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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11CaEQtxhvc 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

http://youtu.be/7_YFzMMTwXM 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 […]

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Throwback Thursday: Jake LaMotta Halts Marcel Cerdan, Takes His Belt

Chewing through life a mile a minute and leaving messy footprints is just what many fighters do. Or did. Few fighters make it to old age, marbles properly collected, and sometimes when they do, it makes no sense. They’re like the familial legends that saw a distant great uncle live to the ripe old age […]

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FNF Results: Michael Farenas Beats Up Mark Davis

(Michael Farenas, left, Mark Davis, right; credit: Emily Harney, courtesy SMS Promotions) In a special Wednesday edition of ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights, the battle-hardened veteran Michael Farenas gave a painful lesson to unproven prospect Mark Davis about the kind of occasion in which experience trumps speed. That Farenas stopped him was not a shock — […]

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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Nothing Much, Really

Above is a pictorial representation of the week’s boxing schedule. With a few big fights now in the rear-view mirror and pay-per-view coming up next week between Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara, the gods of boxing have chosen to take the week off. Sure, there are fights, and I’ll tell you what they are in a […]

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