2013 Boxing Knockout Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules' annual year-end awards, starting today and continuing for one week. Here's how we do it around these parts: The major categories are Knockout of the Year, Round of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. The final leg, which will finish early next week, is a […]

Marcos Maidana Upsets Adrien Broner In Rugged Fight

(Marcos Maidana, post-fight; photo credit: Esther Lin, Showtime) Adrien Broner was the future of American boxing until Saturday night on Showtime, when he ran into hard-ass Argentinian Marcos Maidana, who somehow overcame the pervasive influence of Golden Boy, adviser Al Haymon and the network that broadcast the fight to win a unanimous decision. And you […]

Happy Holidays: Adrien Broner Vs. Marcos Maidana Preview And Prediction

With the boxing year coming to a close, Father Christmas (AKA Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza) has one last present for boxing fans before they wake up on Dec. 25 to find their stockings filled with coal. Originally slated for pay-per-view but mercifully bumped down to regular premium cable, welterweights Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana are set […]

Throwback Thursday: Kelly Pavlik Sledgehammers Jermain Taylor, Gains Middleweight Title

(A triumphant Kelly Pavlik after stopping Taylor; photo credit: Ed Mulholland) It all made sense. Bernard Hopkins more or less created a new line in middleweight title management by defeating Keith Holmes and unifying two belts, but he waited to order his official “Middleweight Champion” stationary after he’d made Felix Trinidad contemplate his pugilistic existence. […]

TQBR Radio 12/10: Adrien Broner Vs. Marcos Maidana Preview; More

(Those gluttons strewn about as Dante and Virgil continue their stroll are us boxing fans; via) Just like our instinctive holiday gluttony this time of year, we’ve feasted on so much late-year boxing that there’s barely any room for more. Over the weekend, we had Paulie Malignaggi winning a decision from Zab Judah, Guillermo Rigondeaux […]

Guillermo Rigondeaux Effortlessly Blanks Joseph Agbeko Over The Distance

(Guillermo Rigondeaux, center, stands victorious and untouched; photo credit: Chris Farina/Top Rank) All “names” prevailed on the final HBO boxing card of 2013, ending a very strong late year run for the network on a lower note than perhaps was intended when put together. At the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Guillermo Rigondeaux left no […]

Paulie Malignaggi Cruises Past Zab Judah; Shawn Porter, Erislandy Lara Also Win

(Paulie Malignaggi, left, lands a right hand on Zab Judah; photo credit: Showtime/Golden Boy Promotions) Paulie Malignaggi was excellent Saturday night on Showtime and Zab Judah was shit. In the battle of Brooklyn, Malignaggi made Judah resemble the Nets. It was a card where the opening bout, the draw between Sakio Bika and Anthony Dirrell, […]

Breakdown: Darren Barker Falls Apart Against Felix Sturm

(Felix Sturm stands over a discombobulated Darren Barker, left; photo credit: AP) The grim prospect of facing Gennady Golovkin – Kazakhstan’s modern-day take on Grendel’s mother – is one that influences his middleweight contemporaries in myriad ways. Faced with the ultimatum of either boxing Golovkin or finding himself an alternative 160 lb. world titlist by […]

Polish Headliners Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, Andrzej Fonfara Notch KOs In Chicago

(left to right: Giacobbe Fragomeni, Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, Andrzej Fonfara, Samuel Miller; courtesy 8 Count Productions/Warriors Boxing) Cruiserweight Krzysztof Wlodarczyk and light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara did Warsaw proud Saturday in showcase fights in the unofficial Polish capital of the United States, Chicago. Both scored knockouts in bouts that streamed on ESPN3, although it must be noted […]