Review: “Mike Tyson Mysteries”

The opaque marketing campaigns have come and gone, and “Mike Tyson Mysteries” has made its debut on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim — you can even watch the first episode here. What to make of it? (Spoilers ahead.) There is no way to make total sense of it. It’s eccentric in the way a lot of Adult […]


Orlando Cruz: The LGBT Champion of the World

After his Oct. 24 bout with Ruben Tamayo was called off, the latest setback to Orlando Cruz’s career must mean that thoughts of retirement are creeping into his mind. After 14 years as a pro featherweight he’s no closer to a world title. He failed to take the WBO belt from Orlando Salido last October […]


The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Alex Leapai, Andrzej Fonfara And Tomoki Kameda

 Theattle hath a Mike Thython Thtatue? That’s crazy (and via our friends at r/boxing). Sadly, that’s about the craziest thing going on in boxing this week. Still, the previews for all of the week’s fights are below. Andrzej Fonfara Vs. Doudou Ngumbu, Saturday, Showtime, Chicago. Officially, this card is billed as The Homecoming, but is should probably […]

Quick Jabs: Golden Boy Shareholders Vamoose; Gennady Golovkin Ratings Resume; More

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwxD-2p-TiM Kangaroo fight videos are too depressing. Koalas are now the Australian marsupial combatants of choice. They sound like geese squawking, and they don’t seem capable of doing much damage. The above video features a koala on the right who is the Bernard Hopkins of the koala fighting world — he’s a sneaky fouler, over […]


British Beat: Stuart Hall And Randy Caballero Create Monte Carlo Malaise

Despite its depleted press ranks who continue to deliver a procession of poison-tipped darts — at times with the eagerness of a kid armed with a plastic toy bow; sometimes withering, occasionally humorous, generally ineffective — boxing continues its descent into a state as indecipherable as Hilbert’s sixteenth problem. A case in point unfolds this […]


TQBR Radio 10/21: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Marco Antonio Rubio Recap

31-0 (28 KO). A few belts. A fondness of meat. All are things Gennady Golovkin owns. This past weekend, he added a tennis court in Carson, Ca. — and all of its spectators — to his back pocket. There’s not much wrong with that, either. In fact, if asked nicely, many of us would happily […]

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TQBR Radio 10/15: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Marco Antonio Rubio Preview

Apparently the image above (via) is of a book that is a study and critique of pop culture in the 70s and 80s. The title is also, in order, a less-clever nickname for Gennady Golovkin, and what Marco Antonio Rubio is trying to avoid becoming. That’s the best we can do. We’re bloggers. This week […]


Quick Jabs: Al Haymon’s Takeover Bid; Victor Conte’s Selectivity; More

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRddLDynsCs Kangaroo boxing videos have lost some of their appeal, ever since the kangaroo boxing video where one kangaroo sociopathically strangled another kangaroo well beyond the bounds of good taste. The one above isn’t so creepy. It has become a minor smash, with cause. In this edition of Quick Jabs, we’ll talk about human-punching, mainly, […]