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

Pick It: Jamal James vs. Thomas Dulorme (Saturday, Fox, 9 PM EST) - BoxingScene’s Keith Idec laid out just how ridiculous the WBA machinations are on this card as well as could be. The fights should s...

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Jamal James-Thomas Dulorme and the Spinning Wheel at Welter

Jamal James-Thomas Dulorme and the Spinning Wheel at Welter

By Cliff Rold - Good things can happen when one significant umbrella has under its shade a big piece of a single weight class. Right now, the PBC has planted a heavy stake in the welterweight division...

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Angelo Leo-Tramaine Williams: Stats & Stakes

One of the toughest parts of boxing’s return (and this is clearly an issue with all sports) is being able to count on the product the fans will be provided. COVID isn’t interested in any best laid pla...

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Srisaket Sor Rungvisai-Amnat Ruenroeng: Stats & Stakes

It’s a battle of two of Thailand’s finest over the last decade or so. One is, presumably, a little closer to the form that led to accomplishment. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai should be at the very least wel...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - July 31

Angelo Leo vs. Tramaine Williams (Saturday, Showtime, 9 PM EST) - Jr. featherweight has been home to some of the best fights of the last twenty-five years. It’s hosted the consensus choice for Fight o...

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Sor Rungvisai-Ruenroeng: A Surprising,  Welcome Backyard Clash

Sor Rungvisai-Ruenroeng: A Surprising, Welcome Backyard Clash

By Cliff Rold - As Friday rolls into Saturday in the US, fans up late, or early depending how one views it, won’t have to look far to find an intriguing clash in the squared circle. YouTube (Saturday,...

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Review: Sporting Blood Punches With Something For Everyone

Some stories in boxing, no matter how fresh their spin, feel told at this point. They’ve been hit from every angle, rinsed, repeated, and retold again. Of course, a tale can only feel told to those wh...

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Something To Anticipate: The Best of the Showtime Slate

Something To Anticipate: The Best of the Showtime Slate

By Cliff Rold - Boxing in general has been back since June. Big time boxing resumed on Wednesday with the announcement of nine dates for Showtime beginning in August. Fans have been following the head...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - July 21

Pick It: Vergil Ortiz vs. Samuel Vargas (Friday, DAZN, 8 PM EST) - While there have been some spot shows on networks like CBS Sports, ESPN has largely had the game to themselves since June in the US. ...

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Miguel Marriaga: Try, Try, Try, (and Hope To) Try Again

Miguel Marriaga: Try, Try, Try, (and Hope To) Try Again

By Cliff Rold - It’s a real joy to see Rocky again for the first time through someone else’s eyes. Earlier this week, on one of it’s infinite replays on the tube, a few early minutes caught the attent...

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

Thrice a failed title challenger, Marriaga (29-3, 25 KO) was probably headed toward a fourth frustrating attempt earlier this year against Shakur Stevenson. 2020 happened and Marriaga now resets with ...

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Carlos Takam vs. Jerry Forrest: The Value Of Eyeballs

Carlos Takam vs. Jerry Forrest: The Value Of Eyeballs

By Cliff Rold - Thursday night, we get a heavyweight main event born of circumstance. 32-year old Jerry Forrest (26-3, 20 KO) was supposed to face a returning Jarrell Miller. Miller won’t be returning...

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Rethinking P4P: Trying to Measure Who Beat Who...and When

What have you done for me lately? And in a sport where just three fights in a year has become almost a unicorn at the title level, what does lately really mean? In trying to weigh the merits of fighte...

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

Pick It: TBRB #9 Jose Zepeda vs. Kendo Castaneda (Tuesday, ESPN, 8 PM EST). Luck hasn’t always been on the side of Jose Zepeda (31-2, 25 KO). He went on the road for a chance at a vacant lightweight b...

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What’s the Best Case for Boxing the Rest of the Year?

Boxing has been back for a few weeks but the sport still awaits the return of its bigger stars in significant action. Those stars, some tentatively being pencilled in for bouts in the late summer and ...

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

After a slight delay due to Covid-related issues, this intriguing main event is back on. As noted in an intended preview then, the story is probably more intriguing for Pedraza (26-3, 13 KO). The form...

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Miguel Berchelt - A Matter of Time

Miguel Berchelt - A Matter of Time

By Cliff Rold - For fans who knew the name Miguel Berchelt before he broke through to win the WBC belt at 130 lbs., Saturday will feel like a throwback of sorts. A few years ago, BeIn Sports Espanol b...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - June 23

It’s a family affair the first two nights this week as twin Australians take a step closer to title contention just pounds apart. The better match on paper is probably the first on tap. WBA sub-titlis...

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Jose Pedraza: The Brink

So far, boxing’s resumption has had a little bit of everything. Good scraps, prospect walkovers, an upset, and a little questionable officiating. The latter reared its head on Tuesday night when veter...

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

Boxing was back on the air last week but the ratings say many viewers are still waiting for a little bit more than just any old fights. They missed some pretty good stuff last Thursday. There might be...

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