Archives

2020 Boxing Knockout 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 […]

Joe Smith Jr. Goes Full Joe Smith Jr., Stops Eleider Alvarez In Nine

Did you ever play Dungeons and Dragons as a kid? For the sake of your future sex life, please don’t answer out loud if you did. If not, try and picture the 10-sided dice used by those nerds. Now, on each face of the die, write a short description of every conceivable outcome you could […]

Eleider Alvarez Scores Sensational KO In Otherwise Drab Return

If you have to sit through a swampy maulfest of a boxing match, the least you can get out of it is an early Knockout of the Year candidate. So, uh, thanks, Eleider Alvarez and Michael Seals? Saturday night’s ESPN main event served as Alvarez’s return to light heavyweight action after 11 months off after […]

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged: Sergey Kovalev UD12 Eleider Alvarez

Sergey Kovalev got his redemption, whether he wanted it or not. Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KO) has carried himself of late like a man losing his battle with gravity. His entire aura has just seemed, well, heavier. It’s as if he’s been forced by an unforgiving god to walk through life with one of Chris Arreola’s […]

The Liver Punch: Content Quotas

It’s an unwritten rule in life that after anything unexpected happens, many of those who viewed it will spend an inordinate amount of time on the autopsy. They will generally be looking for those little nuggets of information that went unseen. Because if they’d had all the facts, they never would’ve been surprised. This is […]

Eleider Alvarez Shocks, Krushes Sergey Kovalev

As doubleheader cards teeing up the expected winners to face one another go, Saturday night was a disaster. As gobsmacking, can’t-believe-your-eyes upsets go, well, one out of two ain’t bad. Long-languishing light heavyweight Eleider Alvarez, put in the ring on HBO as an authentic test for longtime boogeyman Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, notched the upset with […]

Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

It’s a packed fight weekend, but one tables-ladders-chairs match already got started in advance, as heavyweight Dereck Chisora threw a whole damn table at Dillian Whyte. And that’s one of the least interesting bouts on the ledger. Terence Crawford vs John Molina, Saturday, HBO, Omaha Neb. Junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford returns to his hometown for […]

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 10/16

It’s the kind of pastime you either hate, love to hate, or just find mildly interesting to debate: pound-for-pound updates of the best fighters in the world, regardless of weight. And boy howdy, do we ever have some movement since last time we did one one of these. We have a new man cracking the […]

Adonis Stevenson Gets — What Else? — A Brutal KO

Thomas Williams, Jr. gave light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson several of his toughest rounds in forever. But in the end on Spike Friday, Stevenson turned out the lights, spectacularly, as is his wont. It didn’t look like it would necessary last very long after Stevenson scored a knockdown in the 1st with his trademark left […]

Quick Jabs: Sup Wit David Haye; Andre Ward; More

It’s a new year(ish), so what better time to bring back Quick Jabs, everybody’s formerly favorite round-up of various boxing news(es)? We start with the pic above of the Friars’ Club, because Lennox Lewis is about to get roasted. Lewis’ championship reign has aged well, and now that he’s no longer a hilariously milquetoast regular HBO […]

PBC Weekend Review: Krzysztof Glowacki Vs Marco Huck Takes The Prize

It was another of those weekends where the only U.S.-televised shows came from influential adviser Al Haymon’s mostly-free PBC series, and while much of it was as bland as it looked on paper, we genuinely got one of the better fights of 2015 so far in Krzysztof Glowacki’s upset win over Marco Huck. The highlights: Krzysztof Glowacki […]

Eleider Alvarez, Julian Williams Win With Varying Degrees Of Aplomb

Showtime Extreme gave us a chance Saturday to get a look at two well-regarded young fighters, Eleider Alvarez and Julian Williams. Both won, but Alvarez didn’t live up to his hype the way Williams did to his. Granted, Alvarez faced the better competition of the two, befitting a fighter who is just now flirting with […]

Quantcast