The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board: The Leather Anniversary

(press release/essay) Sunday, October 11 marked the third anniversary of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Traditionally speaking, it’s the leather anniversary. We’d prefer to ignore the modern gift idea devised by librarians at the Chicago Public Library, namely glass. We neither live in such a house nor have such a jaw. The leather anniversary. That’s […]

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Let It Bleed: Gennady Golovkin Vs David Lemieux Is A Win For Fans, Finally

This should be the norm, shouldn’t it?  Murderous-punching middleweights Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux will square off at Madison Square Garden Saturday night on HBO Pay-Per-View.  Hopefully it’s the start of a round-robin style middleweight tournament that includes Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto, who will fight each other about a month from now. I use […]


The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Julius Jackson And Jorge Linares

That’s Gennady Golovkin above, in a goddamn Apple Watch commercial. I mean, sure, it doesn’t mention him by name, but that’s still huge. His management team have done a crazy job of building him from a virtually unknown import from a non-traditional boxing demographic into a plausible pay-per-view star. But his fight with David Lemieux […]


Adrien Broner Looks A Little Better Against Khabib Allakhverdiev

If this return performance from Adrien Broner was meant to re-establish that a “focused” Broner could live up to the potential of younger Broner as future pound-for-pound superstar, it didn’t quite get to that. What Saturday night’s win on Showtime might have gotten to is that Broner can be better than he has been — […]


Viktor Postol Breaks Lucas Matthysse

Viktor Postol figured as a really difficult test for Lucas Matthysse, and Saturday night on HBO he went one better: He scored a massive knockout in the 10th round in one of those “arrival” performances that announced Postol is now the man to beat at junior welterweight. It was a frustrating kind of performance though […]

Jose Pedraza Defeats Edner Cherry By Wide Margin (In Close Fight)

It’s not that you couldn’t score Jose Pedraza vs. Edner Cherry Saturday night on Showtime for Pedraza; you could. It was a close fight. Two judges saw Pedraza winning nine rounds. Nine. Nine? Yeah, somehow, nine. There were many close rounds, certainly, as the fight shifted to and fro with each man being the aggressor. […]

Jamel Herring, Robert Easter Throttle Overmatched Foes On Showtime Extreme

Adrien Broner piggybackers Jamel Herring and Robert Easter warmed up the crowd with easy wins on Showtime Extreme Saturday, taking out no-hoper opponents, although at least Herring’s had a record of being in there with big names. Herring won every round against Yakubu Amidu, controlling him with speed and movement and firing pretty much at […]


Javier Fortuna Slops His Way To Comprehensive Win

Javier Fortuna is just a mess now, but he’s still faster and hits harder than a lot of junior lightweights, which is how he won Tuesday night on Fox Sports 1. He stopped Carlos Velasquez in the 10th round of an ultra-sloppy performance that was annoying to behold. Thankfully, the undercard had a gem. Fortuna […]


Deontay Wilder Batters Johann Duhaupas, Continues His Education

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Deontay Wilder is a knockout artist, Olympic medalist and world heavyweight titleholder. He might also still be a work in progress. Tonight, Wilder improved to 35-0 (34 KOs) with an 11th-round stoppage of Johann Duhaupas (31-3, 19 KOs) in front of a raucous, hometown crowd at the Legacy Arena. It was the […]


When The Devil Answers The Door: Amir Khan Just Might Get What He Wants

Amir Khan has been pounding on doors for awhile. He spent years chasing the best boxer in the eorld, Floyd Mayweather, to no avail. In fact, Mayweather seemed to revel in dangling a possible fight in front of Khan, only to rip it away like the school bully holding some poor kid’s lunch just out […]


Julian Williams Demolishes Luciano Cuello, Austin Trout Next?

It’s hard to believe, but there were still people who weren’t high on Julian Williams coming into Tuesday night on Fox Sports 1. He surely killed some of that noise on Fox Sports 1 with a crushing, shockingly easy knockout of rugged journeyman Luciano Cuello in less than a round. Cuello, who’d been in there […]


Shinsuke Yamanaka Takes Hometown Decision Vs Anselmo Moreno

In a battle of sharpshooters Tuesday in Tokyo, Anselmo Moreno appeared to shoot sharper for the majority of the rounds. But the local fighter, Shinsuke Yamanaka, won a split decision with only one round separating each man on all three cards. Yamanaka, the world’s top bantamweight, was jabbing better and landing the harder left hands […]