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Fury Vs. Schwarz: Smell That Smell

John L. Sullivan took on all comers between and beyond the ropes during his heyday in the late 19th century, and his ability to outlast or overcome nearly every one of his opponents cast him as the most acclaimed fighter of his era and the first of history’s recognized world heavyweight champions. You know what? […]

The Liver Punch: Whose Story Are You Telling?

My undergraduate mentor always starts a piece of advice with, “My boy…” I’m 35 and he still does it. He spoke to me that way when I was a precocious 18 year old hell bent on fucking up his own life. He said it to me when I was a driven, if utterly directionless, 23 […]

Mayweather Pacquiao Finalized

TQBR Radio 2/24: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Manny Pacquiao Finalized, More

By now, everyone knows that Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao is on for May 2. And by “everyone,” we do mean everyone. The issue, of course, is a signed fight takes away an easy scapegoat when pointing a finger at all of boxing’s ills. But you know what they say about haters and their natural […]

Gennady Golovkin vs Martin Murray Poster

TQBR Radio 2/17: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Martin Murray Preview With Jimmy Tobin

There’s no better way to make your winter more Mexican than adding a little Gennady Golovkin to it. Well, there might be a few better ways, but they aren’t as likely to hatchet some brains cells before a charmingly eccentric post-fight interview, anyway. If you like fight, then Golovkinville is where you’re buying your 22-acre […]

TQBR Radio 1/27: Brandon Rios Vs. Mike Alvarado III Recap With Eric Raskin

In boxing, even sure things aren’t sure things. The idea that Brandon Rios’ bludgeoning style would match well again with Alvarado’s boxer-puncher (with emphasis on the puncher) style for a third time was a certainty. And maybe it would have, if not for Alvarado’s tendency to err on the side of erring, but the Denver […]

No Different: Jermain Taylor Unravels

“I read that Martin Luther King said, ‘A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.’ I was like, dang. You know, I would die for boxing. I know that’s dumb. You’ll say, ‘You got your kids — your family.’ I know. But still, you died fighting. Jermain Taylor is a boxer.” […]

TQBR Radio 12/16: Amir Khan Vs. Devon Alexander Recap, More

Boxing doesn’t know exactly where “across the street” is, apparently (photo via). But oddly enough, its two major network players, HBO and Showtime, seem to excel in scheduling shows across the street from one another. It was the last fight weekend of a particularly weak 2014 in boxing, so it was fitting that well over […]

TQBR Radio 10/15: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Marco Antonio Rubio Preview

Apparently the image above (via) is of a book that is a study and critique of pop culture in the 70s and 80s. The title is also, in order, a less-clever nickname for Gennady Golovkin, and what Marco Antonio Rubio is trying to avoid becoming. That’s the best we can do. We’re bloggers. This week […]

TQBR Radio 10/7: News, Notes And Highlights Episode

You children of the 80s will know exactly what that picture above is, and some of you might even know what the next line is, from there. If not, I’ll help you: “…the Nothing.” That’s more or less what we’ve been left with on our boxing schedules lately. At least as far as quality goes. […]

TQBR Radio 8/19: Kell Brook Vs. Shawn Porter Recap

Supposedly all things in the universe are a blend of light and dark, evil and good, Boston and The Eagles — yin and yang, if you will (via). And right now, when it comes to being appeased and getting serious value for their money, boxing fans sure are taking it up the yang. For however […]

TQBR Radio 8/12: Shawn Porter Vs. Kell Brook Preview With Brian Campbell

The above representation (via) of how an average 13-year-old girl feels about school every day is exactly how we all feel about cards featuring mismatches, actually. As admirable as matching Danny Garcia against Rod Salka would have been — had it actually been made for admirable, “let’s give this guy a chance” reasons — it […]

TQBR Radio 5/6: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana Recap With Joel Stern

“Okay. Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and Floyd Mayweather walk into a dressing room doing a three-way hug…” Though that might seem like that’s the set up to one of the most mind- and/or gender-bending joke in the universe, it actually happened the other night. Let the reality of that sink in for a moment. Past […]

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