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2015 Fighter Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end boxing awards, continuing 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 from […]

Quick Jabs: Canelo, Golovkin Ratings; Haymon Lawsuit; More

People just can’t get enough cinnamon these days. Quick Jabs We were waiting to talk about the Canelo Alvarez ratings for his fight with James Kirkland until we got more solid info on how much the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao replay helped boost it, but there is no solid info on that. What we do know […]

FNF Closes With Andrey Fedosov, John Thompson Knockouts

Goodnight, Friday Night Fights on ESPN2. Fittingly, the show’s official ending — before it moves to boxing adviser Al Haymon’s empire under a different name — concluded with two knockouts. One was a surprise. One wasn’t. Brandon Adams, who looked like he would be the best fighter to come out of this installment of the […]

Gennady Golovkin Eating Punches? It’s All Part Of The Plan

There was an odd moment during Saturday night’s bout between Kazakh monster Gennady Golovkin and Rochester, NY native Willie Monroe, Jr. Golovkin had dominated the first couple of rounds, battering Monroe in the 2nd and dropping him twice. Then, out of the blue, Golovkin started eating punches. And then more. The HBO crew, especially Max […]

Gennady Golovkin, Roman Gonzalez Triumph In Night Of Exciting Mismatches

In a night of enjoyable mismatches on HBO, offensive maestros Gennady Golovkin and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez impressed against their respective foes at the Inglewood Forum in Los Angeles. While neither man was ever under threat, they both did enough to impress and leave the public hungry for more. Willie Monroe (19-2, 6 KO) was never […]

Roman Gonzalez: ‘Chocolatito’ Gets Some HBO Love

Boxing viewers aren’t used to catching flyweights on major networks. Usually, we’re forced to watch them on grainy youtube videos or in quick highlight spots. But then again, most flyweights don’t fight like Roman Gonzalez. The reason that he’s shot up the pound-for-pound ranks — he’s currently just below Floyd Mayweather at #2 in the world, […]

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 […]

Fedosov, Dennis, Thompson, Adams Advance On Boxcino

We probably won’t get an authentic borderline contender from the latest editions of the ESPN’s Boxcino tournament format like we did the previous two, but on Friday night we at least got something worth watching in all four bouts, or three, depending on how much you can tolerate grotesquely swollen ears that lead to a […]

Montreal News, Notes: Deontay Wilder, Gennady Golovkin, David Lemieux, More

MONTREAL — Culled Friday at the weigh-in for Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal Saturday on HBO, get your red hot news tidbits from and about some of your favorite boxing personalities right here! Read on for more on these names: Deontay Wilder, Gennady Golovkin, David Lemieux, Dierry Jean, Bermane Stiverne, Blake Caparello, Curtis Stevens, Roy Jones, Jr., […]

The Boxing TV Schedule, Featuring Deontay Wilder

Far be it from me to accuse heavyweight Deontay Wilder of having too high an opinion of himself. I’m just going to leave this picture of him driving a car with a picture of himself on the outside (while also singing a song about himself) here and you can draw your own conclusions (thanks to […]

Willie Monroe, Jr. Tops Brandon Adams In Smart Performance

Willie Monroe, Jr. was a non-entity for the most part before entering ESPN2’s middleweight Boxcino tournament, and he surprised us all along his route to the finale. On Friday, he surprised again, thoroughly outboxing and at times outslugging Brandon Adams for the unanimous decision. You could give two to three rounds to Adams, tops, as […]

Willie Monroe, Jr. And Brandon Adams Move On To The Boxcino Middleweight Final

What a difference six weeks makes. Six weeks ago, Willie Monroe Jr. squeaked by Donatas Bondas in the 1st round of ESPN’s middleweight Boxcino tournament. He looked tentative and unsure of himself. On the same card, Ukrainian Vitaliy Kopylenko established himself as the favorite to win the tournament by blitzing Ceresso Fort in just two […]

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