MLB: Seattle Mariners-Robinson Cano press conference

Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Mayweather, Pacquiao Undercards, Gennady Golovkin, Others

(Dec. 12, Seattle — Jay-Z speaks with an acquaintance before a press conference to introduce new Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano [not pictured] at Safeco Field. Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) That’s not just a picture of Jay-Z for no reason(able doubt).  The Jigga Man’s Roc Nation has rather quickly started making a splash […]

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TQBR Radio 8/19: Kell Brook Vs. Shawn Porter Recap

Supposedly all things in the universe are a blend of light and dark, evil and good, Boston and The Eagles — yin and yang, if you will (via). And right now, when it comes to being appeased and getting serious value for their money, boxing fans sure are taking it up the yang. For however […]

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Porter Vs. Brook Results: Kell Brook Upsets Shawn Porter In America

(Kell Brook celebrates the verdict; photo by Esther Lin, Showtime) It was anybody’s guess how the judges would score Kell Brook vs. Shawn Porter after 12 rounds, based on how wildly divergent fans and writers were calling it on social media. But most people had it for Brook in a rough-and-tumble, even unattractive fight, and […]

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Dirrell Vs. Bika Results: Anthony Dirrell Wins Ugly Rematch

The first fight was competitive, and not as messy; the second fight was downright ugly, but Anthony Dirrell turned a draw into a clear win Saturday night on Showtime against Sakio Bika. Referee Jack Reiss was arguably the main character in this super middleweight do-over, sometimes for good and sometimes for ill. Early on, he […]

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Showtime Extreme Results: Jorge Linares, Deontay Wilder Score Tune-Up Stoppages

Jorge Linares and Deontay Wilder both dispatched their tune-up opponents Saturday on Sho Extreme, the former more impressively than the latter. Linares (above right), a super-talented lightweight still haunted by a trio of knockout losses, didn’t have to worry about his chin much against undersized journeyman Ira Terry (left), and only needed two dominant rounds […]

FNF Results: Shafikov Breaks Nugaev’s Face

A violent war between two Russian hardasses ended with Denis Shafikov badly damaging Rustam Nugaev’s face en route to a stoppage victory on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights. The two lightweights went right at it as if they didn’t once live together at an earlier phase of their careers, with Nugaev slightly outworking Shafikov through the first […]

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Metronomic, Syncopated: Porter Vs. Brook Preview And Prediction

Hey, this is more like it this coming Saturday, Showtime. You don’t have to put on a tripleheader like last Saturday’s that produces, mainly, scorn. You can put on one that is evenly-matched, like what was happening last year more often than in 2014. The fight atop the card this Saturday is a nice meeting […]

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Throwback Thursday: Carlos Ortiz Nabs A Decision And Joe Brown’s Title

The difference between good and great can be miniscule. Distinguishing one tier of greatness from another is often a matter of opinion, and perhaps schooling, In great divisions, figuring out rankings and who deserves what recognition is, again, splitting hairs. At lightweight, for instance, being even the 15th greatest fighter the division has seen still makes […]

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TQBR Radio 8/12: Shawn Porter Vs. Kell Brook Preview With Brian Campbell

The above representation (via) of how an average 13-year-old girl feels about school every day is exactly how we all feel about cards featuring mismatches, actually. As admirable as matching Danny Garcia against Rod Salka would have been — had it actually been made for admirable, “let’s give this guy a chance” reasons — it […]

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Weekend Afterthoughts: Fight Of The Year Candidate(s); Defending Garcia-Salka; More

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-vV0iqOtRk The above fight is one of two to get Fight of the Year buzz from this past weekend, buzz that was overshadowed by the absolute disgrace that was the Showtime tripleheader headlined by Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka. For my money, the video of Francisco Rodriguez, Jr. vs. Katsunari Takayama doesn’t really start taking […]

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Danny Garcia Makes Quick Work Of Rod Salka

Junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, fighting above the 140 pound limit, crushed an opponent with virtually no chance in Bunola, Pa.’s Rod Salka. Salka, 19-4 (3 KO), appeared visibly smaller than Garcia from the outset, and attempted to backpedal and dart forward with jabs and right crosses early in the fight. Garcia’s counterpunching deterred Salka, […]

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Lamont Peterson Skips Past Edgar Santana With Ease

Junior welterweight Lamont Peterson improved his record to 33-2-1 (17 KO) by outclassing and eventually overwhelming Edgar Santana on Showtime. Santana, 29-5 (20 KO), came forward from the opening bell but couldn’t muster much consistent offense, and was overwhelmed by Peterson’s better technique and accuracy. In the end, Peterson’s measured, careful approach rendered Santana an […]

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Danny Jacobs Plows Through Jarrod Fletcher

Brooklyn native Danny “The Golden Child” Jacobs, now 28-1 (25 KO), stopped Queensland, Australia’s Jarrod Fletcher in the opening bout of the oft-dismissed Danny Garcia vs. Rod Salka card on Showtime. In a one-sided fight, Fletcher, 18-2 (10 KO), attempted to shift the momentum his way after finding himself falling behind, but couldn’t overcome a few […]

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