Josh Warrington Upends Carl Frampton

Win the Powerball once, you’re a lucky bastard. Hit it twice? Now you must be up to something. And that’s why, on Saturday in Manchester, it was clear to anyone who’d been paying attention that Josh Warrington didn’t beat the odds. He’d rigged the game. Back in May, Warrington was the irresistible underdog, the locals’ […]

The Retired Ones, Part I: Floyd Mayweather And Wladimir Klitschko

In the course of one month, four boxers with Hall of Fame credentials that range from “unimpeachable” to “strong” have retired. Boxing being what boxing is, retirements don’t always stick. But these four — Floyd Mayweather, Wladimir Klitschko, Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley — have a pretty solid chance of staying away from the […]

The Pros And Cons Of Gennady Golovkin Vs David Lemieux

Gennady Golovkin vs David Lemieux is booked for HBO pay-per-view on Oct. 17, and there’s a lot to like: These are two of the five best middleweights in the world, both are exciting quantities and it’s sure to end in a sensational knockout. But there are some cons: It’s on pay-per-view, it might not be competitive and it […]

TQBR Roundtable, Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Edition

Depending on whom you ask, this is the biggest fight since Marvin Hagler-Sugar Ray Leonard or Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier. I’m not quite sure where it ranks on a biggest fights list, but Mayweather vs Pacquiao damn sure the biggest fight of this young century. The two best fighters of their generation are finally facing each […]

Weekend Afterthought On Terence Crawford Vs. Raymundo Beltran

(via @HBOBoxing on Twitter) Three writers whose work I admire — David P. Greisman, Bart Barry and Carlos Acevedo — have in recent days offered some critiques of Terence Crawford vs. Raymundo Beltran that I think warrant rebuttals. We’ll dispense with the set-up other than to say that this isn’t anything personal in any way, […]