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Articles by author: Cliff Rold(2574 results)

Canelo Alvarez-Rocky Fielding: Stats & Stakes

Put aside the title on the line. As long as Callum Smith is active in the super middleweight division, he’s the WBA titlist worth paying attention to. It’s still the debut of Saul Alvarez in a third w...Read More

Canelo on DAZN: The Investment Begins

Canelo on DAZN: The Investment Begins

By Cliff Rold - This weekend is only the beginning, a toe in the water. No one expects world middleweight champion Saul Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KO) to lose this weekend in a sojourn to super middleweight....Read More

Vasiliy Lomachenko-Jose Pedraza: Stats & Stakes

The best lightweight fight possible right now may never come to pass. Unified titlist Mikey Garcia is heading to welterweight for at least a night and promotional gulfs exist even if he wasn’t. We can...Read More

HBO: A Farewell to Arm(ed Combat)

HBO: A Farewell to Arm(ed Combat)

By Cliff Rold - HBO was never the only home of big time boxing. They did a hell of a job branding it that way. In 1986, Showtime secured the rights to Marvin Hagler-John Mugabi to make themselves a pl...Read More

Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder: Afterthoughts

It ended as it began. Deontay Wilder is still the WBC heavyweight champion. Tyson Fury retains the lineal crown. He is still the man who beat the man. More people, it seems, think Fury won enough roun...Read More

Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder: Stats & Stakes

When 2018 began, the question still lingered: when would Deontay Wilder step up his competition? No one is asking that as the end of the year draws near. In March, he quieted doubters in what remains ...Read More

Adonis Stevenson-Oleksandr Gvozdyk: Stats & Stakes

For several years, Adonis Stevenson’s reign in the light heavyweight division was marked by questions about who he wasn’t fighting and then, later, inactivity. Neither of those has been an issue in 20...Read More

Lineage Matters Most at Heavyweight

Lineage Matters Most at Heavyweight

By Cliff Rold - Anthony Joshua is the biggest draw in the heavyweight division and the man with the most belts. He might be the best fighter in the heavyweight division. He’s not the man who beat the ...Read More

BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - November 28

Styles make fights and given the styles at play it might not be a classic in the ring. It’s still so damn intriguing. Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KO) is history’s heavyweight king, the man who beat the man, ...Read More

Dmitry Bivol-Jean Pascal: Afterthoughts

Dmitry Bivol-Jean Pascal had all the makings of statement fight. In the end, maybe it was. If anyone is looking for a singular force to take over the light heavyweight division, we aren’t there yet. B...Read More

Dmitry Bivol-Jean Pascal: Stats & Stakes

As the youngest major titlist in his division, the ceiling could be high for Russian light heavyweight Dmitry Bivol. He looks the part and fights it as well. Already with some solid wins like Sullivan...Read More

A Page Turn at Light Heavyweight

A Page Turn at Light Heavyweight

By Cliff Rold - This Saturday, in one of the final HBO boxing broadcasts (10 PM EST), 27-year old WBA light heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (14-0, 11 KO) will defend his title against 36-year old for...Read More

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

Dmitry Bivol vs. Jean Pascal (Saturday, HBO, 10 PM EST). After the Turkey settles, boxing isn’t skipping a beat with several shows on tap. While nothing jumps off the page as must-see, the WBA light h...Read More

The Other Half of Junior Welterweight

The Other Half of Junior Welterweight

By Cliff Rold - Jr. welterweight might be headed towards a showdown. After impressive quarterfinal victories in the World Boxing Super Series, there are more than a few with fingers crossed that we mi...Read More

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew: Afterthoughts

Going on the road to defeat three quality opponents in your division in the same calendar year would be commendable in any generation. Let’s get that out of the way first. It’s been done before, and s...Read More

Oleksandr Usyk-Tony Bellew: Stats & Stakes

It’s a sign of a healthy division that Oleksandr Usyk could win the loaded World Boxing Super Series and still find mine fields to navigate. While he hasn’t competed in the class since vacating the WB...Read More

JuanMa-Gamboa: Lessons in Marinating

JuanMa-Gamboa: Lessons in Marinating

By Cliff Rold - A good steak left smothered in the right combination of red wine and spices cane be delicious if cooked at the right time. Left too long, and it’s just rancid meat. This Saturday, on a...Read More

Ryan Burnett-Nonito Donaire: Stats & Stakes

Sometimes a fighter’s best weight isn’t one they can afford to stay in. More often than not, purses get bigger as fighters do. In 1996, Oscar De La Hoya looked like he could rule Jr. welterweight for ...Read More

Nonito Donaire - It's the End or a New Beginning

Nonito Donaire - It's the End or a New Beginning

By Cliff Rold - It’s fitting that, during Halloween week, Nonito Donaire (38-5, 24 KO) will be fighting the demons of time trying to pull his career into the abyss as much as WBA bantamweight titlist ...Read More

Daniel Jacobs-Sergiy Derevyanchenko: Stats & Stakes

Daniel Jacobs-Sergiy Derevyanchenko: Stats & Stakes

by Cliff Rold - This is the beginning of goodbye. While industry speculation was in the air well before, the aftermath of Saul Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin II made it official. HBO Boxing will soon join t...Read More

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