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Identity Crisis: Deontay Wilder Blows Out Dominic Breazeale

If you attempted to reach Deontay Wilder this week and were unsuccessful in doing so, it’s because the hulking heavyweight was busy rounding off the edges of the manufactured personality he would try out for the build-up to his fight with Dominic Breazeale (20-2, 18 KO) on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn […]

Even The Losers: Julian Williams Decisions Jarrett Hurd In A Thriller

After his hard fought and well deserved unanimous decision victory over previously undefeated Jarrett Hurd was announced to the 5,105 partisan fans in attendance Saturday at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Va., Julian “J Rock” Williams had a message for the boxing world. “Stop condemning fighters after they take a loss. It’s boxing, things happen.” […]

Right Here, Right Now: Regis Prograis Dominates Kiryl Relikh

The elastic promise of future potential will always outweigh the concrete truths of our present. In life, and most certainly in boxing, we spend so much time wondering what will be that we forget to appreciate what is. This guy could be a contender. He might be a champion. Possibly even a pound for pound […]

Don’t Stop Believin’: Nonito Donaire Puts Stephon Young To Sleep

They say the punching power is the last thing to go. For the eternally youthful yet somehow 36(!) year old Nonito Donaire (40-5, 26 KO) this certainly holds true, though I’d argue his hairline may outlast his near mythically heavy hands. For all the effects that asshole father time has had on the aging Donaire’s […]

Come Out and Play: Danny Garcia Batters Adrian Granados

Stardom in boxing is a fickle thing. It can’t be forced or manufactured. It happens organically or not at all and remains one of the last things in this sport that can’t be bought. Some fighters attain stardom because of their talent, others in spite of it. Some guys lack the connections while others rely […]

With a Little Help From My Friends: Jaime Munguia MD12 Dennis Hogan

Corruption or incompetence? That’s the eternal question with boxing’s unending flirtation with scripted reality television. Are the people who pull the levers that turn the gears and ultimately decide the course of fighters’ careers crooked or are they just dumb? Or both? In order to make sense of the 12 round majority decision junior middleweight […]

The Six Weirdest Things Jim Lampley Has Cried About

Let’s just get this out of the way right off the bat: It’s OK to cry. It’s good to cry. I’m crying right now, mostly about Verne Troyer’s death and how I never got to prove my theory that with enough duct tape and personal lubricant you could fit him inside a Pringles can. But […]

Skill Vs. Will: Dmitry Bivol Easily Outpoints Joe Smith Jr.

Since his ascension to the pro ranks after a superlative amateur career, in which he reportedly went 268-15, Dmitry Bivol (16-0, 11 KO) has had a slight “shit or get off the pot” aura surrounding him. Sublimely talented but perfectly content to underwhelm, watching Bivol fight is like watching the world’s greatest lumberjack ply his […]

Get Back To Where You Once Belonged: Sergey Kovalev UD12 Eleider Alvarez

Sergey Kovalev got his redemption, whether he wanted it or not. Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KO) has carried himself of late like a man losing his battle with gravity. His entire aura has just seemed, well, heavier. It’s as if he’s been forced by an unforgiving god to walk through life with one of Chris Arreola’s […]

Same As It Ever Was: Manny Pacquiao Easily Defeats Adrien Broner

One of the only assurances in this life is that there are no assurances. Plan all you want but, the universe gets its kicks reminding you who’s actually in charge. If the weatherman says 80 and sunny, prepare to be scraping ice off the windshield of your Ford Fiesta. If your friend says to meet […]

Every Circus Needs A Clown: Manny Pacquiao Vs. Broner Preview

Well, here we are. The year is 2019 and we’re somehow discussing Adrien Broner as a principle participant in a somewhat meaningful PPV fight. I shouldn’t have to do this. We shouldn’t have to do this. Coming up with a fresh narrative every time Broner decides to put down the nachos, slap on some gloves, […]

Movin’ On Up: Devin Haney Dominates Xolisani Ndongeni

Prospect. Contender. Champion. Star. That’s the arc. Sure, an Olympic pedigree or a famous last name can expedite the process but for anyone who has ever strapped on a pair of gloves and asked to be paid for it, this is the assigned career path. And let’s be honest, most fighters will never make it […]

Lion Down: The Charlos On PBC On Fox

Let’s do some role playing for a minute. No, not that kind, weirdo. Take off the executioner mask and put the cakemixer down. Let’s pretend you run a boxing promotional outfit and you’re using the first card of a new multi-year bajillion dollar deal with national television networks to showcase two extremely marketable twin brothers […]

Tyson Fury Vs Deontay Wilder: I Am The Resurrection

If you saw it in a movie you wouldn’t buy it. You would roll your eyes and bemoan the director’s inability to avoid rote, boxing movie clichés. A story, a fight, and a moment like this could only come from the minds of writers with just the faintest exposure to actual prizefighting. But this was […]

Oleksandr Uysk Vs Tony Bellew: The Excitement Of Invevability

What is it about a concussive knockout that brings people together? How does a left hand thrown from the depths of hell turn a normally vicious shit talker such as Tony Bellew into a gushing superfan of the man who threw it? Why would an arena packed with bloodthirsty Brits stand and applaud the man […]

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