Boxing’s 2008 Knockout Of The Year: Edison Miranda – David Banks

2008 barely began before Edison Miranda gave us its Knockout of the Year. Among all the best KOs, there were body shots that ended things abruptly and even knockouts that were punctuated with jabs; there were victims who were just cold unconscious and those who mustered some stumbling around on their knees as they tried […]

Boxing’s 2008 Knockout Of The Year Nominees

With the boxing year effectively completed, every day this week at The Queensberry Rules we’ll be presenting nominees for 2008 year-end awards, followed the next day by our actual award recipients. The categories are: Round of the Year; Knockout of the Year; Fight of theYear; and Fighter of the Year. Sean and I will provide […]

Boxing’s 2008 Round Of The Year: Kendall Holt – Ricardo Torres II, 1st Round

“Pulsating.” Yes, that’s it. That’s the best single word I’ve read to describe our 2008 Round of the Year, the 1st round of the rematch between junior welterweights (140 lbs.) Kendall Holt and Ricardo Torres in July. Using more words, a commentator for the international broadcast said: “That was one of the most unbelievable things […]

Those David Haye – Vitali Klitschko Stories

I’ll have a lot more to say about this story — where David Haye claims Vitali Klitschko has agreed to a deal for a heavyweight fight in London in June — when and if Klitschko’s people confirm anything. Right now, it’s more than a little strange that Haye’s the only one talking. Per ESPN: “However, […]

Which One Is The Real Santa Claus?

Merry Christmas (!) from two heavily-tattooed men who plan to punch the snot out of each other Saturday night on Showtime — Kendall Holt, left, and Demetrius Hopkins, right, fighting for Holt’s junior welterweight (140 lbs.) alphabet title belt.  (Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime)

Tomasz Adamek – Steve Cunningham Video; Fight Of The Year?

For those boxing fans without Versus — and I know too many who go without — Thursday night heralded its official arrival as a real player on the boxing scene with its broadcast of a great card headlined by the tremendous cruiserweight (200 lbs.) championship fight between Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham. Every boxing fan […]

Holt-Hopkins: Preview and Prediction

I have to admit that I am having a bit of an emotional letdown in light of the recent announcement that the much anticipated rubber match between Kendall Holt and Ricardo Torres was called off due to Torres coming down with an illness.  The previous two fights of this burgeoning rivalry were filled with enough […]

In A Sensational Fight, One Of 2008’s Best, Adamek Squeaks By Cunningham

NEWARK, N.J. — Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham fought each other to a standstill for 12 rounds to produce a strong finalist for the best boxing match of 2008. That Adamek won and became the lineal cruiserweight (200 lbs.) champion of the world ultimately proved secondary; this was an exceptional fight in every imaginable way, […]

Live Blog For Cunningham – Adamek, Agbeko – Gonzalez

NEWARK, N.J. — This live blog could jump around the page a little bit as I post dispatches about the non-televised undercard, but please do join us later this evening as I file running commentary of the televised Versus card that starts at 8 p.m. (Since a couple undercard fights could end up making the […]