The Blandness Of Mike Tyson Vs Roy Jones Jr.

It wasn’t the end of the world. There were times where it wasn’t even terrible. That’s the sum of what you can say that’s complimentary about 50-something legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. fighting to a draw in a heavyweight exhibition Saturday night. At least it was better than the other celebrity boxing match […]

A Lack Of Overt Menace: Joe Joyce Jabs Daniel Dubois Into Submission

Pete Rademacher. Tyrell Biggs. Henry Tillman. Michael Bennett. Michael Grant. Expect the names to be rolled out in the coming days, like the saddest of funeral processions — a somber reminder of the heavyweight division’s most auspicious careers cut down too soon. For a Brits-only version, the ceremony will be shorter, but stingingly familiar: They’ll […]

Wack Friday: Daniel Jacobs Ekes By Gabe Rosado in a Dreadful Affair

First off, before we get started, we’re not even going to bother discussing this fight. It was a sentient Ambien overdose that future generations will show to their children to combat night terrors. Secondly, in the spirit of full transparency, I feel obligated to inform you that I’m typing this on Hunter Biden’s laptop. I […]

Err Bud? Terence Crawford Beats Kell Brook, But to What End?

Calculating precisely where Terence Crawford fits along the spectrum of boxing’s superstars is something of a fool’s errand and, if we’re being honest with ourselves, entirely beside the point. No sport is more tribal, more random in the focus of its fan adoration, nor more fickle in ascribing value to fundamentally flawed human beings — […]

BOO! Naoya Inoue Ghosts Jason Moloney In Seven

First off, before we even get started, Naoya Inoue fought on Halloween night and I didn’t use “Monster Mash” or any variation thereof in the headline of this piece. It’s a nearly pornographic display of willpower that future religions will base their scriptures on.  While I appreciate the sentiment, your gaping jaws and undying servitude […]

Cutting The Fuel Line: Oleksandr Usyk Outlasts Dereck Chisora

Eleven years ago, David Haye challenged Nikolai Valuev in Nuremberg, Germany, in a heavyweight title bout that likely represented the greatest size disparity in modern boxing. Valuev, “The Russian Giant,” stood 7′ tall and weighed in well north of 300 pounds. Haye, a former cruiserweight, who had blown himself up to a career-high 217 pounds […]

I’m Ukrainian And I Cannot Cheer For Oleksandr Usyk Or Vasiliy Lomachenko

It sounds strange that anyone from Ukraine wouldn’t want to support Vasiliy l Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk, who are surely two of five best fighters in Ukraine’s history. It sounds stranger still that anyone in Ukraine could cheer for their opponents — even if it’s Dereck Chisora, who’s set to fight Usyk this weekend and […]

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 […]

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