IBR on The Cruelest Sport

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“Russian war machine Sergey Kovalev returns to action on Saturday night in a fight with all the competitive merits of a tussle between an ant colony and a brat brandishing a Zippo and bottle of hairspray. Yet, if you can believe it, Kovalev’s scrap with the soon-to-be-supine Cedric Agnew, slated for The Ballroom in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, is actually supposed to fan the flames of intrigue surrounding “Krusher.” Seem like an odd move? Well, in a sport where wearing a green alien mask somehow adds to your legend, a squash job is as sensible a promotional strategy as any.”

Read Mack Truck Luck: Sergey Kovalev-Cedric Agnew Preview on The Cruelest Sport.

 

 

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IBR on The Cruelest Sport

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“Junior welterweight Danny Garcia was crowned “Homecoming King” at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, on Saturday night, but not without stumbling up the steps of the stage. Garcia won a hard-fought majority decision over Mauricio Herrera in a fight that was far more difficult than any coronation is supposed to be.”

Read Devil’s Island: Danny Garcia W12 Mauricio Herrera on The Cruelest Sport.

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IBR on The Cruelest Sport

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It was a gesture that revealed the bond between the two men: with a microphone in his face, trainer Virgil Hunter argued that his fighter, Alfredo Angulo, was indeed coming on at the time of the stoppage, and he called on the crowd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, to support him, if not to strengthen his claim, than to console a beaten man, to help Angulo preserve his reputation and the confidence he draws from it. And it was a gesture sorely needed, because junior middleweight Saul Alvarez had just put the finishing touches on a one-sided thrashing of Angulo that culminated in a tenth-round TKO.

Read Rate of Decline: Saul Alvarez TKO10 Alfredo Angulo on The Cruelest Sport.

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