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Errol Spence Is Pretty Good, Maybe

There are a few moments that stand out from Saturday night’s Showtime main event between Errol Spence and Lamont Peterson. 1. In the 3rd round, Peterson finally got into the fight a little bit. Spence, who had been in full control to that point, amped up his activity and seemed to hit him even harder. […]

Broner Wins The Battle Of Same First Names Against Granados, Barely

Adrien Broner promised a new A.B., but he was still the same guy as always Saturday night on Showtime: a physical talent who looks like he’ll never deliver on his promise, as he nearly lost to a less-talented grinder, Adrian Granados. At least this kind of Broner ensures we get solid action. Broner won a […]

Lamont Peterson Gets “Pleasant” At New Weight

“Pleasant” isn’t the word many people associate with a boxer’s training camp, one of the most physically taxing periods of time a human being can endure. But it’s exactly the word Lamont Peterson used to describe his training camp in advance of this weekend’s fight. There’s a good reason for that word making a cameo. […]

Rearviewmirror: A Look Back At Boxing In 2015

2015 was a strange year for boxing. Like “Charles In Charge,” we took a lot of “bad” to go with the “good.” We got huge fights like Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, free fights like Keith Thurman vs Robert Guerrero, and no fights like Showtime. New stars emerged, while some faded away before our eyes. Lineal […]

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Gennady Golovkin, David Lemieux, Roman Gonzalez And Andrzej Fonfara

It’s an absolute monster of a week in the boxing schedule. Not only is Kazakh menace Gennady Golovkin headlining his first pay-per-view, there are four (4!) “Premier Boxing Champions” cards on four different networks (seriously, that’s nuts) and much more besides. Gennady Golovkin vs David Lemieux, Saturday, HBO PPV, New York. Everyone’s favourite adorable/terrifying Kazakh middleweight, […]

What Is Al Haymon Doing With Danny Garcia?

Danny Garcia was once a superstar-in-the-making. He was a talented, tough fighter from Philadelphia with the brash, ostentatious father. He shot up the junior welterweight rankings by making fun fights and beating guys like Amir Khan, Erik Morales, and Zab Judah. But then his advisor, Al Haymon, creator of the “Premier Boxing Champions” series, started […]

Timothy Bradley Is Still Fighting For Respect

Timothy Bradley, who fights this Saturday on HBO, is not a big puncher. That’s probably being kind. Of his 31 wins, “Desert Storm” has scored 12 of them by stoppage, good for a knockout percentage of 35 percent. At the top level, that’s just not very good, which makes his record more remarkable when you […]

Kid Galahad, One Of Britain’s Most Promising Boxers, Fails PED Test

British tabloid The Daily Star broke a story on Tuesday regarding Kid Galahad – real name Abdul-Bari Awad – who, depressingly, failed a performance enhancing drug test in September after outclassing Brazilian Adeilson Dos Santos. Galahad, 18-0 (9 KOs), a former British, Commonwealth and European champion, tested positive for banned substance stanozolol — an anabolic […]

Race To The Finish: Lucas Matthysse Vs Ruslan Provodnikov Preview And Prediction

Don’t worry, everybody. Sometimes there’s a thing that happens in boxing where the conventional wisdom gets upended about a fight, and suddenly what once looked like a stellar match-up becomes a lackluster one, or vice versa. Lucas Matthysse’s declaration that he wouldn’t just purely brawl with Ruslan Provodnikov Saturday night on HBO inspired the first […]

Weekend Afterthoughts On Danny Garcia’s ‘Loss,’ Some Big KOs, More

(Danny Garcia, left, Lamont Peterson trainer Barry Hunter, right; via PBC on Twitter) Hope you’re enjoying your week sandwiched between good boxing weekends. We’ll have more on this upcoming weekend as the week goes on, but maybe you didn’t like how this past weekend played out. You might have missed some things! We had a […]

TQBR Radio 4/14: Lucas Matthysse Vs. Ruslan Provodnikov Preview

Word on the (absence of) street is that hole in the space-time continuum up there used to be the building where Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov signed their contracts to fight one another. It cannot be confirmed, however, as the Hounds of Hell now guard the area, per the instructions of Momma Provodnikov. More seriously, […]

Danny Garcia Edges Late-Charging Lamont Peterson on NBC

BROOKLYN — Danny Garcia (30-0, 17 KO) from the fighting town of Philadelphia met Lamont Peterson (33-3-1, 17 KO) at a catchweight of 143 lbs. in the main event of “Premier Boxing Champions” on NBC on Saturday night at the Barclays Center. The sometimes spirited, sometimes boring fight, ended with a majority decision for Garcia, who staved off […]

Bittersweet: Danny Garcia Vs Lamont Peterson Preview And Prediction

The sweetest thing we’ve gotten yet from Al Haymon’s aspired-for 2015 boxing takeover, or that we’re even scheduled to get, arrives Saturday night when Danny Garcia faces Lamont Peterson on NBC’s “Premier Boxing Champions.” Anyone embittered by the manner in which it has arrived is entitled. Yet a pugilistic confection it remains. We were forced to […]

Rebuilding: Boxing Takes Back NBC

“As the heavyweights go, so goes boxing.” It would be convenient to look at the state of today’s heavyweight division and allow the whole sloppy lot of those fighters to shoulder the blame for boxing’s inability to compete for television time with more mainstream, or more marketable sports in the U.S. Whether or not it […]

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