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2010-2019 Unofficial Moment Of The Decade: The Butt Hump

If there’s one overarching sentiment that comprehensively sums up the 2010s it would be spite. Everyone is mad at someone, the planet has taken its rightful revenge on its inhabitants, and there’s a genuine shitposter in the White House. Why bother rooting for something when you can root against everything? And look, I get it. […]

2019 Fight Of The Year: Naoya Inoue Vs Nonito Donaire

If you saw it in a movie you wouldn’t believe it.  A fight with a backstory so romantically improbable that any attempt to regale a non-observer with it would immediately be met with accusations of exaggeration. Hell, I myself can no longer tell where my real memory of this wondrous night in Saitama, Japan ends […]

Best Served Cold: Jermell Charlo Gets Revenge On Tony Harrison

“He earned it. I hate it, but he earned it.” That was a dejected Tony Harrison after his 11th round TKO loss to Jermell Charlo on Saturday night, and despite being the exact thing the judge told my ex upon granting me full custody of our Super Nintendo, this wasn’t Harrison so much squashing a […]

Irish Goodbye: Jermall Charlo Stops Dennis Hogan in Seven

Historically, the only way to tell twins apart was through a complicated series of funhouse mirrors and a 40-part questionnaire designed by ex-Navy SEALs. Lucky for us, the Charlo brothers — Jermell and Jermall — have a more streamlined identification process.  Jermell is the boxer and Jermall is the puncher. Jermell will take you deep […]

The Professional Boxing Likeability Power Rankings

Liking stuff is hard. Even if you didn’t grow up on a steady diet of punk rock and decentralized anarchist propaganda like I did, the human brain’s capacity to enjoy things is finite. One pancake is good. Two are better. Ten is suicide.  And so it goes. The more things there are, the more opportunities […]

The 10 Types Of Boxing Twitter Troll And How To Deal With Them

You have some thoughts. You can no longer be alone with them. They involve boxing, so all of your loved ones abandoned you years ago. What to do? Well, you could go out and make some new friends.  Haha, just kidding! You’re going to die alone in your parents’ basement, just how god intended. Ha, […]

Last Call: Gennadiy Golovkin Survives Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Wins UD

Just because the ball dropped doesn’t mean the party’s over. And let’s be clear, the party most definitely rages on for middleweight star Gennadiy Golovkin, but it’s the part of the night where the soundtrack is a skipping Bongzilla record and all that’s left to drink is peach flavored Boone’s Farm with a garnish of […]

Rough Trade: Errol Spence Jr. Claws Out Split Decision Over Shawn Porter

Scoring a Shawn Porter fight is a thankless job. Over the course of his career, Porter (30-3-1, 17 KO) has developed an in-ring style seemingly meant to scramble the brains of anyone tasked with judging his performance. His mauling, face-first approach can appear as high-octane button-mashing until you glance down at your scorecard and realize […]

Letters From Inside: Jarrell Miller’s Time In Boxing Jail

You do the crime, you do the time. That’s the law of personal accountability on the streets, and in boxing, it’s no different. Ok, it’s somewhat different. You piss hot, you miss your shot. Or something.  This is the situation that Brooklyn based heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (23-0-1, 20 KO) found himself in April […]

Prospect No More: Devin Haney Dominates Zaur Abdullaev

Achievement Unlocked: Contender Status Acquired Welp, make it a hat trick for Devin Haney in 2019. Three fights, three impressive beatdowns. After a one-sided shutout decision over outgunned Xolisani Ndongeni in January and a Knockout of the Year contender over rugged Antonio Moran in May, Haney (23-0, 15 KOs) put the finishing touches on his […]

An Unavoidable Truth: Sergey Kovalev KO11 Anthony Yarde

In the end, Anthony Yarde got his moral victory while Sergey Kovalev took home the actual one.  Ok, so what angle should we take here? There’s a lot to unpack so how should we approach this? Professionally? Anthony Yarde put forth a valiant effort but ultimately a lack of proper preparation saw him fall short […]

Back in the Saddle: Jason Sosa Stops Haskell Rhodes in Seven

The following two statements are simultaneously true:  Over 23% of Jason Sosa’s professional fights have ended in something other than a victory.  *AND* Jason Sosa is an exceptionally talented fighter who is very much in the mix at the upper tier of the junior lightweight division.  We talk a lot in these columns about how […]

From Out of Nowhere: Jose Ramirez Stuns Maurice Hooker

 Yep, that kicked ass. Well, have a great week, everybody! *closes laptop, starts car, cranks up the Whitesnake* What’s that? There’s more to discuss? Do I have to do everything around here?! Fine. Whatever. In a deliciously thrilling junior welterweight bout, Jose Ramirez slithered into Maurice Hooker’s backyard and stole his title, his heart and, […]

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