Fine Point: Amir Khan Vs. Lamont Peterson Preview And Prediction

Ultra-gifted Amir Khan will try Saturday on HBO against Lamont Peterson to put the finishing touches on a 2011 that could make him a Fighter of the Year finalist. Khan already has wins over Paul McCloskey and Zab Judah, good competition in the junior welterweight division to be sure, but that beating the trio of […]

Tomas Rojas Claims To Have Thrown His 2007 Fight Against Jorge Arce

Mexican junior bantamweight Tomas Rojas said Wednesday that he took a dive against Jorge Arce in 2007 in exchange for 100,000 pesos. The Ring’s number five junior bantam said that he was only offered the fight against Arce on the condition that he go down in the 6th, but that he never saw the money. […]

Is Washington, D.C. The Next Big “Fight Town?”

(Amir Khan, left; Washington Monument, middle; Lamont Peterson, right) For the last couple years, there’s been a theory floating around that Washington, D.C. is ripe to be exploited as a “fight town,” that kind of U.S. city that embraces boxing and drives fans to the sweet science in droves. There were subtle pieces of evidence, […]

Dyah Times Breed Big 2011 For Davis

(Dyah Davis poses with his father after his win over Marcus Johnson; credit Tom Casino, Showtime) The tail end of 2010 saw the end to a wrenching, multi-generational grudge match spanning decades. Having suffered a defeat at the hands of Aaron Pryor Jr., the future of super middleweight Dyah Davis — whose father had crossed […]

Weekend Afterthoughts, Featuring The Miguel Cotto Vs. Antonio Margarito Cheating Question, Dereck Chisora Getting Robbed And More

There’s no real big eye-popping moment from this weekend to lead in with a highlight clip, so instead we start the latest recommendation from unofficial TQBR visual consultant Jim. (via) The trend of the weekend was instead toward “decisions made,” from the doctor’s decision to stop the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito rematch to the robbery mentioned […]

Blackpool Rock: Brian Rose Too Tough, Too Sweet For Prince Arron

(Brian Rose, left; Prince Arron, right) Brian Rose proved too organised for an off-key Prince Arron in Wigan Saturday night, claiming the British junior middleweight title in this, his first attempt. The Blackpool underdog showed a steely concentration throughout their encounter, timing the gangling Arron’s attacks to perfection all night. Whenever Arron tried to establish […]

Redemption: Miguel Cotto Stops Antonio Margarito in Rematch

NEW YORK, NY–Junior middleweight beltholder Miguel Cotto seized an opportunity to re-write history Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, out-boxing and out-smarting Antonio Margarito on his way to a TKO victory in a rematch of their brutal 2008 bout that left Cotto with his first professional loss. The ringside doctor stopped the fight at the […]

Abner Mares Answers The Questions Against Joseph Agbeko; Anselmo Moreno Wows Against Vic Darchinyan

(Joseph Agbeko, left; Abner Mares, right. Credit: Tom Casino, Showtime) Two performances on Showtime Saturday in the bantamweight division reminded us of the oft-ignored second part of Egan’s nickname for boxing: It’s “the sweet science,” certainly, but more accurately, it’s “the sweet science of bruising.” On the undercard, Anselmo Moreno made a splendid debut on […]

British Beat: Prince Arron Keeps Home Fires Burning Against Blackpool’s Brian Rose

While their more high profile compatriots create headlines overseas as part of an action-packed boxing programme this weekend, Lancastrian junior middleweights Prince Arron and Brian “The Lion” Rose meet Saturday to contest the former’s Lonsdale belt at the Robin Park Centre, Wigan. Arron, 21-3-1 (4), an improving Goliath from Droylsden, comes out punching as a […]

Ugly Fruit: Antonio Margarito Vs. Miguel Cotto II Preview And Prediction

There’s been something of an evolution of the Antonio Margarito tale: What once was grotesque to many of us (and for some of it, it still is) has now become a dramatic storyline in advance of his rematch with Miguel Cotto Saturday night on HBO pay-per-view. If it was my call, Margarito wouldn’t have a […]

Change To Win: Abner Mares Vs. Joseph Agbeko II Preview And Prediction

Saturday is just jam-packed with rematches of serious, serious action fights, a couple of them still fogging up your television screen with controversy from the first time around. Over on HBO pay-per-view, in one of the controversial ones, we get a do-over of Antonio Margarito-Miguel Cotto, a bout tainted and/or enhanced by the suspicion that […]

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Miguel Cotto, Antonio Margarito, Abner Mares, Joseph Agbeko, Vic Darchinyan, Brandon Rios, Pawel Wolak, Mike Jones And Much Much More

If we don’t get a Fight of the Year candidate this week, I will shave my head into a mohawk and you can call me the ugly white Victor Ortiz. This just might be the longest weekly schedule you will ever see and it’s pretty much all quality. There’s Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito II […]