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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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1 day ago  |  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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1 day ago  |  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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward Vs Gennady Golovkin And The Weight Divide

It’s possible to think of better unmade fights right now than Andre Ward vs Gennady Golovkin, but the list only goes a couple fingers, tops. The two have danced around each other for the last couple years, each side accusing the other of not really wanting to lambada. But at this precise moment, it’s easy to pinpoint the perpetrator. This month Golovkin’s team made explicit...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Sergey Kovalev, B.J. Flores And Brian Viloria

Absolutely nothing to do with this week’s boxing schedule, but if you only watch one piece of ridiculously contrived boxing hype this week, make it this video Ricardo Mayorga crashing Shane Mosley’s photoshoot. I already explained why I’m pumped for this terrible fight, but I feel that video justifies my wildest/lowest expectations. What are we here for? Oh, that’s right...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend Afterthoughts On Nonito Donaire, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., More

When’s the last time we had any Weekend Afterthoughts around here? Maybe enough time to let neogrunge fashion become a thing. This past weekend had few U.S. televised fights of any note, with most of the most meaningful fights off TV. There was this knockout by Amir Imam of Fernando Angulo, which has the final visuals of a major knockout and dynamic of a momentous knockout for...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.’s Last Chance. But Not Really.

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., who fights Saturday night on Showtime, (the network that has brought you all of your favorite fights this year like…) has pissed off a whole of people in short time. His attitude, apathetic at best, has turned many of his fans against him. He claimed to be rejuvenated for this fight, and then apparently made a deal at the last minute to come in two pounds...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dumpster Fire That Is Floyd Mayweather Vs Andre Berto

I guess we have to take seriously the notion that Floyd Mayweather may be facing Andre Berto for his next fight on CBS in September, which now looks like it could be a real thing and not just like a trolling ruse, as I speculated it had to be just a few weeks ago. On the off chance public outcry can derail the fight, and because there are going to be people out there defending this...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Carl Frampton And Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.

 It’s a boxer. Geddit? I dunno, just trying to lighten the mood in a week without many competitive fights. Oh, there are fights — there are lots of fights. Just none of them are very hard to pick at all. Read on and we’ll give you the lowdown. Carl Frampton vs Alejandro Gonzalez, Jr., Saturday, CBS, El Paso Tx. OK, bear with me here because this is pretty complicated. On...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Carl Froch, The Man Who Wasn’t There

If you ever wondered why Carl Froch was always trying to convince you how great he was — and chances are you rolled your eyes or gritted your teeth at least once during one of his arrogant rants — you need look no further than his whole career. No matter what he did, nobody really took him him seriously until the very end. Froch, who retired this week, had a boxing career...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

What The Hell Is Going On With Keith Thurman?

Let’s get this out of the way first — Keith Thurman beat a very game, very tough Luis Collazo Saturday night on the debut of “Premier Boxing Champions” on ESPN. In fact, he became just the second man to stop the bloody mess that was Collazo after the Brooklyn quit on his stool before the 8th round. For the most part Thurman dominated the action, landing the harder shots while...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mauricio Herrera Wins A Close One, For Once

“The flap is hanging over.” That’s what it took for Mauricio Herrera to finally win a close fight Saturday on HBO Latino, and less so than usual, he might not have deserved it. If anybody had any karmic justice coming to him, it was Herrera, a junior welterweight who arguably earned the title “champion” after his decision loss to Danny Garcia, and almost surely deserved...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

One Time Too Many: Luis Collazo Quits On His Stool, Keith Thurman Celebrates Like He Actually Caused It

Fighting with one eye is better than not fighting at all. — Pawel Wolak (@PawelWolak) July 12, 2015 That was former ESPN Friday Night Fights stalwart Pawel Wolak’s take immediately following Luis Collazo’s surrender to Keith Thurman on the debut “Premier Boxing Champions” offering on ESPN from the USF Sundome in Tampa, Fla. Thurman (26-0, 22 KO) started by boxing smartly...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Mosley Vs Mayorga Is Terrible But Also Really Good

By every objective measure, Shane Mosley vs Ricardo Mayorga II is a bad fight. Both men are 41. This is not good for their health, nor does it add anything to their legacies. Mayorga hasn’t won a meaningful fight in well over a decade and Mosley hasn’t fought it two years. So why am I so excited for it? I blame boxing Twitter. Before I explain why I’m deeply into this freak...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

You Don’t Have To Like Klitschko Vs Fury, But You Do Have To Respect It

Sometimes a boxer is good enough compared to the era he fights in that there are really only a couple options that can even get anyone at half-mast, in the current context. One of those options is fighting an opponent who is, juxtaposed against other opponents, highly deserving and/or someone who presents a Spock-eyebrow raising “maybe.” The other option is to move up into a...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Luis Collazo Will Dine In Hell Saturday Night Vs Keith Thurman

It’s one thing to be the underdog, it’s another for people to fear for your health. But that’s where Luis Collazo will soon find himself — staring across the ring from a bad, bad man. Saturday night, on the debut of “Premier Boxing Champions” on ESPN, he’ll be fighting Keith “One Time” Thurman, a young, undefeated fighter known for his wrecking-ball power. The nickname...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Keith Thurman, Mauricio Herrera And Hank Lundy

Cheer up, dog with boxing gloves on its feet! There’s some decent boxing on this week, including luscious locked contender Keith Thurman in a showcase-y bout on ESPN and master boxer Mauricio Herrera on HBO Latino (the other, other HBO). Let’s jump right in. Keith Thurman vs Luis Collazo, Saturday, ESPN, Tampa Fla. “Premier Boxing Champions” makes its ESPN debut with an...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Mares, Ward, Cotto And Others

There are some snazzy match-ups in the works right about now, one of which is one of the biggest fights that can happen in boxing anywhere. There are, per usual, some bouts that are falling to the wayside. Not all dance partners are so eager sometimes. Here’s just what’s been in the news for the past week: Round And Round Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez — the aforementioned...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

With Top Rank Lawsuit, Now It’s Al Haymon Who’s Surrounded

Earlier this year, when influential boxing manager Al Haymon began securing broadcast arrangements with every channel on the dial, traditional boxing power HBO looked surrounded. Now, with yet another lawsuit against Haymon dropping Wednesday, it’s Haymon who looks like it’s him against the world. Promoter Top Rank joined the legal pursuit of Haymon over his alleged abuse of...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

OK, This “Creed” Trailer Is Pretty Good

Maybe any skepticism in these quarters of this new “Creed” film wasn’t warranted after all. Michael B. Jordan as Apollo Creed’s son (do any of you remember any of his tykes running around in the “Rocky” movies?) looks like he’s going to do good things in the role. A mini-“Wire” union between D’Angelo Barksdale/Larry Gillard, Jr. and Jordan/Wallace — with Gillard...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Raymond Joval Award For The Worst Haircut In Boxing

Each year (more or less) TQBR recognises the worst haircut in boxing with the Raymond Joval award (named after retired Dutch middleweight titlist Raymond Joval, pictured above in all his glory). Points are awarded for originality (every Argentine journeyman and his dog has a mullet, that doesn’t win you many points), difficulty (both for the barber and any complications the ‘do...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Not Much Of Note

For the first time in what seems like ages, there’s no high-level boxing on this weekend. So make like the bear and chill this weekend. Unless the bear is watching boxing, in which case he’s going to be disappointed. Anyway, here’s the boxing schedule for the week, such as it is. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs Paul Parker, Tuesday, Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes, Philadelphia. Soon...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Timothy Bradley Survives Oddball Ending Vs Jessie Vargas

Fans watching Timothy Bradley vs Jessie Vargas Saturday on HBO couldn’t be blamed for thinking Vargas had won by 12th round technical knockout. Referees Pat Russell waved off the fight as if Vargas had halted Bradley, thanks to a big right hand and sustained Vargas assault. Vargas himself was convinced, and, same with the fans, it’s hard to blame him. Instead, Russell just screwed...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dominic Wade Barely Tames Sam Soliman

Nobody who fights Sam Soliman comes out the other end coated in glitter. He’s a mess, and he’s likely to upset the A-side with his completely random punch assortment, or else make the A-side look to the crowd like he lost. Friday on Showtime, Dominic Wade won a decision by one total point on the decisive scorecard. The crowd booed. More of the same, then. Surely Wade will benefit...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

What Is Al Haymon Doing With Danny Garcia?

Danny Garcia was once a superstar-in-the-making. He was a talented, tough fighter from Philadelphia with the brash, ostentatious father. He shot up the junior welterweight rankings by making fun fights and beating guys like Amir Khan, Erik Morales, and Zab Judah. But then his advisor, Al Haymon, creator of the “Premier Boxing Champions” series, started making some odd selections...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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