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Mid Year After Action Report and Round Table Discussion

July kind of drags. For most of us, it’s hotter than Satan’s taint, and everything tends to find itself in a bit of a holding pattern. Typically there aren’t a lot of fight cards either. So, in what has been a surprisingly entertaining year to date, now feels like the exact right time to take […]

Viva Andy! Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz After Action Report

  Almost every knowledgeable boxing fan/writer picked Anthony Joshua to win with the caveat that Andy Ruiz can really fight and might give him some trouble. What, in your mind, did Ruiz do that allowed him to be so effective? Brent: First and foremost Ruiz is just a damn good fighter. He’s as fundamentally sound […]

2016 Knockout Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end boxing awards, beginning 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 […]

Oleksandr Usyk And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

A 51-year-old man headlines the boxing schedule this weekend. Do a search for “51-year-old man” on Google Images and you’ll turn up something like the picture above, although you’ll also get — really? — Keanu Reeves. Anyway. Bernard Hopkins’ fight is noteworthy mainly because Bernard Hopkins is in it, but there are some interesting fights […]

The Liver Punch: Adios Chino

It’s a little anti-climactic to learn of the retirement of someone who hasn’t fought in two years. Even the reaction to the news of Marcos Maidana’s official retirement was a bit strange. Normally when fans hear a favorite fighter is leaving the sport it’s met with bitter joy because the guy is usually shot and […]

2015 Fight Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end boxing awards, beginning 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 […]

Montreal News, Notes: Deontay Wilder, Gennady Golovkin, David Lemieux, More

MONTREAL — Culled Friday at the weigh-in for Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal Saturday on HBO, get your red hot news tidbits from and about some of your favorite boxing personalities right here! Read on for more on these names: Deontay Wilder, Gennady Golovkin, David Lemieux, Dierry Jean, Bermane Stiverne, Blake Caparello, Curtis Stevens, Roy Jones, Jr., […]

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 […]

Taylor Beats Soliman, One Of Several Possible “Ugh” Results

Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor on ESPN2 Wednesday night was a can’t-win fight. Nobody was going to come out of this making anyone feel warm and fuzzy. At least Taylor (complete with brain bleed and recent bizarre behavior) didn’t take a beating that made everyone fear for his health — on the contrary, he secured […]

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. […]

Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam Flummoxes Curtis Stevens Over 12

It was a more enticing match-up Wednesday than we’re used to seeing from ESPN: two fringe middleweight contenders, Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam vs. Curtis Stevens. It also wasn’t competitive, alas, with the only moment of drama coming in the seesaw 8th, as the mobile N’Dam otherwise dominated the power punching Stevens. The drama in the 8th […]

Interviews About What’s Next For Sergio Martinez, Vasyl Lomachenko And Others

This weekend TQBR had a chance to talk to Main Events’ Kathy Duva, fellow promoter Lou DiBella and manager Egis Klimas about their plans for the fighters they represent. In a previous post, they talked about Sergey Kovalev vs. Blake Caparello. Here, they talk about Sergio Martinez, Vasyl Lomachenko, Evgeny Gradovich, a featherweight tournament, Curtis […]

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