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Boxing’s 2010, Reviewed And Graded

If you only judge boxing’s 2010 by what happened in its last two months, you probably came away with a warm feeling in your belly. It was terrific stuff almost every weekend: action fights, dramatic fights, interesting fights, controversial fights, important fights, big crowds, big ratings. But really, it was as if the sport was […]

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Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 12/10

As expected, the last two months of 2010 really shook up the pound-for-pound rankings, with only a handful of the 20 people from the previous update holding their spot. But mostly, things just moved around. It wasn’t a pound-for-pocalypse, per se, despite the image above. Three people exited entirely based on their recent losses: Celestino Caballero, […]

Happy Holidays, Thank You And The Queensberry Rules Year In Review

It’s one of the worst Christmas songs ever, according to the Telegraph, but I think it might be one of the BEST ever. Anyhow, Happy Holidays to you all. Yes, I’m a participant in the War on Christmas. Oh, I celebrate Christmas, and I enjoy it, but maybe I think there’s something ridiculous about insisting […]

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2010 Boxing Awards Pu Pu Platter, Part II

Still hungry? Here’s your second pu pu platter of boxing awards on this Christmas Eve. Today’s categories include serious items, such as Best Performance. Also included are less serious item such as Best Photo Featuring A Heavyweight, Movie Star And Dwarf. If you’re up for sharing a few categories/awards of your own for 2010 between […]

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2010 Boxing Awards Pu Pu Platter, Part I

Ever had a pu pu platter so big that it had to be brought out to you in two servings? After today, you will have, albeit a pu pu platter not of food but of 2010 boxing awards. First up is a mixture of awards for serious stuff like Upset of the Year and not-so-serious […]

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Disappointingly, Manny Pacquiao Picks Shane Mosley For His Next Fight

Right now, there’s nobody Manny Pacquiao (at left in the picture) can fight who would be expected to be competitive with the pound-for-pound king. Floyd Mayweather is clearly not interested in fighting Pacquiao, and might be in jail before long anyway. Everyone else Pacquiao could fight would be a substanial underdog. When a boxer is […]

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2010 Boxing Fighter Of The Year: Sergio Martinez

Sergio Martinez’ 2009 was a series of near-misses, of almosts. The talent was obvious to behold: speed, skillful counters, the ability to fight with his hands down below his waist and suffer little consequence. But twice, judges’ decisions that could have or should have gone his way didn’t. He apparently knocked out Kermit Cintron only […]

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2010 Boxing Fight Of The Year: Humberto Soto – Urbano Antillon

Humberto Soto used to be a reliably good time. As a pressure fighter, his style catalyzed action. But over the years, he had become a bit more technical, and rarely of late has he been in memorable bouts. It took a practicing pressure fighter, Urbano Antillon, to bring back Humberto Soto, Action Star. Over 12 […]

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NattyChamps AKA DukeShadeBlue Wins TQBR Prediction Game 5.0

The TQBR Prediction Game Hall of Champions is an august chamber with a rich historical tradition where only the finest performers are eventually enshrined with hermetically sealed busts. You know their names, for they are legends walking the Earth: Spidershark. Pretty Toney. miggs88. David Schraub. BenOlson. Paul Kelly. Today, for valorous performance in version 5.0, […]

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2010 Boxing Round Of The Year: Mikkel Kessler – Carl Froch, Round 12

Everything about the Super Six tournament on Showtime has been dramatic and compelling, but more like “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” than “Star Wars.” There have been subtler pleasures to be had, such as the ability of someone to rise unexpectedly, but there have been few bombs-away moments. For one April night in 2010, […]

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2010 Boxing Fighter Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end awards, starting today and continuing throughout the week. Here’s how we do it around these parts:  The major categories are Round of the Year, Knockout of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. The final day is a pu-pu platter of awards ranging from […]

2010 Boxing Fight Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end awards, starting today and continuing throughout the week. Here’s how we do it around these parts:  The major categories are Round of the Year, Knockout of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. The final day is a pu-pu platter of awards ranging from […]

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2010 Boxing Knockout Of The Year: Sergio Martinez – Paul Williams II

As stunning as the visuals are for Sergio Martinez’ knockout of Paul Williams in their rematch — the arc and momentum on that left hand, the perfect connection between jaw and fist, Martinez’ closed eyes, the way Williams melted to the ground, the chilling image of Williams’ eyes wide open as he lay unconcious — […]

2010 Boxing Knockout Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end awards, starting today and continuing throughout the week. Here’s how we do it around these parts:  The major categories are Round of the Year, Knockout of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. The final day is a pu-pu platter of awards ranging from […]

2010 Boxing Round Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end awards, starting today and continuing throughout the week. Here’s how we do it around these parts: The major categories are Round of the Year, Knockout of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. The final day is a pu-pu platter of awards ranging from […]

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