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Articles by author: Cliff Rold(2521 results)

Rosales vs. Barnes and The Ongoing Flyweight Reset

Rosales vs. Barnes and The Ongoing Flyweight Reset

By Cliff Rold - It wasn’t long ago that flyweight was the hardcore pick for best division in boxing. A cast of characters led by Roman Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada made a series of memorable fi...Read More

BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - August 15

Showtime International comes through again with a solid card headlined by an interesting clash at featherweight. Carl Frampton (25-1, 14 KO) has the interim WBO belt but what’s really at stake is posi...Read More

BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - August 10

The new world of fight viewing comes to Facebook. Diaz (26-1, 14 KO) gave a hell of an account against Gary Russell earlier this year. While the WBA belt on the line in this featherweight clash is of...Read More

Eleider Alvarez - Don't Forget the Winner

Eleider Alvarez - Don't Forget the Winner

By Cliff Rold - After what probably felt like forever in the unfulfilled role of mandatory contender to Adonis Stevenson, Colombia’s latest boxing hero finally got his title shot. And he won. As is al...Read More

Trying to Arrive at a Light Heavyweight Destination

Trying to Arrive at a Light Heavyweight Destination

By Cliff Rold - The stars of the show are pretty clear. That doesn’t make the winners certain. This week has been as much about outside the ring wheeling and dealing as it has been the in-ring product...Read More

Mikey Garcia-Robert Easter: Stats & Stakes

It might not be the best fight one could ask for at lightweight but, for now, it’s the best we’re going to get and that’s plenty. Mikey Garcia returned from over two years off and picked up where he l...Read More

BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - July 28

This weekend, the WBC lightweight titlist Garcia (38-0, 30 KO) is a prohibitive favorite after some recent struggles by the IBF titlist Easter (21-0, 14 KO). Perceptually, while Easter is a good, soli...Read More

Joseph Parker-Dillian Whyte: Staking a Place in Line

Joseph Parker-Dillian Whyte: Staking a Place in Line

By Cliff Rold - Joseph Parker could probably have taken the soft landing. Just four months ago, the 26-year old New Zealander was the WBO heavyweight titlist, traveling to the UK for a chance to add A...Read More

Oleksandr Usyk-Murat Gassiev: Afterthoughts

If one tuned in to see a two-way battle, it turned out those thrills had already happened in the semi-finals. Instead, last Saturday in Moscow, boxing got a master class. As the first World Boxing Sup...Read More

Oleksandr Usyk-Murat Gassiev: Stats & Stakes

When the World Boxing Super Series was announced, and the cruiserweight field was unveiled, it was almost too good to be true. Four titlists with spotless records sat atop the seedings and all of them...Read More

BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - July 20

Pick It: TBRB #1 Oleksandr Usyk vs. #2 Murat Gassiev (Saturday, KlowdTV, 3 PM EST). The wildly entertaining road to the first World Boxing Super Series final is everything one could have hoped for whe...Read More

The WBSS at Cruiserweight Worked (and That’s No Small Feat)

The WBSS at Cruiserweight Worked (and That’s No Small Feat)

By Cliff Rold - Tournaments in boxing can be a lot of fun. They can also be a hot mess. Those two things are not mutually exclusive. The World Boxing Super Series at Cruiserweight has managed to be th...Read More

Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse: Afterthoughts

It wasn’t the blazing destroyer of a decade ago but Manny Pacquiao found enough of his old self, and the right opponent in Lucas Matthysse, to give fans another good memory. With the right matchmaking...Read More

Manny Pacquiao-Lucas Matthysse: Stats & Stakes

A Saturday night Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view is something fans have grown accustomed to over the last dozen years or so. This one will only cost the monthly subscription rate of the ESPN+ app....Read More

BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - July 14

Pick It: TBRB #5 Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse (Saturday, ESPN+, 9 PM EST) One of the greatest fighters of all time is at the point of his career where one never knows how much more career there...Read More

Manny Pacquiao - A Last Good Memory

Manny Pacquiao - A Last Good Memory

by Cliff Rold - Start with the obvious. Manny Pacquiao isn’t really Manny Pacquiao anymore. That’s not just a reflection of an athlete nearing forty. He’s not the same attraction, the same revenue gen...Read More

BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - July 7

Pick It: Egidijus Kavaliauskas vs. Juan Carlos Abreu (Saturday, ESPN, 9:30 PM EST). The reliable fan base for Jose Ramirez in Fresno, California just learned the meaning of “card subject to change.” R...Read More

James DeGale - Sometimes The Duck is The Right Move

James DeGale - Sometimes The Duck is The Right Move

By Cliff Rold - James DeGale (24-2-1, 14 KO), 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time former IBF super middleweight titlist, might be a three time titlist some day. If he is, it won’t be necessarily b...Read More

BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - June 29

The WBO titlist Ramirez (37-0, 25 KO) is good television and is still showing signs of improvement. He’s got a serious challenger here. Angulo (23-0, 20 KO) is a big punching Colombian but he’s still ...Read More

Joshua-Wilder: We'll Probably Get a Fight, Might Miss a Rivalry

Joshua-Wilder: We'll Probably Get a Fight, Might Miss a Rivalry

By Cliff Rold - No one should be shocked. They shouldn’t even be all that surprised. After the requisite social media bantering, the trash talk, the competing ‘offers’ for a showdown, this fall the bo...Read More

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