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Your Flight Is Booked: Canelo Alvarez Dominates Callum Smith

It’s a little-known law of nature: Because crusty, bloated sportswriters are biologically predisposed to pearl-clutching, the survival of the species depends on the periodic rant about The Sanctity of the Game. In boxing, that means screeds about sanctioning bodies, state commissions, promoters, managers, yahoo judges, YouTubers, referees, Saved By the Bell refugees, various and sundry […]

Charlo Twin Pay-Per-View Results Part I: Jermall Wins War With Sergiy Derevyanchenko

It had the look early on in Jermall Charlo versus Sergiy Derevyanchenko Saturday night brawl like Derevyanchenko was just straight made for Charlo. A natural counterpuncher loves an aggressive, hard-charging, easy to hit target. Charlo’s best punch is an uppercut, and Derevyanchenko is about as tiny a fella as you’ll see in the middleweight division, […]

Irish Goodbye: Jermall Charlo Stops Dennis Hogan in Seven

Historically, the only way to tell twins apart was through a complicated series of funhouse mirrors and a 40-part questionnaire designed by ex-Navy SEALs. Lucky for us, the Charlo brothers — Jermell and Jermall — have a more streamlined identification process.  Jermell is the boxer and Jermall is the puncher. Jermell will take you deep […]

It’s Probably Never Going To Happen For Demetrius Andrade

Demetrius Andrade has a deal with DAZN, which is why he was fighting there Saturday night, but more importantly he has a deal with DAZN because DAZN has the two biggest attractions in the middleweight division, champ Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. And during his fight with Maciej Sulecki this time out, DAZN’s broadcasting team […]

Gennady Golovkin Scores A Big Knockout, Like He Used To Do

You couldn’t be blamed for wondering whether Gennady Golovkin’s two-fight non-knockout streak meant he was no longer the power punching beast who once gobbled up opponents whole. It seems, rather, that it was just a matter of opponent caliber. Golovkin barely beat fellow middleweight Daniel Jacobs, then fought to a draw with Canelo Alvarez. Vanes […]

Showtime Evening Of Junior Middleweights: Beside The Point

Showtime on Saturday evening hosted three major junior middleweight match-ups, and the results were largely satisfactory. Jermell Charlo scored a stunning 1st round knockout of Erickson Lubin. Jarrett Hurd stopped Austin Trout in a bout that was competitive through most of the fight. Erislandy Lara used the main event to Lara-fy the boxing ring, stinking […]

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Vasyl Lomachenko And Ruslan Provodnikov

I’m calling it: Vasyl Lomachenko’s headband is the boxing fashion statement of the year. He’s fighting this week: against Rocky Martinez in what could be a really fun fight. Ruslan Provodnikov is back too. They’re not the most competitive match-ups they can be in, but hey, I ain’t complaining. Rocky Martinez vs Vasyl Lomachenko, Saturday, HBO, NY. […]

Young Boxers Potentially On The Rise: The 2015 List

(LAS VEGAS — Deontay Wilder poses by his corner after going 12 rounds with Bermane Stiverne during their fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Jan. 17 [Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images]) With Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao right around the corner, there’s already been speculation about who, if anyone, is “next” in boxing, […]

Alternate Universe List Of The Pound-For-Pound Best Boxers, 2014 Edition

What if… there existed another universe where fighters were ranked pound-for-pound — i.e., who’s best regardless of weight — based nothing at all on any actual evidence from what a fighter had actually accomplished? A dimension where some figure or the other just points at a fighter and says, “I think he looks like he’s […]

TQBR Radio 6/17: Chris Algieri Vs. Ruslan Provodnikov Recap

After a fight weekend, there’s bound to be an outcry over the things fight fans have been subjected to. There were quite a few upset people after this last weekend; the calls of “Man, that’s messed up!” still ring clean in the June air. And then those upset people remembered that that’s just how Adrien […]

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Ruslan Provodnikov And TBA

It’s been commented on before, but TBA is some kind of throwback fighter. Not only is he fighting on the undercard of an HBO fight on Saturday (Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Chris Algieri), but he’ll also be in the ring in Manchester… on the same night. It’s impressive stuff that puts the active schedules of fighters […]

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