Terence Crawford Starts Slow, Then Obliterates Thomas Dulorme

Just when it seemed as though those writing off Terence Crawford as a boring lump of clay with no personality — inside the ring or out — had been vindicated, the Omaha, Neb. native stepped in with a series of right hands that robbed them of doubt in the 6th round against Thomas Dulorme. Crawford, […]

2014 Boxing Awards Pu Pu Platter, Part II

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 was heavy and serious. In the second one, that flavor is light and fluffy. Just add “award” at the […]

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 […]

Sadam Ali Defies Expectations, Messes Up Luis Carlos Abregu

(Sadam Ali warms up before facing Luis Carlos Abregu; via @hboboxing on Twitter) ATLANTIC CITY — Sadam Ali fucked up Luis Carlos Abregu Saturday night, stopping him in the 9th, a result foreseen by no one. The young, unproven ex-Olympian was making a huge step up by taking on the dangerous welterweight puncher, a step perhaps […]

Hopkins Vs. Kovalev Running Undercard Results

ATLANTIC CITY — It might be a dying town, but AC has some life this weekend, even with the always-frigid November ocean breeze freezing those roaming the Boardwalk. The main event of the HBO broadcast is, naturally, the big attraction right now. The truly compelling bout between light heavyweights Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev is still […]

Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Mayweather, Pacquiao Undercards, Gennady Golovkin, Others

(Dec. 12, Seattle — Jay-Z speaks with an acquaintance before a press conference to introduce new Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano [not pictured] at Safeco Field. Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) That’s not just a picture of Jay-Z for no reason(able doubt).  The Jigga Man’s Roc Nation has rather quickly started making a splash […]

Bradley Vs. Pacquiao II: Keys To The Fight

So continues our marathon coverage of one of the biggest bouts of 2014, Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao II, on April 12 on HBO Pay-Per-View. Previously: a primer on the rematch; a Bradley-Pacquiao edition of TQBR Radio. Next: the undercard, previewed. Mind. Matter. How do Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley stack up in those categories? […]

Timothy Bradley, standing at right, Manny Pacquiao, sitting

A Primer On Timothy Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao II

So begins our marathon coverage of one of the biggest bouts of 2014, Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao II, on April 12 on HBO Pay-Per-View. Next: Keys to the fight. How fitting it is that in this dreadful, murky year for boxing so far, in which the sport has sunken down into a depressing morass, […]

Thomas Dulorme holds off Karim Mayfield; credit: Rich Graessle/Main Events

Skittish Thomas Dulorme Skitters By Karim Mayfield

Judging from the 1st round, Thomas Dulorme was going to be too quick, too big and too powerful Saturday night on HBO against fellow junior welterweight Karim Mayfield. But the fight went through a few metamorphoses, ending up with Dulorme pulling out a unanimous decision win that was anything but resounding. Dulorme hurt Mayfield twice […]