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There’s No Place Like Home: Joshua KO9 Pulev

When you’re lost, a step back backward is often the first step in the right direction. You take your time until your surroundings look and feel familiar. That familiarity is what allows us to turn down all the noise in our brains generated by having to constantly absorb alien information while also thinking about our […]

The Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan Undercard, Previewed (And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule)

Forget Saul Alvarez. Forget Amir Khan. Usman “Uzzy” Ahmed is in Vegas baby! You might remember Uzzy from such viral videos as BIGGEST BOXING TRAGEDY EVER! He’s there cheering for fellow Brit Khan, who’ll probably feature in a similar video by Sunday morning. I’m not going to bother previewing that fight (Matthew Swain will have it all taken care […]

You Don’t Have To Like Klitschko Vs Fury, But You Do Have To Respect It

Sometimes a boxer is good enough compared to the era he fights in that there are really only a couple options that can even get anyone at half-mast, in the current context. One of those options is fighting an opponent who is, juxtaposed against other opponents, highly deserving and/or someone who presents a Spock-eyebrow raising “maybe.” […]

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 […]

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 12/14

(Nov. 8, Atlantic City; Sergey Kovalev celebrates his win over Bernard Hopkins after their bout at Boardwalk Hall. Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports) Just about all the 2014 business is finished for the best boxers in the world across every weight division, with only Adonis Stevenson and Guillermo Rigondeaux on this list yet to have […]

Quick Jabs: Ratings Galore, Great Knockouts, Swell Fights

Wouldn’t that headline just convince you everything was A-OK in boxing? Well you’d be wrong, is what you’d be. But there are some fine things, like that Amir Mansour knockout above. It’s in the KO of the Year discussion with another recent knockout, Wladimir Klitschko-Kubrat Pulev. We’ll have some other videos sprinkled throughout this edition […]

Deservedly Inevitable: Wladimir Klitschko Vs. Kubrat Pulev Preview And Prediction

This is just about as good as it gets for the modern heavyweight division: The true champion is facing the most qualified opponent he hasn’t yet defeated. It’s a legitimate fight, Wladimir Klitschko vs. Kubrat Pulev. HBO is televising Saturday afternoon, as it should, no matter how tedious Klitschko fights are to many of us, because […]

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 10/14

(Roman Gonzalez, left; Akira Yaegashi, right) At last, some movement. Since our last update of the best boxers in the world, regardless of weight, some of them have, actually, you know, fought. And in some meaningful fights, too. There are two new entrants to the top 10 (hint: one of them is in the picture), […]

Quick Jabs: Cotto Vs. Martinez Pay-Per-View Numbers; The Golden Boy Legal Action; More

If you’re looking for a classy place to sign a contract with Al Haymon, one resplendent with gravitas, why not McDonalds? Lightweight Miguel Vazquez making the Haymon move means we can almost surely forget about starting a new championship lineage by fighting Terence Crawford, since Crawford is represented by Top Rank, which despises Haymon. It’s […]

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