Author Archives: Jimmy Tobin



“During Saturday’s middleweight title fight between Gennadiy Golovkin and Sergiy Derevyanchenko a member of DAZN’s commentary team distinguished one of the most celebrated destroyers of recent years by praising his jab. Golovkin’s jab is sublime, but that’s beside the point. The jab is not, and never has been, what Golovkin is known for—and DAZN did not sign Golovkin to coax subscriptions with his stick.”

Read “A Bloody Theater: Gennadiy Golovkin Survives Sergiy Derevyanchenko” on Hannibal Boxing.



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We are closer to the truth now, a sign that what transpired in the ring in Staples Center this past Saturday had purpose and consequence. An exciting fight, untainted by scandal yet close enough to leave room for debate—this is what the welterweight unification between Errol “The Truth” Spence and “Showtime” Shawn Porter gave us. The action that made a unified champion of Spence was as good as we will see this year. For some, Spence is to inherit the sport. If Saturday was any indication, his bid for supremacy will be one to watch.”

Read Closer to the Truth: Errol Spence Wars with Shawn Porter on Hannibal Boxing.

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“Of course, such matchmaking is typical of Fury, who by Sunday will have fought five times since returning from the three-year ring absence that comprised his run as heavyweight champion of the world. Wilder is the only noticeable name on the list. And if choosing that time frame strikes you as disingenuous considering the length of Fury’s layoff and his physical and mental state throughout it, feel free to go back further—back to Klitschko, yes, and Derrick Chisora. They’re there, just like Joey Abell, and Christian Hammer, and little Steve Cunningham.”

Read Lounge Act Theatrics: Tyson Fury Faces Otto Wallin on Hannibal Boxing.