Quick Jabs: The End Of Manny Pacquiao, Attraction?; Miguel Cotto’s Choice; More

RIP, Nelson Mandela, world leader and pugilist/boxing aficionado. (per Deadspin). In a long overdue combined edition of Quick Jabs/Round And Round, we contemplate the Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios pay-per-view numbers, a provocative interview or two, what's next for Carl Froch and some other news items/fights in the works. Quick Jabs There are any number […]

Throwback Thursday: Julio Gonzalez, Cyborg, Decisions Julian Letterlough, Cyborg

(Julio Gonzalez, shortly after winning his first belt from Dariusz Michaelczewski in 2003; via) Just because a fight doesn’t take home all sorts of awards, honors and palpable recognition, doesn’t mean it wasn’t good or even great. On odds alone, it’s probable that there are untelevised matches all over the world that would overwhelm the system […]

TQBR Radio 12/3: Adonis Stevenson Vs. Tony Bellew Recap; Tons More

(Queensberry Rules Radio staff can’t be sure, but we think Sergey Kovalev may have landed another punch at the site above; via) If you have a boxing itch that needs scratching, it’s possible that Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev’s respective disembowelments of Tony Bellew and Ismayl Sillakh didn’t do it for you. Hey, some people […]

This Article Is About You

(Manny Pacquiao arrives at the Venetian Macau; via) When it comes to sports fans, boxing spectators are among the most vociferous and voracious. Part of that are the pitched battles and high stakes in the ring. There’s more on the line than in any other contest. Men have lost their lives. The fear of that […]

Knockout Artists Adonis Stevenson And Sergey Kovalev Paint A Couple Beauties

(Ismayl Sillakh in happier times, left, Sergey Kovalev right; photo credit: Ed Mulholland, HBO) Light heavyweight king Adonis Stevenson finished up a stellar 2013 campaign with another smashing knockout Saturday on HBO, the kind he has made routine along the way to building his case for Fighter of the Year. But a contender for his […]

The Big Tease: Adonis Stevenson Vs. Tony Bellew Preview And Prediction

With the vast number of most meaningful fights in 2013's rear view mirror, HBO on Saturday is delivering a doubleheader that is more about 2014: light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson vs. Tony Bellew, paired with Sergey Kovalev vs. Ismayl Sillakh, bouts meant to whet the appetite for Stevenson-Kovalev, not that appetites could be much whetter […]

Antonio Tarver, Randy Caballero, Thomas Williams, Jr. Win, Depress

There are worse ways I can imagine to spend a weekday night than to watch Fox Sports 1's Golden Boy Live program: getting all of the skin on my forehead shaved off by a hyperactive drug addict wielding a big chunk of glass, say, or listening to Aerosmith's "Love In An Elevator" for two hours […]

Weekend Afterthoughts On The Meaning Of Manny Pacquiao, Good Stoppages And Bad, More

Everywhere you turned this past weekend, some fight was ending too early or too late, as the New Yorker's Kelefa Sanneh touched upon here in examining the struggle pitting quality boxing against boxer health, a subject the sport can't get away from post-Frankie Leal and post-Magomed Abdusalamov. The balance isn't easy. But let's go case […]

TQBR Radio 11/26: Manny Pacquiao Vs. Brandon Rios Recap

(Above, a “pre-enactment” of what Manny Pacquiao did to Brandon Rios in Macau; via) Sometimes a fight fan invests in watching a fight card that, on paper, seems as though it should be high quality, and it falls short of expectations when all is said and punched. When that happens, nothing can be done. But […]