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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 ...

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 ...