Hometown Hero Carl Frampton Makes Light Work Of Chris Avalos

Carl Frampton made light work of Californian Chris Avalos before an adoring Belfast crowd, Saturday. Hometown hero Frampton (20-0, 14 KO), dominated Avalos (25-3, 19 KO) throughout their junior featherweight showdown, before referee Howard Foster rescued the woozy visitor at 1:33 of round 5, when Avalos listed after absorbing a succession of flush right hands. […]

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Carl Frampton Can Make A Great Fight Next

Carl Frampton dispensed with Chris Avalos Saturday with relative ease, as we knew he probably would, even if we also knew Avalos was going to bring the reckless attacking, which he tried to do. The fight itself matters less than this: Frampton is right in the thick of a glut of fighters who can make […]

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Throwback Thursday: Joe Gans Thumps Spike Sullivan

Back when a color line separated the sport of boxing into what amounted to a couple of pigment-defined leagues, there were still fighters on both sides who seemed able to ferry themselves back and forth across the barrier without issue. They were more exception than rule, but they existed. One such fighter happened to also […]

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Early Action Favors Pacman In Superfight With Mayweather

While the unblemished record and pound-for-pound king of the ring moniker belong to the loquacious and flamboyant Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (47-0, 26 KOs), the initial wave of betting action for the undisputed champion’s May 2 bout with Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) has heavily favored the Filipino sensation riding a three-fight win steak. Officially announced […]

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TQBR Radio 2/24: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Manny Pacquiao Finalized, More

By now, everyone knows that Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao is on for May 2. And by “everyone,” we do mean everyone. The issue, of course, is a signed fight takes away an easy scapegoat when pointing a finger at all of boxing’s ills. But you know what they say about haters and their natural […]


Gennady Golovkin Knocks Out Martin Murray In Monaco

(Golovkin, left, parries a shot from Martin Murray during their fight in Monaco [HBO]) Don King’s former director of boxing, the late Al Braverman, once described how it must feel to face former heavyweight terror Mike Tyson as follows: “You get hit with jabs, wild hooks, pulverising right hand leads, and he keeps coming and coming.” […]


Heavyweights Take Boxcino On A Turn For The Worse On ESPN2

Last year’s Boxcino tournaments on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights did all right, and the reviews for the first of two 2015 editions weren’t so bad, either. The heavyweights were up this weekend in the second 2015 installment, and… no. It’s not that they didn’t deliver some good things. The first two fights were close, requiring […]


Floyd Mayweather Vs Manny Pacquiao, At Long Last

The myopic bubble in which boxing fans sometimes live is the hard-earned kind. On Friday, one of the biggest and most important fights in boxing history was announced — Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, May 2 —  and the reaction from the hardcores was, almost unanimously, “Finally.” For those of us who have been listening […]


Spoiled: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Martin Murray Preview And Prediction

The Gennady Golovkin Show is one of boxing’s best shows to watch, one of its worst to co-star in with the man they call GGG. And he just keeps finding better co-stars, this Saturday being Martin Murray, the highest-ranked middleweight he will have faced yet. He’s never aiming anywhere but the top of the division, […]

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Throwback Thursday: Joe Jeannette Halts Sam Langford

In an era where fights ended in draws or some other ambiguous fashion about as often as they ended convincingly, a fighter being able to wrangle a significant amount of stoppages or decisive victories was, in itself, impressive. Doing so against fighters that a large percentage of grown men in the sport refused to face […]


Wherein Al Haymon Now Controls All Boxing TV*

(Al Haymon, via) NBC. NBC Sports. Showtime. Spike. ESPN, probably. And as of today, CBS, too. Al Haymon’s “Premier Boxing Champions” has spread its tendrils into every major U.S. network — save one — that has broadcast boxing in the last several years, plus some new channels, too. We’re talking an almost full-scale revolution in […]

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TQBR Radio 2/17: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Martin Murray Preview With Jimmy Tobin

There’s no better way to make your winter more Mexican than adding a little Gennady Golovkin to it. Well, there might be a few better ways, but they aren’t as likely to hatchet some brains cells before a charmingly eccentric post-fight interview, anyway. If you like fight, then Golovkinville is where you’re buying your 22-acre […]