Berto. Far from it. Indeed, this writer’s reaction was part of the collective groan the boxing world let out when serious rumors first started swirling about a possible Mayweather vs Berto showdown. Now that the fight is officially...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Vs Andre Berto Is Still A Dumpster Fire

Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto is still a dumpster fire. It’s a slightly different dumpster fire than when we first discussed what a dumpster fire it was, so you get a picture of a different dumpster fire than last time. How’s it different? The Sept. 12 bout, announced officially on Tuesday, will be on pay-per-view rather than free on CBS, as rumored during the earlier discussion...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule

That sign is… unfortunate. You know what else is unfortunate? This week’s boxing schedule — cos there ain’t much on. Johan Perez vs Dmitry Mikhaylenko, Saturday, HBO Latino, Indio Calif. A solid if uninspiring bout on HBO Latino between welterweights Perez (20-2-1, 13 KO) and Mikhaylenko (19-0, 8 KO). Both men like to throw a lot of punches — Mikhaylenko is a fairly typical...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

When The Magic Is Gone: The Curtain Closes For Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Paulie Malignaggi looks on after loosing to Danny Garcia following their welterweight bout at Barclays Center on Aug. 1 in Brooklyn; Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images There was a moment Saturday during the post-fight interview after his 9th round technical knockout loss to Danny Garcia where Paulie Malignaggi began to choke back tears. The Brooklyn crowd, many of...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Garcia beats Paulie Malignaggi, remains undefeated

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Chants of “Paulie” filled the night air as the opening bell tolled to start a welterweight title bout between Danny Garcia (30-0) and Paulie Malignaggi (33-6). Those chants would not be able to propel the hometown favorite to victory as he fell via technical knockout to Garcia in nine rounds. Early in the fight it was typical feeling-out each other fodder...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Garcia Vs Paulie Malignaggi Running Undercard Results

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Keep coming back here for running updates from ringside on the undercard of the PBC show on ESPN in the Barclays Center, headlined by Danny Garcia vs Paulie Malignaggi ****** Adam Kownacki vs Morenzo Smith – Heavyweight Division Adam Kownacki (10-0) fought with laudable aggression as his upper-deck support of a 65 or so fans in matching t-shirts raucously cheered...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Boxing Fans Should Care About The Rise Of Daily Fantasy Sports

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) has quickly grown from a gaming spinoff to a multi-billion dollar industry. In just a few years, DFS sites like FanDuel and DraftKings have expanded their user-bases into the millions, their guaranteed cash prizes into the hundreds of millions, and now offer contests across NFL, MLB, NHL, PGA, NASCAR and even MMA. Keen eyes already would have noticed DFS’s...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Danny Garcia, Daniel Jacobs And Rau’shee Warren

You know, some people say the title belts are silly. But the TQBR “Worst Dressed Man In Boxing” Title is no joke, and it’s on the line this weekend, with Danny Garcia taking on former titleholder Paulie Malignaggi in Brooklyn. Apart from that exciting match-up [read: not that exciting] there’s plenty of other stuff on, including the debut of”Premier Boxing Champions...
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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pros And Cons Of Gennady Golovkin Vs David Lemieux

Gennady Golovkin vs David Lemieux is booked for HBO pay-per-view on Oct. 17, and there’s a lot to like: These are two of the five best middleweights in the world, both are exciting quantities and it’s sure to end in a sensational knockout. But there are some cons: It’s on pay-per-view, it might not be competitive and it might not lead to what HBO wants it to lead to. Let’s...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Knockout Of The Year Candidate Alert: Claudio Marrero Vs Rico Ramos

It was a fairly dismal PBC card on NBCSN Saturday, but you might still want to check out this sweet TKO ASAP. After winning his first 20, Rico Ramos has now lost five of his last nine, none more savagely than against Claudio Marrero. Granted, the left hand in his gut from Guillermo Rigondeaux back in 2012 was pretty savage, but it didn’t leave him in such a sorry state as the...
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July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev, Jean Pascal Win To Set Up Rematch

They got there in very different ways Saturday night on HBO, but Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal ended up in the victory circle and are now moving toward the light heavyweight rematch that seemed inevitable before the evening began. In the main event, Kovalev took on hopeless mandatory contender Nadjib Mohammedi and treated him like the hopeless opponent he was. This fight didn...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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