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Groves Gets Fourth-Round TKO Victory Over Cox

George Groves (27-3, 20 KOs) retained his WBA world super-middleweight title upon earning a fourth-round TKO victory over Jamie Cox this past Saturday, October 14th, at the SSE Arena in London. Groves connected with a tremendous body shot that sent Cox to the canvas. Ultimately, Cox was too hurt and unable to recover. The referee stepped in and waved off the...

An All-Too-Early Look At Now-Ordered Alvarez/Golovkin Rematch

The World Boxing Council has ordered a rematch to take place between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.  The bout is expected to take place over Cinco De Mayo weekend in 2018. This is not surprising, especially when fight fans take into consideration the result of their fight last month—a dubious draw that added to the belief that Canelo has...

Eubank Stops Yildirim In Three

Eubank Stops Yildirim In ThreeIn the second fight of the World Boxing Super Series' super middleweight edition, Britain's Chris Eubank, Jr. defended his IBO super-middleweight belt, and delivered an impressive third-round knockout victory over Turkey's Avni Yildirim in Stuttgart, Germany. Upon landing a crushing left hook that sent Yildirim to the canvas, the referee waved off the fight after 1:58 of the third round, as...

Eubank To Face Yildirim This Saturday In Quarter-Final Bout Of World Boxing Super Series

The World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament continues this weekend when British IBO Champion Chris Eubank, Jr. (25-1-0,19 KOs) takes on Turkish Avni Yildirim (16-0, 10 KOs) this Saturday in Germany. Eubank Jr., the son of former WBO middleweight and super middleweight champion Chris Eubank, Sr., is hoping this tournament helps establish him as one of the top super middleweights in the world....

Intelligent Mailbag – Week 8

Fight fans tackle the drama around Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz, and pay tribute to “The Raging Bull,” Jake LaMotta, in this week’s mailbag! Q: Deontay Wilder fears Luis Ortiz. He’s running from every top fighter out there, and has been for his whole career. Everyone needs to stop making excuses for this guy. He has power, but that is it! –...

The Bronx Bull

On September 19th, 2017, Father Time and pneumonia did to former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta, aka the “Bronx Bull,” what no opponent had been able to do in the ring—put him down for the full count. LaMotta was 95. Jake (Giacobbe) LaMotta, whose final ring record stood at 83-19-4, 30 KOs, epitomized the kind of characters boxing produced so often in...

Brieidis Defeats Perez, Advances To World Boxing Super Series Semifinals To Face Usyk

Mairis Briedis successfully defended his WBC cruiserweight title, defeating Mike Perez via unanimous decision on Saturday from the Rigas Arena in Briedis' hometown of Riga, Latvia. The judges scored the fight 116-110, 115-111 and 114-112. There was entirely too much holding, with Brieidis controlling the pace of the fight and landing the more significant punches. With the 4-inch reach advantage, Briedis kept...

Boxing Needs To Open Its Eyes, And Scoring, To Change in Championship Fights

It’s been a few weeks since Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fought to an inspiring but controversial draw in the great boxing state of Nevada (surprised, right?). The fight itself was compelling and by all accounts, close in competitive nature. And as fans are starting to learn, close is at least even--if not better, when one of the fighters occupying a corner is named...

Briedis To Face Perez In Quarterfinals Of World Boxing Super Series

The World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament continues this weekend when WBC cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis (22-0, 18 KOs) faces Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs) in the quarterfinals at the Arena Riga in Briedis' hometown of Riga, Latvia. The 32 year-old Briedis (22-0, 18 KOs) will be making his first defense of the WBC cruiserweight belt after earning a unanimous decision win...

Departing The Floyd Mayweather/Wladimir Klitschko Era

From 2006-2015, Floyd Mayweather and Wladimir Klitschko respectively dominated the welterweight and heavyweight divisions. Before his 2015 defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury, Klitschko came closer than any heavyweight in boxing history to Joe Louis’ record of 21 consecutive title defenses. During this time period, Mayweather beat the world’s top welterweights while taking intermittent layoffs. It would have been feasible for him...

Intelligent Mailbag – Week 6

Fight fans chime in on the new pound-for-pound speculation, Andre Ward’s shocking retirement, the return of Conor McGregor, and more this week at Intelligent Boxing! Q: Has Triple G lost his mystique with his performance against Canelo? – Vic A:  Not in my opinion, Vic.  It’s hard to lose anything when you have two fighters giving the public what they’ve wanted for...

DORTICOS GETS 2ND-ROUND TKO WIN OVER KUDRYASHOV IN US DEBUT OF WORLD BOXING SUPER SERIES

In the United States debut of the World Boxing Super Series, Cuba's Yunier Dorticos earned a highlight-reel second-round knockout of Dmitry "The Russian Hammer" Kudryashov in the quarterfinals at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Although both opponents seemed cautious in the first round, Dorticos and Kudryashov stepped up the pace in the second round as they traded combinations. In the end,...

Dorticos And Kudryashov Square Off On September 23rd In Quarter-Finals Of World Boxing Super Series

The World Boxing Super Series will make its way to the United States for the first time this week when WBA champion Yunier Dorticos (21-0) and Russian brawler Dmitry Kudryashov (21-1) square off in the quarter-finals on Saturday, September 23rd from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This is an intriguing match-up, as both men hold extensive amateur records but stem from...

Adrien Broner’s Actions Are Inexcusable, But Should We Be Asking Different Questions?

Since turning professional in 2008, Adrien Broner has marketed himself as “The Problem” for the world of boxing. The flashy, brash, and downright crude champion took the boxing world by storm, with some insiders early on comparing his skill set to Floyd Mayweather Jr., a fighter Broner has looked up to as a “big brother.” Broner took the sport by storm by...