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2016 Round Of The Year: Hozumi Hasegawa Vs Hugo Ruiz, Round 9

Every fight tells a story. The more complex the tale, the more interesting each round becomes, a new chapter that propels the riveting narrative. Sometimes, as with Hozumi Hasegawa vs Hugo Ruiz this fall, the story mirrors the hero’s entire career arc. And even more rarely, an individual round reflects that story in microcosm, like a […]

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 […]

Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Mares, Ward, Cotto And Others

There are some snazzy match-ups in the works right about now, one of which is one of the biggest fights that can happen in boxing anywhere. There are, per usual, some bouts that are falling to the wayside. Not all dance partners are so eager sometimes. Here’s just what’s been in the news for the past week: […]

Young Boxers Potentially On The Rise: The 2015 List

(LAS VEGAS — Deontay Wilder poses by his corner after going 12 rounds with Bermane Stiverne during their fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Jan. 17 [Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images]) With Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao right around the corner, there’s already been speculation about who, if anyone, is “next” in boxing, […]

Gary Russell Jr.’s Talent Finally Gets Him Elite Win Vs. Jhonny Gonzalez

  (Gary Russell, Jr.; credit: Esther Lin, Showtime) Twice in the past year, Gary Russell, Jr. has challenged elite competition after facing nothing like it for his whole career. The first result, against Vasyl Lomachenko, was a gritty showing against an Olympic great, but the loss was also a reckoning for a pro run that prepared […]

TQBR Radio 3/24: Jhonny Gonzalez Vs. Gary Russell Preview With Brent Brookhouse

Nearly two years after Jhonny Gonzalez shocked Abner Mares with a huge left hook, it’s clear their careers have certainly gone in different directions. For instance, 28 million people in Mexico watched Gonzalez toy with a faded Jorge Arce, while Mares has struggled to impress against nondescript opposition on undercards. The question is whether or […]

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 […]

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” […]

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. […]

Jhonny Gonzalez Dominates, Retires Jorge Arce

Jhonny Gonzalez stretched his win streak to five in a row Saturday evening in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, casually defeating Jorge “El Travieso” Arce in the process. The stoic nature of Gonzalez’s pasting of the veteran made it seem as if Arce was merely an afterthought in the bout. Gonzalez, now 57-8 (48 KO), fought […]

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