Staff writer for The Queensberry Rules and creator of British based boxing blog Safe Side of the Ropes.
James Toney? Is that you?
3 months, 1 week ago on Everyone’s A Loser: Carl Froch And George Groves Classic Marred By Refereeing Howler
He took some terrible punishment last night but I can't see him walking away just yet. A voluntary (James DeGale anyone?) followed by Groves and then out I'd say.
I've watched it back a couple of times and would agree - Froch was only a few punches away from another heroic win.
Ha! They're all there, 'tho Cuadras is a pretty anonymous guy (hence that dodgy last line)!
Makabu-Fields is pretty fun.
4 months ago on BANG! BANG! BANG! Rating Boxing’s Hardest Punchers (Volume V)
Is that sanctioning fee legit? My God.....
Great work all. Not sure about the robbery clause mind you.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board: Year One
Boxing used to embrace truth. Fighters would always be found out - their true worth as fighters exposed.
I fear that's been eradicated with the widespread abuse of drugs. Lies and damn lies everywhere.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Boxing's Truth Be Told
Such a classy promotional touch.....
8 months ago on British Beat: Tony Thompson Looks For Quick Encore Against David Price
Cheers. Maybe they know exactly what they're doing? Playing the media like a drum.
Fury & Broner may not be the sharpest tools on the box but they know how to sell.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Shock Of The New: Adrien Broner, Paulie Malignaggi, Tyson Fury And David Haye Take Trashiness To The Bank
Andrew Maynard, Panchito Bojado, Ricky Williams, Hedgemon Lewis, Audley Harrison, Tony Ayala Jr., David Reid, Howard David Jr., Riddick Bowe, Tim Witherspoon and the '80's mob, Jorge Gonzalez, Odlanier Solis
9 months ago on Boxing's Greatest Underachievers
And imagine Nigel Benn as Prime Minister. Cooooooollllllll.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on That Name Has A Ring To It
Carson Jones sounds like the sheriff in that bunch
"Fun fight" and "won't be boring". Bah....
10 months ago on TQBR Roundtable, Ruben Edition: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Robert Guerrero
@SerieATipster he has some skill but he's woefully short technically. He needs a better trainer.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Car Crash TV: Tyson Fury Spills His Guts Before Hooking Steve Cunningham Off Stage
@ALEXMAC only to potatoes.
Fury will be picking his teeth up if he fights like that against anyone half-decent. On the bright side, you could count those dudes on two fingers.
Ha, class Alex. But isn't Hopkins a blipster?
I'd have called George Groves but Kenny Anderson stopped him wearing that hat (and he can't grow a beard yet):
11 months ago on Boxing's Biggest Hipsters -- Manny Pacquiao, Bernard Hopkins And The Rest
Berto = cheat. Mosley = cheat. Gamboa = highly suspicious. Pacquiao, Marquez, Chavez = also suspicious. Bleeurgh.
11 months ago on Round And Round, Featuring What's Next For Alfredo Angulo, David Haye, Mikey Garcia And Others
@ThePJ lot of young talent there tonight. Be interested to hear what you make of "Jazza" Dickens. Enjoy the fights!
11 months, 1 week ago on British Beat: Anthony Crolla Prepares To Battle His Demons Along With Derry Mathews
Good fight. Not sure about Bradley making it tough on himself by not boxing - Providnikov was knackered after those opening two rounds. Had Bradley 6-5 up in rounds going into the last (even on cards due to opening round 10-8) with the Siberian winning the last 10-8. Not a fan of Bradley's style. They were talking about being unable to pigeon hole him pre-fight which is kinda the point -- I dunno what he is.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Timothy Bradley Struggles To Win Against Ruslan Provodnikov, But Should Win His Way Into Boxing Fans' Hearts
That Prince link is quality. Apart from Oscar's hush money......scary...
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Quick Jabs: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Andre Ward; Next For Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. And Others; More
@ALEXMAC Thanks mate. Back in art college I'd fib that was intentional and get an extra mark.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Spoil Sports: Boxers That Made An Art Of Winning Ugly
Self-deprecation aside, you look alright up there mate -- you look like a boxer rather than a writer attempting to box -- fair play for having the nuts to get in there. On the other stuff: I think it's a reflex action sometimes for writers to say they've "done a bit", to sort of legitimise themselves in some way (even though they don't need to and possibly even haven't -- they're there to write).
I "did a bit" on and off as a boy (and was quite handy for my size) but never had any competitive fights. Being a little tearaway, though, I had enough scraps to know what hitting someone and being hit back feels like and I can't say I'd ever draw on that to write something (not that I'm the greatest writer, so maybe I should!).
I've noticed a few writers on Twitter banging on about attending pro gyms and how, somehow, that makes them a more tuned in scribe, which is a load of balls. Playing at boxing doesn't make them more worthy scribblers. Comes over very sanctimonious and a little embarassing. I could kick a football about from now until next year and still not gain as much insight as watching a 3 minute George Best Youtube highlight.
While we're on topic, though, this is pretty fun:
1 year ago on Are Writers Who Box Better Boxing Writers?