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2019 Knockout Of The Year: Deontay Wilder KO7 Luis Ortiz

Brutality. Finality. Significance. Those are the three criteria on which we judge knockouts. The knockout of the year is seldom the most cartoonish because, well, anyone can poleaxe a 10-17 club fighter. In fact, if you’ve made it to the upper echelons of the sport, chances are extremely high that you’ve done that a few […]

2019 Boxing Knockout of the Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end boxing awards, continuing throughout this week. Here’s how we do it around these parts: The major categories are Knockout of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. For each category, we give five finalists, with video and/or relevant info.  On the second day after a category […]

Prospect No More: Devin Haney Dominates Zaur Abdullaev

Achievement Unlocked: Contender Status Acquired Welp, make it a hat trick for Devin Haney in 2019. Three fights, three impressive beatdowns. After a one-sided shutout decision over outgunned Xolisani Ndongeni in January and a Knockout of the Year contender over rugged Antonio Moran in May, Haney (23-0, 15 KOs) put the finishing touches on his […]

Viva Andy! Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz After Action Report

  Almost every knowledgeable boxing fan/writer picked Anthony Joshua to win with the caveat that Andy Ruiz can really fight and might give him some trouble. What, in your mind, did Ruiz do that allowed him to be so effective? Brent: First and foremost Ruiz is just a damn good fighter. He’s as fundamentally sound […]

Vulgar Display of Power: Devin Haney Decimates Antonio Moran

There are only a handful of specific notes in the western musical language. Twelve to be exact. One can texture these notes how they see fit and vary the octave based on the range of their preferred instrument, but every musician, from Beethoven to Black Flag, draws from the same palette of twelve unique tones. […]

Mario Barrios, Devis Boschiero And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

High-level boxing is in a bit of a mid-winter lull, but there are lower-order fights on that might sustain your interest. Mario Barrios vs. Devis Boschiero, Saturday, ESPN/ESPN Deportes, Trenton N.J. Six-foot tall junior lightweight prospect Mario Barrios takes on Italy’s Devis Boschiero in a step-up fight that he should win (and shine). Jose Ramirez vs. […]

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