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Omar Figueroa, Chris Arreola Win Pyrrhic PBC Victories

Chris Arreola won a questionable decision Saturday night on PBC on NBC, followed by Omar Figueroa winning a decision he deserved but that nonetheless said some unflattering things about him. Both fights delivered excellent action, even if the winners’ trophies come with some tarnish. In the main event, Omar Figueroa came in having missed the […]

And Out Come The Wolves: Antonio DeMarco Goes Back To The Battle

Antonio DeMarco was 24 years old when he was first fed to the wolves. Human horror film Edwin Valero was making his Showtime debut, and Top Rank, his promoter, needed somebody who would not only make him look good, but who would give him a decent test. Enter DeMarco, a fellow southpaw with good pop, an […]

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Deontay Wilder And Shinsuke Yamanaka

(picture via) “And the little ones shall lead them.” Where was that said? The Bible? Nostradamus in “Les Propheties?” Nowhere, you say? It’s the story of this week on the boxing schedule, regardless. One of the world’s biggest and best heavyweights is in action, albeit in a letdown match-up, while people under 120 pounds will […]

The Cleaner: Gennady Golovkin Returns Just In Time To Wash Up The May 2 Mess

Though the stench has faded somewhat, it’s still there. It will probably hover above boxing for some time. When the most lucrative prize fight in the history of the sport lays a giant egg in front of millions of casual fans and every major news outlet, the fallout sticks around for awhile. Floyd Mayweather and […]

The Laurence Cole Show: Omar Figueroa’s Win Over Ricky Burns Overshadowed By Rancid Ref

In the main event of Saturday’s “Premier Boxing Champions” card on CBS, junior welterweight Omar Figueroa, Jr. hammered out a bruising unanimous decision victory over Ricky Burns. The fighters mostly went at it in the tiniest phone booth you’ll ever find, trading shots while trying to smother and sap each other’s energy. Burns (37-5-1, 11 KO) started […]

Wherein Al Haymon Now Controls All Boxing TV*

(Al Haymon, via) NBC. NBC Sports. Showtime. Spike. ESPN, probably. And as of today, CBS, too. Al Haymon’s “Premier Boxing Champions” has spread its tendrils into every major U.S. network — save one — that has broadcast boxing in the last several years, plus some new channels, too. We’re talking an almost full-scale revolution in […]

TQBR Radio 8/19: Kell Brook Vs. Shawn Porter Recap

Supposedly all things in the universe are a blend of light and dark, evil and good, Boston and The Eagles — yin and yang, if you will (via). And right now, when it comes to being appeased and getting serious value for their money, boxing fans sure are taking it up the yang. For however […]

Showtime Extreme Results: Jorge Linares, Deontay Wilder Score Tune-Up Stoppages

Jorge Linares and Deontay Wilder both dispatched their tune-up opponents Saturday on Sho Extreme, the former more impressively than the latter. Linares (above right), a super-talented lightweight still haunted by a trio of knockout losses, didn’t have to worry about his chin much against undersized journeyman Ira Terry (left), and only needed two dominant rounds […]

TQBR Radio 8/12: Shawn Porter Vs. Kell Brook Preview With Brian Campbell

The above representation (via) of how an average 13-year-old girl feels about school every day is exactly how we all feel about cards featuring mismatches, actually. As admirable as matching Danny Garcia against Rod Salka would have been — had it actually been made for admirable, “let’s give this guy a chance” reasons — it […]

Robert Guerrero Wins An Absolute War With Yoshihiro Kamegai

Saturday’s Showtime main event between Robert Guerrero and Yoshihiro Kamegai was overshadowed in the pre-fight hype by Vasyl Lomachenko-Gary Russell, Jr. As an action bout, it was much, much better, one of the best of 2014, and Guerrero came out with the bloody unanimous decision. It was a Fight of the Year candidate, a kind […]

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