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OK Then: Vargas Tops Kameda

It’s hard to know what not to look at first. The mudflap ears. The lump of a chin, almost an identical twin to the Adam’s Apple in its tiny shadow. The stringy build, like a bedsheet slung over an old TV antenna — or the Vlasic Pickles Stork on a pilates regimen. With an awkward […]

Danny Garcia And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

Maybe it’s no fair to evoke the “cherry picker” meme with Danny Garcia planning to face Keith Thurman next year, but for one more night, it’s legit. Danny Garcia vs Samuel Vargas, Saturday, Spike, Philadelphia. So, yeah, Garcia is facing a guy who was fed to a still-green welterweight Errol Spence, Jr. last year. And Spence, […]

Jamie McDonnell Vs Tomoki Kameda II Results: McDonnell Wins Hard Decision

In an extremely close — and somewhat controversial — bantamweight contest, Jamie McDonnell retained his 122 pound trinket via unanimous decision over Japan’s Tomoki Kameda. Scores of 115-112, 116-111, and 117-109 tell a relatively dominant tale, but in truth this was an extremely tactical contest, fought on close to even terms for the most part. […]

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Anthony Dirrell And Tomoki Kameda

Foxy boxing! Get it? They’re foxes and they’re bo- Anyway, the boxing schedule: it’s pretty chill ahead of next’s week’s big fight (or should that be “big fight” — I don’t think I’ve ever experienced so little buzz for a Floyd Mayweather show). Anyway, there are a few cards on, though only two of them are on […]

The Raymond Joval Award For The Worst Haircut In Boxing

Each year (more or less) TQBR recognises the worst haircut in boxing with the Raymond Joval award (named after retired Dutch middleweight titlist Raymond Joval, pictured above in all his glory). Points are awarded for originality (every Argentine journeyman and his dog has a mullet, that doesn’t win you many points), difficulty (both for the barber […]

The Cleaner: Gennady Golovkin Returns Just In Time To Wash Up The May 2 Mess

Though the stench has faded somewhat, it’s still there. It will probably hover above boxing for some time. When the most lucrative prize fight in the history of the sport lays a giant egg in front of millions of casual fans and every major news outlet, the fallout sticks around for awhile. Floyd Mayweather and […]

The Laurence Cole Show: Omar Figueroa’s Win Over Ricky Burns Overshadowed By Rancid Ref

In the main event of Saturday’s “Premier Boxing Champions” card on CBS, junior welterweight Omar Figueroa, Jr. hammered out a bruising unanimous decision victory over Ricky Burns. The fighters mostly went at it in the tiniest phone booth you’ll ever find, trading shots while trying to smother and sap each other’s energy. Burns (37-5-1, 11 KO) started […]

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Alex Leapai, Andrzej Fonfara And Tomoki Kameda

 Theattle hath a Mike Thython Thtatue? That’s crazy (and via our friends at r/boxing). Sadly, that’s about the craziest thing going on in boxing this week. Still, the previews for all of the week’s fights are below. Andrzej Fonfara Vs. Doudou Ngumbu, Saturday, Showtime, Chicago. Officially, this card is billed as The Homecoming, but is should probably […]

Round And Round, Featuring What’s Next For Mayweather, Pacquiao Undercards, Gennady Golovkin, Others

(Dec. 12, Seattle — Jay-Z speaks with an acquaintance before a press conference to introduce new Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano [not pictured] at Safeco Field. Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) That’s not just a picture of Jay-Z for no reason(able doubt).  The Jigga Man’s Roc Nation has rather quickly started making a splash […]

Quick Jabs: Floyd Mayweather Criticism, Good And Bad; Al Haymon’s Moves; More

Very sorry. Look, having pictures in articles is a good thing from the standpoint of bloggery best practices. There isn’t a lot photographically to show you right now, so you get a graphic glance (or stare, given your inclinations) at naked 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins, from ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue. This edition of Quick Jabs […]

Canelo Vs. Lara Results: Tomoki Kameda Wins With A Smoking Body Shot

Tomoki Kameda had been struggling a little in his U.S. debut, then did in Pungluang Sor Singyu with a perfect left hook to the body that was preceded by an uppercut that set up the shot. Sor Singyu writhed in pain, as well he should have, and the fight was over just like that in […]

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