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Vasyl Lomachenko (left) continued his swift rise of the pound for pound rankings with another impressive win over Jason Sosa Saturday. Photo: Ed Mulholland, HBO Boxing

Capital performance: Lomachenko, Gvozdyk, Usyk put on a show

SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2017 – Boxing writers are fans, too. We enjoy watching someone as proficient as junior lightweight Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko, until we have to write our recap columns about his performances. None of us like repeating ourselves, but we’ve run out of superlatives to describe how supremely talented Lomachenko is. Lomachenko (8-1, ...

Ukrainian triple threat: Lomachenko, Usyk, Gvozdyk on HBO Boxing, Saturday 10 pm

SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2017 – Junior lightweight Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko from Ukraine isn’t just a good boxer. He’s so dominant he makes good fighters look average. In his most recent victory over power puncher Nicholas Walters of Jamaica last November, Walters quit after seven rounds rather than let fans watch the beatdown continue. It ...

Striking a pose, Aleksandr Usyk embraces the Southern California lifestyle with an immigrant's work ethic to back it up. Photo: Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, Communities Digital News

Aleksandr Usyk: Big man, big personality, big boxing dreams

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 6, 2017 – Ukrainian cruiserweight Aleksandr Usyk couldn’t find himself in a more foreign environment full of contrasts to his native country than in Southern California. Duck, meet water. Usyk is thriving under the sun, adopting the casual lifestyle outside the ring and enjoying every minute of it. Meeting with news ...

Orozco back in action with big TKO win over Gibson

SAN DIEGO, April 1, 2017 – “Relentless” Antonio Orozco put himself back into conversation in the junior welterweight division with precisely the performance he needed Saturday in Las Vegas. Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) of San Diego scored a fourth round TKO over KeAndre Gibson (16-1-1, 7 KOs) of Las Vegas via St. Louis to remain ...

No fooling, high stakes in crossroads fight for Orozco and Gibson Saturday

SAN DIEGO, March 31, 2017 – When two undefeated boxers step into the ring, the added anxiety of suffering a first defeat is no small matter. But the far bigger concern for junior welterweights Antonio Orozco (25-0, 16 KOs) of San Diego and KeAndre Gibson (16-0-1, 7 KOs) of Las Vegas via St. Louis is ...

HBO Boxing replay: Golovkin vs. Jacobs, Gonazlez vs. Rungvisai; Saturday, 10 pm ET/PT

SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2017 – There are no lukewarm opinions about last Saturday’s unified middleweight championship or super flyweight championship fights. The two razor-close decisions had the boxing community, boxing media, and boxing fans talking all week. HBO Sports airs the exclusive replay of “World Championship Boxing: Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs and Roman ...

ESPN Thursday Night Fights results: Quigley, Cabellero, Esparza all win

SAN DIEGO, March 23, 2017 – “Thursday Night Fights” on ESPN got off to a solid start with three entertaining bouts for fans tuning in for boxing instead of NCAA basketball. In the main event, Jason Quigley of Donegal, Ireland (13-0, 10 KOs) got a much tougher fight than expected from veteran Glen Tapia of ...

ESPN back in the boxing business Thursday with Quigley vs. Tapia

SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2017 – Boxing fans were disappointed when ESPN’s long-running “Friday Night Fights” series came to an end when new promotional relationships shifted the schedule. Those same fans are cheering the return of regular boxing event on ESPN courtesy of a new deal between the network and Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden ...

Escape from New York: Golovkin gets decision win over Jacobs

NEW YORK, March 19, 2017 – Entering the ring to a roar of applause, Gennady Golovkin took the stage in the biggest bout of his career. For weeks prior to the fight, he had promised a big show, a present for fans. They got a Big Drama Show, but the plot was different than many ...

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand (right) scores s shocking upset over the world's top pound for pound boxer, Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua. Photo: Ed Mulholland, HBO Boxing

Super flyweights heat up MSG; Rungvisai wins shocker over Gonzalez

NEW YORK, March 18, 2017 – Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez of Nicaragua, widely considered the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter when he walked into the ring Saturday night in front of 19,939 fans at Madison Square Garden, walked out with the first defeat of his professional career, losing a majority decision and his WBC title in a ...

Golovkin vs. Jacobs: Battle for all the belts and boxing supremacy Saturday

NEW YORK, March 17, 2017 – With four belts on the line and a rare unification bout headlining the show, excitement is heating up the chilly March air around Madison Square Garden in New York City for HBO Boxing’s pay per view card featuring middleweights Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin and Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs in ...

Unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (left) and WBO champion Daniel Jacobs will fight to go home with all the belts on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. Photo: Ed Mulholland, HBO Boxing

‘Middleweight Madness’ and more is on after fighters weigh-in Friday

NEW YORK, March 17, 2017 – It may be St. Patrick’s Day in New York, but there is nothing lucky about fighters making weight for Saturday’s “Middleweight Madness” card at Madison Square Garden. It is part of a boxer’s job to step on the scale and come in at or under the division weight limit ...

Saturday's HBO PPV undercard offers an impressive lineup including two showdowns in the super flyweight division featuring Roman Gonzalez and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (center), and Carlos Cuadras (fourth fro, left) and David Carmona (third from right). Photo: Ed Mulholland/K2 Promotions

Crossroads at The Garden: Gonzalez, Cuadras on collision course

NEW YORK, March 16, 2017 – Before the top middleweights get in the ring Saturday night at Madison Square Garden for the main event, two significant super flyweight bouts have the potential to steal the show. Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez of Nicaragua, widely considered the world’s top pound-for-pound fighter, puts his WBC title and unbeaten record ...

There was not a shred of doubt when the left hook landed David Lemieux had ended his fight with Curtis Stevens Photo: Golden Boy Boxing

Lemieux scores spectacular Knockout of the Year over Stevens (VIDEO)

SAN DIEGO, March 11, 2017 – Yes, we know it’s only March. But it would be nearly impossible to picture a better Knockout of the Year for 2017 than the left hook to the chin from David Lemieux that ended Saturday’s bout with Curtis Stevens. Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) stopped Stevens (29-6, 21 KOs) at ...

Claressa Shields (right) gave Szilvia Szabados of Hungary all she could handle, scoring a fourth round TKO. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime Boxing

Shields wins new fans to women’s boxing with fourth round TKO win

SAN DIEGO, March 10, 2017 – Mark your calendar, because March 10 is a day boxing fans will want to remember. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields of Flint, Michigan (2-0, 1 KO) scored a fourth round TKO of tougher than nails opponent Szilvia Szabados (15-9, 6 KOs) of Hungary in a thrilling main event ...

The talking is over. David Lemieux (left) and Curtis Stevens will have to back it up in the ring Saturday. Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Boxing

Lemieux vs. Stevens: Bangers Ball in New York, HBO Saturday, 11 pm ET

SAN DIEGO, March 9, 2017 – Middleweights David Lemieux and Curtis Stevens didn’t bother waiting for the opening bell in their fight scheduled on Saturday, March 11 on HBO. They have been swinging away at each other for weeks, verbally at least. After watching the friendly interaction between the two during the post-fight news conference ...

Claressa Shields speaks with news media at a pre-fight news conference in Detroit. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime Sports

Women’s professional boxing fighting for respect in the ring

SAN DIEGO, March 10, 2017 – Might women’s professional boxing finally have more than a moment in the U.S.? Although women’s boxing enjoys popularity along with their male counterparts in Mexico, Germany, and even in Great Britain where women fight in the main event on a regular basis, seeing professional women’s bouts on television is ...

Chris Algieri (left) has become an integral part of Daniel Jacobs' training team for his upcoming bout with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/K2 Promotions

Eating like a champion: Daniel Jacobs gets cooking with Chris Algieri

SAN DIEGO, March 6, 2017 – If Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs hears “And the new” after defeating unified middleweight champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin on March 18, it won’t be a miracle. It will be the result of hard work in the gym and plenty of work in the kitchen, too. Welterweight boxer Chris Algieri ...

Keith Thurman dropped his WBC welterweight title but remains the WBA welterweight champion and top welterweight dog in the division. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing

Thurman defeats Garcia by split decision, unifies welterweight titles

SAN DIEGO, March 4, 2017 – Keith “One Time” Thurman got out to a quick start and coasted to a split decision win over Danny “Swift” Garcia in front of 16, 533 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and a broadcast TV audience on CBS. Scores were 116-112 (John McKaie) and 115-113 (Joe Pasquale) for ...