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With seconds left in the final round, Terence Bud Crawford scored a TKO win over Jose Benavidez Jrl courtesy a right upper cut. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Terence Crawford thrills Omaha fans with dramatic 12th round TKO win

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2018 – Terence “Bud” Crawford could have played it safe and cruised to a unanimous decision victory with a cautious final round after working over a an outclasses Jose Benavidez Jr. Saturday. But that isn’t how a champion like Crawford operates. In front of the 13,323 screaming fans at the ...

Jose Benavidez Jr. dodges a punch by Terence Crawford after being pushed at Friday's weigh-in. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Harsh words heat up Omaha for Crawford vs Benavidez Jr. Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 12, 2018 – Memo to boxing: Don’t make Bud Crawford mad. Terence “Bud” Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs) returns to his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska to take on Jose Benavidez Jr. of Phoenix (27-0, 18 KOs) with two undefeated records and Crawford’s WBO welterweight title on the line. The televised card airs ...

Fight night Saturday boxing streaming to you on DAZN USA and ESPN+

San Diego, Calif., October 6, 2018 – If you consulted your regular boxing TV listings or scrolled through your cable TV guide in an average U.S. city, you might not think there is any action for you to watch. Happily, you’d be wrong. Two of the new streaming services offering boxing from around the world ...

Jorge Linares showed he;s hungry for a title at 140 pounds with his knockout win over Abner Cotto Saturday. Photo: Golden Boy Boxing

Jorge Linares makes a statement at super lightweight with third round knockout

Indio, Calif., September 29, 2018 – Jorge Linares of Venezuela (45-4, 28 KOs) delivered a scare to the rest of the 140-pound division with a devastating knockout win over an overwhelmed Abner Cotto of Puerto Rico (23-4, 12 KOs) at the Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, California. Based on Saturday’s performance, the decision to ...

Jorge Linares of Venezuela makes his debut at junior welterweight Saturday against Abner Cotto in Indio, California. Gene Blevins/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Boxing

Jorge Linares moves up, moves on, looks for win Saturday

Indio, Calif., September 28, 2018 – Long considered one of the world’s best lightweights, Jorge Linares of Venezuela (44-4, 27 KOs) delivered a solid performance but took the loss against the world’s best pound for pound boxer on many lists. Vasyl Lomachenko, last May at Madison Square Garden. Linares delivered the first knockdown of Lomachenko’s ...

Alexander Povetkin was winning on the scorecards until Anthony Joshua (left) delivered a knockout punch, the first of Povetkin's career. Photo: Sky Sports Joshua punishes Povetkin

Joshua punishes Povetkin, delivers seventh round TKO

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 22, 2018 – Fifty degree temperatures on a rainy night couldn’t stop 68,000 fans from packing Wembley Stadium in London to see their hero, British heavyweight Anthony Joshua. The unified WBA/WBO/IBF heavyweight champion rewarded the fans by stopping Alexander Povetkin of Russia (34-2-0, 24 KOs) in the seventh round to remain ...

Canelo Alvarez is the new unified middleweight champion in boxing. Photo: Ed Mulholland, HBO Boxing

Canelo Alvarez prevails by narrow decision over Gennady Golovkin

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, September 15, 2018 – Finally, we have a winner – but not an end to the discussion. In a fight that took everyone’s breath away, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fought 12 of the best rounds of boxing put together in 2018, a display of skill and desire with both fighters having ...

Canelo-GGG2 undercard fights deliver three knockouts in eight rounds

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Sept. 15, 2018 – Many of the fans weren’t yet in their seats and the sun was far from setting over the Las Vegas strip when the televised undercard fights on the Canelo vs Golovkin 2 undercard were over.  The serious fans in their seats were treated to more action in a ...

Vergil Ortiz Jr. made quick work of former sparring partner Roberto "Massa" Ortiz in one of the early fights from Las Vegas. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Boxing Undercard results

Early undercard results from Las Vegas: Ortiz, Rocha, Khositashvili, Ceballo win

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, September 15, 2018 – Action got underway long before happy hour at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with four non-televised fights featuring promising prospects entertaining the early arrivals. Although the athletes don’t get quite the same attention, the experience of fighting in the large arena already humming with the energy of ...

Saturday's anticipated fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin nearly began at the weigh-in Friday. Photo: Anthony Saldana

Mind games: Canelo vs Golovkin 2, preview and predictions

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, September 15, 2018 – It took a long time for the rematch between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin to come to a boil. Due to Alvarez’s suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, problems with rescheduling a rematch, and his subsequent refusal to participate in any promotion involving ...

Canelo Alvarez (left) and Gennady Golovkin get up close and personal at their final and only face off Friday in Las Vegas. Photo: Anthony Saldana Canelo vs GGG 2 Weigh-in

Canelo vs GGG 2 weigh-in: seconds on the scale, hours to the fight

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – September 14, 2018 – In front of a lively crowd of 9,000 or so fans eager to support their favorite fighter at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the middleweights of the moment cleared their last hurdle for Saturday’s big prize fight. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez weighed-in at 158.5 pounds, Gennady “GGG” ...

David Lemieux (left) and Gary O'Sullivan got a little too close for comfort during their news conference face off Thursday. Photo: Anthony Saldana Undercard fights

Undercards matter: Saturday’s undercard fights spice up the lineup

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Sept. 14, 2018 – UFC president Dana White has frequently criticized the boring nature of boxing news conferences. At the risk of biting the hand that feeds the boxing media, he isn’t entirely wrong. David Lemieux (39-4. 33 KOs) and Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs) provided a rebuttal Thursday. The two ...

Women's number one pound-for-pound unified welterweight champion Cecelia Braekhus now adds the RING Magazine pound-for-pound belt to her collection. Photo: Ed Mulholland, HBO Boxing

Boxing milestone: Cecilia Braekhus presented RING Magazine belt

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Sept. 13, 2018 – The prestigious publication of record in boxing, RING Magazine, has never presented a Women’s number one Pound-For-Pound title belt in its 96-year history. This changed on Thursday in Las Vegas. RING Magazine editor Douglass Fischer presented the first Women’s Pound for Pound belt to women’s unified welterweight champion ...

Fight Week in Las Vegas kicks off with the arrival of Saul "Canelo"" Alvarez at the MGM Grand Resort & Casino. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Boxing CaneloGGG2

Fight Week schedule in Las Vegas for CaneloGGG2

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Sept. 12, 2018 – If you aren’t able to make it to Las Vegas for the biggest boxing event of the year, not to worry. It’s 2018 and thanks to technology, you don’t have to miss a minute of any Fight Week activities leading up to Saturday’s rematch between unified middleweight champion ...

Shawn Porter (left) scored a unanimous decision over Danny Garcia to become the new WBC welterweight champion Saturday. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing

Shawn Porter gets decision over Garcia, wins WBC welterweight title

Inglewood, Calif., September 8, 2018 – Boxing fans love knockouts, but sometimes a fight is so good you wouldn’t want to see it end short of a full 12 rounds of action. Saturday’s contest between “Showtime” Shawn Porter and Danny “Swift” Garcia in Brooklyn fulfilled every expectation, with both fighters having strong rounds and both showing ...

Donnie Nietes (left) and Aston Palicte fight for the WBO world flyweight title in the Superfly 3 tournament Saturday in Los Angeles. Photo: Tom Hogan, 360 Promotions

Boxing buzz at the Forum: Superfly 3 showcase returns

INGLEWOOD, Calif., September 7, 2018 – HBO’s Boxing After Dark returns on Saturday, September 7 with the third edition of the best showcase in the sport for talented fighters in the smaller weight divisions. The televised fights begin at 9:45 pm ET/PT from The Forum in Inglewood, California. “Superfly 3” features three televised fights, two ...

Danny Garcia (left) and Shawn Porter will be dance partners Saturday for the right to move on to a rematch with Keith Thurman. Photo: Courtesy Showtime Boxing Garcia vs Porter

Road to Keith Thurman stops at Garcia vs Porter Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 6, 2018 – How did we get to Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter’s welterweight fight for the vacant WBC title this Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn? It’s worth a look back. After “Showtime” Shawn Porter’s strong outing against an outclassed Andre Berto in April 2017, he became the WBC ...

Ryan Garcia won on Saturday, but admits he's still got to work on his craft. Photo: Tom Hogan, HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Boxing

Garcia wins decision over Morales, but ‘The Rooster’ wins the crowd Saturday

SAN DIEGO Calif., September 1, 2018 – In front of a sold-out arena at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, along with peak audience of more than 66,000 via Facebook Watch, Ryan Garcia didn’t deliver the knockout he promised, but won a unanimous decision over Carlos Morales of Mexico to remain undefeated. Scores ...