Archives

Vergil Ortiz Gets Challenge, Knocks Out Challenge

Vergil Ortiz Jr. got his first real test Saturday night. And oh, did he pass. Fighting tough veteran and top 5 junior welterweight Antonio Orozco on DAZN proved anything but easy. They swapped rounds until the 6th — the first time Ortiz had even seen that round — when Ortiz shifted into a gear neither […]

Something To Prove: Ruben Olivares And The Origins Of Boxers

This is an edited extract from former TQBR staffer Alex McClintock’s debut book, “On the Chin,” available now on the Kindle Store and other e-book retailers through Text Publishing. A compilation of the grim origin stories of famous boxers would span many leather-bound volumes and remain nowhere near complete, so I’ll content myself with an […]

Gervonta Davis Terminates Another Overmatched Foe

All right, it’s time for Gervonta Davis to stop dicking around. Davis notched yet another stoppage within three rounds Saturday on Showtime, detonating Ricardo Nunez in the 2nd. He’s now done this kind of quick work four times in five fights. It has something to do with Davis’ explosive offense, his blend of speed and […]

It’s Probably Never Going To Happen For Demetrius Andrade

Demetrius Andrade has a deal with DAZN, which is why he was fighting there Saturday night, but more importantly he has a deal with DAZN because DAZN has the two biggest attractions in the middleweight division, champ Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. And during his fight with Maciej Sulecki this time out, DAZN’s broadcasting team […]

Guillermo Rigondeaux Gets Bailed Out Of Surprising War

Jermell Charlo was the headliner on Fox Sports Sunday, so we’ll get to that in a sec, but the fight really worth talking about — for reasons both good and ill — was Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Julio Ceja. The true junior featherweight champion, Rigondeaux, bafflingly decided to turn it into a phone booth shootout against […]

Andy Ruiz Jr. Scores An All-Time Upset Over Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz, Jr. scored one of the biggest upsets in boxing history Saturday night on DAZN, ruining Anthony Joshua’s U.S. debut and dethroning the world’s top heavyweight. It’s definitely the biggest heavyweight upset since Mike Tyson vs Buster Douglas. It’s not that Ruiz wasn’t dangerous on paper. He was just on the outskirts of the […]

Canelo Alvarez Sneaks Middleweight Championship From Daniel Jacobs

It wasn’t easy. But Canelo Alvarez, the middleweight champion, outboxed Daniel Jacobs Saturday night on DAZN and won a unanimous decision to keep his undisputed status. Your scribe thought it could’ve gone either way but Canelo won ultimately. We had a slick v slick performance and Canelo edged it. It was so difficult to assess […]

Baffler: Juan Francisco Estrada Tops Srisaket Sor Rungvisai In Rematch

The rematch between Juan Francisco Estrada and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on DAZN Saturday was a good one, but more than anything, it was just sort of… curious. Let’s not bury a key fact here: Estrada took the junior bantamweight crown by scores of 116-112 and 115-113 twice. And yet, it didn’t need to be that […]

Claressa Shields Dominates Christina Hammer In ‘Most Significant Women’s Boxing Match Of All-Time’

Showtime commentators dubbed it the “most significant women’s boxing match of all time,” although there are other contenders. What was totally clear was who won Saturday: American middleweight Claressa Shields beat up German Christina Hammer, nearly stopping her late before taking a wide decision. Shields came in with the reputation of the roughhouser, deservedly. When […]

Alphabets Deliver Foretold Vasyiliy Lomachenko Vs Anthony Crolla Mismatch

These are the times where you don’t hear from the defenders of the WBA, WBO, WBF and IBF belts who somehow think they’re good for boxing: when we get a mismatch nobody else but one of the alphabets wanted, asked for, or expected to be remotely competitive. Vasiliy Lomachenko crumpled his lightweight mandatory challenger Anthony […]

The Wrong Call: Errol Spence Jr. Dominates Smaller Mikey Garcia

Bravery and stupidity often go hand in hand. When the bravery pays off in victory, you look the hero. When the bravery punishes you with pain, you look like you made a foolish choice. Mikey Garcia isn’t stupid in the ring, but Saturday night on Fox Pay-Per-View, his decision to move up to welterweight against […]

Errol Spence Jr Vs Mikey Garcia Results: Undercard

We’ll keep updating this Saturday night Fox Pay-Per-View undercard here in the fashion of the times, chronologically but in reverse. ****** The quick knockout trend lasted right until the penultimate bout of the evening, with super middleweight David Benavidez stopping journeyman J’Leon Love in two rounds. It continued the trend as well of guys who […]

Gervonta Davis Stops Replacement Hugo Ruiz

Third-generation Floyd Mayweather clone (by way of Adrien Broner) Gervonta Davis made quick work of late replacement opponent Hugo Ruiz Saturday night on Showtime, stopping him him in one round after apparently breaking his nose. It’s exactly how he should’ve done it, given that Ruiz was a late replacement who’d fought less than a month […]

2018 Fighter Of The Year: Oleksandr Usyk

It’s sad, really, the way America — and much of the rest of the globe, actually — gives no fucks about the cruiserweight division, the stubbier sibling of the kaiju heavyweight class. So many of history’s best heavyweights, from Joe Louis to Rocky Marciano to Muhammad Ali, hovered around the cruiserweight 200-pound limit for large […]

2018 Boxing Fighter Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end boxing awards, continuing throughout this week. Here’s how we do it around these parts: The major categories are Knockout of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. For each category, we give five finalists, with video and/or relevant info.  On the second day after a category […]

Quantcast