Anthony Joshua Keeps Wrecking Fringe Contenders

For the second fight in a row, heavyweight talent Anthony Joshua put a fringe contender in a vice and exploded him. In Saturday’s fight on Showtime, the vice was applied slowly, but he kept the pressure on until Dominic Breazeale crumpled along the ropes in the 7th round. The difference between Breazeale and Joshua’s last […]


Haringey Box Cup Points To Strong GB Showing In Rio

The Haringey Box Cup in London this past weekend showcased both the depth of talent and the grassroots commitment to amateur boxing in the British Isles – something most nations will struggle to contend with at the Rio Olympics this summer. Europe’s largest amateur boxing event took place over three days and 296 bouts under […]


Five Pro Boxers Who Might Be Tempted To Compete In The Rio Games

The announcement that professional boxers will be able to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics is certainly controversial, but is undeniably one of the most interesting developments in the amateur game in a long time. It remains to be seen whether any pros feel the need to try for a medal and can stand the […]


Vasyl Lomachenko Scores Gorgeous KO Of Roman Martinez

Maaaaaaaybe Vasyl Lomachenko’s 130-pound debut went A-OK. On HBO Saturday night, he scored one of the best knockouts of 2016, taking out veteran contender Roman Martinez with a sensational uppercut-hook combo. Martinez went head-to-head with Orlando Salido twice, fought Juan Carlos Burgos, Diego Magdaleno, Ricky Burns and others and only lost by knockout one other […]

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TQBR On Olympic Boxing

Some guy named “T.S.” wrote this for The Economist, about pros entering the Olympics. Look for another, original article on pros/Olympics in this space soon… (RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – DEC. 6: Lisa Jane Whiteside of Great Britain, blue, fights Virginia Fuchs of the United States during the Women’s Fly  class during the International Boxing […]

Nov 2, 2015, Oxnard , Ca.  ---   Two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist VASYL LOMACHENKO works out during media day Monday in Oxnard,Calif for his upcoming world title defense.  LOMACHENKO, defending his WBO featherweight world title against Top-10 world-rated contender ROMULO KOASICHA of Mexico,  will open the HBO telecast featuring the Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley Jr. vs Brandon Rios WBO Welterweight world championship fight, Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
   Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with the Wynn Las Vegas and Tecate, remaining tickets to the Bradley vs. Rios event, priced at $400, $250, $150, $100 and $50, may be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, online at, at UNLVtickets Outlet Town Square Las Vegas and La Bonita Supermarkets.  To charge by phone call 702-739-FANS (3267) or 866-388-FANS (3267).       

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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Vasyl Lomachenko And Ruslan Provodnikov

I’m calling it: Vasyl Lomachenko’s headband is the boxing fashion statement of the year. He’s fighting this week: against Rocky Martinez in what could be a really fun fight. Ruslan Provodnikov is back too. They’re not the most competitive match-ups they can be in, but hey, I ain’t complaining. Rocky Martinez vs Vasyl Lomachenko, Saturday, HBO, NY. […]


Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Wage Unforgettable War

We finally got a great fight in 2016. We were well overdue, and it was worth the wait. Francisco Vargas and Orlando Salido fought to a draw in the kind of bout where hardly anyone cared what the scorecards read: We witnessed, on HBO Saturday night, the best the sport has to offer. Two men […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 03:  A statue of Muhammad Ali on display in front of posters - at the preview of the 'I Am The Greatest' Muhammad Ali exhibition on March 3, 2016 in London, England.  The exhibition showcases the life and career of heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali and features over more than 100 artefacts including personal memorabilia, unseen footage and photographs. It is open to the public from Friday March 4, 2016 at the O2 in London.  (Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

TQBR On Muhammad Ali

I’ve got a remembrance of Muhammad Ali, who passed away Saturday, over at The Daily Beast. Rest in peace, great one. (LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: A statue of Muhammad Ali on display in front of posters – at the preview of the ‘I Am The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali exhibition on March 3. The exhibition, […]


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 […]

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The Best View in The House: “In the Cheap Seats,” By Springs Toledo, Reviewed

“Before the main event Saturday Night, Morales shadowboxed in his dressing room. He was bone dry. His arms were no more impressive than an accountant’s and his torso had the consistency of a week-old party balloon.” The great beauty of Springs Toledo’s latest collection of essays, entitled “In the Cheap Seats,” is moments like the […]


The Week’s Boxing Schedule Featuring Shane Mosley And Amnat Ruenroeng

In an average week of fights its nice to have an inspiring poster like this one for Amnat Ruenroeng and Johnriel Casimero’s Wednesday clash in Beijing. I do believe future! And yes, that is a creepy looking Mike Tyson. Anyway, on with the schedule. Amnat Ruenroeng vs Johnriel Casimero, Wednesday, Beijing. We may as well start with […]


Portrait Of A Modern Boxing Gym

The building work hits you first. Follow a narrow passage down the railway arches and you reach a gutted room, all dust and concrete, in the process of refurbishment. Miguel’s Boxing Gym is expanding, practically doubling in size. If you want a hard luck story you’ve come to the wrong place. Each boxing gym is […]