Even The Losers: Julian Williams Decisions Jarrett Hurd In A Thriller

After his hard fought and well deserved unanimous decision victory over previously undefeated Jarrett Hurd was announced to the 5,105 partisan fans in attendance Saturday at the EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Va., Julian “J Rock” Williams had a message for the boxing world. “Stop condemning fighters after they take a loss. It’s boxing, things happen.” […]

Canelo Vs. Jacobs: After Action Report And Round Table Discussion

The TQBR boys have gathered yet again to discuss the goings on of a fairly busy boxing weekend. This week, Maestro Hedtke asked us the questions, and we dutifully answered. Langendorf even managed to rub our noses in the fact that he’s a functioning adult with people that love him. What an asshole. 1.What was […]

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 […]

Right Here, Right Now: Regis Prograis Dominates Kiryl Relikh

The elastic promise of future potential will always outweigh the concrete truths of our present. In life, and most certainly in boxing, we spend so much time wondering what will be that we forget to appreciate what is. This guy could be a contender. He might be a champion. Possibly even a pound for pound […]

Don’t Stop Believin’: Nonito Donaire Puts Stephon Young To Sleep

They say the punching power is the last thing to go. For the eternally youthful yet somehow 36(!) year old Nonito Donaire (40-5, 26 KO) this certainly holds true, though I’d argue his hairline may outlast his near mythically heavy hands. For all the effects that asshole father time has had on the aging Donaire’s […]

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 […]

Melons Balled: Terence Crawford Tops Amir Khan

Give Amir Khan this: He does not merely invite derision. When Amir Khan comes calling, he asks derision to stay in the guest house for the week, drink all his top-shelf liquor and drive his wife around town, keep her company – you know, just show her a good time. It is easy for boxing […]

Come Out and Play: Danny Garcia Batters Adrian Granados

Stardom in boxing is a fickle thing. It can’t be forced or manufactured. It happens organically or not at all and remains one of the last things in this sport that can’t be bought. Some fighters attain stardom because of their talent, others in spite of it. Some guys lack the connections while others rely […]

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 […]

With a Little Help From My Friends: Jaime Munguia MD12 Dennis Hogan

Corruption or incompetence? That’s the eternal question with boxing’s unending flirtation with scripted reality television. Are the people who pull the levers that turn the gears and ultimately decide the course of fighters’ careers crooked or are they just dumb? Or both? In order to make sense of the 12 round majority decision junior middleweight […]

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 […]

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 […]

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