Andre Berto, Victor Ortiz, Andre Dirrell And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

There’s a cheeky weekend of boxing coming up. Not only is Victor “Facelube” Ortiz (pictured, weird) taking on Andre Berto in an extremely washed rematch, the Dirrell brothers are in action and Badou Jack is taking on Lucien Bute. Let’s get to the preview. Anthony Dirrell vs Caleb Truax, Friday, Spike, Atlantic City. It’s a super middleweight festival, […]

Gennady Golovkin Dominic Wade during a middleweight title fight at The Forum on April 23, 2016 in Inglewood, California.

Gennady Golovkin Wastes More Time Against Dominic Wade

Gennady Golovkin is an absolute animal, as he demonstrated again Saturday night on HBO. The problem is that he’s an aging animal who is wasting our time and his facing opponents like Dominic Wade, who had no chance on paper and even less in reality. Golovkin took him out easily in the 2nd, after three […]


Roman Gonzalez Blows Out A Top-Notch McWilliams Arroyo

On another night, we’d be talking about how McWilliams Arroyo turned into a terrific performance to beat Flyweight X. Instead, Arroyo’s terrific performance served only as a backdrop to the greatness of Roman Gonzalez. On HBO Saturday, Arroyo ended Gonzalez’s 10-fight knockout streak with intelligent movement and sharp left hooks that had him as good […]


Spence Vs Algieri Results: Spence Demolishes Algieri

Errol Spence didn’t look like hype. Now we know he isn’t. The top prospect in the world in any division stepped up big-time in competition to face Chris Algieri (above right), and handled him like a bulldog on a Beanie Baby. Algieri lasted the distance against Manny Pacquiao, gave Amir Khan all he could handle […]

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05:  Marcus Browne prepares for his Cruiserweight bout against Francisco Sierra of Mexico on December 5, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Browne Vs Kalajdzic Results: Kalajdzic Gets Robbed

Radivoje Kalajdzic deserved to leave the ring Saturday after getting his hand held up by the referee. Instead, the institution-backed guy — U.S. Olympian light heavyweight Marcus Browne — walked away the victor in their NBC-televised bout. First, it took a bunk 1st round knockdown for Browne to even get the win, because otherwise he […]

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The Meaning Of Old Gloves: The Muhammad Ali Exhibition At The O2 Arena

A plank of wood is an unexpected start to “I Am The Greatest,” the much-hyped Muhammad Ali exhibition at London’s O2 Arena. It’s the door header from 3302 Grand Avenue in Louisville, Ali’s childhood home and the label suggests that a teenage Ali would surely have reached up and touched it on coming home from […]

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09:  Manny Pacquiao celebrates at the end of the 12th round of his welterweight fight against Timothy Bradley Jr. on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Not Fade Away: Manny Pacquiao Is Still Pretty Good

The great Larry Merchant liked to remark that boxing is the “theater of the unexpected.” And for the most part, it is. Fights that look like snoozers on paper turn out to be barn-burners. Underdogs score huge upsets. Refs have bad nights. Judges have very, very bad nights. ESPN analyst Brian Kenny’s hair goes from […]

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09:  Manny Pacquiao (L) throws a left against Timothy Bradley Jr. during their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao Rebounds In Perhaps His Last Fight, Decisions Timothy Bradley

Manny Pacquiao, if he ended his career Saturday night, did it on a high note. Looking excellent physically and like he was truly enjoying himself after a couple years of declining exuberance, Pacquiao again defeated rival Timothy Bradley, decisioning him and dropping him twice despite Bradley coming in with a solid game plan. It was a history-making […]


Pacquiao Vs Bradley 3 Results For The Undercard

Keep coming back here for a running tally of Pacquiao vs Bradley 3 results for the undercard on HBO Pay-Per-View. It kicks off with Jose Ramirez vs Manny Perez at junior welterweight; moves to Oscar Valdez vs Evgeny Gradovich at featherweight; and concludes with Arthur Abraham vs Gilberto Ramirez at super middleweight. Then it’s on […]


Teddy And Freddie: A Story About Boxing

Somewhere it is written that sons will suffer the sins of their fathers. And I don’t think anything reflects the wisdom of the ages better than the sport of boxing. In this, I’m not saying anything particularly new. Just read Mark Kriegel’s excellent sports bios and his most germane to the sport of boxing, “The […]


Anthony Joshua Wrecks Charles Martin With Pair Of Rights

Anthony Joshua really could be the future of boxing at heavyweight, and as of Saturday, he creeped into the present of the division. “Creeped” probably isn’t the right word considering the demolition job he did on Charles Martin, but there’s still cause for caution. Analysts and fans were rightly worried after Joshua’s showing against Dillian […]

official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

TQBR Roundtable, Manny Pacquiao Vs Tim Bradley III Edition

It’s a big(ish) fight week so we’ve done what we always do, and got the team together for a big chat about it. Pacquiao vs Bradley III might have all the buzz of a fart in a bathtub, but we’re on it anyway. Are you at all interested in Pacquiao vs Bradley III? Sam Sheppard: Yes, […]