Articles by author: Cliff Rold(2549 results)

Terence Crawford-Jose Benavidez: Stats & Stakes

One week after UFC went about a 4 on the Bowe-Golota fight riot Richter scale, a building tide of trash talk and animosity ended with a highlight worthy hard sell in the boxing world on Friday. A shov...Read More's Television Pick of The Week - October 12

One of a handful of fighters seriously in the debate about the best overall fighter in the world continues his journey in a third weight class. The 31-year old former lightweight and Jr. welterweight...Read More

Cruiserweight: Who Got Next?

Cruiserweight: Who Got Next?

By Cliff Rold - It’s hard to have a division more locked down than Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk (15-0, 11 KO). Following his win over Murat Gassiev in the finals of the World Boxing Super Series, Usyk own...Read More

Naoya Inoue-Juan Carlos Payano: Afterthoughts

A single combination was all it took. Boxing followers can be a cynical lot. There may be some who find reasons to be less than impressed with what Naoya Inoue did on Sunday in Japan. He was supposed ...Read More

BoxingScene Championship Stats & Records: Oct. 2018 Update

It’s been a month and change since the last update and plenty of changes have taken place. This exercise in keeping track of boxing’s confusing title picture, and the statistics that accumulate along ...Read More

Naoya Inoue-Juan Carlos Payano: Stats & Stakes

In 1973, bantamweight champion Enrique Pinder was stripped of the WBC belt for failing to defend against Rodolfo Martinez, opting instead for what ultimately was a loss to Romeo Anaya. The lineage of ...Read More's Television Picks of The Week - October 5

Two weeks after the first iteration of the World Boxing Super Series came to a close, we begin again. All three tournaments look good but the most intriguing is in the bantamweight division. On paper,...Read More

Naoya Inoue - Can He Run The Table?

Naoya Inoue - Can He Run The Table?

By Cliff Rold - For fans of the international boxing, getting up at odd hours to watch a fight is nothing new. This Sunday, it’s something to get a little more excited about. Subscribers to the DAZN a...Read More's Pound For Pound Update - October 1

While there hasn’t been any movement in the top three spots, there has been plenty below them. Saul Alvarez and Oleksandr Usyk picked up career best victories since the last update and move up accordi...Read More

Callum Smith-George Groves: Afterthoughts

In the preview piece for Friday’s World Boxing Super Series final, it was noted that promise is only a possibility until it’s fulfilled in the ring. Callum Smith fulfilled his promise in Jeddah with a...Read More

George Groves vs. Callum Smith: Stats & Stakes

In a battle of the top two seeds in the field, arguably the most experienced fighter in the super middleweight division faces a fighter who made it to the World Boxing Super Series final still a quest...Read More

World Boxing Super Series: Chapter One Closes

World Boxing Super Series: Chapter One Closes

By Cliff Rold - When the first iteration of the World Boxing Super Series was announced, it was easy to wonder if it could really all come together. The cruiserweight field looked stronger on paper an...Read More

Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: Afterthoughts

What fans take into a fight can color how they perceive the realities that unfold. Saturday’s heavyweight clash between titlist Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin was happening under an obvious clo...Read More

Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: Stats & Stakes

Alexander Povetkin has gone from being the hottest young heavyweight in the world to facing him. The 2004 Olympic gold medalist at super heavyweight burst into the upper echelon of the professional ra...Read More

Joshua vs. Povetkin: The Joys of Disappointment

Joshua vs. Povetkin: The Joys of Disappointment

By Cliff Rold - When we don’t arrive at the desired destination as soon as possible, sometimes we miss the road. Most of boxing fandom would probably say the fight they wanted to see the most at heavy...Read More

Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin II: Afterthoughts

In the end, Adelaide Byrd and CJ Ross may have done more damage to middleweight king Saul Alvarez than any opponent. Saturday night was a razor thin fight with swing rounds in healthy supply. Alvarez ...Read More

Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin II: Stats & Stakes

After the long wait for the first fight, and now another (less) long wait after Saul Alvarez failed a PED test on the way to the rematch, is this the end? Have we reached the final page in the Alvarez...Read More

Is There a Second Act For Roman Gonzalez?

Is There a Second Act For Roman Gonzalez?

By Cliff Rold - Nothing lasts forever, but in boxing some fighters can feel so automatic it’s hard to see the crash coming. From the time he first caught the attention of hardcore fans in a dominating...Read More

Shawn Porter-Danny Garcia: Afterthoughts

It wasn’t a classic but every good fight doesn’t have to be. Sometimes good is good enough. That’s what we got Saturday night in Shawn Porter’s win over Danny Garcia. It wasn’t always pretty but it wa...Read More

Danny Garcia-Shawn Porter: Stats & Stakes

The welterweight division never seems to cool down. Look backwards and try to find the last time the well had truly run dry. It’s hard to find a stretch of more than a year or two when someone in the ...Read More