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2015 Fight Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end boxing awards, beginning this week. Here’s how we do it around these parts: The major categories are Knockout of the Year, Round of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. The final leg, which will finish after, is a pu-pu platter of awards ranging from […]

Floyd Mayweather Outclasses Hapless Andre Berto In Final Fight

Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto was every bit of the 18-1 mismatch Vegas bookies predicted. The future hall of famer out-boxed, out-smarted and out-everythinged his opponent for 12 rounds on Showtime Pay-Per-View en route to a unanimous decision to improve to 49-0, 26 KO, matching Rocky Marciano’s hallowed record. Mayweather dictated the fight with stiff jabs […]

Weekend Afterthoughts On Danny Garcia’s ‘Loss,’ Some Big KOs, More

(Danny Garcia, left, Lamont Peterson trainer Barry Hunter, right; via PBC on Twitter) Hope you’re enjoying your week sandwiched between good boxing weekends. We’ll have more on this upcoming weekend as the week goes on, but maybe you didn’t like how this past weekend played out. You might have missed some things! We had a […]

2014 Boxing Fight Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end awards, continuing into this week. Here’s how we do it around these parts: The major categories are Knockout of the Year, Round of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. The final leg, which will finish next week, is a pu-pu platter of awards […]

Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Mayweather, Pacquiao Undercards, Gennady Golovkin, Others

(Dec. 12, Seattle — Jay-Z speaks with an acquaintance before a press conference to introduce new Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano [not pictured] at Safeco Field. Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) That’s not just a picture of Jay-Z for no reason(able doubt).  The Jigga Man’s Roc Nation has rather quickly started making a splash […]

Talent, Crossed: Crawford Vs. Gamboa Preview And Prediction

Sometimes a fight can be totally worthy on a whole host of levels yet still figure to go all one way. Terence Crawford and Yuriorkis Gamboa, facing one another Saturday on HBO, are both top 10 lightweights. Crawford is one of the most promising talents in the sport, a designation from which Gamboa is only […]

Vasyl Lomachenko Schools Gary Russell, Jr. In A Win For Bold Matchmaking

As of Saturday afternoon, Vasyl Lomachenko was 1-1 since leaving the amateur ranks. Gary Russell, Jr. was 24-0. But all of Russell’s pro fights against hopeless opponents weren’t enough to prepare him for how good Lomachenko was on Showtime Saturday night, as Lomachenko — who was fearless in taking on Orlando Salido then Russell — […]

Baffler: Russell Vs. Lomachenko Preview And Prediction

Gary Russell, Jr. vs. Vasyl Lomachenko airing Saturday on Showtime is a fight that shouldn’t be happening for so many reasons, and now that it is, it’s nearly impossible to make any sense of it. It is the most mystifying fight of 2014, and therefore one of its most alluring, outshining the main event by […]

[UPDATED] Nonito Donaire Vs. Simpiwe Vetyeka (And Undercard) Results

[UPDATE: HBO has aired the fight. Some commentary on that below.] This is a post about what happened in the Nonito Donaire vs. Simpiwe Vetyeka featherweight fight in Macau, China. Since the fight will air live on HBO this afternoon, anyone who doesn’t want a spoiler should stop reading now. OK:

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