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Ranking The 2012 Olympic Boxing Gold Medalists

Olympic gold has traditionally been seen as a route to professional stardom. But for every Michael Spinks there’s been a Odlanier Solis, for every Cassius Clay a Rakhim Chakhiev. With an eye on the stars to come out of the upcoming Rio games, this list looks to rank those men who picked up gold in […]

Andre Berto, Thomas Williams, Jr. Get KOs In Wild Fights

You just knew anything might happen when Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz got back into the ring together after their 2011 slugfest, with the intervening years marked primarily by losses. And we got a dramatic reversal on PBC on FOX Saturday — Berto suffered a knockdown in the 2nd, then scored the knockout in the […]

2015 Knockout Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end boxing awards, continuing this week. Here’s how we do it around these parts: The major categories are Knockout of the Year, Round of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. The final leg, which will finish after, is a pu-pu platter of awards ranging from […]

Artur Beterbiev Puts Gabriel Campillo Way The Hell To Sleep On PBC

A one-sided fight ended with a nasty exclamation point on “Premier Boxing Champions” Saturday afternoon, with Artur Beterbiev introducing the CBS wing of the series with a brutal knockout of Gabriel Campillo. This was not unexpected. Campillo was once a dangerous light heavyweight, but short of an upset win over prospect Thomas Williams, Jr., he hasn’t […]

Wherein Al Haymon Now Controls All Boxing TV*

(Al Haymon, via) NBC. NBC Sports. Showtime. Spike. ESPN, probably. And as of today, CBS, too. Al Haymon’s “Premier Boxing Champions” has spread its tendrils into every major U.S. network — save one — that has broadcast boxing in the last several years, plus some new channels, too. We’re talking an almost full-scale revolution in […]

TQBR Roundtable: Hopkins Vs. Kovalev Edition

Big fights are a special time here at The Queensberry Rules. They are an occasion for our team (a group spanning 15 time zones, four countries, three continents, and one tenuously shared language) to gather and slam our heads together until something useful oozes out. With that noble purpose in mind, we offer you our […]

Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Mayweather, Pacquiao Undercards, Gennady Golovkin, Others

(Dec. 12, Seattle — Jay-Z speaks with an acquaintance before a press conference to introduce new Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano [not pictured] at Safeco Field. Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) That’s not just a picture of Jay-Z for no reason(able doubt).  The Jigga Man’s Roc Nation has rather quickly started making a splash […]

Friday Night Fights Results: Campillo Stops Williams On Cut

(Williams, left, Campillo, right; via Goossen Tutor) This was an unfortunate ending to what might’ve become a pretty good fight, if Thomas Williams, Jr. could’ve continued: Gabriel Campillo scored a technical knockout over his fellow light heavyweight via a cut. Williams — a prospect of some acclaim on the outer edge of contender status — […]

Super, Yes; Hero, No: Adonis Stevenson Vs. Andrzej Fonfara Preview And Prediction

This Saturday, light heavyweight champion of the world Adonis Stevenson makes his debut on Showtime, a downpayment that will begin to determine how much uncanny punching power it takes to erase fans’ animosity for spoiling perhaps the best fight in boxing. That fight, a drool-worthy match-up with Sergey Kovalev, is the subject of litigation after […]

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