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Who’s God Rooting For In Mayweather Vs Pacquiao?

This is hilarious, because it’s ridiculous. We know whose side the earthly celebrities are on with Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao on May 2 — thanks, video feature! But Mayweather vs Pacquiao is big enough that, somehow, God’s allegiance is under discussion. Mayweather says he doesn’t think God picks sides: “God loves us all. I’m […]

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Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Is Going To Happen Now, Right…?

There’s talk of a tentative deal Wednesday over the Mayweather vs Pacquiao ticket snafu that has kept anybody from being able to buy one for May 2. Tentative, because, just one side of the Floyd vs Manny debacle is quoted, that I can find. Pacquiao promoter Top Rank now says, per Kevin Iole, that a […]

Kenny Bayless As Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Referee Is Disappointing

Kenny Bayless, the ref Floyd Mayweather got for his Marcos Maidana rematch after Tony Weeks was too permissive with Maidana’s tactics the first time around, is going to be the ref for Mayweather’s upcoming bout with Manny Pacquiao. This is disappointing. Whether it makes a difference or not? Unclear. That’s because Pacquiao is no Maidana. […]

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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 Returns to MSG With Klitschko Fight This Weekend

Some things just get better with age. 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 on […]

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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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