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Review: “Mike Tyson Mysteries”

The opaque marketing campaigns have come and gone, and “Mike Tyson Mysteries” has made its debut on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim — you can even watch the first episode here. What to make of it? (Spoilers ahead.) There is no way to make total sense of it. It’s eccentric in the way a lot of Adult Swim material is, and on the funnier scale of things… no anti-comedy like...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Cruz: The LGBT Champion of the World

After his Oct. 24 bout with Ruben Tamayo was called off, the latest setback to Orlando Cruz’s career must mean that thoughts of retirement are creeping into his mind. After 14 years as a pro featherweight he’s no closer to a world title. He failed to take the WBO belt from Orlando Salido last October and was also defeated in his April fight against Gamalier Rodriguez. Worse yet...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Alex Leapai, Andrzej Fonfara And Tomoki Kameda

 Theattle hath a Mike Thython Thtatue? That’s crazy (and via our friends at r/boxing). Sadly, that’s about the craziest thing going on in boxing this week. Still, the previews for all of the week’s fights are below. Andrzej Fonfara Vs. Doudou Ngumbu, Saturday, Showtime, Chicago. Officially, this card is billed as The Homecoming, but is should probably called Doudou By Name...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: Golden Boy Shareholders Vamoose; Gennady Golovkin Ratings Resume; More

Kangaroo fight videos are too depressing. Koalas are now the Australian marsupial combatants of choice. They sound like geese squawking, and they don’t seem capable of doing much damage. The above video features a koala on the right who is the Bernard Hopkins of the koala fighting world — he’s a sneaky fouler, over and over again. For more Koala Kombat vids, try here. For news...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

British Beat: Stuart Hall And Randy Caballero Create Monte Carlo Malaise

Despite its depleted press ranks who continue to deliver a procession of poison-tipped darts — at times with the eagerness of a kid armed with a plastic toy bow; sometimes withering, occasionally humorous, generally ineffective — boxing continues its descent into a state as indecipherable as Hilbert’s sixteenth problem. A case in point unfolds this weekend, at the Salle des...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 10/21: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Marco Antonio Rubio Recap

31-0 (28 KO). A few belts. A fondness of meat. All are things Gennady Golovkin owns. This past weekend, he added a tennis court in Carson, Ca. — and all of its spectators — to his back pocket. There’s not much wrong with that, either. In fact, if asked nicely, many of us would happily snuggle into said back pocket and just…be, for a while. It’s a testament to how likable...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Martin Murray, Shinsuke Yamanaka And Alexander Povetkin

The stylish chap above is Chilean boxer Hector Villarroel (or possibly Victor Reyes). They don’t make ‘em like that anymore. The image is from Flickr Commons, which is a great place to browse for historical images of boxers, often with intriguing back stories. That has nothing to do with the schedule, though — this week I’ve split all the televised fights (along with some...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Gennady Golovkin Extends His Big Mean Early Knockout Streak Vs. Marco Antonio Rubio

(via @hboboxing) There simply aren’t enough superlatives left for what kind of knockout puncher Gennady Golovkin is — even fighters expected to last longer than usual (and nobody thinks anybody at middleweight lasts all that long), like Marco Antonio Rubio, go down early. Golovkin took just two rounds on HBO Saturday to get rid of a resilient contender, about what it usually...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicholas Walters Announces His Arrival Against Nonito Donaire

(Nicholas Walters, right, Nonito Donaire, right; via) That was an exceptional performance Saturday night on HBO by Nicholas Walters, to knock out the never-KO’d, rarely-even-hurt Nonito Donaire. He had to fight through an early trademark counter left hook from Donaire to do it, but once he got going, he made a former pound-for-pound top 10 guy submit, making him appear shellshocked...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Spectacular Here, Spectacular There: Golovkin Vs. Rubio, Donaire Vs. Walters Preview And Prediction

On Saturday, HBO offers one spectacular fighter and one spectacular match-up. In a boxing year like 2014, that’s a mix you’ll take gladly — perhaps, too, though, one you’ll take masochistically, in a desert environment where any oasis will do, and where one with pear trees is like heaven. The spectacular fighter is, of course, Gennady Golovkin, matched against a sturdy middleweight...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Orlando Canizales Seizes Kelvin Seabrooks’ Belt Late, Violently

(photo via) Just as there cannot be rebirth without death, there cannot be dark without light. It’s all relative to belief, but the idea that one extreme cannot exist without another is a basic philosophy that eats its way into the physics and chemistry of it all. In boxing terms, at its simplest, one fighter’s victory is another fighter’s loss. Triumphant fighters require...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 10/15: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Marco Antonio Rubio Preview

Apparently the image above (via) is of a book that is a study and critique of pop culture in the 70s and 80s. The title is also, in order, a less-clever nickname for Gennady Golovkin, and what Marco Antonio Rubio is trying to avoid becoming. That’s the best we can do. We’re bloggers. This week on Queensberry Rules Radio, James Foley of Bad Left Hook and TQBR’s Patrick Connor...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Canelo Alvarez, Carl Froch, Danny Garcia And Others

I can’t promise you any fights with novelty value like Muhammad Ali vs. Richard Pryor (pictured), but I can offer you a big fresh helping of boxing news. Round and Round is all about fights in the works, fights being cancelled and fights that have been made. Some of the biggest names of the sport are involved, as you can see from the title, so let’s just get right into it...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Jabs: Al Haymon’s Takeover Bid; Victor Conte’s Selectivity; More

Kangaroo boxing videos have lost some of their appeal, ever since the kangaroo boxing video where one kangaroo sociopathically strangled another kangaroo well beyond the bounds of good taste. The one above isn’t so creepy. It has become a minor smash, with cause. In this edition of Quick Jabs, we’ll talk about human-punching, mainly, and the business thereof. There are the subjects...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Gennady Golovkin, Nonito Donaire And Steve Cunningham

It’s Mario — Mexican-style! You know what else is Mexican style? Mexican Style, which is the name of this weekend’s Gennady Golovkin vs. Marco Antonio Rubio middleweight card. I like the idea of promoting the Kazakh KO-artist to Mexican fans, and Golovkin’s growing cult status is a testament to his appeal. Apart from that card, there’s a few other bits and bobs on this...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Fights To Look Out For In The U.K. This Autumn

Gavin McDonnell vs Vusi Malinga – Sky Doncaster’s McDonnell relinquished his British bantamweight crown in August, hoping to locate the groove rutted out by his twin brother Jamie — who is world-ranked at the weight. With five years less experience than his sibling, McDonnell (11-0-2, 4 KOs) makes a considerable step up in class against South Africa’s Vusi Malinga, who has...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Beats Soliman, One Of Several Possible “Ugh” Results

Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor on ESPN2 Wednesday night was a can’t-win fight. Nobody was going to come out of this making anyone feel warm and fuzzy. At least Taylor (complete with brain bleed and recent bizarre behavior) didn’t take a beating that made everyone fear for his health — on the contrary, he secured a unanimous decision victory. But he only did it against a version...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 10/7: News, Notes And Highlights Episode

You children of the 80s will know exactly what that picture above is, and some of you might even know what the next line is, from there. If not, I’ll help you: “…the Nothing.” That’s more or less what we’ve been left with on our boxing schedules lately. At least as far as quality goes. This week on Queensberry Rules Radio, James Foley of Bad Left Hook and TQBR’s own...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Sam Soliman, Jermain Taylor, Andre Dirrell And Carlos Molina

The above video of Jermain Taylor looks like it was made by someone who is definitely not crazy and wouldn’t shoot their cousin… right? Apart from the former middleweight champ/brain-injury-sufferer, there are a few fights on TV, though they’re nothing to write home about (unless you’re one of the boxers fighting, in which case I think at least an email or text message...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jhonny Gonzalez Dominates, Retires Jorge Arce

Jhonny Gonzalez stretched his win streak to five in a row Saturday evening in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, casually defeating Jorge “El Travieso” Arce in the process. The stoic nature of Gonzalez’s pasting of the veteran made it seem as if Arce was merely an afterthought in the bout. Gonzalez, now 57-8 (48 KO), fought cautiously throughout the fight, only opening up in spots...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Barthelemy Coasts, Martirosyan Outbrawls Nelson, Karpency Upsets Dawson

(Rances Barthelemy, left, Fernando David Saucedo, right; Amanda Kwok, Showtime) It had a sad start, a surprisingly exciting middle and a sleepy main event, Saturday’s Showtime card. To wit, in reverse order: Rances Barthelemy had no trouble with Fernando David Saucedo. Vanes Martirosyan and Willie Nelson waged a mini-war, with Martirosyan coming out on top. And Tommy Karpency got...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

When Hunter met Muhammad

“That crazy bastard didn’t even know who I was when I met him in Chicago. I made a GODDAMN FOOL OF MYSELF, Harold!” It is disappointing to travel 2,000 miles to meet an interviewee who has no idea who you are. Hunter S. Thompson had dashed from Colorado to Chicago on the promise of interviewing Muhammad Ali on the boxer’s flight to New York. Having schemed his way into First...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam Flummoxes Curtis Stevens Over 12

It was a more enticing match-up Wednesday than we’re used to seeing from ESPN: two fringe middleweight contenders, Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam vs. Curtis Stevens. It also wasn’t competitive, alas, with the only moment of drama coming in the seesaw 8th, as the mobile N’Dam otherwise dominated the power punching Stevens. The drama in the 8th started with N’Dam scoring a right...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: The Fistic Fix, Featuring Floyd Mayweather, Gennady Golovkin And More

TQBR is proud to play host to a new monthly video feature, The Fistic Fix. Produced by BoloPunch Productions and narrated by our very own Patrick Connor, it’s an easy, 10 minute catch up on everything that’s happened in boxing in the last month, and everything that will happen in the month to come. What are you waiting for? Press play.
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 10/14

(Roman Gonzalez, left; Akira Yaegashi, right) At last, some movement. Since our last update of the best boxers in the world, regardless of weight, some of them have, actually, you know, fought. And in some meaningful fights, too. There are two new entrants to the top 10 (hint: one of them is in the picture), and a whole new entry into the top 20. And there are options for a rejiggering...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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