Best Boxing Blog is proudly based in the city of Montreal but covers the sport of boxing on a global and historical basis. We offer an independent boxing website with a literary edge that embraces this brutal, cruel, glorious, heartbreaking sport in all its facets — the good, the bad and the ugly. We feature frequent posts on what’s happening right now, along with special articles that bring to life the matches and drama of boxing’s rich history, plus current news, fight reports, videos, Top 12 lists, profiles and more.
Except where otherwise noted, our essays and articles are all original to this site and all rights are reserved. No part of this website, including its content and source code, can be reproduced in any way without prior consent from Best Boxing Blog. This website is completely independent, is strictly for informational and entertainment purposes, and is in no way affiliated with any other boxing organization. All images and videos are copyright their respective owners unless otherwise noted. If you would like an image or video removed, please let us know and we will do so promptly.
This Week in Boxing History: Every week we describe in detail a different match from boxing’s past and discuss the bout’s historical context and outcome. Each essay is original and exclusive to Best Boxing Blog.
Pugilistic Profiles: Original, in-depth profiles of the true greats of the sport.
Pulling No Punches: Boxing’s Op-Ed Page. We hold nothing back as we discuss some of the more pressing issues and concerns affecting the sport of boxing today.
The Critics’ Corner: Critical reviews of boxing movies, documentaries and books, exclusive to Best Boxing Blog.
The Top Twelve: Everyone loves Top 10 lists, but since a championship fight currently has 12 rounds, we go a bit further. Check out our detailed lists on the best fights, fighters, upsets, rivalries, southpaws, and trainers, the worst cheap shots and the hardest punchers.
In Boxing Veritas: Words of wisdom on The Sweet Science.
Feature Reports: Exclusive articles and essays on the latest boxing news and results.
Michael Carbert, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, has published work in various magazines and newspapers including The Montreal Gazette and CNQ magazine. His feature article in Maisonneuve on the Montreal boxing scene was nominated for a 2008 National Magazine Award. Originally from Ontario, he now resides in Montreal which is fitting since the bout which ignited his zeal for this brutal sport remains “The Brawl in Montreal,” that first, historic clash between Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard.
Eliott McCormick lives in Ottawa, Ontario. His love of boxing coincided with Mike Tyson’s reintegration into society in 1995. A graduate of Carleton University, he is no fan of reality television yet he dreams of someday appearing on “Manny Many Prizes.” He can be reached at email@example.com and followed on twitter at @casualad.
Garrett Nash resides in Victoria, British Columbia. His favourite boxers are Miguel Cotto, Arturo Gatti, and Erik Morales. An avid watcher of boxing during the Mike Tyson era, he later joined a boxing club and competed for five years. His twitter handle is @g_nash24.
Robert Portis has been a student of pugilism since he was ten years old. He has sparred, fought, trained and worked fights in various locales including New York, Las Vegas, Toronto, Los Angeles, Montreal, London and Atlantic City. His last contest was in 1990; ahead on points, he succumbed to a vicious left hook to the temple in round two and promptly retired. He lives in Montreal and writes exclusively for Best Boxing Blog.
Rafael García Quiñones is from Mexico. He studies Economics at Montreal’s Concordia University and his twitter handle is @mccready82. His favourite fighters are Roberto Duran and Salvador Sanchez. His last fistfight took place ten years ago in a train station at four in the morning in Marseille. He won by TKO.
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