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TQBR Radio 4/21: Lucas Matthysse Vs. Ruslan Provodnikov Recap

There was literally a huge variety of photos and moments that could have been used to represent all that happened last weekend in boxing: aesthetically pleasing and gratifying, moving and even regrettable. But the photo above — of Lucas Matthysse’s fist after punching Ruslan Provodnikov for over a half-hour — serves as a reminder of […]

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Young Boxers Potentially On The Rise: The 2015 List

(LAS VEGAS — Deontay Wilder poses by his corner after going 12 rounds with Bermane Stiverne during their fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Jan. 17 [Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images]) With Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao right around the corner, there’s already been speculation about who, if anyone, is “next” in boxing, […]

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Andrzej Fonfara Stops Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., Who’s A Lazy Child*

Well, karma and poor decisionmaking caught up to Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., finally, on Saturday night on Showtime. Beaten up by a larger man in Andrzej Fonfara for eight rounds, a man he wouldn’t have been fighting if he didn’t allow himself to blow up in weight between bouts, he was dropped in the 9th […]

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Lucas Matthysse Earns Crunching Decision Over Ruslan Provodnikov

Upon Lucas Matthysse vs. Ruslan Provodnikov being so much as suggested, particularly sadistic corners of the pugilistic realm rubbed their hands together, greedily anticipating the carnage. When the fight was officially announced, the boxing world collectively stated, “Count me in.” Both Matthysse and Provodnikov are feeling the effect of that welcome, presently. The strength and […]

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Amir Imam Beats Walter Castillo Over 10 Hard Rounds

Amir Imam, one of the most celebrated prospects in boxing, went 10 rounds for the first time against a spirited Walter Castillo, winning most rounds while losing the crowd Saturday night on Showtime. The crowd’s reaction to Castillo was probably more about the spirited effort he put in than Imam’s performance, which involved some circling, […]

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Terence Crawford Starts Slow, Then Obliterates Thomas Dulorme

Just when it seemed as though those writing off Terence Crawford as a boring lump of clay with no personality — inside the ring or out — had been vindicated, the Omaha, Neb. native stepped in with a series of right hands that robbed them of doubt in the 6th round against Thomas Dulorme. Crawford, […]

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Race To The Finish: Lucas Matthysse Vs Ruslan Provodnikov Preview And Prediction

Don’t worry, everybody. Sometimes there’s a thing that happens in boxing where the conventional wisdom gets upended about a fight, and suddenly what once looked like a stellar match-up becomes a lackluster one, or vice versa. Lucas Matthysse’s declaration that he wouldn’t just purely brawl with Ruslan Provodnikov Saturday night on HBO inspired the first […]

Boxing Comes Back To Madison Square Garden With Klitschko-Jennings Fight This Weekend

Some things just get better with age. It’s a sentiment that could easily be argued for IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. The 38-year old Ukrainian puts his formidable 63-3 record (53 knockouts) to the test against challenger Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) when the two go toe-to-toe at Madison Square Garden on HBO Championship Boxing […]

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Throwback Thursday: Mike McTigue Slips Past Tiger Flowers

Is boxing merely reflection of what we are? Or does combat create that which we aspire to be? Heroes, villains, martyrs and murderers are created at the bend of a knee to boxing’s stubborn rule, and the 1920s busted at the seams with tropes, devices and pugilistic deus ex machinae. A man named Mike McTigue […]

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Another One Gets Away: Amir Khan Vs Kell Brook

Tuesday, we saw the delay, perhaps death, of one of the best fights in the sport. Wednesday, we got the delay, perhaps death, of the biggest fight in the U.K. and a damn good fight on every other part of the globe, too. Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri was officially announced via news release Wednesday for […]

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The Adonis Stevenson Vs Sergey Kovalev Mess

On Tuesday came news that Main Events, the promoter of Sergey Kovalev, had withdrawn him from a purse bid for a fight with light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, thus, again, ensuring that one of the best couple match-ups in the sport is not going to happen anytime soon. The whole ordeal reverses who’s most to blame […]

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Weekend Afterthoughts On Danny Garcia’s ‘Loss,’ Some Big KOs, More

(Danny Garcia, left, Lamont Peterson trainer Barry Hunter, right; via PBC on Twitter) Hope you’re enjoying your week sandwiched between good boxing weekends. We’ll have more on this upcoming weekend as the week goes on, but maybe you didn’t like how this past weekend played out. You might have missed some things! We had a […]

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TQBR Radio 4/14: Lucas Matthysse Vs. Ruslan Provodnikov Preview

Word on the (absence of) street is that hole in the space-time continuum up there used to be the building where Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov signed their contracts to fight one another. It cannot be confirmed, however, as the Hounds of Hell now guard the area, per the instructions of Momma Provodnikov. More seriously, […]

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