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Showtime Evening Of Junior Middleweights: Beside The Point

Showtime on Saturday evening hosted three major junior middleweight match-ups, and the results were largely satisfactory. Jermell Charlo scored a stunning 1st round knockout of Erickson Lubin. Jarrett Hurd stopped Austin Trout in a bout that was competitive through most of the fight. Erislandy Lara used the main event to Lara-fy the boxing ring, stinking […]

Linares Tops Campbell In Sharp, Close Boxing Match

If you can enjoy a sharpshooter standoff between two intelligent, crisp boxers, Jorge Linares vs Luke Campbell Saturday night on HBO hit the damn spot. Linares walked away with the decision victory where a 2nd round knockdown made the difference, literally. Linares, one of the two top lightweights in the world, got off to a […]

With Canelo Vs Golovkin, Boxing Just Can’t Help Itself

Stop me if you’ve heard this one in 2017: Boxing has a big event with high expectations, it delivers at least in part, then it’s marred by something or the other. (Tip: You should stop me right at the end of that period.) Saturday night on HBO Pay-Per-View, we finally got a long-desired battle between […]

#Superfly: Sor Rungvisai, Inoue, Estrada Win On HBO

The Roman Gonzalez era of boxing is now definitively over. In a night of super flyweight bouts on HBO, the recently deposed and long-ruling pound-for-pound king got knocked out by Srikaset Sor Rungvisai, in a rematch of a hotly disputed decision. It was a Saturday evening that shined a spotlight on the depth and excitement […]

The Retired Ones, Part I: Floyd Mayweather And Wladimir Klitschko

In the course of one month, four boxers with Hall of Fame credentials that range from “unimpeachable” to “strong” have retired. Boxing being what boxing is, retirements don’t always stick. But these four — Floyd Mayweather, Wladimir Klitschko, Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley — have a pretty solid chance of staying away from the […]

Floyd Mayweather Stops Conor McGregor In Surprisingly Competitive Fight

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor gave fans an unexpectedly fun night Saturday on Showtime Pay-Per-View, as an aging Mayweather struggled at times against a funky McGregor before wearing him down and forcing the referee to stop it in the 10th. Mayweather, the best boxer of his generation, insisted afterward that however bad he looked against […]

Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor Results: The Undercard

Keep coming back here for running updates for Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor results for the undercard on Showtime Pay-Per-View Saturday night. ****** Prospect Andrew Tabiti decisioned 41-year-old cruiserweight Steve Cunningham rather easily, giving him the best win of his young career. Cunningham, though, looked very old, looped his punches, had trouble finding the range, […]

Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor Is The Fight We Deserve

Last year, it was the presidential candidate who spewed the most vulgarities and instigated the most provocations, who owned the thinnest resume, who won it all. So it’s feeling almost like an era of the stuff, when you look at what boxing is giving us this weekend. Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor, set to air Saturday […]

Terence Crawford Defeats Top Challenger, Again

It’s becoming almost routine, watching Terence Crawford dominate the top challengers in his division. Saturday night on ESPN, he did it in the most thrilling fashion of his career, ending Julius Indongo on a body shot that nearly made Indongo vanish in a twinkle into his own bellybutton like in some psychedelic cartoon. This was […]

Vasyl Lomachenko Delivers Expected Outclassing On ESPN

Vasyl Lomachenko showcased himself Saturday in a rare performance off pay TV, dominating Miguel Marriaga on ESPN before stopping his outclassed showcase-friendly opponent. Lomachenko is technically brilliant, so you can substitute most names for Marriaga and it would still be an outclassing. And Marriaga had his moments, especially early, bruising Lomachenko’s right eye and doing […]

Mauricio Herrera Beats Jesus Soto Karass In A Gem

Sprinkled throughout boxing history are fights pitting two over-the-hill warriors against each other who deliver a beaut. The latest entry in the ledger: Mauricio Herrera vs Jesus Soto Karass, Friday night on ESPN. Maybe “beaut” isn’t the right word. Soto Karass has never fought pretty, and while Herrera is a crafty scientist in there, he’s not a […]

Mikey Garcia Vs Terence Crawford: Make It Happen

Yes, yes. I’m aware. Showtime, HBO, never the twain shall meet. But better to live in a wonderful fantasy world than a hopeless dystopia, right? Backing up: Mikey Garcia beat Adrien Broner Saturday night on Showtime in the junior welterweight division HBO-affiliated Terence Crawford currently rules. Broner isn’t an amazing fighter anymore, if he ever was. […]

The Dumbest Sport

I don’t remember when exactly I became a boxing publicist, nor do I recall the circumstances that led up to it. Granted, I most likely wouldn’t. I have a goldfish brain and pertinent details are often banished to the recesses of my mind in the amount of time it took to type this sentence. Still […]

Jeff Horn Upsets Manny Pacquiao, Wrongly

We got a surprisingly competitive fight Saturday evening on ESPN when Manny Pacquiao faced underdog Jeff Horn, but we surely shouldn’t have gotten the result we did: The Australian amateur talent upset the all-time great as Horn took a unanimous decision from Pacquiao in their welterweight bout. To be clear, this welterweight showdown was not […]

Stop Caring About Adrien Broner

Seriously, do it. You’re free. You don’t have to live like this. Unburden yourself from the psychological debt accrued by watching potential squandered in real-time. I absolve you. Go outside. Eat an egg. Learn to do a backflip. Your time on earth is finite and valuable. In the first “A Nightmare on Elm Street” movie, […]

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