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Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Update, September 2019

Few things in boxing inspire as much bile by their mere existence — or each list’s ability to inspire derision because of how obviously stupid its author is — as the mythical pound-for-pound list. That’s part of what makes them so delicious. The lists do possess a certain value, though, even the most obviously awful […]

Baffler: Juan Francisco Estrada Tops Srisaket Sor Rungvisai In Rematch

The rematch between Juan Francisco Estrada and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on DAZN Saturday was a good one, but more than anything, it was just sort of… curious. Let’s not bury a key fact here: Estrada took the junior bantamweight crown by scores of 116-112 and 115-113 twice. And yet, it didn’t need to be that […]

“Super” Fly 3: Juan Francisco Estrada Decisions Felipe Orucuta

No matter why you watched the first two installments of HBO’s 115-pound cards, you left happy. HBO might think that it was for Chocolatito Gonzales or Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, but ultimately that’s not the case. It was never the status of the fighters; it was the quality of the fights. In that, Superfly 3, from […]

Super Super Fly: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Wins Atop Golden Card

As a boxing fan, you just live for cards like the one we got on HBO Saturday night, when Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defeated Juan Francisco Estrada in an important and extremely enjoyable main event — and the rest of the night lived up to expectations, too. Srisaket Sor Rungivsai proved he wasn’t just a one- […]

The Giggle Factory: Superfly 2 Preview And Predictions

If you’re a fan of alliterative metaphors relating to body size and/or learning every conceivable variation of the word “diminutive,” HBO has got a treat for you this weekend. Jim Lampley’s synonym game is rivaled only by his crying-at-everyday-occurrences game and you can bet both will be on display this Saturday at The Forum in […]

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 12/17

It’s been a long time since we’ve done this, so, wow, have things changed a bunch. Beyond just a thinking and debating exercise, pound-for-pound lists have some value for a number of reasons. For one, a lot of fighters aspire to the greatness a consensus pound-for-pound king-dom symbolizes. For another, it’s a good snapshot at […]

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 12/16

Yeah, yeah, it’s “technically” not 2016 anymore, but this serves as the year-end list, mofos. We’ve got a lot of changes since the last update a couple months back, given some un-retirements and big fights that closed out the year. As always, the main standard is quality wins, especially of recent vintage. The eyeball test […]

The Week’s Boxing Schedule Featuring Shane Mosley And Amnat Ruenroeng

In an average week of fights its nice to have an inspiring poster like this one for Amnat Ruenroeng and Johnriel Casimero’s Wednesday clash in Beijing. I do believe future! And yes, that is a creepy looking Mike Tyson. Anyway, on with the schedule. Amnat Ruenroeng vs Johnriel Casimero, Wednesday, Beijing. We may as well start with […]

In The Interest Of Establishing Real Boxing Champions, The 2014 List

(June 7, New York City: Miguel Cotto reacts after a TKO against Sergio Martinez in the 10th round of the middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports) It’s been a few years since we last went through this exercise of looking at the lineal championship (aka real champs, as […]

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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