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Articles by author: Cliff Rold(2498 results)

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

The World Cup is in full swing leaving networks like TyC without much room for the sweet science this week. That doesn’t mean there is no boxing on tap. IBF welterweight titlist Errol Spence (23-0, 20...Read More

The Two Welterweight Divisions

The Two Welterweight Divisions

By Cliff Rold - Welterweight is almost always one of boxing’s deepest divisions. Even when it’s not, when the depth gets light and fans are left with a bit of a down time, it usually maintains a highe...Read More

Santa Cruz, Crawford Win in Different Ways: Afterthoughts

In a sport where love for the underdog is never in short supply, boxing delivered wins from the favorites on Saturday night. But boxing delivered and that’s what counted. It delivered in different way...Read More

Jeff Horn-Terence Crawford: Stats & Stakes

Cleaning out a division doesn’t happen too often. It doesn’t get more cleaned out than winning every major title available in a class. Terence Crawford did that in 2017 when he knocked out unified tit...Read More

Leo Santa Cruz-Abner Mares II: Stats & Stakes

Leo Santa Cruz won a vacant WBA featherweight belt from Abner Mares, lost it and regained it against Carl Frampton, and now attempts to ‘unify’ WBA belts against WBA featherweight titlist Abner Mares....Read More

After Santa Cruz-Mares, Where Does the Showtime 126 Pool Go?

After Santa Cruz-Mares, Where Does the Showtime 126 Pool Go?

By Cliff Rold - Summer is sequel season for moviegoers. It’s only fitting we get a notable sequel this weekend in boxing as well. Featherweight Leo Santa Cruz (34-1-1, 19 KO) will attempt the second d...Read More

Results Create Movement: BScene Pound for Pound Update

This hasn’t been a dull year so far. Several men on the last top ten have seen action as well as several on the fringe. It’s caused plenty of room to shake things up. The big question is at the top. V...Read More

The Return of Tyson Fury

The Return of Tyson Fury

By Cliff Rold - He was the breath of fresh air the boxing world never got to exhale. When Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KO) lifted the heavyweight championship of the world from Wladimir Klitschko in November ...Read More

Naoya Inoue-Jamie McDonnell: Afterthoughts

There might not be a better fighter in the world right now. When Japan’s Naoya Inoue performs the way he did against veteran Jamie McDonnell, it’s hard for that thought not to creep in. As people asse...Read More

BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - May 26

A busy weekend for the new ESPN+ app got off to a roaring start with Naoya Inoue’s debut at 118 lbs. against Jamie McDonnell. Saturday, the spotlight focuses on the division he just left behind. Even ...Read More

Jamie McDonnell-Naoya Inoue: Stats & Stakes

Jamie McDonnell-Naoya Inoue: Stats & Stakes

by Cliff Rold - Hardcore boxing fans have been waking up early in the morning to watch Naoya Inoue for a few years now. The former Jr. flyweight and Jr. bantamweight titlist is the sort of dynamic off...Read More

Gary Russell Decisions a Game Joseph Diaz, Retains WBC Title

MGM Grand Harbor, Maryland - In a battle of former United States Olympians, Gary Russell Jr. (29-1, 17 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Joseph Diaz (26-1, 14 KOs) ...Read More

Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz - LIVE Results From Maryland

The evening’s live action began in the light heavyweight division. The action didn’t last long. Reuben Simmons (3-0, 2 KO), 166 ¾, of Fort Polk, Louisiana, was awarded a technical knockout when 26-yea...Read More

Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack - Stats & Stakes

An old-timer cliche, paraphrased from various forms, goes like this: a fighter doesn’t really learn their craft until they lose. In this era of more tightly managed careers, losses aren’t often seen a...Read More

Gary Russell Jr. vs. Joseph Diaz Jr. - Stats & Stakes

US Olympians collide. Gary Russell never actually made it into the Olympic ring in 2008 but he made and traveled with the team. Diaz advanced one round before a tough loss in 2012. Both men came home ...Read More

BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - May 19

An absolutely loaded day for Showtime’s boxing programming includes fights in three different countries. It culminates with a fascinating light heavyweight matchup. Stevenson (29-1, 24 KO) is getting ...Read More

Adonis Stevenson, Unfulfilled

Adonis Stevenson, Unfulfilled

By Cliff Rold - And so we arrive at the annual appearance. Since September 2015, 40-year old lineal light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (29-1, 24 KO) has shown up to defend his claim to histor...Read More

Jorge Linares-Vasyl Lomachenko: Stats & Stakes

Lightweight titlist Jorge Linares hasn’t lost in so long he may have forgotten what it feels like. Saturday night on ESPN (8 PM EST), he faces the man with the best chance to make him remember since t...Read More

BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of the Week - May 11

Pick It: TBRB #2 at 135 Jorge Linares vs. #1 at 130 Vasyl Lomachenko (Saturday, ESPN, 8 PM EST). Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KO), the reigning WBO titlist at Jr. lightweight, is making his lightweight debut a...Read More

Can Sadam Ali Convert a Title Win into a Title Reign?

Can Sadam Ali Convert a Title Win into a Title Reign?

By Cliff Rold - Slowly, the 2008 US Olympic boxing team has turned into quite the productive little class as professionals. Despite only a single medal (bronze, Deontay Wilder) at those games, three t...Read More

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