Galaxy Brain: Teofimo Lopez Bests Vasiliy Lomachenko

The gift of the truly great megafight comes around roughly as often as Halley’s Comet, a once-in-a-lifetime galactic event — an almost-spiritual happening that, for those of us inclined toward these things, helps us better understand the human experience and ground our presence within the cosmos. But there’s a hard truth that’s compulsively forgotten, again […]

Vasyl Lomachenko Vs. Teofimo Lopez: Just Watch

Have you seen the video of Rudy Giuliani wiping his toxic, reptile sweat all over the terrified woman next to him at this year’s Republican National Convention? In it, the former Mayor of New York City and current Guy Who Spends His Days Licking Window Panes and Chewing On Extension Cords, dabs his clearly lobotomized […]

Jose Zepeda Knocks Out Ivan Baranchyk In Everything-Of-The-Year War

It’s October, 2020. Best of luck to anything that comes between now and January to top Jose Zepeda vs Ivan Baranchyk. Best of luck to the rest of the decade, too. Saturday’s ESPN showdown between the two top-10 junior welterweights was the best of boxing, but also the sport at its scariest. Five rounds. Eight […]

Charlo Twin Pay-Per-View Results Part II: Jermell Melts Jeison Rosario’s Insides

There’s a tendency when something odd happens in boxing for fans to turn to conspiratorial thinking. It’s understandable. Boxing has earned a lot of that from its followers. Saturday night’s Showtime Pay-Per-View main event between Jermell Charlo and Jeison Rosario, though, probably deserves the benefit of the doubt in a blend of two different kinds […]

Charlo Twin Pay-Per-View Results Part I: Jermall Wins War With Sergiy Derevyanchenko

It had the look early on in Jermall Charlo versus Sergiy Derevyanchenko Saturday night brawl like Derevyanchenko was just straight made for Charlo. A natural counterpuncher loves an aggressive, hard-charging, easy to hit target. Charlo’s best punch is an uppercut, and Derevyanchenko is about as tiny a fella as you’ll see in the middleweight division, […]

Winning Lost Time: Jose Pedraza Tops Javier Molina

The boxing business wasn’t built for fighters like Jose Pedraza. The 31-year-old Puerto Rican junior welterweight has been an Olympian, a prospect with some heat and, if you’re into that kind of thing — and you know you are, you little minx — a titleholder at 130 and 135 pounds. Not too shabby. But nothing […]

Judge Not: Yordenis Ugas Wins Split (!?) Decision Over Abel Ramos

Scoring a fight isn’t easy. Boxing is an ugly, fast-paced sport with constantly-changing angles. It’s loud, bloody and emotional. Thousands of micro-events take place, in rapid succession, that greatly factor into the outcome of a given round. You’d be forgiven for not catching them all. No sir, scoring a fight is not easy. Here’s the […]

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 […]

And Water is Wet: Erislandy Lara Wins Lackluster UD12 Over Greg Vendetti

Why do I keep doing this to myself? Besides the manifestly obvious fact that I well and truly despise who I am as a person, I can’t, for the life of me, understand this predilection for blatant self-sabotage.  Allow me to briefly pull back the curtain on how these articles get made. Yes, it’s more […]

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 […]

Entomology Lab: Tim Tszyu Dissects The Hornet

“My name is Tim. Not ‘the son,’” a victorious Tim Tszyu declared after dispassionately removing Jeff “The Hornet” Horn’s stinger, wings, legs, gastrointestinal tract and half an antenna over eight rounds Wednesday in a junior middleweight bout from Townsville, Australia, televised on ESPN+. Point taken, and point made, Mr. Tszyu. Step up fights are critical […]

Shawn Porter, Joey Spencer, Sebastian Fundora Win On Measuring Stick Show

“That song was not it…. Not even remotely…. Just keepin it real,” Tyrese once told a woman he thought was Amber Rose, the model/actress/activist/etc., but was instead Amber Tamblyn, the comedic actress who had sent him prank “Awareness Raps” with lines like “You have the right to get strangled by a bra strap/anything you sexualize […]

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