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Execution Of The Ego: Terence Crawford Vs. Amir Khan Preview And Prediction

There are certain people we meet throughout our lives that seem to get far too many chances. Normally they get chances we feel we deserved and it engenders resentment. The more chances they get, the more the resentment grows. It’s not only the belief that they are unworthy of the opportunities but also the gnawing […]

Mediocrity in Minneapolis: Truax Vs. Quillin Ends In No Contest

On another night when Premier Boxing Champions needed its main event to deliver, it didn’t. You can’t predict accidental headbutts ending the main event after two rounds, but the crowd at the Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota on FoxSports1 didn’t get a consolation prize either. The idea for the card was that local standout Caleb Truax […]

Heavyweight Madness: A Division On The Verge Of A Cold War

With news breaking last week that Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale will headline a Showtime Championship Boxing card on May 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the heavyweight division seems to have gotten even more strained, just for the moment. Before I ruin your day and ask you how you even still put […]

Errol Spence Jr. Vs Mikey Garcia: TQBR Roundtable Preview And Prediction

Like Arthur’s knights, even the one who fucked his wife, had douchey hair, and eventually the ignominy of being portrayed by Richard Gere, the TQBR Crew must come together to discuss the important topics of the day. Smartphones our swords, and emotional disturbance our armor, we sally forth once more unto the breach, dear friends, once […]

The Liver Punch: Q=MV

Many people think Sir Isaac Newton wrote the equation force equals mass times acceleration: F=m*a. He didn’t. His formula was Q=m*v. Momentum equals mass times velocity. Momentum is a curious thing. We spend much of our lives trying to find it. It seems to be this formless thing that you really want but can never […]

2018 Fight Of The Year: Kosei Tanaka Vs Sho Kimura

Perched on a stool in the kitchen of my parents’ ranch home, I was back in the middle of farm country for a family gathering — and therefore mainlining Bacardi Black — when my mother spoke up. Trusted arbiter of music culture that she is, mom couldn’t contain her excitement describing a new artist that […]

2018 Knockout Of The Year: Naoya Inoue Vs Juan Carlos Payano

Every year there are thousands of knockouts in boxing. They run the gamut from questionable to mundane (how is that possible?) to spectacular. To be knockout of the year, though, it has to be spectacular, and if it’s in a big fight, so much the better. Viewers feel that charge of anticipation on the biggest […]

The Liver Punch: Adapt Or Die

Year end retrospectives are always a bit strange for me. Probably, like many people, they tend to be colored by my current status. Most years around this time, that’s pretty hectic, so the things I actually enjoy are somehow shoehorned out of life in favor of tending to my immediate needs. In times like those […]

Long Ears And Short Tongues: How Boxing Is Judged

I started boxing nearly seven years ago in a serendipitous chain of events.  A personal training session started out as expected with weights and plyometrics, but ended with boxing.  It was love at first punch, and the rest as they say, is history. I spent the next four years boxing two-three times per week and […]

Size Queens: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury Preview

We are drawn to the giants. Throughout the history of humankind, the pituitarily and radioactively enhanced in our midst – from Goliath to Godzilla, from Voltron to Valuev – have never failed to stretch our capacity for wonder. The mountains who walk among us thunder into our collective consciousness, establishing intractable dominion and, to our […]

Command And Control: Crawford Stops Benavidez Late

Almost every Terence Crawford fight progresses in the same manner. They can seem scripted, borderline predestined in that way. Crawford starts in an orthodox stance before switching southpaw and slowly begins chipping away at his opponent. Against top contenders, he might even lose a couple of rounds early. Invariably, he slowly exerts more and more […]

Vargas And Dulorme Brawl To A Draw In The Real Chicago

You’ll want to take Cermak west, away from the lake, then veer north on to State through the South Loop – you’ll spot Reggie’s on your right. Hang a left on 18th, through East Pilsen and on to 90 West, or keep pushing up to Printer’s Row and go west at Harrison. Just get over […]

The Liver Punch: Well… Bye.

Yesterday afternoon HBO announced that after 45 years, they are getting out of boxing at the end of October. It seemed an ignominious death rattle for the sport’s marquee platform, but in many ways is a relief for those of us who grew into our fandom watching the network. There will doubtless be glowing eulogies […]

Tactical Rage: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Canelo Alvarez Preview And Prediction

For upwards of 20 years, Mike Tyson fought with tar in his belly and malice clenched in both hands – double-edged weapons he’d earned as a fat kid with a lisp and a sensitive soul growing up in the dark heart of Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood. By the back half of the 1980s, he was regarded […]

“Super” Fly 3: Juan Francisco Estrada Decisions Felipe Orucuta

No matter why you watched the first two installments of HBO’s 115-pound cards, you left happy. HBO might think that it was for Chocolatito Gonzales or Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, but ultimately that’s not the case. It was never the status of the fighters; it was the quality of the fights. In that, Superfly 3, from […]

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