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Boxing results: Negrete, Martin, Gamez, Roach impress in Indio

SAN DIEGO, June 30, 2017 – Solid performances from prospects including several stoppages gave boxing fans an entertaining start to the long Independence Day holiday weekend in Indio, California on the card presented by Golden Boy Boxing, although not as many fights made it to ESPN as intended. Due to technical problems, only the main ...

American prospect Ryan Martin a sure bet on ESPN Friday

SAN DIEGO, June 28, 2017 – You may know the term “blue chip” in connection with “blue chip stocks.” A blue chip stock represents an investment in a business of the highest quality with a rock-solid balance sheet, fantastic growth record, stability and durability even in a volatile investment market. The term came originally from ...

Ward stops Kovalev, makes his case for top pound for pound ranking

SAN DIEGO, June 17, 2017 – Andre Ward made his strongest case ever to ascend to the top of boxing’s pound for pound rankings with a dramatic eighth round TKO over Sergey Kovalev of Russia in Las Vegas Saturday. Kovalev began the fight behind his strong left jab. It was his best weapon througout the ...

Superfly: Flyweight tournament of champions set September 9

SAN DIEGO, June 17, 2017 –  The super flyweight division is among boxing’s most exciting divisions, but it is sometimes overlooked by fans in favor of the bigger men. It’s been filled with many of the sport’s legendary stars. , will add another chapter Fans need to sit up and take notice on Saturday, September ...

Fight blueprint no different for Saturday’s Ward Kovalev 2 rematch

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2017 – After a tense road to the rematch ending Friday on the scale with both athletes weighing in right at the 175 pound light heavyweight limits, Sergey Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) and Andre Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) square off with something to prove at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The ...

Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev had plenty to say about each other during their media tour promoting their June 17 rematch this week. Photo: Roc Nation Sports / Kristopher Sandifer

Final news conference: Ward vs. Kovalev 2, TODAY 4 pm ET/1 pm PT

SAN DIEGO, June 15, 2017 – Before everyone gets wound up about the announcement confirming MMA champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight in late August, boxing fans needs to remember this. There is a REAL fight this week that actually means something. Undefeated light heavyeweight champion Andre Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) ...

Bad blood: The gloves are off for Ward vs. Kovalev 2 rematch Saturday

SAN DIEGO, June 14, 2017 – It was a fight boxing sorely needed to salvage 2016. Undefeated light heavyweights Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward delivered plenty of drama in the decision won by Ward, but it didn’t completely answer the question whether either man deserved to sit atop the pound for pound rankings. It took ...

Canelo vs. Golovkin superfight confirmed for Las Vegas in September

SAN DIEGO, June 5, 2017 – The much anticipated middleweight showdown has found its home. Two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) will square off against IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 16, during Mexican Independence Day weekend. The event ...

Stevenson crushes Fonfara, Alvarez defeats Pascal in Montreal

SAN DIEGO, June 3, 2017 – WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson of Montreal made even shorter work of Andrzej Fonfara of Poland Saturday than he did in their first bout three years ago. Stevenson’s lethal left hook blasted Fonfara halfway through the first round in a virtual repeat of their first bout. This time, ...

Ring the bell in Montreal: Stevenson vs. Fonfara 2, Alvarez vs. Pascal Saturday

SAN DIEGO, June 2, 2017 – Three years ago, Adonis Stevenson was expected to make short work of Andrzej Fonfara of Poland in their light heavyweight contest in Montreal. Stevenson blasted Fonfara halfway through the first round with a powerful left hand and it seemed the predictions would come true, showing the form that made ...

Texas style true grit in Britain, Spence defeats Brook by 11th round KO

SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2017 – Kell Brook won his IBF welterweight title on foreign soil, defeating Shawn Porter in California in 2014. Errol Spence, Jr. took Brook’s belt away in the same manner, beating the champion on his own turf Saturday and proving up to his nickname, “The Truth.” In front of 27,000 screaming ...

Kell Brook and Errol Spence with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn visit Bramall Lane Football Ground in Sheffield, England, site of Saturday's championship fight. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing/PBC

UK showdown: Brook vs. Spence Jr., Showtime, Saturday 6 pm ET

SAN DIEGO, May 25, 2017 – As American Errol Spence Jr. worked his way up the professional boxing ranks following the 2012 London Olympics, observers wondered when – and if – he would live up to his nickname, “The Truth.” Spence (22-0, 18 KOs) made significant progress toward this reality in 2016 with an impressive ...

Crawford stops Diaz; Beltran scores big KO; Benavidez gets TKO win

SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2017 – Terence “Bud” Crawford showed he belongs among the top pound for pound fighters in the world today, delivering a thorough beating to Felix Diaz of the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden Saturday. Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) fought the entire bout as a southpaw against the southpaw Olympic gold ...

Davis, Russell Jr. impress; Dirrell and Barthelemy fights a real mess

SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2017 – Gervonta “Tank” Davis of Baltimore lived up to his moniker, rolling right over Liam Walsh of Great Britain in three rounds to remain the IBF super featherweight champion and America’s youngest titleholder at age 22. Davis dictated a deliberate pace, testing the distance with his signature left hook in ...

Finals pressure on ‘Dancing With The Stars’

SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2017 – One NFL star, the show’s first Major League Baseball player and a pop singer launched by a reality show are your Season 24 finalists on “Dancing With The Stars.” Rashad Jennings and Normani Kordei were strong right out of the gate in Week 1. Traditionally Olympic athletes have done ...

Binge on boxing Saturday: Crawford-Diaz, Davis-Smith, Benavidez-Molina

SAN DIEGO, May 19. 2017 – While boxing observers have debated recent shifts in the pound for pound rankings after appearances in 2017 by most of the ten top fighters, one of the best awaits his first fight in 2017. Terence “Bud” Crawford of Omaha, Nebraska steps into the ring Saturday in “the big room” ...