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Manny Pacquiao Retirement Roundtable Career Retrospective

One of the best ever, Manny Pacquiao, retired this week. He ends his 26-year career with a record of 62-8-2. The TQBR gang examines him and his legacy.   What was the first time you saw Manny Pacquiao fight, and what was your impression of him? Tim Starks:  It was the Lehlo Ledwaba fight he […]

The Liver Punch: Our Vulgar Sport

One of the most jarring realizations of adulthood is that even the people in charge don’t really know what they’re doing and that life is nothing but chaos with a veneer of order. Some people relish the nihilistic glee of it because it gives them cover for never taking responsibility for anything they do. Some […]

2010-2019 FIGHT OF THE DECADE: TIMOTHY BRADLEY UD 12 RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV

The 1st and 12th rounds were the same, Tim Bradley in mortal danger, just about out on his feet, punching back with all his might. When the final bell rang, Ruslan Provodnikov dropped to his knees and pounded the mat in tears of rage, agony, lust, and joy. Minutes later, Bradley admitted to HBO’s Max […]

TQBR Roundtable, Manny Pacquiao Vs Tim Bradley III Edition

It’s a big(ish) fight week so we’ve done what we always do, and got the team together for a big chat about it. Pacquiao vs Bradley III might have all the buzz of a fart in a bathtub, but we’re on it anyway. Are you at all interested in Pacquiao vs Bradley III? Sam Sheppard: Yes, […]

Manny Pacquiao, Tim Bradley, Anthony Joshua And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

Four months into the year and we’re starting to get some decent fights. Sure, there’s only two cards of note this weekend, but they’re both intriguing in different ways. First up, chronologically speaking, is a clash of heavyweight up-and-comers Anthony Joshua (pictured, in cringeworthy tattoo form) and Charles Martin on Showtime. Then, later the same day, […]

Answering The Three Biggest Questions About Mayweather Pacquiao

The talk of the boxing world, and the talk of boxing in the non-boxing world, is whether we might finally get Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. The interest is understandable (if not comical, based on the various inaccurate reports about whether the fight is finalized). For a subset of boxing fans, the subject of Mayweather Pacquiao […]

TQBR Radio 12/16: Amir Khan Vs. Devon Alexander Recap, More

Boxing doesn’t know exactly where “across the street” is, apparently (photo via). But oddly enough, its two major network players, HBO and Showtime, seem to excel in scheduling shows across the street from one another. It was the last fight weekend of a particularly weak 2014 in boxing, so it was fitting that well over […]

TQBR Radio 12/9: Amir Khan Vs. Devon Alexander Preview, Much More

If the pissing contest between HBO and Showtime’s boxing departments could accurately be depicted through the magic of cartoon satire, it would look just like the old Spy vs. Spy series from Mad Magazine (via). While more boxing is usually a good thing, and while healthy competition tends to squeeze blood from the figurative stone, […]

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