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Weekend Roundtable On Kosei Tanaka, Sergey Kovalev And Ring Walks

Kosei Tanaka defended his flyweight strap by an exciting stoppage again, defeating Jonathan Gonzalez.  Tanaka went through several rough patches during the fight but rallied. Do you think it’s a matter of him fighting down to a level of his opponent, his own ceiling, or something else? And with talk of him moving up in […]

The Liver Punch: You’re Missing The Show

What does a fighter struggling, even in a win, say about his career? Answer: Not a fucking thing. Sometime in the last decade or two, the TV talking heads and social media have convinced us that every tiny aspect of every performance can be used to indict an athlete or that they prove greatness. It’s […]

Gennady Golovkin, Roman Gonzalez And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

Carlos Cuadras’ epic bacne, coming at ya. Gennady Golovkin vs Kell Brook, Saturday, HBO, London. Still not a fan. Brook is a terrific welterweight, and his bravery for taking this bout is commendable. Golovkin is the best middleweight alive, and fighting someone so much smaller is a bad look, even if it brings some filthy […]

We All Float Down Here: Kell Brook Boldly Goes Where Canelo Will Not

When I was a kid, I was terrified of my parent’s basement. It was dark. There were weird noises. But the main reason I turned into Usain Bolt when the lights went off was very simple — I’d read Stephen King’s Novel “IT” when I was way, way too young. Most kids were scared of […]

2015 Round Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end boxing awards, continuing 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 […]

Daniel Jacobs Makes Short Work Of Peter Quillin

The Battle for Brooklyn ended up looking more like the invasion of Grenada. Mild underdog Daniel Jacobs took out the top-ranked middleweight not named Gennady Golovkin Saturday night on Showtime. Peter Quillin never got started, despite being viewed as the more powerful boxer and in the ring against a guy who not that long ago […]

Danny Garcia Vs Paulie Malignaggi Running Undercard Results

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Keep coming back here for running updates from ringside on the undercard of the PBC show on ESPN in the Barclays Center, headlined by Danny Garcia vs Paulie Malignaggi. ****** Pritchard Colon Vs Micahel Finney – Junior Middleweight After a solid opening round, Pritchard Colon (14-0) turned up the heat in round […]

Mayweather And Pacquiao: The Safe Bet

Manny Pacquiao has been knocked cold, collapsing to the canvas on his face. He laid there motionless in front of millions. A monster defanged. An idol toppled. It is from this dramatic evidence that we can predict the result on May 2. Floyd Mayweather is a more skilled boxer. His defense rivals anyones in history. […]

Sergio Mora Sneaks By Abie Han

Sergio Mora evaded defeat narrowly on ESPN2 Friday at the hands of Abie Han in a close split decision that was something of a trap fight. Mora has expected to challenge Jermain Taylor for a middleweight strap on Friday Night Fights, and a combination of that let down and a tricky, aggressive opponent — along with […]

The Boxing TV Schedule, Featuring Sergio Mora

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but there really isn’t much boxing on this week. In fact, there’s not a proper “big fight” until February 21. On Friday middleweight Sergio Mora is fighting someone who is not Jermain Taylor on ESPN2, which can only be counted as a small victory, […]

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.” […]

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