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2021 Mid-Year Roundtable Discussion

Normally, we  only do these roundtables as a way to collectively discuss the biggest fights, but given all the givens of the last 18 months, we decided to sit down and hash it out last summer, so we’re going to do it again. Quite a few things have changed in that time. Hedtke hatched an […]

The Blandness Of Mike Tyson Vs Roy Jones Jr.

It wasn’t the end of the world. There were times where it wasn’t even terrible. That’s the sum of what you can say that’s complimentary about 50-something legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. fighting to a draw in a heavyweight exhibition Saturday night. At least it was better than the other celebrity boxing match […]

Vasyl Lomachenko Vs. Teofimo Lopez: Just Watch

Have you seen the video of Rudy Giuliani wiping his toxic, reptile sweat all over the terrified woman next to him at this year’s Republican National Convention? In it, the former Mayor of New York City and current Guy Who Spends His Days Licking Window Panes and Chewing On Extension Cords, dabs his clearly lobotomized […]

Five Months In Purgatory Round Table

In the very best of times, we here at TQBR come together to discuss the biggest fights and argue about the current state of the sport. This year, unfortunately, has been a protracted rectal bleed of Old Testament severity. With that in mind, we stocked up on Neosporin, strapped on our Depends flex fits, and […]

Andy Ruiz Jr. Scores An All-Time Upset Over Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz, Jr. scored one of the biggest upsets in boxing history Saturday night on DAZN, ruining Anthony Joshua’s U.S. debut and dethroning the world’s top heavyweight. It’s definitely the biggest heavyweight upset since Mike Tyson vs Buster Douglas. It’s not that Ruiz wasn’t dangerous on paper. He was just on the outskirts of the […]

Naoya Inoue Isn’t Fair

Are we sure this kid isn’t Kazakh? The thought dawned on me the first time watching Naoya Inoue. It might have been his swarming stoppage of Adrian Hernandez to win a junior flyweight title. Or maybe when he hopped a weight class to turn Omar Narvaez’s liver into pâté and swipe his belt. Could have […]

Tactical Rage: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Canelo Alvarez Preview And Prediction

For upwards of 20 years, Mike Tyson fought with tar in his belly and malice clenched in both hands – double-edged weapons he’d earned as a fat kid with a lisp and a sensitive soul growing up in the dark heart of Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood. By the back half of the 1980s, he was regarded […]

Teddy And Freddie: A Story About Boxing

Somewhere it is written that sons will suffer the sins of their fathers. And I don’t think anything reflects the wisdom of the ages better than the sport of boxing. In this, I’m not saying anything particularly new. Just read Mark Kriegel’s excellent sports bios and his most germane to the sport of boxing, “The […]

Quick Jabs: Olympic Boxing; Conor McGregor; Bernard Hopkins; More

There’s some hand-wringing over in the mixed martial arts world about last weekend’s losses, which spoiled some of the UFC’s plans for some of its biggest stars. MMA friends, some unsolicited counsel, from a long-suffering boxing fan: Don’t panic, and don’t criticize the UFC for being too aggressive in its matchmaking for its stars. For […]

Quick Jabs: The Kovalev Vs Stevenson Act; The Tysons; The Triangle

What? Something in boxing was FAKE? You mean that after their hilarious confrontation in the ring on HBO, Sergey Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson were hugging off camera? Shocking. Or is this what’s shocking: That trainer Freddie Roach was the one who alleged the forgery? Roach, who doesn’t even pretend that he’s not bullshitting us half the […]

The Best And Worst Of Controversial New Heavyweight Champ Tyson Fury

About the only thing the new heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has in common with the man he replaced, Wladimir Klitschko, is that he’s really tall — taller that Klitschko, even, at 6’9″. Outside the ring, Klitschko ruled the division with decorum. Fury won’t. He’s a madman, and perhaps not just figuratively. August publications the New Yorker […]

Klitschko, The Sound, And Fury

The decade long reign of heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko came to an end on Saturday when towering upstart Tyson Fury out-soft-shoed him to sing and dance away with the big boy crown. (More on that singing down the line.) Was this the end of an era or a brief interlude until Klitschko — or Dr. […]

“30 For 30: Chasing Tyson,” Reviewed

For a time in the early and mid 90s, there were two major professional sports in Atlanta: Braves Baseball and Evander Holyfield. If you were a young fight fan in the south, The Real Deal was your guy. Undersized for a heavyweight, he won with tenacity and an absurd work rate. ESPN’s new documentary “30 […]

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