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Oscar Valdez (left) shut down the doubters with a thrilling performance over Miguel Berchelt. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Viva Valdez: Oscar Valdez delivers knockout win over Miguel Berchelt

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 20, 2021 – The first highly anticipated boxing event of 2021 didn’t disappoint, but it did deliver a surprise. Oscar Valdez, a Mexican native now living in Southern California (29-0, 23 KOs) put on a brilliant performance blending high-level craft and high-powered punching to stop a brave but outgunned Miguel “El ...

Adrien Broner got his comeback tour started with a win, but not all fans agreed with the judges. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing

Adrien Broner wins, squeaks by Jovanie Santiago

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 20, 2021  – Former four-division champion Adrien Broner of Cincinnati (34-4-1, 24 KOs) had to contend with a two-year absence from the ring, the coronavirus pandemic, and more distractions outside the ring than most fighters ever face in his return on Saturday against Jovanie Santiago of Puerto Rico (14-1, 10 KOs). ...

Guerra guaranteed: Miguel Berchelt and Oscar Valdez face-off during the weigh-in for the WBC super featherweight title. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Berchelt vs Valdez

The War Room: Berchelt vs Valdez, ESPN Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 19, 2021 – Miguel Berchelt and Oscar Valdez might not be household names like Manny Pacquiao or Canelo Alvarez, but if you like nonstop action in your combat sports, you need to make an appointment with your favorite screen on Saturday night. The first highly anticipated boxing event of 2021 takes ...

Can Adrien Broner dig down and put new life into his boxing career? He takes the first step Saturday on Showtime. Photo: Jose Piniero, Premier Boxing Champions

Love him or hate him, Adrien Broner is back Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 18, 2021  – There is nothing more frustrating to a boxing fan than to watch an athlete with natural talents squander it due to bad choices. The current poster boy for wasting his potential is former four-division champion Adrien Broner of Cincinnati (33-4-1, 24 KOs). Broner returns to the ring after ...

Mauricio Lara of Mexico scores the upset stoppage win over Josh Warrington in London. Pnoto: Dave Thompson, Matchroom Boxing

Upset special in London: Mauricio Lara delivers TKO9 win over Josh Warrington

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – February 13, 2021 – Six weeks into 2021, fight fans got the first shocking upset of the year. Undefeated featherweight Josh Warrington of Leeds, England (30-1, 8 KOs) took a drubbing from 22-year-old Mauricio Lara of Mexico City (22-2, 15 KOs), who stopped Warrington in eight rounds. Lara, fighting for the ...

Richard Commey and Jackson Marinez exchange punches during their fight at the MGM Grand Conference Center on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc

Richard Commey scores comeback; Joseph Diaz Jr. draws Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 13, 2021  – Richard Commey of Ghana (30-3, 27 KOs) delivered a sixth knockout win over Jackson Marinez of the Dominican Republic (19-2, 7 KOs) so splashy, it was easy to forget the fight was originally the co-main event to big punching Joe Smith Jr. Coming off a 19-month layoff after ...

Caleb Plant (right) pitched a shutout against Caleb Truax Saturday, but he'll need more game against Canelo Alvarez. Photo: Ryan Hafey, Premier Boxing Champions Caleb Plant scores

Planting the flag: Caleb Plant scores shutout over Caleb Truax

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 30, 2021  –  Caleb Plant of Nashville (21-0, 12 KOs) put in the work he needed after an 18-month absence from the ring, getting a shutout unanimous decision over Caleb Truax of Minnesota (31-5-2, 19 KOs). All three cards ready 120-109, without even a mercy round for Truax. Plant, age 28, ...