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Articles by Cliff Rold (2738 results)


Andy Ruiz-Anthony Joshua II: Stats & Stakes

Each man will enter the ring assuming an identity new to them. For Andy Ruiz, for the first time he will enter the ring as “the reigning.” Half a year has passed since he shocked the boxing world with...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - December 6

It’s the last ‘biggest’ fight of the year, literally. Three heavyweight belts, and maybe the balance of power in the division, are on the line in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz (33-1, 22 KO) makes his first defen...

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Anthony Joshua - What Happens If It Happens Again?

Anthony Joshua - What Happens If It Happens Again?

By Cliff Rold - If he never won another fight, Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KO) would be able to say he had a career most fighters could only dream of. In 2012, he won Olympic gold at super heavyweight at...

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John Riel Casimero-Zolani Tete: Afterthoughts

Watching footage of both men’s last few fights before Saturday, Zolani Tete looked quicker, more active in letting his hands go, and capable of keeping the fight at a pace and distance he could contro...

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Zolani Tete-John Riel Casimero: Stats & Stakes

Among those options will be unification for the winner of this Saturday affair (ESPN+, 2 PM EST) between a pair of men who have won major titles in two divisions apiece. Casimero has won four in a row...

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Tete-Casimero: An Unpredictable Holiday Gift

Tete-Casimero: An Unpredictable Holiday Gift

By Cliff Rold - First there was a rematch. Soon there will be another. Rightfully, much of the boxing world is focused on the heavyweight division. WBC titlist Deontay Wilder scored another sensationa...

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Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz II: Afterthoughts

As far as power goes, it’s undeniable at this point. Deontay Wilder is part of their fraternity when it comes to hitting the showers early. In his last four fights, it would be hard to fill up one han...

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Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz II: Stats & Stakes

We are one fight from Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury II. We also might be one fight away from Luis Ortiz-Deontay Wilder III. Could we actually be two fights from Luis Ortiz-Andy Ruiz? The table is set for ...

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BoxingScene's Television Pick of The Week - November 22

Arguably the best heavyweight fight of 2018 gets a sequel this Saturday and it’s a night where the pay-per-view card looks fan friendly before the main event. Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KO) is must-se...

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Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz II: Best Laid Plans

Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz II: Best Laid Plans

By Clliff Rold - 2019 started with a fairly clear heavyweight picture. There were three guys. There was everyone else. Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, and Tyson Fury set apart from their peers. Rank t...

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BoxingScene Pound for Pound Update: November 2019

Give it time and the results can pile up and make something as fanciful as pound-for-pound ratings hard to think through. What matters most? Is it recent form, career resume and accomplishments, or th...

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An Interlude, Then Go Heavy

An Interlude, Then Go Heavy

By Cliff Rold - Fans of a certain age in the US are seeing something the newer generation is really getting to experience for the first time. The emergence of Deontay Wilder as more than just a beltho...

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BoxingScene Championship Stats, Records Update: November 2019

Cruiserweight: The true throne of the division empties after Oleksandr Usyk’s move to heavyweight. His alphabet belts had already begun to move around. Light Heavyweight: Boxing has a new light heavyw...

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Naoya Inoue-Nonito Donaire: Afterthoughts

For all its flaws in execution and managing the calendar, the World Boxing Super Series has been one of the genuine highlights of boxing the last couple years in the ring. Callum Smith and Oleksandr U...

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Naoya Inoue-Nonito Donaire: Stats & Stakes

Naoya Inoue-Nonito Donaire: Stats & Stakes

By Cliff Rold - When the second wave of three World Boxing Super Series tournaments was announced in 2018, the eight-man field at bantamweight looked like the best of what admittedly were all quite st...

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Sergey Kovalev-Canelo Alvarez: Stats & Stakes

Sometimes, children set their hearts on a certain birthday or Christmas gift. When all the unwrapping is done, they look around and it’s not there…and it doesn’t really matter. Instead of what they th...

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Sergey Kovalev - One More Time at Bat

Sergey Kovalev - One More Time at Bat

By Cliff Rold - Almost. The word hangs over the career of Russia’s WBO light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KO). The 36-year old almost beat Andre Ward in 2016. He almost cemented an a...

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Josh Taylor-Regis Prograis: Afterthoughts

Josh Taylor-Regis Prograis was as good as it looked on paper. It might have been even better than that. In one of the best fights of the year, and for the second time in a unification fight at 140 lb...

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Regis Prograis-Josh Taylor: Stats & Stakes

For the second week in a row generally, and the second time in 2019 at Jr. welterweight, boxing will see a pair of undefeated fighters with belts risk their records and titles for a chance to be somet...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of the Week - October 25

The World Boxing Super Series finals to date have delivered. Callum Smith broke through at super middleweight in a competitive affair with George Groves. Oleksandr Usyk stamped his place in cruiserwei...

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