Shawn Porter Decisions Alfonso Gomez in Bloody Battle

(Shawn Porter, left, connects on Alfonso Gomez; photo via Showtime) SAN JOSE, Calif. — Shawn Porter of Cleveland, Ohio had to work through some difficulties, including cuts near both eyes, in order to notch a unanimous decision Saturday on Showtime over former reality boxing star Alfonso Gomez of Guadalajara, Mexico in their 10 round welterweight […]

The Sins Of Adrien Broner Vs. Vicente Escobedo

A snapshot into how social media has changed the fight game, and the ongoing saga of the big payday versus more likely longevity. What was previously disregarded as just another mismatch engineered by adviser Al Haymon atop an HBO televised doubleheader morphed into case studies of a number of contentious topics in the sport by […]

Mauricio Herrera Injured, Out Of Karim Mayfield Aug. 17 Fight

Junior welterweight Mauricio Herrera confirmed to TQBR Saturday that he has pulled out of the proposed Aug. 17 main event of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights against San Francisco’s Karim Mayfield, citing a back injury. Herrera’s move was originally reported by’s Ernest Gabion earlier Saturday. TQBR spoke with Herrera about the pull out and he […]

Art Hovhannisyan Eeks Out Split Decision Over Miguel Acosta, Roman Morales Takes Next Step In Dominating Alexis Santiago

(Art Hovhannisyan, left, Miguel Acosta, right; photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) Though the main event kind of went against the spirit of the ShoBox: The New Generation series, an entertaining battle unfolded between two 30-somethings looking to figure their place in the lightweight division. Friday night at the Chumash Casino and Resort, Art Hovhannisyan (15-0-2, 8 […]

Canned: Timothy Bradley In 2010

(Photo via Stephanie Trapp,Trappfotos) The Manny Pacquiao conqueror in a 2010 interview talks about steroids, not getting a big fight, signing with Cameron Dunkin, being dropped by Kendall Holt, watching tape on his opponents, and picking up a new tool from Junior Witter. Back in 2010, myself as well as Brent Alderson and Otis Griffin […]

Grzegorz Proksa In Talks To Fight Gennady Golovkin

When the news broke that Dmitry Pirog would be unable to fight Gennady Golovkin on an Aug. 25 edition of HBO’s Boxing After Dark, hardcore boxing fans felt it was a devastating blow as that bout guaranteed action and intrigue. Fans can hold out hope that Golovkin will indeed be facing a step-up in competition […]

Epix’s “Moneybox” Strategy

Despite not being available in the same number of households or bringing the same kind of budget, the New York based premium network EPIX has, in a short amount of time, been able to make an impact on the boxing landscape by finding value where the “Big Two,” HBO and Showtime, don’t see any. A […]

Tyson Fury Disposes Of Vinny Maddalone In Five

Saturday on terrestrial TV in the U.K. and in the U.S. on WealthTV (a newcomer to the boxing game), Tyson Fury (19-0, 14 KOs) took a sideways step in his quest to become a legitimate player in the heavyweight division, stopping Vinny Maddalone (35-8, 26 KOs) of Queens, New York in round 5 via technical […]

Javier Fortuna Aces Cristobal Cruz Test

In an intriguing doubleheader on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights from Las Vegas, we learned a couple of new things about a few young fighters that share the oversight of Sampson Lewkowicz, who manages both A-side fighters in each bout and is largely responsible for their rise. In the main event, 22-year-old Javier Fortuna of the […]

Half-Year 25 Favorite Boxing Prospects Report Card

(Javier Fortuna) In January, one of my first contributions to TQBR was a list of my 25 favorite prospects to start 2012. Now that we have met the halfway point of the year, compiled here is a report on how those 25 prospects have fared and a grade letter assigned. Over the first six months, […]

Roy Jones Jr. Decisions Pawel Glazewski, Krzyzstof Wlodarczyk Fight In Fall

Twenty years ago, a Roy Jones Jr. fight happening in the afternoon American time would likely be taking place on a major network with a fairly good buzz going. Sadly that was not the case on this day in 2012. Saturday afternoon U,S. Pacific Time, 43-year old Roy Jones Jr. won a controversial ten-round split […]

Nonito Donaire Wraps Up San Carlos Camp

(Nonito Donaire; photo credit: Chris Farina, Top Rank) Thursday afternoon in San Carlos, Calif., multi-division titlist Nonito Donaire concluded his sparring in preparation for his fight with South African beltholder Jeffrey Mathebula, which takes place in southern California at the Home Depot Center in Carson on July 7, televised by HBO. Working with Donaire in […]

Josesito Lopez And The Eight-Year Plan

(Josesito Lopez, with trainer Henry Ramirez; photo credit: Tom Casino, Showtime) Though many memorable moments remain from last Saturday’s shocking result at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, one of those moments that stuck with me late into the following week about Josesito Lopez was simply him making his ringwalk. Emblazoned on the right breast […]