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Throwback Thursday: Joel Casamayor Barely Skirts By Nate Campbell

There’s boxing the sport, and there’s boxing the business. Often the two are the same, but usually the latter trumps the former, and even when it makes no sense in hindsight. One thing boxing tend not to be, though, is patient. Instant gratification triumphs over the greater good with regularity, and especially at the negotiating […]

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Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 12/14

(Nov. 8, Atlantic City; Sergey Kovalev celebrates his win over Bernard Hopkins after their bout at Boardwalk Hall. Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports) Just about all the 2014 business is finished for the best boxers in the world across every weight division, with only Adonis Stevenson and Guillermo Rigondeaux on this list yet to have […]

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TQBR Radio 12/16: Amir Khan Vs. Devon Alexander Recap, More

Boxing doesn’t know exactly where “across the street” is, apparently (photo via). But oddly enough, its two major network players, HBO and Showtime, seem to excel in scheduling shows across the street from one another. It was the last fight weekend of a particularly weak 2014 in boxing, so it was fitting that well over […]

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Amir Khan Shines In Vegas

(Esther Lin, Showtime) In a match-up of welterweight contenders from the charming hamlet of Las Vegas, Nevada, Amir Khan put on his best performance in years. Khan (30-3, 19 KO) used his superior reach and hand speed to dominate Devon Alexander from beginning to end, earning the unanimous decision by scores of 119-109, 118-110, and […]

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Timothy Bradley Reestablishes Himself Against Diego Chaves, Despite Scorecards

(Timothy Bradley, left, Diego Chaves, right; via @HBOBoxing) Timothy Bradley (31-1) vs. Diego Chaves (23-2) Timothy Bradley entered the ring on a mission to reestablish himself amongst the sport’s elite, and largely cruised against the tough Diego Chaves in a fight that at times threatened to turn into something special, before ultimately throwing up another […]

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Erislandy Lara Outslicks An Amped-Up Ishe Smith

(Ishe Smith, right, Erislandy Lara, left; credit: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime) Erislandy Lara on Friday night definitively demonstrated that it’s a better use of your time to focus on becoming a skilled boxer, and better to use your energy in the ring applying that, than devoting yourself to posturing and histrionics. Ishe Smith, the opponent he decisioned with ease […]

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A Sour Three Hours On ESPN Thursday Night

It seems that now is as good a time as ever to state that I’ve spoken too soon about the quality of boxing in 2014. After a decent card last week from HBO, we were treated with a laughably awful – no, perhaps not even laughable – three hour special from ESPN Thursday. It’s funny […]

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Pretty House, Pretty Garden: Devon Alexander Vs. Amir Khan Preview And Prediction

Regular font: Devon Alexander vs. Amir Khan is an evenly-matched fight Saturday night on Showtime between two contenders in one of boxing’s deepest divisions. Sarcastic font: Ooooooh, thanks so veeeeerrry much, Showtime, for always providing fights JUST like this throughout 2014. It’s a weekly occurrence and if evenly-matched Showtime fights in 2014 were calories, we’d […]

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TQBR Radio 12/9: Amir Khan Vs. Devon Alexander Preview, Much More

If the pissing contest between HBO and Showtime’s boxing departments could accurately be depicted through the magic of cartoon satire, it would look just like the old Spy vs. Spy series from Mad Magazine (via). While more boxing is usually a good thing, and while healthy competition tends to squeeze blood from the figurative stone, […]

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The 11 Most Embarrassing Moments In Boxing

Momma’s Boy There’s no shame in losing to the better man, as light heavyweight Tony Wilson learning in the 3rd round of his 1989 fight with Steve McCarthy. What is shameful though is that Wilson’s mother, 62 year old Minna Wilson, couldn’t bear to witness her son taking a beating any longer and so climbed […]

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Skin Game: David Lemieux Stops Gabriel Rosado

Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, middleweight David Lemieux took another step toward career redemption by stopping Gabe Rosado in the 10th round of a thrilling war of attrition. The bout lived up to its billing as an even match-up of fighters at a crossroads who were guaranteed to bring the drama. […]

Q&A With Mike Reed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARLvgrTFXzM Junior welterweight prospect Mike Reed just had his first fight away from the East Coast last weekend in Nebraska, appearing on the undercard of a fighter he said he admires, Terence Crawford, and won a close decision. Here he is in a lightly condensed and edited Q&A on what went right in the fight, […]

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