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Promoter Oscar De La Hoya (center) keeps his young star Ryan Garcia (left) busy against Carlos Morales Saturday. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Boxing Facebook Watrchg

Golden Boy on Facebook Watch: Garcia, Morales fight for likes Saturday

SAN DIEGO Calif., August 31, 2018 – Social media has transformed sports for the athletes and the fans. Boxing is no exception. The fighters and their promoters find plenty of ways to build up fan interest on their social media accounts. In the last year, the social network connection has gone to the next level, ...

Fans eagerly toss items to middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for autographs at Sunday's public fan event at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography Alvarez and Golovkin

Alvarez and Golovkin show Los Angeles boxing fans the love Sunday

LOS ANGELES, Calif., August 26, 2018 –  This one was for the fans, and they turned up to see their boxing heroes at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday with their enthusiasm on full display. Ahead of their rematch showdown on September 15 in Las Vegas, unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin ...

Jose Pedraza (right) fought a smart game plan, winning the WBO lightweight title from Ray Beltran on Saturday. Photo: MIkey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Jose Pedraza gives Puerto Rico a new boxing champion Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 25, 2018 – Jose Pedraza of Puerto Rico (25-1, 12 KOs) flipped the script in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday, ruining WBO champion Ray Beltran’s homecoming by taking his title in a hard-fought  victory behind a sound game plan and an 11th round knockdown. Scores were 117-110 on two cards, and 115-112 ...

Ray Beltran fights for himself Friday in Temecula, California. Photo: MIkey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Ray Beltran lives his American dream through boxing

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 24, 2018 – Fans find boxing such a compelling sport in part because of the personal stories of the men and women who pursue this difficult and demanding way to make a living as a professional athlete. Veteran Ray Beltran of Phoenix, Arizona via Mexico lives one of these narratives, making ...

Bryant Jennings (left) survived a knockdown to come back and win a ninth round TKO over Alexander Dimitrenko. Photo: MIkey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Atlantic City action: Jennings, Hart score stoppage wins Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Augsut 18, 2018 – Boxing is re-establishing its presence in Atlantic City after a four year absence, with a solid card for the second time in two weeks on Saturday. Fans along the Jersey Shore were treated to more knockout wins along the Boardwalk at the Ocean Resort Casino in Top Rank ...

Eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao scored his 60th victory in a dominant performanc Saturday, sealing his place in boxing history. Photo: Courtesy Top Rank Boxing

Manny Pacquiao pummels Lucas Matthysse in seven rounds

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 14, 2018 – Manny Pacquiao can once again call himself a champion. The 39-year-old boxing legend from the Philippines showed flashes of the speed and hunger that made him an eight-division champion, defeating Lucas Matthysse of Argentina in seven rounds. Pacquiao is now the WBA Welterweight Champion. Fighting in front of ...

Regis Prograis scores the second of three knockdowns on the way to a stoppage victory over Juan Jose Velasco in July. Photo: Top Rank Boxing

Regis Prograis, Teofimo Lopez let the good times roll in New Orleans

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 14, 2018 – New Orleans native Regis Prograis lived up to his nickname “Rougarou” in his junior welterweight fight against challenger Juan Jose Velasco. Prograis (22-0, 19 KOs) put Velasco (20-1, 12 KOs) down on the canvas multiple times with beastly body shots before Velasco’s corner finally called a halt to ...

Manny Pacquiao (left) and Lucas Matthysse face off after making weight for their fight in Malaysia as promoter Oscar De La Hoya looks on. Photo: GMA Screen Capture

Twilight time in Malaysia: Manny Pacquiao faces Lucas Matthysse Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 13, 2017 – Few athletes earn the right to be called ‘legendary.’ In boxing, former eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is one of them. Fans have what might be their final opportunity to see Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) in the ring when the 39-year-old faces Lucas “La Machina” Matthysse ...

Boxing hits the Big Easy as native son Regis Prograis faces Juan Jose Velasco Saturday. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Regis Prograis takes aim at junior welterweight supremacy

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 13, 2018 – Since the departure of unified champion Terence “Bud” Crawford to start a new title collection at welterweight, opportunity is calling in the junior welterweight division for rising stars to put their skills to the test, with plenty of prizes up for grabs. No one could be better positioned ...

Claressa Shields (right) passed her toughest test as a professional against Hanna Gabriel Friday. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime Boxing Shields and Hammer

Shields and Hammer set up collision of champions with wins

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 22, 2018 – Claressa “T-Rex” Shields faced her toughest test as a pro and passed, defeating Hanna Gabriels of Costa Rica in a unanimous decision, earning the WBC and WBO women’s middleweight championship titles In a second division for Shields. Scores were 97-92 X 2, and 98-91 on the third card. ...

Women's professional boxing is featured tonight on Showtime. Left to right: Hanna Gabriels, Claressa Shields, Christina Hammer, Tori Nelson. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime Boxing

Ladies’ Night on Showtime Boxing: Shields, Hammer headline doubleheader

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 22, 2018 – Timing can be as important as talent for a sports breakthrough. There were no doubt many talented black American athletes before Jesse Owens or Jackie Robinson stepped onto the track and the baseball field. But the respective timing of the 1936 Berlin Olympics and post-war baseball years put ...

Errol "The Truth" Spence Jr. makes the first boxing title defense in Dallas in 50 years Saturday. Photo: Ryan Hafey, Premier Boxing Champions Errol Spence Jr.

Errol Spence Jr. enjoys a rare hometown appearance Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif. June 16, 2018 – IBF welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. is a true road warrior, winning his title from Britain’s Kell Brook on Brook’s home turn in Sheffield, England last year, and defending it in January in Brooklyn against Lamont Peterson. Spence. Jr. deserves a little home cooking and wanted ...

Manny Robles III (right) closes his fight in the ninth round against Edgar Valerio. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography for CDN

Manny Robles III makes his mark in Indio; Mercito Gesta gets decision

Indio, Calif., June 14, 2018 –  World Cup soccer is demanding most of the time and attention of sports fans around the world, although a bit less in the U.S. without an American team in the competition. But there is still boxing to enjoy for the devoted fans of the Sweet Science. Thursday night in ...

Leo Santa Cruz (left) and Abner Mares gave the fans exactly what they wanted Saturday. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime Boxing

Leo Santa Cruz repeats victory over Abner Mares in thrilling action rematch

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 9, 2018 – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Mexican-American warriors Leo Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs) and Abner Mares (31-2-1, 15 KOs) battled from bell to bell the way Los Angeles fans at the Staples Center knew they would in their rematch Saturday. The punch output was nearly identical ...

Terence Crawford (right) had little trouble with Jeff Horn in his welterweight debut. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Terence Crawford wins first welterweight title by stopping Jeff Horn

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 9, 2018 –Terence “Bud” Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs) started his new collection of titles in his third division, winning the WBO title held by Jeff Horn (17-1-1, 11 KOs) of Australia in front of 8,112 fans in Las Vegas Saturday by ninth round TKO. Crawford looked completely comfortable as a welterweight, ...

Terence Crawford begins a new unification campaign at welterweight tonight against Jeff Horn in Las Vegas. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Crawford vs Horn

Boxing cuts the cord: Crawford vs. Horn on ESPN+ Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 9, 2018 – After accomplishing the rare achievement of becoming the unified, undisputed junior welterweight division champion in 2017, Terence “Bud” Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) enjoyed his belts for a few weeks. Then, he relinquished all of his titles, moving up to the welterweight division. He begins collecting new belts tonight, ...

LA Fight Club kicks off summer season of boxing in SoCal

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 2, 2018 – Golden Boy Boxing’s LA Fight Club may pack more boxing action per square foot than in any venue in the United States. Its successful series featuring the ‘fighters of tomorrow’ kicked off its 2018 season at the Belasco Theater on Friday night with a variety of talent on ...

Adonis Stevenson (left) makes his ninth WBC light heavyweight defense Saturday against Badou Jack. Photo: Showtime Boxing Stevenson vs Jack

Boxing royal matchups: Stevenson vs Jack, Russell Jr. vs Diaz Jr. Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 18, 2018 – The royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle isn’t the only show with crowns on display and in play this Saturday. Boxing champions defend their titles in two solid matchups for fans featuring the light heavyweight division from Toronto and the featherweight division from the greater Washington ...