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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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 […]