Articles by author: Cliff Rold(2378 results)

Dorticos vs. Kudryashov - Cruiserweight WBSS Report Card

It started the way most assumed it would. The perceived favorite in the field and number one seed, WBO titlist Oleksandr Usyk, dominated and stopped Marco Huck on September 9. Now we get to what may b...Read More

Joseph Parker-Hughie Fury and Who's Number Two?

Joseph Parker-Hughie Fury and Who's Number Two?

By Cliff Rold - The leader of the heavyweight division is easy to identify right now. There are still a couple fights to win to declare WBA/IBF/IBO beltholder Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KO) as the indis...Read More

Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin: Post-Fight Report Card

Sometimes a controversy is about an injustice against a fighter. Sometimes it’s about an injustice against the sport itself. What happened on Saturday is the latter. While this scribe falls in the maj...Read More

Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin: Pre-Fight Report Card

Saul Alvarez is making a habit of taking the fights larges masses of the public insist he won’t. Floyd Mayweather was a gimme’ in terms of taking on quality opposition. One only gets so much credit fo...Read More

Gennady Golovkin Can't Lose (Or Else)

Gennady Golovkin Can't Lose (Or Else)

By Cliff Rold - Pretend to forget everything you know. It’s 1983. Marvin Hagler is stepping into the ring with Roberto Duran. He’s already defended the undisputed middleweight crown seven times. Boxin...Read More

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Knocks Out Roman Gonzalez in Four!

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Knocks Out Roman Gonzalez in Four!

By Cliff Rold - StubHub Center, Carson, California - To most US fans, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez was a new face that burst on the scene in 2015. To followers of the lightest weight classes, he’s bee...Read More

Naoya Inoue Beats Down, Stops Antonio Nieves in Six Rounds

StubHub Center, Carson, California - Naoya "The Monster" Inoue (14-0, 12 KOs) made his American debut with a sixth round stoppage of Antonio Nieves (17-2-2, 9 KOs) to retain the WBO super flyweight ti...Read More

Juan Francisco Estrada Drops, Edges Carlos Cuadras

StubHub Center, Carson, California - In a WBC super flyweight eliminator between two former world champions from Mexico, Juan Francisco Estrada (36-2, 25 KOs) won a close, twelve round unanimous decis...Read More

LIVE SuperFly Results From StubHub in Carson, California

The untelevised portion of the card began in the welterweight division. 23-year old Nick Frese (6-0, 5 KO), 145 ½, of Bangkok, Thailand, went the distance for the first time in his career but had his ...Read More

World Boxing Super Series Begins! – Usyk vs. Huck Report Card

In 2016, Ring’s Magazine’s State of the Game issue issued what has become an annual compilation of the best divisions in boxing. Cruiserweight topped the list. That was before the conception of the Wo...Read More

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai-Roman Gonzalez II: SuperFly Report Card

One of the things that sometimes defines a great career is the performance of a fighter in rematches. If they lost the first time around, can they find a way to reverse the result? If they were pushed...Read More

SuperFly and The Thrills To Come

SuperFly and The Thrills To Come

By Cliff Rold - Competition can be contagious. It takes the right circumstances. A truly loaded division is often the right circumstance. When a division has only one or two avenues to a payday, or ho...Read More

The Redirection of Juan Francisco Estrada

It couldn’t have been looking much better. Juan Francisco Estrada (35-2, 25 KO) went from unheralded challenger to unified and defending titlist in just eight months between November 2012 and July 201...Read More

Saturday Night Monster Movies

Saturday Night Monster Movies

By Cliff Rold - In a little more than a week, a monster is coming. To be more accurate, “The Monster” arrives in the US for the first time. A favorite of hardcore fight fans in the west since early in...Read More

Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor: Post-Event Report Card

The big question heading to the circus last weekend was would we be entertained? The answer was yes. When the circus is done right, it’s meant to entertain. Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor wasn’t much...Read More

Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor: Pre-Event Report Card

Whatever one thinks about it, we’ve arrived at the biggest boxing event of the year (Showtime PPV, 9 PM EST/6 PM PST). If you miss it, years of history says Showtime will replay the festivities in one...Read More

Derevyanchenko Batters Tureano Johnson For TKO in Twelfth

In an IBF final middleweight eliminator, Sergiy Derevyanchenko (11-0, 9 KOs) dropped, battered and stopped Tureano Johnson (20-2, 14 KOs) in the twelfth round. The contest was the headline bout of a s...Read More

Hugo Centeno With Brutal One-Punch Knockout of Aleem

Middleweight hopeful Hugo Centeno took a big step forward just two fights after losing his undefeated mark. In victory, he got to pass the lesson along to someone else. The 26-year old Centeno (26-1, ...Read More

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: Substance at The Circus

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: Substance at The Circus

By Cliff Rold - Let there be only one request: No crying on Sunday. By now, everyone should know what they’re getting into this weekend. The circus is in town and the line to the geek show tent has fo...Read More

Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Post-Undisputed Report Card

There’s something about Terence Crawford. t’s not just how good he is in the ring. That much has been evident for quite some time. Perhaps it is best conveyed in the expression he wears in the ring. C...Read More