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(Almost) all the belts: Joshua defeats Parker to become the unified heavyweight champion. Photo: Matchroom Boxing

Joshua defeats Parker in tactical bout; Wilder call-out creates real fireworks

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 31, 2018 – The atmosphere inside the packed Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales generated more excitement than the main event. There’s nothing like a UK fight walk. Nevertheless, nearly 80,000 fans went home happy as their hero, British heavyweight Anthony Joshua, scored a unanimous decision victory over Joseph Parker of New ...

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker at Friday's weigh-in in Cardiff, Wales. Photo: Lawrence Lustig, Matchroom Boxing

Big men, big risks for Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 30, 2018 – British heavyweight Anthony Joshua has put nearly 250,000 fans in the seats in his last three fights. On Saturday, 78,000 of them will watch the biggest star in boxing put his IBF and WBA titles on the line along with his undefeated record against WBO heavyweight champion Joseph ...

Canelo Alvarez should begin restoring his reputation by calling for his May 5 bout with Gennady Golovkin to be postponed. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Boxing

Canelo Alvarez suspended; rematch with Gennady Golovkin cancelled?

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 26, 2018 – The May 5 rematch between the world’s top middleweights Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin stands in jeopardy. This is why it’s a good idea to make refundable travel plans for a big fight. This bout should be postponed for the good of boxing, and the best interests of ...

Valdez pours it on over Quigg at StubHub; Mikey Garcia takes his fourth title Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 10, 2018 – Oscar Valdez rewarded fans who braved an uncharacteristically rainy night in Carson, California at the open-air StubHub Center. Showing he has the heart of a champion, Valdez won a unanimous decision over former junior featherweight champion Scott Quigg of England to retain his WBO featherweight title. Scores were ...

Boxing Battle of the big men in Brooklyn: Wilder vs. Ortiz Saturday

NEW YORK, NY, March 2, 2018. – Fans who love the big men of boxing finally get their long anticipated and long delayed matchup in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on Saturday. American Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama puts his WBC World Heavyweight belt on the line against Luis “King ...

Srisikat Sor Rungvisai (right) won a hard fought decision victory over Juan Francisco Estrada Saturday in Los Angeles. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography

Forum fireworks: Rungvisai gets decision over Estrada; Arroyo, Nietes, Dalakian win

LOS ANGELES, Calif., February 24, 2018 – At the end of 12 thrilling rounds, it wouldn’t matter who won. Srisikat Sor Rungvisai versus Juan Francisco Estrada was a fight worth seeing again. But there was a winner, and it was Rungvisai (44-4-1, 39 KOs) by majority decision over Estrada (36-3-0, 25 KOs). Scores were 117-111, ...

needed to rebound from his first career loss to Keith Thurman. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime Boxing

Weekend boxing wrapup: Garcia blasts Rios; Groves, Benavidez score decision wins

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 17, 2018 – Boxing delivered plenty of its own winter games for fans around the world Saturday. George Groves scored a strong decision victory over Chris Eubanks Jr. to advance to the finals of the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament in front of an appreciative crowd in Manchester, England. ...

L to R: David Benavidez, Danny Garcia, Brandon Rios and Ronald Gavril at the final pre-fight news conference. Photo: Chris Farina, Mayweather Promotions

Boxing action heats up the winter sports scene this weekend

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 16, 2018 – After its unofficial winter break, the 2018 spring boxing season gets underway with several boxing cards offering several contests as an alternative to the Winter Olympics from South Korea. The most significant bout of the weekend takes place in Manchester, England as part of the super middleweight competition ...

Lucas Matthysse woke up the Forum crowd when he put Tewa Kiram to sleep in the eighth round. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Boxing

Boxing fans flock to the Forum, see Matthysse and Linares win Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 27, 2018 – Southern California boxing fans flocked to The Forum in Inglewood, California, happy to see boxing back to start the 2018 season. Two hard left jabs salvaged the evening when the main and co-main events fell short of delivering the all-action matchups anticipated. Matthysse scores stoppage over Kiram in ...

(L to R) Jorge Linares, Lucas Matthysse, Tewa Kiram, and Mercito Gesta headline Saturday's "HBO Boxing After Dark" from The Forum in Los Angeles. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

HBO Boxing After Dark kicks off 22nd season with Forum doubleheader Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 26, 2018 – HBO Boxing’s “Boxing After Dark” series has delivered some tremendous action including several Fights of the Year over the past two decades: Ward-Gatti 1, two thirds of the Rios-Alvarado trilogy, and 2016 Fight of the Year and perhaps the Fight of the Decade between Francisco Vargas and Orlando ...

Errol Spence Jr. (right) started 2018 with an impressive performance against Lamont Peterson (left) Saturday. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime Boxing

It’s true: Errol Spence Jr. is the star of the welterweight division

SAN DIEGO, Calif. January 20, 2018 – Thank goodness Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. was a little rusty after an eight month break since his last fight. Working behind a vicious body attack, Spence. Jr. (24-0, 20 KOs), put on an impressive display of boxing skills while systematically taking apart former two-time champion Lamont Peterson ...

Welcome back: (L to R) Robert Easter Jr., Errol Spence Jr., Lamont Peterson, and Javier Fortuna are back in action Saturday at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. Photo: Ed Diller, DiBella Entertainment

Spence and Peterson back in action in Brooklyn Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif. January 19, 2018 – Last May, American welterweight Errol Spence Jr. of Dallas, Texas put on a show in enemy territory In front of 27,000 screaming fans in Sheffield’s Bramall Lane football stadium “The Truth” defeated Kell “Special One” Brook Spence by knockout at 1:40 of the 11th round to become the ...

Claressa Shields (right) had little trouble with Tori Nelson but couldn't stop the tough veteran Friday night. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime Boxing

Ladies first: Shields kicks off 2018 boxing with UD over Nelson

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 13, 2018 – Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields of Flint, Michigan pitched boxing’s equivalent of a shutout in a 10-round unanimous decision over Tori Nelson of Ashburn, Virginia. Scores were 100-90 on all three judges’ scorecards. Shields retained her WBC and IBF world super middleweight belts with ease. Nelson (17-1-3, ...

In a true 50-50 fight, the fans are always the winners. Photo: Lawrence Lustig, Matchroom Boxing

Fight of the Year 2017: Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 1, 2018 – From super flyweight to middleweight to light heavyweight, 2017 proved to be a year full of outstanding fights for boxing fans to enjoy. The frontrunner for the 2017 Fight of the Year jumped out on an April night in London and was never surpassed: the dramatic passing of ...

All the belts: Terence Crawford unified the 140-pound division en route to becoming the Ringside Seat 2017 Fighter of the Year. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Fighter of the Year 2017: Terence Crawford

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 1, 2018 – Certain accomplishments in sports sit on such a high shelf, they aren’t often reached. In boxing, it’s becoming a unified, undisputed division’s sole champion. For only the fourth time in the modern era of boxing, Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo of Namibia put their collective four titles in ...

Sadam Ali ends 2017 as a world champion after his surprising defeat of Miguel Cotto. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos

Boxing’s best of 2017: Upset, Rising Star, Comeback, Trainer of the Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 29, 2017 – Despite being “retired,” Floyd Mayweather still managed to be the biggest name in boxing worldwide in 2017. But let’s put his admittedly successful business venture aside and talk about the significant accomplishments in the ring which deserve recognition, if not a spot on the most popular Google search ...

Boxing’s Best of 2017: Ringside Seat Knockout of The Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 28, 2017 – Boxing journalists and fans enjoy many different aspects involved with the sport, but let’s face it: there’s nothing more exciting than a spectacular, fight-ending knockout – as long as the person on the canvas gets up safely to fight another day. There were several leading candidates for Knockout ...