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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 […]

Sergey Kovalev Vs Andre Ward And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

This weekend’s big, big main event has everyone dizzy with anticipation. So let’s clear the deck first before getting into staff roundtables and such. Sergey Kovalev Vs Andre Ward undercard, Saturday, HBO Pay-Per-View, Las Vegas. Matthew Swain will soon preview the main event, and the roundtable will cover the rest of the team’s views. The […]

Quick Jabs: Who’s Afraid?; Jean Pascal Gets Racial; Poor Yuriorkis Gamboa

What in the living fu-. How is welterweight Danny Garcia regularly doing some of the best ratings that the “Premier Boxing Champions” series ever has done, even against Robert Guerrero in a match-up that not many people viewed as particularly competitive? I guess people like unconventional hairlines, cuz LeBron James is popular, too. It’s almost as […]

Floyd Mayweather Outclasses Hapless Andre Berto In Final Fight

Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto was every bit of the 18-1 mismatch Vegas bookies predicted. The future hall of famer out-boxed, out-smarted and out-everythinged his opponent for 12 rounds on Showtime Pay-Per-View en route to a unanimous decision to improve to 49-0, 26 KO, matching Rocky Marciano’s hallowed record. Mayweather dictated the fight with stiff jabs […]

Anthony Dirrell Vs Marco Antonio Rubio Results: Dirrell Wins, Obviously

“Premier Boxing Champions” has been on a heater, and that means some of the dreck that comes with it is forgivable right now. Super middleweight Anthony Dirrell took a “get well” decision victory Sunday afternoon in the main event on CBS against Marco Antonio Rubio, whose ring wear and inability to compete at 168 were […]

Carl Froch, The Man Who Wasn’t There

If you ever wondered why Carl Froch was always trying to convince you how great he was — and chances are you rolled your eyes or gritted your teeth at least once during one of his arrogant rants — you need look no further than his whole career. No matter what he did, nobody really took him […]

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring The Boxcino Finals, Andre Dirrell And Alexander Povetkin

It’s spring (at least in the northern hemisphere), the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and the boxers are… boxing. This week we’ve got the final episode of Friday Night Fights “Boxcino” tournament which is also the last episode of Friday Night Fights, period. There are also intriguing super middleweight and heavyweight fights, so […]

Boxing In 2014, Reviewed (And A Glimpse At 2015)

On the surface, boxing in 2014 sucked. Everyone knows this, and most everyone knows why. Scratch a little deeper, and it still sucked — worse than any year since the mid/late-2000s — just maybe not as atrociously as commonly understood on the surface. There’s little need to rehash, at length, the rather obvious diagnosis about what ailed […]

2014 Boxing Awards Pu Pu Platter, Part I [UPDATED]

Sick of the drip-drip-drip of year end boxing awards yet? Hard to blame you, hard to blame you. So we’ll bring out two enormous platters to conclude our 2014 awards. In the first installment, that flavor is heavy and serious. In the second one, that flavor is light and fluffy. Just add “of the year” […]

2014 Boxing Knockout Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end awards, starting today and continuing into next 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 next week, is a pu-pu […]

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 […]

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