FNF Closes With Andrey Fedosov, John Thompson Knockouts

Goodnight, Friday Night Fights on ESPN2. Fittingly, the show’s official ending — before it moves to boxing adviser Al Haymon’s empire under a different name — concluded with two knockouts. One was a surprise. One wasn’t. Brandon Adams, who looked like he would be the best fighter to come out of this installment of the […]

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Friday Night’s Alright (For Fighting): Goodbye FNF

After 17 years of busted pipes and broken noses, ESPN’s Friday Night Fights is hanging up the gloves. FNF, which brought close to 1,000 fights into American living rooms over its run, will make way for Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN, the latest stage of Al Haymon’s takeover of U.S. boxing (PBC already airs on NBC, CBS/Showtime and Spike). In […]

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Gennady Golovkin Eating Punches? It’s All Part Of The Plan

There was an odd moment during Saturday night’s bout between Kazakh monster Gennady Golovkin and Rochester, NY native Willie Monroe, Jr. Golovkin had dominated the first couple of rounds, battering Monroe in the 2nd and dropping him twice. Then, out of the blue, Golovkin started eating punches. And then more. The HBO crew, especially Max […]

INGLEWOOD, CA - MAY 16:  Gennady Golovkin (L) lands a punch at Willie Monroe Jr. in their World Middleweight Championship fight at The Forum on May 16, 2015 in Inglewood, California  Golovkin won in a TKO in the sixth round.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Gennady Golovkin, Roman Gonzalez Triumph In Night Of Exciting Mismatches

In a night of enjoyable mismatches on HBO, offensive maestros Gennady Golovkin and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez impressed against their respective foes at the Inglewood Forum in Los Angeles. While neither man was ever under threat, they both did enough to impress and leave the public hungry for more. Willie Monroe (19-2, 6 KO) was never […]

FNF Results: Ojeda Schools Meza-Clay

In the main event of the penultimate episode of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, lightweight Reynaldo Ojeda played matador to Monty Meza-Clay’s hard charging bull. Meza-Clay desperately tried to overcome significant height and reach disadvantages by digging his way inside, but Ojeda fought well, using excellent lateral movement to befuddle his opponent while landing nasty rights […]

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TruTV Boxing Results: Benavidez Baffles, Orozco Vs Taylor Dazzles

Jose Benavidez, Jr. may be popular in Arizona, but he’s annoying to watch fight, backing up to the ropes for dumb reasons like he did Friday night on TruTV in an otherwise easy fight vs Jorge Paez, Jr. At least we had the undercard fight to make it all worthwhile, a power punch fiesta between […]

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What To Expect From Mitt Romney Vs Evander Holyfield

A friend was wondering what I think about Mitt Romney vs Evander Holyfield this weekend. I am, after all,  a boxing writer who also has written about politics. You’d think I might have something interesting to say. In reality: Probably not. I think: It will not be a real boxing match. Not that anyone with half […]

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Roman Gonzalez: ‘Chocolatito’ Gets Some HBO Love

Boxing viewers aren’t used to catching flyweights on major networks. Usually, we’re forced to watch them on grainy youtube videos or in quick highlight spots. But then again, most flyweights don’t fight like Roman Gonzalez. The reason that he’s shot up the pound-for-pound ranks — he’s currently just below Floyd Mayweather at #2 in the world, […]

Kid Galahad, One Of Britain’s Most Promising Boxers, Fails PED Test

British tabloid The Daily Star broke a story on Tuesday regarding Kid Galahad – real name Abdul-Bari Awad – who, depressingly, failed a performance enhancing drug test in September after outclassing Brazilian Adeilson Dos Santos. Galahad, 18-0 (9 KOs), a former British, Commonwealth and European champion, tested positive for banned substance stanozolol — an anabolic […]

The Cleaner: Gennady Golovkin Returns Just In Time To Wash Up The May 2 Mess

Though the stench has faded somewhat, it’s still there. It will probably hover above boxing for some time. When the most lucrative prize fight in the history of the sport lays a giant egg in front of millions of casual fans and every major news outlet, the fallout sticks around for awhile. Floyd Mayweather and […]

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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Gennady Golovkin And Roman Gonzalez

The spring boxing schedule just will not quit. This week isn’t quite as packed as last, but there are still some quality fights on, most notably on HBO where middleweight fan favourite Gennady Golovkin is fighting, along with his flyweight equivalent, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez. There are also some fights on ESPN and TruTV. Oh, and I […]

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The Laurence Cole Show: Omar Figueroa’s Win Over Ricky Burns Overshadowed By Rancid Ref

In the main event of Saturday’s “Premier Boxing Champions” card on CBS, junior welterweight Omar Figueroa, Jr. hammered out a bruising unanimous decision victory over Ricky Burns. The fighters mostly went at it in the tiniest phone booth you’ll ever find, trading shots while trying to smother and sap each other’s energy. Burns (37-5-1, 11 KO) started […]

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