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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Marco Huck And J’Leon Love

The Queensberry Rules will always have a soft spot for boxing kangaroos — not only are they an emblem of my country, they’re undeniably cool. In this case Fred Morley (the one without the tail) looks like he’s about to get his tail-less arse kicked. Anyway, inter-species fights of questionable ethical status are not really […]

Boxing: Adrien Broner vs Carlos Molina

Hit By His Own Hype Train: Where Next For Adrien Broner?

(May 3; Las Vegas; Adrien Broner [right] against Carlos Molina during their fight at MGM Grand. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) A young boxer without hype is just one of countless hopefuls. Add hype and suddenly you’ve got a “hot prospect,” “a contender,” maybe even “the next big thing.” Hype attracts fans, sells tickets, […]

Boxing: Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Geale

Australian Boxing Might Explode Off The Planet — But It Shouldn’t

(July 26; New York; Gennady Golovkin [white gloves] reacts after knocking out Daniel Geale [black gloves] during their middleweight bout at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) In the win-loss measurement of things, Australian boxing has had a terrible few weeks. First Daniel Geale got smashed quickly by Gennady Golovkin. Then Blake Caparello […]

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Throwback Thursday: Lionel Rose Defends Against Chucho Castillo, Chaos Follows

Boxing is easily one of the most unforgiving and predatory sports conceivable. Only a very small percentage of fighters over the course of more than a century have been able to wrest ultimate control of their destinies from promoters, managers, advisers and filthier. For the rest, a career guided by a competent entity whose success […]

Andre Ward [Insert Boxing Metaphor Here] In Courtroom By Goossen-Tutor

Do you get boxing businessman/Twitter superstar Rick Glaser’s joke? Super middleweight champion Andre Ward today lost another court battle with his promoter, Dan Goossen of Goossen-Tutor, so his record in the courts is 0-4. Like a boxing record, but in the courts, because they’re fighting… nevermind. You could also say Ward is on the ropes, that this is a […]

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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Austin Trout And Don George

As is often the case when the week’s boxing schedule is thin, we’ve got a cool historical image in the header. This week’s it’s a shot from a boxing gym in Porthaethwy, Wales, via the National Library of Wales. Apart from badass kids in towns with lots of consonants in their name, there’s not much going […]

MLB: Seattle Mariners-Robinson Cano press conference

Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Mayweather, Pacquiao Undercards, Gennady Golovkin, Others

(Dec. 12, Seattle — Jay-Z speaks with an acquaintance before a press conference to introduce new Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano [not pictured] at Safeco Field. Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) That’s not just a picture of Jay-Z for no reason(able doubt).  The Jigga Man’s Roc Nation has rather quickly started making a splash […]

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TQBR Radio 8/19: Kell Brook Vs. Shawn Porter Recap

Supposedly all things in the universe are a blend of light and dark, evil and good, Boston and The Eagles — yin and yang, if you will (via). And right now, when it comes to being appeased and getting serious value for their money, boxing fans sure are taking it up the yang. For however […]

Kell Brook vs Shawn Porter

Porter Vs. Brook Results: Kell Brook Upsets Shawn Porter In America

(Kell Brook celebrates the verdict; photo by Esther Lin, Showtime) It was anybody’s guess how the judges would score Kell Brook vs. Shawn Porter after 12 rounds, based on how wildly divergent fans and writers were calling it on social media. But most people had it for Brook in a rough-and-tumble, even unattractive fight, and […]

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Dirrell Vs. Bika Results: Anthony Dirrell Wins Ugly Rematch

The first fight was competitive, and not as messy; the second fight was downright ugly, but Anthony Dirrell turned a draw into a clear win Saturday night on Showtime against Sakio Bika. Referee Jack Reiss was arguably the main character in this super middleweight do-over, sometimes for good and sometimes for ill. Early on, he […]

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Showtime Extreme Results: Jorge Linares, Deontay Wilder Score Tune-Up Stoppages

Jorge Linares and Deontay Wilder both dispatched their tune-up opponents Saturday on Sho Extreme, the former more impressively than the latter. Linares (above right), a super-talented lightweight still haunted by a trio of knockout losses, didn’t have to worry about his chin much against undersized journeyman Ira Terry (left), and only needed two dominant rounds […]

FNF Results: Shafikov Breaks Nugaev’s Face

A violent war between two Russian hardasses ended with Denis Shafikov badly damaging Rustam Nugaev’s face en route to a stoppage victory on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights. The two lightweights went right at it as if they didn’t once live together at an earlier phase of their careers, with Nugaev slightly outworking Shafikov through the first […]

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Metronomic, Syncopated: Porter Vs. Brook Preview And Prediction

Hey, this is more like it this coming Saturday, Showtime. You don’t have to put on a tripleheader like last Saturday’s that produces, mainly, scorn. You can put on one that is evenly-matched, like what was happening last year more often than in 2014. The fight atop the card this Saturday is a nice meeting […]

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