Floyd Mayweather, USADA, Thomas Hauser And The Search For One Clean Kill

We’ve been here plenty of times over the years. Boxing writer Thomas Hauser comes out with an article that is drenched in smoke; that begs questions that never get answered and seem to be raised only as part of some kind of effort toward generating a general incriminating fog; that has one or two tidbits […]

Let Down And Hanging Around: Can Andre Berto Give Floyd Mayweather A Fight?

If you were to poll 100 boxing fans on who Floyd Mayweather’s final opponent should be, the answers would vary. The majority would probably select Gennady Golovkin, the middleweight monster who is capable of Hulk-smashing everything in front of him. Some folks would select a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, whose shoulder woes likely contributed to […]

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 […]

Defiant Until The End, Floyd Mayweather Goes Out On His Own Terms

Let’s start here first — this is in no way an endorsement of Floyd Mayweather’s reputed swan song, a Sept. 12 Showtime Pay-Per-View fight against Andre Berto. Far from it. Indeed, this writer’s reaction was part of the collective groan the boxing world let out when serious rumors first started swirling about a possible Mayweather […]

Floyd Mayweather Vs Andre Berto Is Still A Dumpster Fire

Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto is still a dumpster fire. It’s a slightly different dumpster fire than when we first discussed what a dumpster fire it was, so you get a picture of a different dumpster fire than last time. How’s it different? The Sept. 12 bout, announced officially on Tuesday, will be on pay-per-view […]

The Dumpster Fire That Is Floyd Mayweather Vs Andre Berto

I guess we have to take seriously the notion that Floyd Mayweather may be facing Andre Berto for his next fight on CBS in September, which now looks like it could be a real thing and not just like a trolling ruse, as I speculated it had to be just a few weeks ago. On the […]

Floyd Mayweather’s Next Fight: Easy, Hard Or Somewhere In The Middle?

Floyd Mayweather is out there making his usual headlines by saying some stuff that is designed to make headlines, this time about who he might fight next. Some of the potential opponents have put their own names in the mix. Let’s consider the contenders. And let’s rate them on a scale of one to five […]

Another One Gets Away: Amir Khan Vs Kell Brook

Tuesday, we saw the delay, perhaps death, of one of the best fights in the sport. Wednesday, we got the delay, perhaps death, of the biggest fight in the U.K. and a damn good fight on every other part of the globe, too. Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri was officially announced via news release Wednesday for […]

TQBR Radio 3/17: Sergey Kovalev Vs. Jean Pascal Recap

If ever there were a need to tranquilize a beast before it got out of hand, now might be that moment — before Sergey Kovalev becomes self-aware and develops wings or something. Hyperbole aside, after bashing Jean Pascal on the latter’s side of the playground, one fighter stands between Kovalev and supremacy at light heavyweight: […]

Andre Berto Stops Josesito Lopez In Shaky Victory

Photo: Josesito Lopez (L) throws a punch against  Andre Berto during their welterweight bout. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) In a battle for gatekeeper bragging rights, perennial Al Haymon favourite Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KO) took on the jawbreaker himself, Josesito Lopez (33-7, 19 KO), in the main event of the inaugural PBC Spike TV card. Berto, who […]