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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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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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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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2 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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3 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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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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4 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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5 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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6 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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8 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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10 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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Canelo Vs. Lara Results: Francisco Vargas Stops An Insane Juan Manuel Lopez

JuanMa Lopez just can’t help himself — if there’s a brawl to be had, he’ll walk right into it. Francisco Vargas escorted him there Saturday on the Showtime pay-per-view undercard of Saul Alvarez-Erislandy Lara, and to his everlasting credit and detriment, JuanMa said, “sure.” The fight was stopped between the 2nd and 3rd rounds. JuanMa has been a ton of fun for a long...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Canelo Vs. Lara Results: Mauricio Herrera Nicks Johan Perez

It was a very good fight with a genuinely close result, but the right man won: Mauricio Herrera topped Johan Perez by majority decision in a bout marked by numerous shifts in the dynamic. Fighting on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara on Showtime pay-per-view, Herrera rebounded from a disputed loss to junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia. Herrera has a knack for...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Canelo Vs. Lara Results: Tomoki Kameda Wins With A Smoking Body Shot

Tomoki Kameda had been struggling a little in his U.S. debut, then did in Pungluang Sor Singyu with a perfect left hook to the body that was preceded by an uppercut that set up the shot. Sor Singyu writhed in pain, as well he should have, and the fight was over just like that in the 7th. The bantamweight bout aired on the undercard of the Showtime pay-per-view event headlined by...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Night Fights Results: Tureano Johnson Thrives In Return To TV

Tureano Johnson withstood a hot start from Mike Gavronski to dish out a unanimous decision beating on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights, in his first appearance since making an impression in a controversial loss to Curtis Stevens. It was a well-deserved and successful return to television sets. The middleweight protested the final round stoppage against Stevens on NBC Sports in a bout...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Purity Ring: Alvarez Vs. Lara Preview And Prediction

It is hard to believe that in a year of boxing as sclerotic as 2014 that a fight like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara is happening Saturday. Simple, absolutely fundamental building blocks of a functioning sport like “the ability to make any kind of worthwhile match whatsoever” have been toppled in one thunderclap after another, replaced by a web of lawsuits — between...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rances Barthelemy Wins Dreadful Decision In Argenis Mendez Rematch

It takes a rare kind of fight to make one pine for a boxer to be knocked out after the bell, but Rances Barthelemy-Argenis Mendez II Thursday on Fox Sports 1 stirred that odd sort of nostalgia. Barthelemy won clearly this time, and deserved to, but at least the first meeting had some fireworks and controversy thanks to the knockdowns, including the one that ended matters between...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Will Rematch Marcos Maidana, Which Is Fine

(Awww, they’re going to be friends again. May 3, 2014; Las Vegas; Marcos Maidana [right] embraces Floyd Mayweather, Jr. following their fight at the MGM Grand. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) The rumored became reality Thursday when pound-for-pound champ and pay-per-view king Floyd Mayweather announced he would rematch Marcos Maidana in September on Showtime PPV in Las...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Erickson Lubin Moves From The Garage To Fox Sports 1

Erickson Lubin has come a long way from training in an Orlando garage. Back then, it was just Lubin, his “brother” — fellow boxer and co-training partner Dennis Galarza — and trainer Jason Galarza, Dennis’ father. For most of his amateur career, Lubin worked out of that two-car garage while piling up national accolades. Lubin, a junior middleweight prospect from Orlando...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Canelo Alvarez Vs. Erislandy Lara Undercard, Previewed (And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

Roberto Duran’s appearance in Miami Vice hasn’t got the love it deserves since it popped up over on r/boxing. So I’m leaving it here for you to marvel at. The soundtrack ain’t too shabby either. You know what is kind shabby? The undercard for Canelo Alvarez’s fight against Erislandy Lara. Sure, it has some big names, but it doesn’t offer anything much in the way of intrigue...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao Vs. Chris Algieri In The Works

Negotiations are underway for Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao to face New York’s Chris Algieri, according to various media reports. The fight would likely take place in November in Macau, with junior welterweights Ruslan Provodnikov and Brandon Rios potentially facing each other on the undercard. “We have a Pacquiao offer on the table and we are negotiating that actually as...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Drunk History: Joe Louis Vs. Max Schmeling

That this slipped by us is tragic. Thanks for getting us back on point, Reddit. “Drunk History” on Comedy Central is terrific, and it took on a great moment in boxing history last week. The above video is incomplete, but if you have any kind of “On Demand” through your cable or satellite provider, the whole episode is available. The rest is damn funny, too. Pretty sure this...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 7/8: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Vs. Erislandy Lara Preview

Come on now, Erislandy Lara. Any resemblance that pigeon bears to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is purely coincidental, and you know it. But finally us boxing fans get what we’ve been asking for: a fight that, on paper, is about as good as they get. From high level fighting and style contrasts, to no dearth of punching power between the two and a clash of egos. Saul Alvarez facing...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

In The Interest Of Establishing Real Boxing Champions, The 2014 List

(June 7, New York City: Miguel Cotto reacts after a TKO against Sergio Martinez in the 10th round of the middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports) It’s been a few years since we last went through this exercise of looking at the lineal championship (aka real champs, as explained here) picture in every division, partially because...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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