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What Is Al Haymon Doing With Danny Garcia?

Danny Garcia was once a superstar-in-the-making. He was a talented, tough fighter from Philadelphia with the brash, ostentatious father. He shot up the junior welterweight rankings by making fun fights and beating guys like Amir Khan, Erik Morales, and Zab Judah. But then his advisor, Al Haymon, creator of the “Premier Boxing Champions” series, started […]

Man Vs Ghost: Robert Guerrero Gets A Tune-Up

Robert Guerrero needs a win. Badly. He’s lost two of his last three, albeit against some pretty nasty welterweight competition named Keith Thurman, Yoshihiro Kamegai and Floyd Mayweather. He lost basically every second to Mayweather, but gutted out a win 13 months later against Kamegai, who is a badass. In his first fight for Al […]

On Prospects And Underdogs

There’s a difference between an underdog and a human sacrifice. Underdogs go up against the odds but with enough of a shot to get the bookies nervous and the fans talking of “what ifs?” It’s not the same as when a fighter who everyone knows is hopelessly mismatched takes a hammering. Ask Rod Salka. Too […]

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 […]

Danny Garcia Makes Quick Work Of Rod Salka

Junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, fighting above the 140 pound limit, crushed an opponent with virtually no chance in Bunola, Pa.’s Rod Salka. Salka, 19-4 (3 KO), appeared visibly smaller than Garcia from the outset, and attempted to backpedal and dart forward with jabs and right crosses early in the fight. Garcia’s counterpunching deterred Salka, […]

TQBR Radio 8/5: Brandon Rios Vs. Diego Chaves Recap With Corey Erdman

The location pictured is potentially where boxing officials obtain their licenses, attend upper level certification meetings, shower, shave, and gather to plot the eventual demise of the sport (via). Coincidentally, that “Shady Characters” picture just barely beat out a photo of referee Vic Drakulich being creepy as the featured image for this article. Who would’ve […]

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being — Ricardo Lopez And The Kazakh KO King

Returning home at around midnight last night, I switched on the earlier BoxNation card and gamely attempted to stave off sleep. It didn’t work. No sooner had I watched Chris Eubank, Jr. destroy another journeyman when I promptly dozed off. I awoke some two hours later, in the midst of Mike Perez’s entrance for his […]

In The Interest Of Establishing Real Boxing Champions, The 2014 List

(June 7, New York City: Miguel Cotto reacts after a TKO against Sergio Martinez in the 10th round of the middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports) It’s been a few years since we last went through this exercise of looking at the lineal championship (aka real champs, as […]

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