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Articles by author: Cliff Rold(2346 results)

Amanda Serrano-Edina Kiss: Still Worth a Look on Delay

In a week where major main events for the men are sparing on US television, fight fans don’t have to go without. One of the best fighters in the world can be seen in the US Saturday night. On tape del...Read More

Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz: Crossing Fingers (and Toes)

Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz: Crossing Fingers (and Toes)

By Cliff Rold - There’s nothing more special in boxing than the sort of genuine heavyweight kingpin who combines the promise of excitement with the lure of box office dollars. When we don’t have one, ...Read More

Miguel Berchelt-Takashi Miura: Post-Fight Report Card

It’s not often a near shutout also gives the fans a great show, answers character questions about the winner, and leaves one with even more respect for the defeated. Most shutouts are the sort of one-...Read More

Miguel Berchelt-Takashi Miura: Pre-Fight Report Card

It’s a division overtaken by action, youth, and quality in a hurry. Since April 2016, Jr. lightweight has seen each of the four main sanctioning body titles change hands. The oldest, and perceived bes...Read More

Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Arthur Abraham: Ships Passing

Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Arthur Abraham: Ships Passing

By Cliff Rold - Like father, like son? Not exactly. 27-year old Chris Eubank Jr. (24-1, 19 KO) learned the sting of defeat earlier than his Hall of Fame candidate father. He didn’t manage to snare a (...Read More

The Cruiserweight Tournament: The Only Complaint is the Wait

Can it start tomorrow? The answer is no. If one is looking for something to complain about, the wait for this thing to start would be it. Like Christmas presents just sitting there waiting to be opene...Read More

Televised Boxing is Fighting For Your Attention

Televised Boxing is Fighting For Your Attention

By Cliff Rold - Boxing promoters and networks invested in the sport best serve the fans when they know they have to. During the first decade of the 21st century, when HBO had the market cornered at va...Read More

Horn-Pacquiao, Easter-Shaifkov: Post-Weekend Report Card

For regular fight followers, the decision was made long ago. The action in the ring, the drama unfolding three minutes at a time, matters more than the possibility of incompetence or the inevitable qu...Read More

Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn: Pre-Fight Report Card

Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn: Pre-Fight Report Card

By Cliff Rold - The road show is nothing new for a star on the wane. With his numbers down from what they were in the States, if still strong for most fighters, Manny Pacquiao is hitting the road this...Read More

Robert Easter-Denis Shafikov: Pre-Fight Report Card

The question is cliché but it is the question nonetheless: Is the third time the charm for Denis Shafikov? The Russian challenger for the IBF lightweight title this Friday (Bounce TV, 9 PM EST/6 PM PS...Read More

Pacquiao's Getting Older (But No One's Proved He's Old Yet)

Pacquiao's Getting Older (But No One's Proved He's Old Yet)

By Cliff Rold - This Saturday, current WBO welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KO), he of the record eight title claims combining lineal and sanctioning body crowns, will attempt the first...Read More

An Opportunity for Jerwin Ancajas To Impress on Pacquiao Card

This Saturday night, those who tune in for ESPN’s latest foray in boxing (9 PM EST/6 PM PST) will be there to see if an aging Manny Pacquiao can dispense with a guy they’ve never heard of in front of ...Read More

Light Heavy Holds, Burnett Enters at 118: BScene Ratings Update

Light Heavyweight: Despite several results of note, there isn’t any change in the ratings at light heavyweight for the moment. Lineal champion Adonis Stevenson and the perceived champion to most of th...Read More

Golovkin-Canelo and the Allure of Exclusivity

Golovkin-Canelo and the Allure of Exclusivity

By Cliff Rold - Thinking back on some of the biggest fights of the last forty years, the earned pay-per-view or closed circuit nights at the office, one thing often found lacking is a lot of access fo...Read More

Carlos Diaz Stays on Track, Decisions Sergio Puente Over Ten

Some mid-rounds adversity wasn’t enough to knock Carlos Diaz (24-0, 11 KO) off track on Saturday night at the Domo del Parque San Rafael in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The 22-year old Diaz, 132, of ...Read More

Boxing: Not Dying. Again.

Boxing: Not Dying. Again.

By Cliff Rold - Hold off the eulogies. Bring quality product and quality results might follow. After an often abysmal 2016, boxing has rebounded in a huge way this year. Last year we were talking abou...Read More

Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev II: Post-Fight Report Card

The final punch Andre Ward landed was a low blow. To dismiss it entirely is intellectually dishonest; to pretend it didn’t happen a lie. To say emphatically it ended on three straight low blows would ...Read More

Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev II: Pre-Fight Report Card

It’s still certain to garner passionate argument. Who won the first fight between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev? Opinions vary. Cries of robbery, in favor of Kovalev, are probably still the strongest ...Read More

Ward-Kovalev II: Who Cares Who Isn’t Watching?

Ward-Kovalev II: Who Cares Who Isn’t Watching?

By Cliff Rold - Some fights grow, at least for a night, bigger than the sport. They belong to a bigger picture, a tapestry of memorable events, moments in time where the world slows down and boxing is...Read More

Lee Haskins-Ryan Burnett: Another Saturday of AWE

Boxing fans looking for their fix this weekend in the US might see slim pickings one week out from the Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev rematch. It depends what they have in their cable package. For fans wit...Read More

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