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British Beat: Anthony Crolla Prepares To Battle His Demons Along With Derry Mathews

(From left to right: Derry Mathews, promoter Eddie Hearn, Anthony Crolla) Anthony Crolla makes his first competitive start this weekend since the night he almost killed Heywood rival Kieran Farrell. In a suffocating December brawl, the 22-year-old Farrell developed an acute subdural haematoma that threatened his life. He survived but not without consequence. Farrell lost almost a […]

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Ronny Rios, Daquan Arnett Win On ShoBox, But In Shaky Fashion

(Tom Casino, Showtime) ShoBox made its 2013 debut Friday, and while the year's inaugural installment shared some common traits with last year — Al Haymon-advised fighters appeared in both bouts — it bucked others, in that it did live up to the mission of the Showtime program, which is to test young fighters to see […]

John Molina Begins 2013 In Explosive Fashion On Friday Night Fights

John Molina, Jr. rang in 2013 with a bang. Molina disposed of fellow lightweight Dannie Williams in the 4th round with a right hand upstairs that was set up behind his long jab in the main event of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Williams was so disoriented by the barrage that he came to his feet […]

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2012 Boxing Awards Pu Pu Platter, Part II

Your Pu Pu Platter of boxing awards has arrived. So sorry it's late to your table. It's still 2012, so it remains warm to the touch. Please savor its many flavors. In the first installment, that flavor was heavy and serious. In the second one, that flavor is mostly light and fluffy. Just add "of […]

2012 Boxing Awards Pu Pu Platter, Part I

Your Pu Pu Platter of boxing awards has arrived. So sorry it's late to your table. It's still 2012, so it remains warm to the touch. Please savor its many flavors. In the first installment, that flavor is heavy and serious. In the second one, that flavor is light and fluffy. Just add "of the […]

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

It was a busy few months for those who would be the elite boxers in the world, regardless of weight. Of the 20 people on this list, 11 of them fought since the last update in October, including two making their debuts. Exiting is junior middleweight Miguel Cotto, alas, coming off his loss to Austin […]

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2012 Boxing Fighter Of The Year: Nonito Donaire

When trying to decide between Nonito Donaire and Juan Manuel Marquez for Fighter of the Year, it comes down to a dilemma common to judging individual boxing matches: Do you like the man who did the consistent good work in superior volume, or do you like the man who made a stunning statement with that […]

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2012 Boxing Fight Of The Year: Brandon Rios – Mike Alvarado

Neither Brandon Rios nor Mike Alvarado strike one as the type to have any kind of use for frills; not the kind used to trim clothing, nor the kind that you might find on the neck of a lizard, nor in any oriental pigeons. Certainly, it's not anything they want soiling one of their bouts. […]

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2012 Boxing Fighter Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules' annual year-end awards, continuing throughout the week and into next. 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 is a pu-pu platter of awards ranging from […]

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Does Shane Mosley Deserve Another Go ‘Round?

(Shane Mosley, left, embracing the man who beat him in his last fight, Saul Alvarez) When it was floated out there that we could potentially be seeing 147-pound titlist Paulie Malignaggi defending his strap against a comebacking Shane Mosley next year at Barclays Center, it was met immediately with complete disdain from the boxing community. […]

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