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Mismanaged Expectations: Jose Carlos Ramirez MD Viktor Postol

There are certain fighters that no one looks good against. Even the elite will struggle with them. It’s normally something about their technique or their stature that makes them difficult. The problem with Viktor Postol, for basically everyone, is that he is just under six feet tall with a nearly 74-inch wingspan. His jab is […]

Five Months In Purgatory Round Table

In the very best of times, we here at TQBR come together to discuss the biggest fights and argue about the current state of the sport. This year, unfortunately, has been a protracted rectal bleed of Old Testament severity. With that in mind, we stocked up on Neosporin, strapped on our Depends flex fits, and […]

The Essential, Must-Make Fights Of 2020

We’re nearing a month into this bouncing baby of a decade, and as such we’ve seen our share of boxing match-up wish lists for the new year. But let’s think about it slightly differently. If there are just a handful of fights we simply have to see in 2020 — by virtue of the general […]

Boxing Needs More Josh Taylors

This evening at the SSE Hydro Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, junior welterweight Josh Taylor signaled his entrance into the ranks of world class fighters in just his 13th professional bout. He did so by winning a (way too goddamn) wide unanimous decision over Ukrainian Viktor Postol by scores of 117-110, 118-110, and 119-108. TQBR was […]

2016 Fighter 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, Round of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. The final leg, which will finish after, is a pu-pu platter of awards ranging […]

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 10/16

It’s the kind of pastime you either hate, love to hate, or just find mildly interesting to debate: pound-for-pound updates of the best fighters in the world, regardless of weight. And boy howdy, do we ever have some movement since last time we did one one of these. We have a new man cracking the […]

The Liver Punch: Shaving With Hanlon’s Razor

“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.” I’ve been using this maxim for years when people automatically assume that a ridiculous score card in a close fight is the result of corruption. Imagine my shock and horror then when the scores were announced for Jose Benavidez vs. Francisco Santana Saturday. Kermit […]

Terence Crawford, Showing Greatness, Dominates Best Opponent

Terence Crawford has always looked like he is the complete package, but until Saturday night on HBO Pay-Per-View, he didn’t have a name on his resume like Viktor Postol. Now he does. And he didn’t just beat the most difficult foe of his career: He utterly dominated him. In facing the other best fighter at […]

The Undercard: Terence Crawford Vs Viktor Postol Results

Keep coming back here for updated Terence Crawford vs Viktor Postol results for the undercard… ****** Oleksandr Gvozdyk forced a frustrated Tommy Karpency to quit in the 6th round in a bout where Karpency started off with a bang and then couldn’t keep any momentum. Karpency, the more seasoned pro light heavyweight, caught Gvozdyk with a […]

Terence Crawford, Jerry Odom And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

A saying around my first newsroom was, “Puppies sell papers.” Perhaps, also, “Terence Crawford sells papers?” The week has already brought us a hanfdful of noteworthy bouts, some more meaningful than others: Flyweight Kazuto Ioka beat Keyvin Lara and junior featherweight Jonathan Guzman beat Shingo Wake; heavyweight Joseph Parker took out Solomon Haumono. But these are […]

Ranking The 2012 Olympic Boxing Gold Medalists

Olympic gold has traditionally been seen as a route to professional stardom. But for every Michael Spinks there’s been a Odlanier Solis, for every Cassius Clay a Rakhim Chakhiev. With an eye on the stars to come out of the upcoming Rio games, this list looks to rank those men who picked up gold in […]

Rances Barthelemy Overcomes Weirdness To Win Decision

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Lightweight Rances Barthelemy (25-0, 13 KOs) looks poised to step up in weight after his split decision victory over Mickey Bey (22-2-10, 10KOs). Two ringside judges turned in correct, respectable scorecards, 117-110 and 116-111. Judge Hilton Whitaker III turned in a bogus 117-110 scorecard for Mickey Bey. The cards were expected to […]

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 5/16

Welcome to our first pound-for-pound list of 2016. If it seems overdue, it’s because the first couple months offered little prospect for movement. The two most recent? That’s been more productive for the best fighters in the world regardless of weight. Manny Pacquiao’s departure shakes thing up a little, and Takashi Uchiyama’s loss leaves another […]

Quick Jabs: Who’s Afraid?; Jean Pascal Gets Racial; Poor Yuriorkis Gamboa

What in the living fu-. How is welterweight Danny Garcia regularly doing some of the best ratings that the “Premier Boxing Champions” series ever has done, even against Robert Guerrero in a match-up that not many people viewed as particularly competitive? I guess people like unconventional hairlines, cuz LeBron James is popular, too. It’s almost as […]

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