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Manny Pacquiao Retirement Roundtable Career Retrospective

One of the best ever, Manny Pacquiao, retired this week. He ends his 26-year career with a record of 62-8-2. The TQBR gang examines him and his legacy.   What was the first time you saw Manny Pacquiao fight, and what was your impression of him? Tim Starks:  It was the Lehlo Ledwaba fight he […]

Naoya Inoue Isn’t Fair

Are we sure this kid isn’t Kazakh? The thought dawned on me the first time watching Naoya Inoue. It might have been his swarming stoppage of Adrian Hernandez to win a junior flyweight title. Or maybe when he hopped a weight class to turn Omar Narvaez’s liver into pâté and swipe his belt. Could have […]

“Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life,” Reviewed

George Foreman reputedly once said, “Boxing is like jazz. The better it is the less people appreciate it.” While that’s true in many cases, there are degrees to it. Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” is almost universally regarded as the great jazz album of all time, much as Joe Louis is regarded by many as the greatest heavyweight […]

The 11 Most Embarrassing Moments In Boxing

Momma’s Boy There’s no shame in losing to the better man, as light heavyweight Tony Wilson learning in the 3rd round of his 1989 fight with Steve McCarthy. What is shameful though is that Wilson’s mother, 62 year old Minna Wilson, couldn’t bear to witness her son taking a beating any longer and so climbed […]

Throwback Thursday: Ray Mercer Wins Decision Despite Stern Bert Cooper Test

Boxing’s heavyweight division is its own beast. These days, that beast is looking toothless and dreary, but in days past it was ferocious. There are no quick fixes, or simple answers as to how or why things change, we just know that the landscape of the heavyweight division now is mostly barren. American networks have […]

Definition Of Legacy: Bernard Hopkins Vs. Sergey Kovalev Preview And Prediction

How’s this for an odd sport: The best thing to happen to boxing in a long time is a 49-year-old man taking on one of the sport’s premier power punchers in his prime. That’s what’s happening Saturday on HBO, when the crusty, mean-spirited old alley cat named Bernard Hopkins steps into the ring with the new blood […]

Quick Jabs: Al Haymon’s Takeover Bid; Victor Conte’s Selectivity; More

Kangaroo boxing videos have lost some of their appeal, ever since the kangaroo boxing video where one kangaroo sociopathically strangled another kangaroo well beyond the bounds of good taste. The one above isn’t so creepy. It has become a minor smash, with cause. In this edition of Quick Jabs, we’ll talk about human-punching, mainly, and […]

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