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The Liver Punch: Falling Down The Rabbit Hole

Embarrassingly, I spent last Friday night watching Yuri Foreman get knocked out by Erislandy Lara. The fight was terrible, and the knockout punch was sneaky good, but nothing like the destructive mesmerization I seek. Normally I’d forget that I’d been foolish enough to watch it and move on with my life, but over the weekend, […]

No Different: Jermain Taylor Unravels

“I read that Martin Luther King said, ‘A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.’ I was like, dang. You know, I would die for boxing. I know that’s dumb. You’ll say, ‘You got your kids — your family.’ I know. But still, you died fighting. Jermain Taylor is a boxer.” […]

2014 Boxing Awards Pu Pu Platter, Part II

Sick of the drip-drip-drip of year end boxing awards yet? Hard to blame you, hard to blame you. So we’ll bring out two enormous platters to conclude our 2014 awards. In the first installment, that flavor was heavy and serious. In the second one, that flavor is light and fluffy. Just add “award” at the […]

Quick Jabs: The New (Unimproved) Nevada Commission Leadership; BWAA High Jinks; More

There’s pretty much nothing a kangaroo won’t punch. But if you’re looking for some serious boxing footage, try this 30 For 30 episode, “Robbed,” revisiting the intersection of lawless New York City and the controversial decision for Ali-Norton III; or try “Tapia,” airing on HBO. “Robbed” is nice but I wish it was more than […]

Quick Jabs: Cotto Vs. Martinez Pay-Per-View Numbers; The Golden Boy Legal Action; More

If you’re looking for a classy place to sign a contract with Al Haymon, one resplendent with gravitas, why not McDonalds? Lightweight Miguel Vazquez making the Haymon move means we can almost surely forget about starting a new championship lineage by fighting Terence Crawford, since Crawford is represented by Top Rank, which despises Haymon. It’s […]

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