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Wladimir Klitschko Delivers His Most Impressive Performance In A Decade, Stops Kubrat Pulev

Kubrat Pulev came to fight against the heavyweight champion Saturday, never backing down, roughing him up, suffering some heavy blows and coming right back to land some big shots of his own. It was exactly what we’ve been hoping someone might do to Wladimir Klitschko someday. Klitschko withstood it all, and responded to every second of Pulev success with even more punishing blows...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wladimir Klitschko Delivers His Most Impressive Performance In A Decade, Stops Kubrat Pulev

Kubrat Pulev came to fight against the heavyweight champion Saturday, never backing down, roughing him up, suffering some heavy blows and coming right back to land some big shots of his own. It was exactly what we’ve been hoping someone might do to Wladimir Klitschko someday. Klitschko withstood it all, and responded to every second of Pulev success with even more punishing blows...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Deservedly Inevitable: Wladimir Klitschko Vs. Kubrat Pulev Preview And Prediction

This is just about as good as it gets for the modern heavyweight division: The true champion is facing the most qualified opponent he hasn’t yet defeated. It’s a legitimate fight, Wladimir Klitschko vs. Kubrat Pulev. HBO is televising Saturday afternoon, as it should, no matter how tedious Klitschko fights are to many of us, because people watch in droves. We just all know...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Deservedly Inevitable: Wladimir Klitschko Vs. Kubrat Pulev Preview And Prediction

This is just about as good as it gets for the modern heavyweight division: The true champion is facing the most qualified opponent he hasn’t yet defeated. It’s a legitimate fight, Wladimir Klitschko vs. Kubrat Pulev. HBO is televising Saturday afternoon, as it should, no matter how tedious Klitschko fights are to many of us, because people watch in droves. We just all know...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Mundine Pips Sergey Rabchenko Via Surprisingly Entertaining Decision

Anthony Mundine proved he has at least something left in the tank in Melbourne tonight, much to the disappointment of many boxing fans. The junior middleweight fringe contender managed to steal enough rounds in an entertaining, see-saw fight with Belarus’s Sergey Rabchenko to earn a split decision victory. Mundine was hurt at various stages throughout the fight, but always managed...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Mundine Pips Sergey Rabchenko Via Surprisingly Entertaining Decision

Anthony Mundine proved he has at least something left in the tank in Melbourne tonight, much to the disappointment of many boxing fans. The junior middleweight fringe contender managed to steal enough rounds in an entertaining, see-saw fight with Belarus’s Sergey Rabchenko to earn a split decision victory. Mundine was hurt at various stages throughout the fight, but always managed...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernard Hopkins’ Slow Burn

Everything has its limits. A car stops running, a cigarette burns down, a love affair only goes so long. How things run out of time is maybe more important than that they inevitably will. Watching Bernard Hopkins fight in Atlantic City this past Saturday night one was seeing the slow demise of a once and in many ways still great prizefighter. In against a monster named Sergey...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Wladimir Klitschko, Yuriorkis Gamboa And Anthony Mundine

Whoa, there’s lots of boxing on this week. It was a bit sad writing the schedule, though, because so few of the fights are likely to be competitive. At least the top dog of the heavyweight division (get it? Because the picture… it’s of dogs… never mind), Wladimir Klitschko will be on HBO again. Not that his fight against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev is likely to be anything...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Wladimir Klitschko, Yuriorkis Gamboa And Anthony Mundine

Whoa, there’s lots of boxing on this week. It was a bit sad writing the schedule, though, because so few of the fights are likely to be competitive. At least the top dog of the heavyweight division (get it? Because the picture… it’s of dogs… never mind), Wladimir Klitschko will be on HBO again. Not that his fight against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev is likely to be anything...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 11/11: Sergey Kovalev Vs. Bernard Hopkins Recap With Kelsey McCarson

The last time we saw an Alien crushed (or “krushed,” if you prefer) like Sergey Kovalev did to Bernard Hopkins, was that scene were Lieutenant Ellen Ripley drove her huge metal car over a Xenomorph to save all her space marine buddies. Yeah. We’re going James Cameron on this thing. This week on Queensberry Rules Radio, James Foley of Bad Left Hook and TQBR’s Patrick Connor...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Kovalev Beats Up Bernard Hopkins And Outclasses Him, Too

ATLANTIC CITY – Sergey Kovalev couldn’t knock out Bernard Hopkins Saturday night on HBO. He was robbed of his trademark, the thing that has made him a sensation. But what he did might have been more impressive: He outboxed the ancient master. Kovalev kept his distance perfectly. He jabbed Hopkins to his stomach. He feinted, threw combinations, and unveiled punches in the 10th...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sadam Ali Defies Expectations, Messes Up Luis Carlos Abregu

ATLANTIC CITY — Sadam Ali ****** up Luis Carlos Abregu Saturday night, stopping him in the 9th, a result foreseen by no one. The young, unproven ex-Olympian was making a huge step up by taking on the dangerous welterweight puncher, a step perhaps overdue and at the same time too soon. Early on, Abregu was fighting with a complete lack of danger, taking a very defensive-minded approach...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hopkins Vs. Kovalev Running Undercard Results

ATLANTIC CITY — It might be a dying town, but AC has some life this weekend, even with the always-frigid November ocean breeze freezing those roaming the Boardwalk. The main event of the HBO broadcast is, naturally, the big attraction right now. The truly compelling bout between light heavyweights Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev is still many, many hours away. But the undercard...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Roundtable: Hopkins Vs. Kovalev Edition

Big fights are a special time here at The Queensberry Rules. They are an occasion for our team (a group spanning 15 time zones, four countries, three continents, and one tenuously shared language) to gather and slam our heads together until something useful oozes out. With that noble purpose in mind, we offer you our insights and analysis of this week’s fascinating light heavyweight...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Definition Of Legacy: Bernard Hopkins Vs. Sergey Kovalev Preview And Prediction

How’s this for an odd sport: The best thing to happen to boxing in a long time is a 49-year-old man taking on one of the sport’s premier power punchers in his prime. That’s what’s happening Saturday on HBO, when the crusty, mean-spirited old alley cat named Bernard Hopkins steps into the ring with the new blood on the block, Sergey Kovalev. Unlike Hopkins’ most recent...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Bernard Hopkins Schools Glen Johnson, Stops Him Late

Boxing overflows with victims. With no levee in place, fighters are martyred, managers are taken advantage of, men lose a competition, the winnings are plundered, and the cruel cycle spins forth unabated. A fighter can either develop a monetary exoskeleton, as Floyd Mayweather Jr. has done, or tell the system to climb right on, as this isn’t your first rodeo, and buck it from...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Bernard Hopkins, Felix Sturm And Tomasz Adamek

Last week marked the 40th anniversary of the Rumble in the Jungle, which mean this week marks the 20th anniversary of George Foreman’s victory over Michael Moorer to regain a version of the heavyweight title at 45. It’s kind of fitting, then, that Bernard Hopkins, who’s even more ancient at 49, is fighting this week. B-Hop has never done a commercial for Oscar Mayer Big and...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 11/4: Bernard Hopkins Vs. Sergey Kovalev Preview

If you really think about it, that movie poster above (via) could be the fight poster for every Bernard Hopkins fight, from here to eternity. You basically have every necessary element for a Hopkins fight in there, too: a colorful, if not annoying mask, an old corpse, and wrestling moves. This weekend on HBO, Bernard Hopkins attempts become the oldest person on the face of the planet...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Alexander Povetkin, Amir Khan, Nicholas Walters And Others

Here’s boxing in 2014, in a nutshell: Showtime, which had cast its lot with Golden Boy’s Richard Schaefer prior to the company’s split with him, has aired trash almost exclusively this year, yet is putting on a quality welterweight bout Dec. 13 between Devon Alexander and Amir Khan. The undercard bout between junior middleweights Demetrius Andrade and Jermell Charlo is also...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

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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25 days 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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27 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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29 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...
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29 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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October 23, 2014  |  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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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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