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Sergey Kovalev: Crime And Punishment

There has always been something sinister about light heavyweight knockout artist Sergey Kovalev, just like there has always been a language impediment when it comes to understanding him. Whereas another knockout king, Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin, has always maintained an affable, happy-go-lucky demeanor outside the ring before turning into a full-on beast inside of it, Kovalev’s […]

Rearviewmirror: A Look Back At Boxing In 2015

2015 was a strange year for boxing. Like “Charles In Charge,” we took a lot of “bad” to go with the “good.” We got huge fights like Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, free fights like Keith Thurman vs Robert Guerrero, and no fights like Showtime. New stars emerged, while some faded away before our eyes. Lineal […]

Terence Crawford Makes A Good Dierry Jean Look Pedestrian

Let’s be clear: Dierry Jean is a borderline contender at best, and he has no signature wins; one of his best showings was a loss against top 140-pounder Lamont Peterson. But nobody thinks Peterson is “special,” and the difference was clear Saturday night on HBO when Terence Crawford was on the other side from Jean. […]

It’s Terence Crawford’s Turn To Stake His Pound-For-Pound Claim

In the wake of Floyd Mayweather’s retirement, boxing’s top dogs are all getting a chance to make a grab for the top pound-for-pound spot. Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, the little terror who automatically ascended to the number one spot on several lists, made a rather emphatic case for staying there on Saturday night. He battered a […]

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Terence Crawford, Dierry Jean And Joseph Diaz, Jr.

The picture above is of my face when there are no “Premier Boxing Champions” cards on TV all week. There’s only an HBO fight, a Golden Boy offering and (whaddayaknow) a ShoBox card on Showtime. Let’s party like it’s 2014! Terence Crawford vs Dierry Jean, Saturday, HBO, Omaha Neb. Former lightweight champ turned top junior welterweight contender Crawford […]

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 10/15

Floyd Mayweather is gone, again, and who knows how long he’ll be retired for this time. His departure leaves a vacancy atop the pound-for-pound throne. So who’s the new “The Man?” That was determined by the usual main standard, which is quality wins of recent vintage (with overall resume and the “eyeball test” secondary factors; […]

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 […]

Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Round-Up: Sparring Folklore, Economics, Feudin’

Read this story about the last man to beat Floyd Mayweather (no, not Jose Luis Castillo — ZING) and weep. It’s a great, tragic tale about Serafim Todorov. Then, read up below for some thoughts on the latest Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao news, with some brief accompanying analytical thoughts. (Some of them, among other topics, […]

Montreal News, Notes: Deontay Wilder, Gennady Golovkin, David Lemieux, More

MONTREAL — Culled Friday at the weigh-in for Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal Saturday on HBO, get your red hot news tidbits from and about some of your favorite boxing personalities right here! Read on for more on these names: Deontay Wilder, Gennady Golovkin, David Lemieux, Dierry Jean, Bermane Stiverne, Blake Caparello, Curtis Stevens, Roy Jones, Jr., […]

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