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Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Mares, Ward, Cotto And Others

There are some snazzy match-ups in the works right about now, one of which is one of the biggest fights that can happen in boxing anywhere. There are, per usual, some bouts that are falling to the wayside. Not all dance partners are so eager sometimes. Here’s just what’s been in the news for the past week: […]

Kid Galahad, One Of Britain’s Most Promising Boxers, Fails PED Test

British tabloid The Daily Star broke a story on Tuesday regarding Kid Galahad – real name Abdul-Bari Awad – who, depressingly, failed a performance enhancing drug test in September after outclassing Brazilian Adeilson Dos Santos. Galahad, 18-0 (9 KOs), a former British, Commonwealth and European champion, tested positive for banned substance stanozolol — an anabolic […]

Mayweather Vs Pacquiao: Never Too Late

Five years is a long time to wait for anything. In most sports, there’s an incredible amount of turnover in a span of only a few years. The Texas Rangers went to the World Series in 2010, the first of back-to-back appearances. They finished 2014 buried in last place and they’re still stuck there. The […]

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 1/27: Brandon Rios Vs. Mike Alvarado III Recap With Eric Raskin

In boxing, even sure things aren’t sure things. The idea that Brandon Rios’ bludgeoning style would match well again with Alvarado’s boxer-puncher (with emphasis on the puncher) style for a third time was a certainty. And maybe it would have, if not for Alvarado’s tendency to err on the side of erring, but the Denver […]

Brandon Rios Clubs Mike Alvarado Out Early

The first time Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado declared war on each other they embraced the messy tenets of inside battle and let the tea leaves dictate who won;  it was Rios. The second time, Alvarado climbed the walls in Las Vegas, just barely escaping ruin to out-distance the gritty brawler. And this time, whatever series of […]

Reunited, And It Feels So Bad: Rios Vs Alvarado III

There are plenty of fights where it makes sense to strip away their components, one by one, and then reconstitute them, like a chemistry student studying an upcoming (sweet) science project. Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado III, this Saturday on HBO, isn’t one of them. Everything has chemistry at its core, even a couple of bricks. But […]

Two Gallants

destiny noun – the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future. There is no question of their suitability for one another, of their dual commitment to a fighting ethos that has fallen out of fashion with large sections of modern fans: A shared rejection of tomorrow, a stand against due care that […]

Boxing In 2014, Reviewed (And A Glimpse At 2015)

On the surface, boxing in 2014 sucked. Everyone knows this, and most everyone knows why. Scratch a little deeper, and it still sucked — worse than any year since the mid/late-2000s — just maybe not as atrociously as commonly understood on the surface. There’s little need to rehash, at length, the rather obvious diagnosis about what ailed […]

Quick Jabs: The New (Unimproved) Nevada Commission Leadership; BWAA High Jinks; More

There’s pretty much nothing a kangaroo won’t punch. But if you’re looking for some serious boxing footage, try this 30 For 30 episode, “Robbed,” revisiting the intersection of lawless New York City and the controversial decision for Ali-Norton III; or try “Tapia,” airing on HBO. “Robbed” is nice but I wish it was more than […]

Pretty House, Pretty Garden: Devon Alexander Vs. Amir Khan Preview And Prediction

Regular font: Devon Alexander vs. Amir Khan is an evenly-matched fight Saturday night on Showtime between two contenders in one of boxing’s deepest divisions. Sarcastic font: Ooooooh, thanks so veeeeerrry much, Showtime, for always providing fights JUST like this throughout 2014. It’s a weekly occurrence and if evenly-matched Showtime fights in 2014 were calories, we’d […]

TQBR Radio 8/5: Brandon Rios Vs. Diego Chaves Recap With Corey Erdman

The location pictured is potentially where boxing officials obtain their licenses, attend upper level certification meetings, shower, shave, and gather to plot the eventual demise of the sport (via). Coincidentally, that “Shady Characters” picture just barely beat out a photo of referee Vic Drakulich being creepy as the featured image for this article. Who would’ve […]

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