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Haney defends title against Diaz Jr., makes it stick Saturday

LAS  VEGAS, Nevada, December 4, 2021 – WBC World Lightweight Champion Devin Haney of Las Vegas (27-0, 15 KOs) didn’t allow himself to become boxing’s latest upset victim Saturday,  holding off former titleholder Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. of South El Monte, California (31-3-1, 15 KOs) by unanimous decision. The scorecards were 117-111 X 2 (Dave ...

Devin Haney (left) and Joseph Diaz Jr. scuffle at their weigh in for the Saturday, December 4, 2021 Matchroom Boxing card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom. Haney vs Diaz Jr

Haney vs Diaz Jr: Lightweight lightning round, DAZN Saturday

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, December 3, 2021 –  Will the Year of the Upset continue on Saturday night in Las Vegas? After the stunning defeat of unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez Jr. by upstart George Kambosos Jr., the battle for the only belt not in Kambosos Jr.’s hands takes on more importance. Both WBC World Lightweight ...

George Kambosos Jr. celebrates his victory over Teofimo Lopez at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom. Kambosos defeats Lopez

Kambosos upsets Lopez: Wizard of Oz now unified lightweight champion

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 27, 2021 – After all the drama, delays, and declarations of war, boxing fans were rewarded with a thrilling championship fight and those magic words after 12 hard rounds: “And the new.” George “Ferocious” Kambosos of Australia (20-0, 10 KOs) walked into the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden and walked ...

Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos have a few final words after weighing in for the Saturday Matchroom Boxing card at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom Lopez vs Kambosos

Lopez vs Kambosos: Blood boiling over Saturday, DAZN

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 26, 2021 – Boxing fans should be forgiven for thinking the unified lightweight title fight between Teofimo Lopez Jr. of Brooklyn and George Kambosos Jr. of Australia already took place. It should have, but the path to this fight has faced more roadblocks than an action movie chase scene. The original ...

Terence Crawford scored the first of two knockdowns inn the tenth round, eventually winning by TKO. Photo: MIkey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Crawford stops Shawn Porter

Man, handled: Terence Crawford stops Shawn Porter; Porter announces retirement

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, November 20, 2021 –  WBO World Welterweight Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford of Omaha (38-0, 29 KOs) faced down the doubters and the best version of rugged challenger “Showtime” Shawn Porter of Las Vegas (31-4-1, 17 KOs), delivering two knockdowns early in the tenth round. In a stunning end to a competitive fight, ...

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (L) and Shawn Porter (R) show a little fire at their final momentsat the weigh-in on November 19 in Las Vegas. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Crawford vs Porter

Crawford vs Porter: Friendly fire is all business – Saturday, ESPN PPV

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, November 19, 2021 – The seeming ease of Terence “Bud” Crawford’s domination over his opponents has simultaneously put him near the top of boxing’s pound-for-pound lists and given the doubters fuel to argue he’s got a thin resume. WBO World Welterweight Champion Crawford of Omaha (37-0,28 KOs) can shut the doubters down ...

Jaime Munguia was pushed to his best ever performance by Gabriel Rosado. Photo: Kevin Estrada, Golden Boy Boxing Munguia battle

War Zone: Munguia battle tested by Rosado in decision win

Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 13, 2021 – It was one of the best one-sided fights you’ll ever see. After 12 brutally hard rounds, the speed and relentlessness of Jaime Munguia of Tijuana, Mexico (38-0, 30 KOs) were too much for Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia (26-14-1, 15 KOs) to overcome. The pair went the distance in front ...

Jaime Munguia (left) and Gabe Rosado fly their flags at the Friday weigh-in. Photo: Kevin Estrada, Golden Boy Boxing Munguia vs Rosado

Munguia vs Rosado: Boxing thrill ride is Saturday’s top ticket in Anaheim

Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 12, 2021 – This weekend’s best fight matchup and a potential Fight of the Year candidate prove belts and records don’t have a lot to do with a fight’s entertainment value. Middleweight contender Jaime Munguia of Mexico (37-0, 30 KOs) will test his future against veteran “King” Gabe Rosado of Philadelphia (26-13-1, ...

Canelo Alvarez (left) and Caleb Plant exchange words during Friday's final faceoff. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing Canelo vs Plantv

Canelo vs Plant preview: Boxing déjà vu all over again, Showtime PPV

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 5, 2021 – Full apologies if the rest of our preview of the super middleweight unification bout seems familiar. We expect Canelo vs Plant to look a lot like Canelo Saunders, or Smith, or Kovalev. Due credit to the challenger, Nashville area native Caleb Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) for putting his record ...

(L-R) Mikaela Mayer, Bob Arum and Maiva Hamadouche all made the case this week for three minute rounds in women's professional boxing. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Mikaela Mayer defends

Boxing buffet on ESPN+ from Ireland and Las Vegas: Mikaela Mayer defends title

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 4. 2021 – Either figure out a way to get your work done early on Friday or convince the boss you’re doing research so you can take in two boxing cards from both sides of the pond. The marquee fight features WBO super featherweight world champion Mikaela Mayer making her second ...

Tempers flared between Jose Zepeda (L) and Josue Vargas (R) during the weigh-in prior to their fight Saturday at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Halloween boxing

Halloween boxing trick or treating on ESPN+, Showtime, and DAZN

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 29, 2021 –  Boxing fans get the fun-size Halloween trick or treating version of fights a day early Saturday on Halloween weekend. Several solid matchups promise plenty of entertainment, with one major championship fight and several title eliminators. We’ll give you our quick preview in our handy rundown, so you know ...

Shakur Stevenson (left) dominated champion Jamel Herring, winning the WBO World Super Featherweight title. Photo: MIkey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Stevenson stops Herring

Stevenson stops Herring in ten with breakout performance Saturday  

SAN DIEGO Calif., October 23, 2021 – Thank you, Tim Bradley. Shakur Stevenson of New Jersey (17-0, 9 KOs) said ESPN commentator and former world champion Bradley fired him up by calling him “boring.” It gave  Stevenson motivation for an impressive ten-round TKO win over champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring of Cinncinati (23-3, 11 KOs). ...

Jamel Herring (L) and Shakur Stevenson (R) pose during their weigh in prior to their WBO world junior lightweight championship fight in Atlanta Saturday. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Herring vs Stevenson

Herring vs Stevenson in All-American showdown, Atlanta Saturday, ESPN

SAN DIEGO Calif., October 22, 2021 – The WBO World Super Featherweight title is at stake Saturday as champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring of Cinncinati via Coram, New York (23-2, 11 KOs) faces 2016 Olympic silver medalist and ambitious young star Shakur Stevenson of New Jersey (16-0, 8 KOs). The fight takes place Saturday night ...

Navarrete defends

San Diego scorcher: Navarrete defends title, Santillan gets hometown win Friday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 15, 2021 – After a break of 28 years, Top Rank Boxing returned to San Diego on Friday for its first boxing event since Oscar De La Hoya fought here in his fourth fight in 1993. It was (nearly) worth the wait. Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete successfully defended his WBO featherweight title against ...

Emanuel Navarrete (L) and Joet Gonzalez pose during the weigh-in prior to their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Omni San Diego Hotel Thursday. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images

Ali, Norton, De La Hoya, and now Navarrete bring boxing to San Diego Friday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 14, 2021 – After a break of 28 years, boxing promoter Top Rank brings championship boxing back to San Diego on Friday, October 15, at Pechanga Arena. Popular Mexican champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete will defend his WBO featherweight title against another popular young boxer, Joet Gonzalez of Los Angeles. The event will ...

Tyson Fury drops Deontay WIlder for the third and final time in their heavyweight title fight Saturday, October 9 in Las Vegas. Photo: Frank Micelotta/Fox Sports Group FuryWilder3 results

FuryWilder3 Results: Heavy Duty Trilogy Delivers Boxing History in FOTY

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, October 10, 2021 — British heavyweight Tyson Fury of Great Britain ended up in a fight he never expected Saturday, facing American Deontay Wilder for the third time instead of the highly anticipated unification fight against countryman Anthony Joshua. Fury ends up at the pinnacle of boxing’s most vital division after delivering ...

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder didn't get any closer than this at Friday's weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for their upcoming Fox Sports PBC pay-per-view fight in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Frank Micelotta/Fox Sports/PictureGroup Fury Wilder 3 preview

Fury Wilder 3 preview: Which big man will win Saturday?

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, October 8, 2021 – It’s a long time since a heavyweight prizefight drew the world’s attention to Las Vegas. It’s been precisely 593 days. It will be 594 days on Saturday when WBC World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury of Great Britain stands across the ring from former WBC World Heavyweight champion Deontay ...

Oleksander Usyk becomes the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO Heavyweight world champion with a unanimous decision win over Anthony Joshua in London Saturday. Photo: Mark Robinson, Matchroom Boxing.

Oleksandr Usyk new unified heavyweight champion, defeating Joshua

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 25, 2021 – As he has throughout his career. Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine fought on his opponent’s home turf in London. In front of Anthony Joshua’s partisan fans at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Usyk picked him apart to become the new unified WBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight world champion. Scorecards were 117-112, 116-112, and 115-113. ...

Anthony Joshua and Oleksander Usyk weigh In ahead of their World Heavyweight Title clash Saturdayt at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Photo: Ian Walton Matchroom Boxing. Joshua vs Usyk

Joshua vs Usyk hit the heavyweight dance floor, DAZN Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 24, 2021 – After Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk both scored relatively easy victories in their respective fights to close out 2020, Usyk remained the WBO mandatory challenger to unified champion Joshua. At the time, Usyk and his manager Alexander Krassyuk said they would insist on the fight being made. At ...