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Weekend Afterthoughts On Pacquiao Bradley 2, Next For Raymundo Beltran, More

Manny Pacquiao’s mom loves Jesus, but maybe she has a little bit of that Santeria in her. This is not a full-fledged Weekend Afterthoughts, really, because I’m in Indonesia for a spell (no pun intended) and some fights from the past weekend have been difficult for me to track down. So we’ll confine ourselves mainly […]

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Running Undercard Results For Timothy Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao II

In a battle of two recently-robbed 135 pound contenders, longtime Pacquiao sparring partner Raymundo Beltran (29-6-1, 17 KO) faced off against late replacement, but undoubtedly game Arash Usmanee (20-2-1, 10 KO) in a de facto eliminator for Terence Crawford’s lightweight belt. Beltran had originally been scheduled to face Rocky Martinez, but Usmanee isn’t the type […]

Gilberto Ramirez Dominates Giovanni Lorenzo In Vegas On Friday Night Fights

A gaudy record filled with knockouts is not necessarily an indicator of championship level talent. Twenty-two-year-old Mexican super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez entered his fight with Giovanni Lorenzo on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas with a sterling record built against guys I’ve never heard of. He appears to be the […]

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Tarnished Gem: Timothy Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao 2 Preview And Prediction

So continues our marathon coverage of one of the biggest bouts of 2014, Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao II, on April 12 on HBO Pay-Per-View. Previously: a primer on the rematch; a Bradley-Pacquiao edition of TQBR Radio; keys to the fight; the undercard, previewed; a staff roundtable. Next: the Ultimate Guide. To the devoted boxing fan base, Timothy Bradley vs. Manny […]

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Joel Diaz Knows Timothy Bradley Could Face Judges’ Payback In Manny Pacquiao Rematch

LAS VEGAS — Timothy Bradley’s trainer Joel Diaz spoke assertively during his roundtable discussion inside the MGM Grand media center Thursday morning: “I’m telling you right now,” Diaz said while flaring his arms like an Italian trying to punctuate an expression. “Tim Bradley is 100 percent ready mentally and physically to show that what happened […]

Bradley Vs. Pacquiao II: TQBR Roundtable, Royal Rumble Edition

So continues our marathon coverage of one of the biggest bouts of 2014, Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao II, on April 12 on HBO Pay-Per-View. Previously: a primer on the rematch; a Bradley-Pacquiao edition of TQBR Radio; keys to the fight; the undercard, previewed. Next: a final preview and prediction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GixDXD44_yA&app=desktop You know, I quite like watching guys fight. I’m […]

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Timothy Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao II Undercard, Previewed (And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule)

So continues our marathon coverage of one of the biggest bouts of 2014, Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao II, on April 12 on HBO Pay-Per-View. Previously: a primer on the rematch; a Bradley-Pacquiao edition of TQBR Radio; keys to the fight. Next: a staff roundtable. Usually pay-per-view weeks are busy in boxing, as promoters look to cash in […]

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Bradley Vs. Pacquiao II: Keys To The Fight

So continues our marathon coverage of one of the biggest bouts of 2014, Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao II, on April 12 on HBO Pay-Per-View. Previously: a primer on the rematch; a Bradley-Pacquiao edition of TQBR Radio. Next: the undercard, previewed. Mind. Matter. How do Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley stack up in those categories? […]

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A Primer On Timothy Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao II

So begins our marathon coverage of one of the biggest bouts of 2014, Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao II, on April 12 on HBO Pay-Per-View. Next: Keys to the fight. How fitting it is that in this dreadful, murky year for boxing so far, in which the sport has sunken down into a depressing morass, […]

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