2019 Boxing Knockout of the Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end boxing awards, continuing throughout this week. Here’s how we do it around these parts: The major categories are Knockout of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. For each category, we give five finalists, with video and/or relevant info.  On the second day after a category […]

May 4, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Boxer Gennady Golovkin attends the Canelo Alvarez (not pictured) and Daniel Jacobs (not pictured) WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight unification world championship boxing bout at T-Mobile Arena. Alvarez won via unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

A Star Is Bored: Gennady Golovkin Takes On *Checks Notes* Steve Rolls

“Aren’t you embarrassed by this?” That was the question former HBO ringside analyst Larry Merchant asked then-middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins after The Executioner’s farcical game of “the floor is lava” that doubled as a professional boxing match against comically undeserving French challenger, Morrade Hakkar in 2003. The implication of Merchant’s question — to say nothing […]