Friday Night Fights Results: Campillo Stops Williams On Cut

(Williams, left, Campillo, right; via Goossen Tutor) This was an unfortunate ending to what might’ve become a pretty good fight, if Thomas Williams, Jr. could’ve continued: Gabriel Campillo scored a technical knockout over his fellow light heavyweight via a cut. Williams — a prospect of some acclaim on the outer edge of contender status — […]


Fantasy, Reality: Kovalev Vs. Caparello Preview And Prediction

Think about it: It’s 2013, and you’ve just heard that Gennady Golovkin and Sergey Kovalev, chief boxing kaiju and chief deputy boxing kaiju, are fighting on HBO on back-to-back weekends. Your head is probably swimming with possibilities. Golovkin just might be facing off against super middleweight king Andre Ward! Kovalev — is he fighting light […]


Breaking Down Rios Vs. Chaves

To most knowledgeable fans of the sport today, it’s difficult to draw any meaningful insight from a zero-loss record without knowing the substance of opposition that said record contains. Prior to his July 27 bout of last year, most fans, both knowledgeable and those of a more casual nature, knew little about Argentina’s Diego Chaves as […]

Gennady Golovkin Nuclear

TQBR Radio 7/29: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Daniel Geale Recap

Irony: 2012 was the year that Kazakhstan created The ATOM Project, a nuclear nonproliferation campaign, yet also the year that it sicked Gennady Golovkin’s destructive capabilities upon the U.S. via HBO. Golovkin drawing something like 8,000 to Madison Square Garden against Daniel Geale is a far cry from featherweight Fidel LaBarba doing 22,000 against Kid […]

Interviews About What’s Next For Sergio Martinez, Vasyl Lomachenko And Others

This weekend TQBR had a chance to talk to Main Events’ Kathy Duva, fellow promoter Lou DiBella and manager Egis Klimas about their plans for the fighters they represent. In a previous post, they talked about Sergey Kovalev vs. Blake Caparello. Here, they talk about Sergio Martinez, Vasyl Lomachenko, Evgeny Gradovich, a featherweight tournament, Curtis […]


The Unbearable Lightness Of Being — Ricardo Lopez And The Kazakh KO King

Returning home at around midnight last night, I switched on the earlier BoxNation card and gamely attempted to stave off sleep. It didn’t work. No sooner had I watched Chris Eubank, Jr. destroy another journeyman when I promptly dozed off. I awoke some two hours later, in the midst of Mike Perez’s entrance for his […]

Gennady Golovkin (white gloves) knocks out Daniel Geale (black gloves) during their middleweight championship bout at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Gennady Golovkin Just Keeps Getting Scarier, Stops Daniel Geale In Three

(Gennady Golovkin [white gloves] knocks out Daniel Geale [black gloves] during their middleweight championship bout at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) NEW YORK CITY — What can you say about a boxer who knocks out the best opponent of his career more easily than he does lesser ones? All you can really […]

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Golovkin Vs. Geale Results: Late Point Deduction Gives Bryant Jennings Win

(Donald Trump and wife Melania Knauss-Trump at Madison Square Garden for Saturday’s fights. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) NEW YORK CITY — An ultra-close fight was decided by a razor-thin margin where a 12th round point deduction gave heavyweight Bryant Jennings a win over Mike Perez that would’ve otherwise been a draw. And it’ll probably […]


Sergey Kovalev, Blake Caparello, Bernard Hopkins, Socks, T-Shirts

(Blake Caparello, left, Sergey Kovalev, right; photo by Tim Starks) NEW YORK CITY — There is more than one way to interpret a t-shirt. Case in point: At a New York City happy hour Saturday for media meant to hype next weekend’s HBO showdown between light heavyweight power punching sensation Sergey Kovalev, Blake Caparello, whose […]

Running Golovkin Vs. Geale Undercard Results

NEW YORK CITY — It’s a short off-TV undercard, with just three bouts leading up to the main event Saturday night between Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Geale. We’ll cover those three here, then do separate posts for Golvokin-Geale and the televised undercard bout, the heavyweight clash between Bryant Jennings and Mike Perez. The three bouts […]


Easiest Hardest: Golovkin Vs. Geale Preview And Prediction

Middleweight’s version of Perun, Gennady Golovkin, faces his best opponent this Saturday on HBO in Daniel Geale, an opponent who has beaten better foes than he has. Such is the mythological might of the man they call GGG that Geale is viewed as a sizable underdog. The longer we go, the more the mythology matches […]