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2010-2019 FIGHT OF THE DECADE: TIMOTHY BRADLEY UD 12 RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV

The 1st and 12th rounds were the same, Tim Bradley in mortal danger, just about out on his feet, punching back with all his might. When the final bell rang, Ruslan Provodnikov dropped to his knees and pounded the mat in tears of rage, agony, lust, and joy. Minutes later, Bradley admitted to HBO’s Max […]

The Liver Punch: You Want HOW Much?

Unlike most major sports, boxing exists in an anarcho-capitalist wasteland. It’s the kind of environment that would give Ayn Rand a dusty orgasm and produce a raging semi in Ted Cruz that’s normally reserved for when he imagines Jesus power bombing a refugee child. Because of this, most fighters get paid based on how many […]

Requiem For Rios – Or How I Learned To Stopped Worrying And Love The Bam

“Talk to me son,” bellowed referee Russell Mora after Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios had received a third low blow In the space of two minutes. “Let’s go baby!” came the defiant response from a man who seemed almost to be drawing energy from his opponent’s attempts to foul. Although his body would sag with each […]

TQBR Radio 1/27: Brandon Rios Vs. Mike Alvarado III Recap With Eric Raskin

In boxing, even sure things aren’t sure things. The idea that Brandon Rios’ bludgeoning style would match well again with Alvarado’s boxer-puncher (with emphasis on the puncher) style for a third time was a certainty. And maybe it would have, if not for Alvarado’s tendency to err on the side of erring, but the Denver […]

Brandon Rios Clubs Mike Alvarado Out Early

The first time Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado declared war on each other they embraced the messy tenets of inside battle and let the tea leaves dictate who won;  it was Rios. The second time, Alvarado climbed the walls in Las Vegas, just barely escaping ruin to out-distance the gritty brawler. And this time, whatever series of […]

Reunited, And It Feels So Bad: Rios Vs Alvarado III

There are plenty of fights where it makes sense to strip away their components, one by one, and then reconstitute them, like a chemistry student studying an upcoming (sweet) science project. Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado III, this Saturday on HBO, isn’t one of them. Everything has chemistry at its core, even a couple of bricks. But […]

Two Gallants

destiny noun – the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future. There is no question of their suitability for one another, of their dual commitment to a fighting ethos that has fallen out of fashion with large sections of modern fans: A shared rejection of tomorrow, a stand against due care that […]

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 […]

Mike Alvarado Arrested Again, Fight With Brandon Rios Still On

In news that should surprise no one, arrest-prone welterweight Mike Alvarado has been arrested. The Denver native was booked on gun possession charges during a traffic stop, according to friend of the site David Greisman. It’s not great timing, as Alvarado is due to close out his trilogy with Brandon Rios in just three weeks. According to trainer […]

TQBR Radio 5/27: Carl Froch Vs. George Groves Preview With Sam Sheppard

That’s it. We’re done. Hope is gone and humanity will fail. If the two jovial, carefree gentlemen in the photo above, rapper T.I. and Floyd Mayweather (via), cannot get along, then who can? Forget peace in the Middle East, TQBR Radio is just waiting for Brad Pitt and Jen Aniston to get back together. Boxing […]

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