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Articles by author: Cliff Rold(2425 results)

BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week

It felt like time for a comeback. Retired since 2015, this weekly look at the best places to spend your fistic entertainment time returns with some reader requests and a schedule filling up quickly. M...Read More

Claressa Shields Taking What's There

Claressa Shields Taking What's There

By Cliff Rold - Women’s boxing had some interesting developments in 2017 on the US side of the Atlantic. For the first time, the Boxing Writer’s Association of America has awarded a female fighter of ...Read More

Ryoichi Taguchi-Milan Melindo: Post-Fight Report Card

It wasn’t a classic but, as is often the case, unification brought out some of the best of both men involved. In the end, Japan’s Ryochi Taguchi made his seventh WBA title defense, and added the IBF t...Read More

BoxingScene's Rest of The Best of 2017

BoxingScene's Rest of The Best of 2017

By Cliff Rold - The big hardware is out the door and the ball has dropped on 2017. Anthony Joshua was honored as Ffghter of the year (to debate among the readers and vast disagreements between press o...Read More

Milan Melindo-Ryoichi Taguchi: Pre-Fight Report Card

It’s the last big fight of 2017 for those who realized the year isn’t done just yet. While many a US press outlet has put in their fighter and fight of the year bids, there is still one fight that cou...Read More

BoxingScene 2017 Fight of the Year - Joshua vs. Klitschko

BoxingScene 2017 Fight of the Year - Joshua vs. Klitschko

By Cliff Rold - So often, the true superfights let us down. Oscar De La Hoya’s fights with Felix Trinidad and Floyd Mayweather, and Mayweather’s fights with Saul Alvarez and Manny Pacquiao, smashed th...Read More

Closing Out 2017: BoxingScene Pound For Pound

Since the last update, only one of the top four fighters on the list stepped into the ring. In early December, Vasyl Lomachenko silenced the Cult of Rigo, overwhelming the Cuban maestro and forcing hi...Read More

BoxingScene Upset of the Year 2017 - Truax Shocks DeGale

BoxingScene Upset of the Year 2017 - Truax Shocks DeGale

by Cliff Rold - For weeks, everyone knew IBF super middleweight titlist James DeGale would be making his return on December 9th. After a rough, thrilling draw in a unification bout against Badou Jack ...Read More

Measured Against All Time: Donald Curry

Another year of International Boxing Hall of Fame voting has come and gone. It will be another year where Donald Curry, the one time undisputed welterweight champion of the world, did not get the call...Read More

Naoya Inoue's New Year's Epilogue

Naoya Inoue's New Year's Epilogue

By Cliff Rold - 2017 was a fantastic year for boxing. Part of the fantastic was the continued explosion of activity and recognition for the deeply talented pool at 115 lbs. Outside welterweight, where...Read More

Billy Joe Saunders-David Lemieux: Post-Fight Report Card

Roughly year ago, WBO middleweight titlist Billy Joe Saunders was taking a beating in some corners of boxing social media. He was fresh off a year long layoff, looked ho-hum against a largely unknown ...Read More

Billy Joe Saunders-David Lemieux: Pre-Fight Report Card

How silly can boxing be sometimes? If WBO middleweight titlist Billy Joe Saunders wins Saturday night, his name will surely come up as a potential unification opponent for Gennady Golovkin down the ro...Read More

Billy Joe Saunders Can Resume Upward Mobility

Billy Joe Saunders Can Resume Upward Mobility

By Cliff Rold - No one has ever called 28-year old UK native Billy Joe Saunders (25-0, 12 KO) the best middleweight in the world. He’s not. Or, at least to date, there isn’t much evidence to support a...Read More

Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux: Post-Fight Report Card

While unsatisfying, it might have been the most fitting end. Guillermo Rigondeaux fought in the way that worked best for him over the years. Even as some of his fights, night like Joseph Agbeko and Dr...Read More

Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux: Pre-Fight Report Card

Boxing is entertainment. Boxing is also a sport. Not all sporting events wind up delivering entertainment to the masses and not all boxers are born entertainers. Cuba’s Guillermo Rigondeaux can be a m...Read More

Guillermo Rigondeaux Could Be a Type of Legend

Guillermo Rigondeaux Could Be a Type of Legend

By Cliff Rold - Listen to the true believers, the real hardcore Cult of Rigo types, and Cuba’s lineal Jr. featherweight king Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KO) damn near walks on water. There is a cad...Read More

Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali: Pre-Fight Report Card

It’s not a fight everyone is excited about going in. That doesn’t mean they won’t feel differently coming out. Mix and aging man with a big name against a younger man who looks like he’s there to lose...Read More

Will Miguel Cotto Stay Gone?

Will Miguel Cotto Stay Gone?

By Cliff Rold - If you wanted to make the case that former four-division titlist Miguel Cotto, now 37 years old, was already gone it wouldn’t be that hard. After taking all of 2016 off, Cotto (41-5, 3...Read More

Rey Vargas Can Be The Real Show Saturday

For the sentimental, the Miguel Cotto farewell tour on Saturday will have its moments for sure. The problem is boxing isn’t good at sentiment. Farewell fights always feel contrived. Boxing is about bi...Read More

Sergey Kovalev-Vyacheslav Shabranskyy: Post-Fight Report Card

Sergey Kovalev isn’t back. He never went anywhere. About half the people reading this probably were in the camp that thought he won the first fight with Andre Ward. The stoppage finish of the rematch ...Read More

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