IBR on The Cruelest Sport


“The injury was gruesome enough: a sickly swelling encompassing the left side of his face. The insult added, however, was far grosser. Timothy Bradley outfought Diego Chaves over twelve rounds at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday night, and walked away with only a draw.”

Read Mystification: Timothy Bradley D12 Diego Chaves on The Cruelest Sport.

IBR on The Cruelest Sport


“David Lemieux continued on the road to renown last night, destroying chaperone to the stars, Gabriel Rosado, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Dr.Barry Jordan, Chief Medical Officer for the New York State Athletic Commission, having seen enough carnage, stepped onto the apron and halted the fight at 1:45 of the tenth round. Lemieux, a knockout artist short on artistry, proved himself better than a well-pulped journeyman, which is enough to see you lionized nowadays (and perhaps worse, but we will get to that later).”

Read Le Destroyer: David Lemieux TKO 10 Gabriel Rosado on The Cruelest Sport.


“A long and winding road brought Raymundo Beltran to the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska, last night. Over his fifteen-year career, Beltran, born in Mexico but now living in Phoenix, Arizona, made stops in places like Panama City and Glasgow, where he played the role of hardscrabble pro, sparring partner, and most recently, championship hopeful. Unfortunately for Beltran, those title hopes were dashed, as he dropped a wide unanimous decision to streaking lightweight Terence Crawford by scores of 119-109, 119-109, and 120-108.”

Read The Look: Terence Crawford W12 Ray Beltran on The Cruelest Sport.


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