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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - October 30

Pick It: TBRB #9(135)/#2(130) Gervonta Davis vs. #1(126) Leo Santa Cruz (Saturday, Showtime PPV, 8 PM EST) - 25-year old Gervonta Davis (23-0, 22 KO) has mostly treaded water in the ring since a break...

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Naoya Inoue - The Run, In Progress

Naoya Inoue - The Run, In Progress

By Cliff Rold - The idea that boxing’s best have already settled into the rearview mirror is disproven regularly. There’s always someone new, somewhere on the scale, who comes along to expand the hist...

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Juan Francisco Estrada-Carlos Cuadras II: Stats & Stakes

Juan Francisco Estrada-Carlos Cuadras II: Stats & Stakes

By Cliff Rold - The foursome of Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, and Roberto Duran will likely always be the gold standard for a perfect four-way rivalry. From 1980-89, they ...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - October 22

Let’s call it chapter nine. Every era has its multi-man rivalries but none has been better, or delivered more consistently, than the hardcore four in this one. Since 2012, Roman Gonzalez, Juan Francis...

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BoxingScene.com's Championship Stats, Records Update: October 2020

Cruiserweight: Mairis Briedis won the second World Boxing Super Series at 200 lbs. and laid his claim to history’s throne with a masterful performance against the dangerous Yuniel Dorticos. While only...

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Vasiliy Lomachenko-Teofimo Lopez: Stats and Stakes

The consensus is as near unanimous as it gets. There are two men in the moment who have separated themselves from the pack at lightweight. Vasiliy Lomachenko. Teofimo Lopez. They have the same number ...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - October 16

Pick It: TBRB #1 Vasyl Lomachenko vs. #2 Teofimo Lopez (Saturday, ESPN+, 7:30 PM EST) - Paraphrasing Bob Arum, the promoter once described the problem of Roy Jones as not being without opponents. It w...

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Teofimo Lopez at The Learning Tree

Teofimo Lopez at The Learning Tree

By Cliff Rold - On Saturday, IBF lightweight titlist Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KO) will face unified WBA/WBO titlist Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO) in a showdown of the consensus top two lightweights in...

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Big Fights Coming: P4P Competition Index Update

Boxing is seeing real results again. After a dry series of months related to the COVID pandemic, in recent weeks we’ve seen the crowning of new lineal kings at cruiserweight (Mairis Briedis) and Jr. m...

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Critical Questions at Featherweight

Critical Questions at Featherweight

By Cliff Rold - This Friday (ESPN+, 7:30 PM EST), 25-year old former WBO 122 lb. titlist Emanuel Navarrete (31-1, 27 KO) will try to add a belt in a second weight class when he faces undefeated 23-yea...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - October 7

Pick It: TBRB #2 at 122 Emanuel Navarrete vs. Ruben Villa (Friday, ESPN+, 7:30 PM EST) - 25-year old former Jr. featherweight titlist Emanuel Navarrete (31-1, 27 KO) impressed the boxing world in unse...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - October 3

Pick It: TBRB #7 Ivan Baranchyk vs. #9 Jose Zepeda (Saturday, ESPN+, 7:30 PM EST) - Jr. welterweight has plenty going for it right now and while the world waits for a unification clash between Jose R...

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Boxing's Competitive Health Merits Celebration

Boxing's Competitive Health Merits Celebration

By Cliff Rold - Jeison Rosario was in a bad place as he was counted out last Saturday night. The body shot from Jermell Charlo that left his body in spasms of pain was a picture of how hurting the hur...

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Jermall Charlo-Sergey Derevyanchenko: Stats & Stakes

When he knocked out Julian Williams to end his 2016 campaign, it was easy to wonder if Jermall Charlo was on the verge of a monster run. Fight fans are still wondering. While he’s stayed active, Charl...

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Mairis Briedis-Yuniel Dorticos: Stats & Stakes

The World Boxing Super Series and the cruiserweight division have been a largely successful marriage. The structure, format, and matches have allowed for the division to define itself in the ring over...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - September 26

Let’s call it the centerpiece of boxing Christmas. The Charlo brothers have delivered solid television ratings and now they’re looking to take their act into a new income bracket. The way it’s structu...

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Jeison Rosario-Jermell Charlo: Stats & Stakes

Jeison Rosario-Jermell Charlo: Stats & Stakes

The grand finale of two three fight cards, with an intermission (Showtime PPV, 7 PM EST), will give us the first three-belted man at Jr. middleweight since Winky Wright. That it comes by way of a veri...

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What Next For The World Boxing Super Series?

What Next For The World Boxing Super Series?

By Cliff Rold - It’s hard not to wonder if this is it. Plenty of fans in the US might not even realize it’s happening. On June 15, 2019, IBF cruiserweight titlist Yuniel Dorticos (24-1, 22 KO) and for...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - September 19

Pick It: Erickson Lubin vs. Terrell Gausha (Saturday, Showtime, 9 PM EST). As noted in a column earlier this week, this Jr. middleweight showdown is a critical play-in at a time when the division coul...

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Erickson Lubin vs. Terrell Gausha: The Play-In

Erickson Lubin vs. Terrell Gausha: The Play-In

by Cliff Rold - In an effort to expand the postseason without overly extending in, several sports have added or flirted with play-in games. Baseball has done it for most of the last decade. The NCAA b...

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