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Canelo Alvarez Vs Amir Khan = Ennui

Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan, a fight nobody saw coming and that no fans asked for, is happening in May. Some are outraged; some are talking themselves into liking the idea of Khan, a chinny welterweight, moving up to contend for the middleweight championship of the world against a man who will be pushing toward cruiserweight […]

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Sergey Kovalev: Crime And Punishment

There has always been something sinister about light heavyweight knockout artist Sergey Kovalev, just like there has always been a language impediment when it comes to understanding him. Whereas another knockout king, Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin, has always maintained an affable, happy-go-lucky demeanor outside the ring before turning into a full-on beast inside of it, Kovalev’s […]

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Sergey Kovalev Grotesquely Punishes Jean Pascal

That wasn’t a rematch we needed, Sergey Kovalev vs Jean Pascal II, and Saturday night confirmed it. On HBO, the two light heavyweights rumbled again, and just like the first time, Kovalev massacred Pascal, who had only moments of effectiveness. Someone should’ve stopped it long ago, before it ever happened, and once it actually began […]

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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 […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 15: Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. awaits the fight decision in the corner of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. after the fight against Sergio Martinez for their WBC middleweight title fight at the Thomas & Mack Center on September 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

The Boxer, The Journalist And The Narcos

In a saga worthy of a telenovela, Mexico’s greatest-ever boxer has spent the last week denying allegations that he has laundered money for drug traffickers. “The boxer Julio Cesar Chavez was friend of, and alleged money launderer for, organised crime groups in Sinaloa,” wrote columnist Ricardo Alemán in El Universal on January 20. Alemán alleged that Chavez, 53, was […]

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Sergey Kovalev Vs Jean Pascal II: Who’s Up For Another Beating?

There are always going to be pointless rematches in boxing. Hell, in a couple of months, Manny Pacquiao will fight Tim Bradley for a completely superfluous third time, even though one could make a strong argument that even the second fight was unnecessary. Yes, technically Pacquiao lost the first fight. But anyone besides the judges […]

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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Sergey Kovalev And Jean Pascal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=519&v=GBVkyyT1u_A This week’s boxing schedule is brought to you by nightmarish Soviet-era anti-boxing claymation.  You’re welcome. Sergey Kovalev vs Jean Pascal, Saturday, HBO, Montreal. Not sure what we’re meant to learn from this light heavyweight rematch, since Russian destroyer Kovalev put a nasty beating on Pascal last time out. Maybe he can really challenge himself by […]

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Danny Garcia Scratches By Robert Guerrero

It’s not a Danny Garcia fight unless he scrambles up “unimpressive” with “victory.” And Saturday on Fox, Garcia spent the first half of his bout with Robert Guerrero being unimpressive, only to take over thereafter and remind folk why we once viewed the welterweight as a potential top 10 pound-for-pound fighter. He came away with […]

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But Honestly: Angel Garcia Is A Truth Teller

Finally, somebody said it. It’s out there now. For those of you who haven’t seen it, Angel Garcia, father of undefeated welterweight Danny Garcia, expressed his confusion to fighthype.com over just why in the hell Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman, two young, talented welterweights, would want to fight each other. FOR GOD’S SAKE, ONE OF […]

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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Danny Garcia And Robert Guerrero

Boxing is picking up in 2016 where it left off in 2015 — with fights of questionable quality and possible hidden gems. The “biggest” fight of the week, Danny Garcia vs Robert Guerrero on “Premier Boxing Champions” on Fox, definitely falls into the former category, but there’s a few of the latter to read on about […]

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Quick Jabs: Sup Wit David Haye; Andre Ward; More

It’s a new year(ish), so what better time to bring back Quick Jabs, everybody’s formerly favorite round-up of various boxing news(es)? We start with the pic above of the Friars’ Club, because Lennox Lewis is about to get roasted. Lewis’ championship reign has aged well, and now that he’s no longer a hilariously milquetoast regular HBO […]

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Deontay Wilder Struggles, Then Scores Massive KO

Deontay Wilder had his hands full briefly Saturday night on Showtime before those hands eventually found their target on Artur Szpilka’s noggin, ending in a spectacular one-shot knockout. The physically gifted heavyweight finally faced someone with a pulse after a series of no-hopers following his breakthrough early-2015 win over Bermane Stiverne, a win that hinted […]

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PBC Year One: An Argument For Optimism

It has been almost a year since we’ve welcomed “Premier Boxing Champions’” version of free boxing for the masses into our lives, living rooms and Twitter feeds. I haven’t seen any formal surveys on the matter, but sticking of a finger into the cyclonic winds of boxing opinion, it seems like the average fan’s reaction to […]

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The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Deontay Wilder And David Haye

A big week of heavyweight boxing need a heavyweight mullet. And nobody in boxing has a more heavyweight mullet than Australian heavyweight Mark de Mori (pictured), who’s taking on David Haye on Saturday. In other news: Welcome to 2016! Boxing is back on TV and that’s reason enough to celebrate. I hope you’re feeling nice […]

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