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The Liver Punch: Get Out Of Your Depth

There’s an apocryphal story about the first meeting when Bernie Ecclestone took over Formula 1. As it goes, Enzo Ferrari dragged the dwarvish Brit into his office to let him know what was what. Enzo slammed his hand on the desk and said, “THIS is the sport!” then tapped his finger under the desk and […]

What The Hell Is Going On With Keith Thurman?

Let’s get this out of the way first — Keith Thurman beat a very game, very tough Luis Collazo Saturday night on the debut of “Premier Boxing Champions” on ESPN. In fact, he became just the second man to stop the bloody mess that was Collazo after the Brooklyn quit on his stool before the […]

Why I Googled Keith Thurman

Undefeated welterweight Keith Thurman has all the tools to be the first man to defeat Floyd Mayweather. He’s a solid boxer with incredible power. He fights with balance and precision. He’s deadly accurate with his punches and at age 26 he appears to be in his physical prime. But Thurman isn’t mentioned as much as […]

Luis Collazo Will Dine In Hell Saturday Night Vs Keith Thurman

It’s one thing to be the underdog, it’s another for people to fear for your health. But that’s where Luis Collazo will soon find himself — staring across the ring from a bad, bad man. Saturday night, on the debut of “Premier Boxing Champions” on ESPN, he’ll be fighting Keith “One Time” Thurman, a young, […]

Chris Algieri Gets Another Shot To Cash In As The Underdog

Chris Algieri had a really, really bad night against Manny Pacquiao the last time he was in the ring. There’s no shame in that; Pacquiao has given plenty of great fighters plenty of bad nights. But Algieri has bounced back to a headlining spot on TV, and Friday night on Spike’s “Premier Boxing Champions” broadcast, […]

Running Garcia Vs Peterson Undercard Results

BROOKLYN — There are a handful of “name” fighters on the Danny Garcia vs Lamont Peterson undercard at the Barclays Center, and this post is here to tell you all about how they fared. We’re going in reverse chronological order, so read on and check back, this post will be updated after every fight. ******* […]

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” […]

Pretty House, Pretty Garden: Devon Alexander Vs. Amir Khan Preview And Prediction

Regular font: Devon Alexander vs. Amir Khan is an evenly-matched fight Saturday night on Showtime between two contenders in one of boxing’s deepest divisions. Sarcastic font: Ooooooh, thanks so veeeeerrry much, Showtime, for always providing fights JUST like this throughout 2014. It’s a weekly occurrence and if evenly-matched Showtime fights in 2014 were calories, we’d […]

Weekend Afterthoughts On Floyd Mayweather, Marcos Maidana, Lil Wayne And More

 (May 3, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Marcos Maidana punches against Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their fight at MGM Grand. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) We came so very close to history Saturday night. Had Marcos Maidana defeated Floyd Mayweather on Showtime Pay-Per-View, it would have been the biggest upset in boxing at the […]

TQBR Radio 5/6: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana Recap With Joel Stern

“Okay. Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and Floyd Mayweather walk into a dressing room doing a three-way hug…” Though that might seem like that’s the set up to one of the most mind- and/or gender-bending joke in the universe, it actually happened the other night. Let the reality of that sink in for a moment. Past […]

The Outsider: Amir Khan’s Battle For Acceptance

Like all teen stars, Amir Khan seems to have been around forever. It is nigh on a decade since an unknown 17-year-old lightweight boxer from Lancashire captured the hearts of a nation. His gallantry at the Olympic Games in Athens returned an unexpected silver medal. And while the Val Barker trophy for the tournament’s most […]

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