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The Missing Generation

What if an entire generation of boxers went missing? Imagine a world where the sport’s salivating spectators were left buying tickets to see aging wonders pushing 50 or past their prime dynamos who’s first major wins came a decade before. What if nearly every promising pugilist that began their career between 2000-2005 faltered and fell off […]

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TQBR Radio 11/25: Manny Pacquiao Vs. Chris Algieri Recap

Really, what that title probably should read up there is “Terence Crawford vs. Ray Beltran Preview,” but it’s Manny Pacquiao, and we got mouths to feed. Besides, if we’re going to be made to shell out a few baker’s dozen clams to watch mismatches, we may as well revel in the horrifyingly one-sided slapping that […]

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Quick Jabs: Ratings Galore, Great Knockouts, Swell Fights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_NyqeNLheQ Wouldn’t that headline just convince you everything was A-OK in boxing? Well you’d be wrong, is what you’d be. But there are some fine things, like that Amir Mansour knockout above. It’s in the KO of the Year discussion with another recent knockout, Wladimir Klitschko-Kubrat Pulev. We’ll have some other videos sprinkled throughout this […]

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Manny Pacquiao Scores Six Knockdowns, Decisions Chris Algieri

(Manny Pacquiao, left, Chris Algieri, right; via @hboboxing on Twitter) Manny Pacquiao had his way with Chris Algieri Saturday night on HBO Pay-Per-View, pretty much, if scoring six knockdowns means anything. Which it does. Algieri, the least accomplished opponent of Pacquiao’s post-2008 run, won one round on two scorecards and couldn’t stay on his feet […]

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Pacquiao Vs. Algieri Results: Zou Shiming Wins In Uneven Performance

(Zou Shiming; via @HBOBoxing on Twitter) Through a couple rounds, Zou Shiming was delivering his best performance Saturday night on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri. By the end of the fight, all of his old flaws had resurfaced. But he won almost every round, scored a number of knockdowns against Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym and […]

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Pacquiao Vs. Algieri Results: Vasyl Lomachenko Astounds With One Hand

(Lomachenko connects on Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo; via @HBOBoxing on Twitter) Vasyl Lomachenko does astounding things in the ring. Saturday night he was on his way to a beautifully boxed win, perhaps even a knockout, that showed off his versatility and all-around excellence. Then he injured his left hand. He didn’t lose a round after that. Appearing on […]

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Melting Pot: Five Filipino Vs. Italian Fights Of Yesteryear

There’s something about a boxing match being sold as an ethnic clash that has moved tickets since there were even tickets to move. Call it primal, or even tribal, get philosophical, but at the end of the day, it’s transforming a one-on-one argument into an “us vs. them” scenario, and it just feels inherently normal […]

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Adrian Granados Goes From Zero To 60 Friday Night

The last time junior welterweight Adrian Granados fought on television, the 25-year-old was involved in a firefight. Appearing in front of his hometown city of Chicago outdoors at U.S. Cellular Field, Granados overcame two knockdowns where he was badly hurt to stop Mark Salser in the 6th round. It was exactly the type of fight a […]

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Floyd Mayweather Vs. Manny Pacquiao: A Sucker Is Born Every Minute

(Mayweather, left, Pacquiao, right; via) I’m a sucker. I’m a sucker because when I read this story from the Los Angeles Times this week asserting that “The Pacquiao-Mayweather buzz has been heating up since September” I forget all about when people were saying this the last time (August), and the time before that, and, well, all […]

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Wide South China Sea

(Promoter Bob Arum, Pacquiao, Zhou and Algieri arrive in Macau; photo via) “You can pretend for a long time, but one day it all falls away and you are alone… Alone in the most beautiful place in the world.”- Jean Rhys Despite his unabashed confidence, which can at times border on a smugly dismissive sense […]

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On Hating Chris Algieri

(Photo via) Patrol the places where hardcore boxing fans live, and you’ll find a substantial strain of them whose commentary about this weekend’s HBO pay-per-view fight between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri is significantly focused on hating Algieri. It’s not to hard to identify how this came to be, if you’ve studied Hardcorus Boxingfanius. And individual tastes on […]

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