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Claressa Shields will try to make boxing history as a three division champion on Saturday at home in Flint, Michigan. Photo: Julian Lajtai / Showtime Claressa Shields reaches

Claressa Shields reaches for boxing history on Saturday

NOTE: The Shields vs. Habazin fight has been cancelled as of Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. See the updated article for more news: Shields fight cancelled after opponent’s trainer attacked before weigh-in San Diego, Calif., October 3, 2019 – After Claressa Shields put on the best performance of her professional boxing career ...

Errol Spence Jr. (left) wins a majority decision in a 2019 Fight of the Year contender over Shawn Porter. Photo: Cindy Saldana, Saldana Photogrpahy

Errol Spence Jr. wins split decision in FOTY contender over Shawn Porter

LOS ANGELES, Calif., September 28, 2019 – Here’s the truth: who wouldn’t love to see a rematch between Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter? Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. of Dallas (26-0. 21 KOs) and “Showtime” Shawn Porter of Cleveland (30-3-1, 17 KOs) went the distance, delivering an epic firefight at the Staples Center in ...

David Benavidez picked up right where he left off, taking back the WBC Super Middleweight title from Anthony Dirrell Saturday. Photo: Cynthia Saldana, Saldana Photography

Undercard results: David Benavidez comes back, Lopez thrills, Akmedov grinds it out

LOS ANGELES, Calif., September 28, 2019 – David Benavidez of Phoenix (22-0, 19 KOs) picked up right where he left off a year ago, taking back the WBC Super Middleweight World Championship title from its current owner, Anthony Dirrell of Flint, Michigan (33-2-1 24 KOs) by ninth round TKO. Dirrell’s corner called for the fight ...

Gennadiy Golovkin discusses his upcoming fight and career at a media roundtable Monday, then offered more personal remarks to Communities Digital News. Photo: Lina Baker, See Your Ringside Photography Gennadiy Golovkin's deal

Gennadiy Golovkin’s deal with the boxing devil

LOS ANGELES, Calif., September 23, 2019 – Gennadiy Golovkin still had the familiar smile on his face, but his words reflected a different story. “Boxing has become such an ugly business, with so many ugly people.” After a media roundtable in Los Angeles in advance of his October 5 fight for the vacant IBF world ...

Odd couple: The height difference is just one factor which makes Canelo Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev an oddly but effectively matched pair of opponents. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos Golden Boy Boxing

Get used to the boxing odd couple: Canelo and Kovalev make Nov. 2 fight official

 LOS ANGELES, Calif., September 19, 2019 – It must be similar to the moment someone first thought of putting chocolate and peanut butter together. Once it happens, it makes perfect sense. When the concept of a championship fight between three-division champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and current WBO and former three-time champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev got ...

Jaime Munguia flew the boxing flag on Mexican Independence Day weekend, scoring a fourth round knockout of Patrick Allotey. Photo: Lina Baker, See You Ringside Photography

Jaime Munguia sends LA fans home happy with knockout win

CARSON, Calif., Sept 14, 2019 – WBO Junior Middleweight champion Jaime Munguia of Tijuana (34-0, 27 KOs) gave his Mexican and Mexican-American fans, and American admirers of Mexican boxing the entertainment they want on Mexican Independence Day weekend, delivering a fourth round knockout win over Patrick Allotey of Ghana (40-4, 30 KOs). Munguia makes a ...

Super welterweight Jaime Munguia carries the flag for boxing fans on Mexican Independence Day this weekend. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Boxing

Jaime Munguia flies the Mexican Independence Day boxing flag , DAZN USA

CARSON, Calif., Sept 13, 2019 – Americans might take in a baseball game on the Fourth of July holiday. On Mexican Independence Day weekend, Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, and fans of Mexican boxing celebrate by attending a boxing event. In the last few years, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has flown El Tricolor as the standard bearer of Mexican ...

In front of a hometown crowd in Russia, Sergey Kovalev delivered a thrilling performance, stopping Anthony Yarde. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Sergey Kovalev and Canelo Alvarez

Sergey Kovalev thrills hometown fans with 11th round TKO win over Anthony Yarde

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 24, 2019 – Three time WBO champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev remains the top light heavyweight in the world, digging deep and relying on his ring experience to deliver an 11th round TKO over challenger Anthony Yarde of Great Britain. It was Yarde’s first loss and stoppage. See the fight highlights here. ...

Sergey Kovalev smiles near the end of a lengthy face off against Anthony Yarde in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Photo: Queenberry Promotions Kovalev and Yarde

Boxing preview: Will the real Sergey Kovalev stand up?

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 23, 2019 – WBO light heavyweight world champion and former unified division champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (33-2-1, 28 KOs) achieves a long time goal on Saturday with a fight at Traktor Arena in his hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia, his first fight there as a professional. If the “Krusher” version of Kovalev ...

Navarrete and Magdaleno take it to the Banc Saturday

LOS ANGELES, California, August 16, 2019 –The Banc of California Stadium joined the slate of Southern California boxing venues as a welcome new addition with its debut card on Saturday. In the main event, WBO Junior Featherweight champion Emanuel “Vaquero” Navarrete of Mexico (28-1, 24 KOs) delivered a win speaking loud and clear over undefeated countryman ...

Emanuel Navarrete looks over the Banc of California Stadium. hosting its first fight card on Saturday in Los Angeles. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Boxing debuts at Banc of California Stadium Saturday: Navarrete vs DeVaca

SAN DIEGO, California, August 15, 2019 – While the combat sports world is focused on a big UFC event this Saturday, don’t let a solid Southern California boxing card fly under your radar. Top Rank tests a new venue for boxing, the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, hosting a card headed by WBO ...

Vergil Ortiz Jr. wins, passes the test in Texas with KO of Antonio Orozco

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 10, 2019 – Vergil Ortiz Jr. delivered a thrilling performance for his hometown fans in Grand Prairie, Texas. Facing the toughest opponent of his flourishing career, Ortiz Jr. overcame a good start by veteran Antonio Orozco of San Diego to take Orozco out by sixth round knockout. It was the first ...

All fighters made weight on the Ortiz vs Orozco card scheduled Saturday in Grand Prairie, Texas. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Boxing

Preview: Ortiz vs Orozco face Texas-sized test Saturday, DAZN

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 9, 2019 – Readers have been advised many times to keep an eye on prospect Vergil Ortiz Jr. of Grand Prairie, Texas. Ortiz Jr. has been quietly mowing down opponents on the undercard of major Golden Boy Promotions cards. But too many people have missed out getting another beer from the ...

Adam Konacki and Chris Arreola set a punch output record for heavyweights in their entertaining slugfest Friday in Brooklyn. Photo: Nabeel Ahmad, Premier Boxing Champions Kownacki and Arreola set record

Breaking the mold in Brooklyn: Kownacki and Arreola set record; Pascal upsets Browne

SAN DIEGO, Calif. August 3, 2019 – As Adam Kownacki and Chris Arreola promised, Brooklyn boxing fans got their money’s worth no matter where they were sitting in the Barclays Center Saturday. Veterans and young guns delivered maximum entertainment with a slugfest, an upset special, and a career refresh at the Barclays Center Saturday. 2019 ...

Jose Ramirez capitalized on his speed and power to stop Maurice Hooker in round six, becoming the WBC and WBO super lightweight champion. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA

Mighty big win for Jose Ramirez over Maurice Hooker Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 27, 2019 – It doesn’t happen often enough in the modern era of boxing. Two reigning world super lightweight champions risked their records to unify titles Saturday, and the outcome didn’t disappoint. Jose Ramirez of Avenal, California (25-0, 17 KOs) scored a spectacular sixth round knockout of “Mighty Mo” Maurice Hooker ...

WBO super lightweight champion Maurice Hooker and WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez pose after weighing in for their main event at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA Hooker vs Ramirez

Young Americans: Hooker vs Ramirez seek title unification Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 26, 2019 – In any normal week, the boxing world would be eagerly anticipating events in Dallas, Texas, and Baltimore, Maryland featuring American talent defending their titles. But it’s not a normal week following the death of Maxim Dadashev last Friday, followed by Hugo Santillan on Thursday after suffering injuries in ...