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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, […]

Quick Jabs: Olympic Boxing; Conor McGregor; Bernard Hopkins; More

There’s some hand-wringing over in the mixed martial arts world about last weekend’s losses, which spoiled some of the UFC’s plans for some of its biggest stars. MMA friends, some unsolicited counsel, from a long-suffering boxing fan: Don’t panic, and don’t criticize the UFC for being too aggressive in its matchmaking for its stars. For […]

Luis Ortiz Impresses (Some); Jessie Vargas Gets Rid Of That Black Cloud

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Let’s do something we don’t do often around these parts. Let’s ask you to set aside the truth of the matter about HBO’s main event Saturday night, which is that it was lackluster matchmaking that wasn’t really worthy of main event status on even a lesser network. Acknowledge the dark truth of it, […]

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Jermell Charlo And Tony Thompson

You know it’s a slow week in boxing when the biggest fight is a Charlo brothers mismatch and the biggest story involves Ronda Rousey. The latter involves her being on the cover of RING Magazine (pictured), and some fans aren’t that impressed since she’s not, you know, a boxer. “Is boxing next?” asks the magazine. […]

Deservedly Inevitable: Wladimir Klitschko Vs. Kubrat Pulev Preview And Prediction

This is just about as good as it gets for the modern heavyweight division: The true champion is facing the most qualified opponent he hasn’t yet defeated. It’s a legitimate fight, Wladimir Klitschko vs. Kubrat Pulev. HBO is televising Saturday afternoon, as it should, no matter how tedious Klitschko fights are to many of us, because […]

Sergio Martinez Vs. Miguel Cotto Undercard, Previewed (And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule)

(photo by official TQBR dodgy Photoshop consultant @georgemclintock) Sorry, facefolded Sergio Martinez can’t be unseen. But it’s a big fight week, so we’ll try and distract you as best we can with a jam-packed schedule. Obviously there’s the big HBO Pay-Per-View between Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto for the middleweight championship of the world. Then […]

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