Articles by author: Cliff Rold(2291 results)

Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis: Torch Songs

Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis: Torch Songs

By Cliff Rold - The idea in sport of passing the torch to a new generation is well ingrained. Today’s heroes are tomorrow’s legends, replaced by younger models that can run as fast and sometimes faste...Read More

Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla II: Post-Fight Report Card

History says when facing exceptional talents, one’s best chance to defeat them often comes the first time around. Jose Luis Castillo and Marcos Maidana came much closer to defeating Floyd Mayweather t...Read More

Jorge Linares-Anthony Crolla II: Pre-Fight Report Card

When the money is right, a sequel is sometimes the best option. This Saturday (Showtime, 6 PM EST/3 PM PST), Jorge Linares will return to the lion’s den and attempt to send Manchester’s Anthony Crolla...Read More

Linares-Crolla II: A Most Intriguing Rematch

Linares-Crolla II: A Most Intriguing Rematch

By Cliff Rold - There could be a feeling watching Jorge Linares defeat Anthony Crolla for the WBA lightweight title with one of his better career wins that it had finally all come together. The fighte...Read More

Roman Gonzalez-Srisaket Sor Rungvisai: Pre-Fight Report Card

Coming off the toughest win of his career, a grueling twelve round war with Mexico’s Carlos Cuadras, Roman Gonzalez could probably have tried to get away with an easy one. He opted not to go straight ...Read More

Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs: Pre-Fight Report Card

There may be a semantic argument for a certain prominent red headed battler as history’s middleweight champion, but for most of the sport’s followers the man at middleweight will be decided Saturday n...Read More

Amir Mansour Stuns Travis Kauffman, Secures Decision Win

Santander Arena, Reading, Pennsylvania - A showdown between exciting heavyweight contenders saw 44-year-old Amir "Hardcore" Mansour (23-2-1, 16 KOs) turn back the clock to win a twelve round majority ...Read More


Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez: In The Bullseye

By Cliff Rold - This Saturday, we get the fifth consecutive same-day pairing of WBA/WBC/IBF/IBO unified middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin and now-Jr. bantamweight Roman Gonzalez. It will be the fo...Read More

David Lemieux-Curtis Stevens: Post-Fight Report Card

It’s going to be a hard knockout to top. There have already been a few memorable mammoth shots this year. Mikey Garcia’s bomb against Dejan Zlaticanin certainly shouldn’t be forgotten. But the left th...Read More

Juan Francisco Estrada Drills Anuar Salas in Five Rounds

The televised card got started with an important clash at bantamweight. 22-year old Luis Nery (23-0, 17 KO), 118, of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, earned a mandatory shot at long reigning WBC bant...Read More

David Lemieux-Curtis Stevens: Pre-Fight Report Card

Last week, we got two of the best welterweights in the world. Next week, we get a pair of excellent title fights at middleweight and Jr. bantamweight. In between, it’s bombs away. We hope. Not every f...Read More

Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman: Should We Get the Ball Rolling?

Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman: Should We Get the Ball Rolling?

By Cliff Rold - Sports should be simple: win, progress, and ultimately end up with the other winners. There doesn’t need to be that much thought to it. In boxing, a sport lacking the structure and int...Read More

Keith Thurman-Danny Garcia: Post-Fight Report Card

Hardcore boxing followers may have been intrigued. Having seen far worse fights, they’ll easily convince themselves that ‘it wasn’t that bad.’ It would miss the point. In the most anticipated fight so...Read More

Keith Thurman-Danny Garcia: Pre-Fight Report Card

After two years, the PBC experiment arrives at the showdown that now seems always to have been destined. Their first two network main event winners now face each other on their two-year anniversary in...Read More

Keith Thurman-Danny Garcia: The Culmination

Keith Thurman-Danny Garcia: The Culmination

By Cliff Rold - Almost two years ago to the day, Al Haymon’s Premiere Boxing Champions began a costly, but daring, venture into expanding the stage for boxing in the United States. While critical succ...Read More

Deontay Wilder-Gerald Washington: Pre-Fight Report Card

Not everyone comes to boxing first. Given a slightly different path in life, maybe Deontay Wilder is playing college basketball or football instead of entering a boxing gym at 19. He’s come a long way...Read More

Justin DeLoach KO's Pearson: Saul Rodriguez Survives Big Scare

In a night focused on prospects, the best, and most brief, impression was left in the main event on Friday night at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. 23-year old Jr. middleweight...Read More

The Deontay Wilder Conundrum

The Deontay Wilder Conundrum

By Cliff Rold - The bricks are being laid in the foundation of what plenty in boxing’s power circles hope will be a mega-event. The idea of, eventually, getting to a showdown between an undefeated Ant...Read More

Adrien Broner-Adrian Granados: Post-Fight Report Card

It’s the sort of fight where the judges can come up with a pair of opposing seven rounds to three scorecards and one can sort of get it. There are nights like that; fights like that. To these eyes, Ad...Read More

Pedro Campa Stops Marvin Quintero in Four Rounds

25-year old welterweight gunslinger Pedro Campa (25-0, 19 KO), 141, of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, overcame a few rocky moments to record a brutal fourth round knockout of 30-year old former lightweig...Read More