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2020 Fight Of The Year: Jose Zepeda KO5 Ivan Baranchyk

One of the joys of a global pandemic — and the ensuing isolation that accompanies it — is the feeling of being completely untethered from time. Events that occurred last night may as well have taken place in the Mesozoic era. I have no clue when my last birthday was. Who is president now? Is […]

2019 Boxing Fight 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 […]

An Unavoidable Truth: Sergey Kovalev KO11 Anthony Yarde

In the end, Anthony Yarde got his moral victory while Sergey Kovalev took home the actual one.  Ok, so what angle should we take here? There’s a lot to unpack so how should we approach this? Professionally? Anthony Yarde put forth a valiant effort but ultimately a lack of proper preparation saw him fall short […]

Andrew Cancio Writes His Own Story, Stops Alberto Machado Again

Back in the mid to late 1990s, NASA’s Theoretical Physics division consulted with pound for pound king Roy Jones Jr. in an effort to advance their studies on the possibilities of time travel. The thinking was that Jones’ preternatural reflexes and timing could provide insight into how matter could be converted into energy and transported […]

Errol Spence Jr Vs Mikey Garcia Results: Undercard

We’ll keep updating this Saturday night Fox Pay-Per-View undercard here in the fashion of the times, chronologically but in reverse. ****** The quick knockout trend lasted right until the penultimate bout of the evening, with super middleweight David Benavidez stopping journeyman J’Leon Love in two rounds. It continued the trend as well of guys who […]

The Liver Punch: You Want HOW Much?

Unlike most major sports, boxing exists in an anarcho-capitalist wasteland. It’s the kind of environment that would give Ayn Rand a dusty orgasm and produce a raging semi in Ted Cruz that’s normally reserved for when he imagines Jesus power bombing a refugee child. Because of this, most fighters get paid based on how many […]

Deontay Wilder Smashes A Willing Chris Arreola — And Himself

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Chris Arreola openly acknowledged that he didn’t deserve to face Deontay Wilder Saturday night. He did, however, promise to leave everything in the ring in his attempt. He was right on both accounts. Wilder (37-0, 36 KO) defeated Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs) via an 8th round stoppage to retain his title, battering — […]

2015 Fight Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end boxing awards, beginning this week. 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, which will finish after, is a pu-pu platter of awards ranging from […]

Omar Figueroa, Chris Arreola Win Pyrrhic PBC Victories

Chris Arreola won a questionable decision Saturday night on PBC on NBC, followed by Omar Figueroa winning a decision he deserved but that nonetheless said some unflattering things about him. Both fights delivered excellent action, even if the winners’ trophies come with some tarnish. In the main event, Omar Figueroa came in having missed the […]

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: […]

Risky Game: Stiverne Vs Wilder Preview And Prediction

That boxing is a sport where one punch can instantly end a contest is intrinsic to its appeal; that the danger of such a punch is all the more pronounced in the heavyweight division is part of why it commands such a lofty place among all weight classes. In recent years, under the rule of king […]

What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About Deontay Wilder And The “Internet Troll”

This past weekend, two authentic heavyweight contenders (Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola) squared off on ESPN — a rare occurrence for the worldwide leader, which usually confines boxing to its sister network ESPN2. Yet the fight, a good one, was overshadowed by a farce in the same division, featuring Deontay Wilder — who is in […]

Bermane Stiverne Stops Chris Arreola In A Jiggly Good Fight

The old adage is “as go the heavyweights, so goes boxing.” Well, if more heavyweight fights were as entertaining as Bermane Stiverne’s 6th round stoppage of Chris Arreola on ESPN, boxing might be more popular. Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KO) was way behind on my card at the time of the stoppage. He was being outworked […]

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Chris Arreola And Kazuto Ioka

There’s not much boxing on this week, so it’s possible that you’ll be reduced to watching praying mantises fight. That’s okay, though, they do look pretty cool with their dukes up. There are really only two fights of significance this week, with junior flyweight #2 contender Kazuto Ioka moving up to flyweight to face Amnat […]

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