Articles by author: Cliff Rold(2320 results)

Anselmo Moreno: A Postscript or A New Chapter

Anselmo Moreno: A Postscript or A New Chapter

By Cliff Rold - He wasn’t so much knocked out as surrendered into the finish. It was a moment reminiscent of the end of Aaron Pryor-Alexis Arguello II or Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales III. Anselmo Moren...Read More

Big Changes at 108: BoxingScene Ratings Update

Super Middleweight: David Benavidez made a big time statement on Saturday, dominating and stopping veteran Rogelio Medina just one year after Medina gave James DeGale everything he could handle. Benav...Read More

Uzcategui: Andre Dirrell Did a Quit Job Like He Did With Abraham!

Almost thirteen years after winning bronze as a 2004 Olympic middleweight, 33-year old super middleweight Andre Dirrell (26-2, 16 KO), 166 ½, of Flint, Michigan, won an interim IBF crown and the right...Read More

Gary Russell Jr. Drops, Stops Oscar Escandon in Seven Rounds

MGM NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (28-1, 17 KOs) stopped mandatory challenger Oscar Escandon (25-3, 17 KOs) in the seventh round. Russell's fast hands were on displ...Read More

Rances Barthelemy Drops, Decisions Relikh in WBA Eliminator

MGM National Harbor in Maryland - In a WBA junior welterweight eliminator, two division champion Rances Barthelemy (26-0, 13 KOs) won what some felt was a controversial twelve round unanimous decision...Read More

Gary Russell Jr. vs. Oscar Escandon - LIVE Results

To the enthusiasm of the early crowd, 2016 US Olympian Gary Antuanne Russell (1-0, 1 KO), 137 ¼, of Capitol Heights, Maryland, made his professional debut in the Jr. welterweight division. Russell sco...Read More

Terence Crawford-Felix Diaz: Pre-Fight Report Card

After a bit of a slower week, boxing is all over the place this weekend. Where one won’t find a single mega-event, there are a slew of good, meaningful fights in multiple divisions across multiple con...Read More

Gervonta Davis: Will He Make the Long Game?

Gervonta Davis: Will He Make the Long Game?

By Cliff Rold - When watching him fight, the thing that jumps out is often best seen between rounds. It’s the eyes. There is a focus to 22-year old Gervonta Davis (17-0, 16 KO) that is hard to miss. H...Read More

Joshua Arrives and More: BoxingScene Ratings Update

Heavyweight: Anthony Joshua went from untested to battle hardened in a single night, surviving a trip to the brink against Wladimir Klitschko to stop the longtime face of the class. He ascends to the ...Read More

Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. Post-Fight Report Card: A Commercial, Rerun

Even the people who knew didn’t really know until they saw it. There was always a healthy skepticism about the Saul Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight. There was a strong (proven accurate) cadre tha...Read More

Khalid Yafai: In the Spotlight This Weekend

Khalid Yafai: In the Spotlight This Weekend

By Cliff Rold - It seems boxing is all about good news these days? A strong segment of the fans want a showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez? We’re getting it. Andre Ward owed Sergey Kova...Read More

Saul Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: Pre-Fight Report Card

Hardcore fight followers and pouting Gennady Golovkin fans tried to downplay the fight when it was announced. They might turn out to be right. Saturday night might turn out to be a superstar beating u...Read More

Joseph Parker-Razvan Cojanu: Heavyweights, One Week Later

Joseph Parker-Razvan Cojanu: Heavyweights, One Week Later

By Cliff Rold - There’s been plenty written in the last couple of years about a change at heavyweight. Slowly little pieces were falling into place but an injury here…a layoff there…some promotional i...Read More

Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko: Post-Fight Report Card

Boxing has great events. Boxing has great fights. Too often in recent memory, those two things haven’t aligned. Saturday they did, and it happened in the weight class that needed it the most. It happe...Read More

Chavez Gets Revenge, Destroys Alvarez in Two Rounds

One week before siblings Saul Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. face off in one of the biggest US fights of the year, Jr. middleweights Omar Chavez and Ramon Alvarez resumed their own personal feud o...Read More

Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko: Pre-Fight Report Card

There’s something different, a little more exciting and dramatic, about the big fights at heavyweight. While there is room for debate about whether these are absolutely the two best active big men in ...Read More

Anthony Joshua - Is He Really Ready For This?

Anthony Joshua - Is He Really Ready For This?

By Cliff Rold - Before his professional career was even two years old, the question was already floating around: when was Anthony Joshua going to ‘step up.’ It’s always a good sign for a potential sta...Read More

Carlos Castro Stays Undefeated with Decision Over Palacios

Fighting in front of a hometown crowd at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday night, rising 23-year old Jr. featherweight prospect Carlos Castro (18-0, 7 KO), 121 ¼, of Phoenix, Arizo...Read More

Shawn Porter-Andre Berto: Pre-Fight Report Card

Take two former titlists without an opponent and put them together. It’s not a new formula. Sometimes, it’s a winning formula. Is that what we can expect Saturday night on Showtime (9 PM EST/6 PM PST)...Read More

Gilberto Ramirez: Hold in Place

Gilberto Ramirez: Hold in Place

By Cliff Rold - After an injury kept him on the shelf for most of a year, 25-year old WBO super middleweight titlist Gilberto Ramirez (34-0, 24 KO) of Mexico will finally get to make the first defense...Read More