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Naoya Inoue And The Rest Of The Year’s Boxing Schedule

We’ve only got one week boxing left in 2016, and only one fight of note this weekend. So let’s gather up one large stone, and pelt a couple birds with it, crushing them brutally beneath it with one monumental feather-and-blood-spurting boulder. Naoya Inoue vs Kohei Kono, next Friday, Tokyo. The Japanese really do love packing […]

The Liver Punch: Adios Chino

It’s a little anti-climactic to learn of the retirement of someone who hasn’t fought in two years. Even the reaction to the news of Marcos Maidana’s official retirement was a bit strange. Normally when fans hear a favorite fighter is leaving the sport it’s met with bitter joy because the guy is usually shot and […]

Ranking The 2012 Olympic Boxing Gold Medalists

Olympic gold has traditionally been seen as a route to professional stardom. But for every Michael Spinks there’s been a Odlanier Solis, for every Cassius Clay a Rakhim Chakhiev. With an eye on the stars to come out of the upcoming Rio games, this list looks to rank those men who picked up gold in […]

The Week’s Boxing Schedule Featuring Shane Mosley And Amnat Ruenroeng

In an average week of fights its nice to have an inspiring poster like this one for Amnat Ruenroeng and Johnriel Casimero’s Wednesday clash in Beijing. I do believe future! And yes, that is a creepy looking Mike Tyson. Anyway, on with the schedule. Amnat Ruenroeng vs Johnriel Casimero, Wednesday, Beijing. We may as well start with […]

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 5/16

Welcome to our first pound-for-pound list of 2016. If it seems overdue, it’s because the first couple months offered little prospect for movement. The two most recent? That’s been more productive for the best fighters in the world regardless of weight. Manny Pacquiao’s departure shakes thing up a little, and Takashi Uchiyama’s loss leaves another […]

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 12/15

Happy New Year. Here’s a last bit of sweeping up after 2015 — a year-end pound-for-pound list of the best boxers alive, regardless of weight. This entry brings just one exit (Miguel Cotto) and one entry (Tyson Fury) since last time, but some shaking up of things here and there. The heavyweight and middleweight championships […]

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 10/15

Floyd Mayweather is gone, again, and who knows how long he’ll be retired for this time. His departure leaves a vacancy atop the pound-for-pound throne. So who’s the new “The Man?” That was determined by the usual main standard, which is quality wins of recent vintage (with overall resume and the “eyeball test” secondary factors; […]

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 8/15

(Andre Ward after beating Paul Smith on June 20; Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images) Activity. Inactivity. They can have an effect on who deserves to be ranked among the best fighters in the world, regardless of weight. This month’s update brings the return of a fighter long off the scene, and the departure of two fighters who haven’t fought […]

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 5/15

(Terence Crawford; Tom Pennington, Getty Sports) This is our first pound-for-pound update of 2015, and as such there are some major modifications. It made sense to wait this long after January and February produced negligible potential changes. It also made sense to wait until Mayweather vs Pacquiao, which would determine the p4p crown. As always, the […]

Pacquiao Vs. Algieri Results: Zou Shiming Wins In Uneven Performance

(Zou Shiming; via @HBOBoxing on Twitter) Through a couple rounds, Zou Shiming was delivering his best performance Saturday night on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri. By the end of the fight, all of his old flaws had resurfaced. But he won almost every round, scored a number of knockdowns against Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym and […]

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