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Mid Year After Action Report and Round Table Discussion

July kind of drags. For most of us, it’s hotter than Satan’s taint, and everything tends to find itself in a bit of a holding pattern. Typically there aren’t a lot of fight cards either. So, in what has been a surprisingly entertaining year to date, now feels like the exact right time to take […]

The Liver Punch: Whose Story Are You Telling?

My undergraduate mentor always starts a piece of advice with, “My boy…” I’m 35 and he still does it. He spoke to me that way when I was a precocious 18 year old hell bent on fucking up his own life. He said it to me when I was a driven, if utterly directionless, 23 […]

Roy Jones And The Death Of The Party

Shortly before his death in 2011, Christopher Hitchens said of his impending mortality, “It will happen to all of us, that at some point you get tapped on the shoulder and told, not just that the party’s over, but slightly worse: the party’s going on — but you have to leave. And it’s going on […]

The Liver Punch: Give Me A Trainwreck

Last week, still grouchy from the awful scorecards in Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward, I pondered if Nicholas Walters might give Vasyl Lomachenko a real test, and in doing so elevate both fighters. We got about half of that. Lomachenko was elevated in some minds because he was brilliant. That Walters decided after seven rounds […]

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 […]

Andre Berto, Thomas Williams, Jr. Get KOs In Wild Fights

You just knew anything might happen when Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz got back into the ring together after their 2011 slugfest, with the intervening years marked primarily by losses. And we got a dramatic reversal on PBC on FOX Saturday — Berto suffered a knockdown in the 2nd, then scored the knockout in the […]

Andre Berto, Victor Ortiz, Andre Dirrell And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

There’s a cheeky weekend of boxing coming up. Not only is Victor “Facelube” Ortiz (pictured, weird) taking on Andre Berto in an extremely washed rematch, the Dirrell brothers are in action and Badou Jack is taking on Lucian Bute. Let’s get to the preview. Anthony Dirrell vs Caleb Truax, Friday, Spike, Atlantic City. It’s a super middleweight festival, […]

Bittersweet: Danny Garcia Vs Lamont Peterson Preview And Prediction

The sweetest thing we’ve gotten yet from Al Haymon’s aspired-for 2015 boxing takeover, or that we’re even scheduled to get, arrives Saturday night when Danny Garcia faces Lamont Peterson on NBC’s “Premier Boxing Champions.” Anyone embittered by the manner in which it has arrived is entitled. Yet a pugilistic confection it remains. We were forced to […]

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, […]

Mayweather Vs. Maidana: Keys To The Fight

So continues our marathon coverage of one of the biggest bouts of 2014, Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana, on May 3 on Showtime Pay-Per-View. Previously: the basics of Mayweather-Maidana; TQBR Radio on Mayweather-Maidana; the undercard, previewed. Next: a staff roundtable. Mind. Matter. How do Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana stack up in those categories? Here, we examine both the more […]

Floyd Mayweather Vs. Marcos Maidana: Opening Bell

So begins our marathon coverage of one of the biggest bouts of 2014, Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana, on May 3 on Showtime Pay-Per-View. Next: the undercard, previewed. This Saturday, the sport’s most recognizable name and its finest practitioner, Floyd Mayweather, is set to take on perhaps his most obscure opponent since his rise to enormous […]

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