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Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder II: Afterthoughts

ESPN doesn’t have to provide the world an inadvertent drinking game anymore. They did a good job pushing the lineal claim of Tyson Fury between the first two chapters of the Fury-Deontay Wilder rivalr...

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Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder II: Stats & Stakes

One second. The difference was one second. Tyson Fury, inexplicably behind on one card, well ahead on another and narrowly ahead on the last, had a decision win within reach. He’d survived a ninth rou...

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BoxingScene Television Pick of The Week - February 21

Pick It: TBRB #1 Deontay Wilder vs. #2 Tyson Fury (Saturday, ESPN/Fox PPV, 9 PM EST). What really needs to be said about this heavyweight showdown? Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO) attempts his eleventh WBC tit...

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Wilder vs. Fury Rematch: On Boxing Hyperbole

Wilder vs. Fury Rematch: On Boxing Hyperbole

By Cliff Rold - Of course, it depends on the math. The math came to mind listening to a recent advertisement for this weekend’s big heavyweight clash. It called it ‘the fight of the decade.’ If one co...

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

Pick It: TBRB #4 Caleb Plant vs. Vincent Feigenbutz (Saturday, Fox, 8 PM EST) - Super middleweight has the pieces to be hot. It’s already plenty interesting. IBF titlist Caleb Plant (19-0, 11 KO) is a...

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Caleb Plant and a Super Middleweight In Between

Caleb Plant and a Super Middleweight In Between

By Cliff Rold - With seventeen weight divisions in boxing, it stands to reason there will always be pockets of hit or miss in most of them. Even welterweight, if less often than seemingly any other cl...

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Gary Russell Jr.-Tugstsogt Nyambayar: Stats & Stakes

If he wasn’t good, would anyone bother with the jokes? Gary Russell’s limited fight schedule since winning a featherweight belt in 2015 has earned a quip or two. Over the last five calendar years, Rus...

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

It’s been less than a year since WBC featherweight titlist Gary Russell Jr. (30-1, 18 KO) was last in a ring, which considering his annual appearance calendar since winning the title feels like a thin...

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The 2010s in the Rankings: The Top Twenty of the Decade - #5-1

The 2010s in the Rankings: The Top Twenty of the Decade - #5-1

By Cliff Rold - Using the ratings of the published issues of Ring Magazine, and the archived ratings of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) since their debut in October 2012, and under the ...

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The 2010s in the Rankings: The Top Twenty of the Decade - #10-6

Using the ratings of the published issues of Ring Magazine, and the archived ratings of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) since their debut in October 2012, and under the assumption they ...

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Joseph Diaz-Tevin Farmer: Afterthoughts

If at first you don’t succeed… Tevin Farmer’s whole career has played to the coda. After starting 7-4-1, Farmer managed not to lose again for over seven years. He won a major title at 130 lbs. and def...

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

Silly social media boxing isn’t this scribe’s thing but a lesson seems to have been learned from the last round of it. This time, they’ve come up with a pretty stacked card to hopefully build off the ...

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Tevin Farmer-Joseph Diaz: Stats & Stakes

Tevin Farmer-Joseph Diaz: Stats & Stakes

By Cliff Rold - Weeknights used to be all right for boxing. Until they weren’t. Oh, sure, we still have plenty of prospect shows dotted throughout the week. In 2020, there is some piece of content see...

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The 2010s in the Rankings: The Top Twenty of the Decade - #15-11

Using the ratings of the published issues of Ring Magazine, and the archived ratings of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) since their debut in October 2012, and under the assumption they ...

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The 2010s in the Rankings: The Top Twenty of the Decade - #20-16

The 2010s in the Rankings: The Top Twenty of the Decade - #20-16

By Cliff Rold - Who did they beat? When assessing the careers of boxing’s best, it’s often the first question fans, pundits, history buffs, and even other fighters turn to when trying to split the dif...

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For Fighter of The Decade, The BWAA Got it Right

Hardcore fight fans might have several answers to the question of the best fighter of the 1970s. It was the decade where Roberto Duran was at his most destructive and in his most dominant weight class...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - January 17

Fox’s big investment in boxing resumes in 2020 with a trip to one of boxing’s shining lights. Jr. middleweight has delivered multiple gems in the last few years. It may have another on tap if Julian W...

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Junior Middleweight: This Time, a Showdown Fulfilled?

Junior Middleweight: This Time, a Showdown Fulfilled?

By Cliff Rold - Two undefeated titlists, in the same division, under the same umbrella, were headed towards a unification showdown. It looked that way on paper. There was a plan in need of simple exec...

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Claressa Shields and The Roaring 20s

Claressa Shields and The Roaring 20s

By Cliff Rold - The gloved era of boxing didn’t begin in 1892. When the story of the sport is told, it can sometimes feel like it. In July 1892, James Corbett bested the immovable object of his time, ...

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BoxingScene.com's 2019 Knockout of the Year: Yuniel Dorticos KO10 Andrew Tabiti

BoxingScene.com's 2019 Knockout of the Year: Yuniel Dorticos KO10 Andrew Tabiti

By Cliff Rold - For those paying attention, cruiserweight long ago shed its position as a sort of bastard child stuck between the classic light heavyweight and heavyweight classes. No longer just the ...

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