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Francisco Vargas (left) and Orlando Salido delivered a Fight of the Year performance Saturday. Photo: Will Hart, HBO Boxing

Salido, Vargas deliver breathtaking Fight of the Year candidate Saturday

CARSON, Calif., June 5, 2016 – Fans at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California were on their feet from the opening bell and stayed there for 12 rounds of mindblowing nonstop action as Mexican powerhouse punchers Orlando “Siri” Salido and Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas fought to a majority draw. On an evening that began ...

Gabriel Rosado (left) scored a narrow unanimous decision over Antonio Gutierrez of Mexico Saturday. Photo: Golden Boy Promotions

Young boxers make their mark in undercard fights Saturday

SAN DIEGO, June 4, 2016 – Young boxers made the most of their chance to impress fans at the Stub Hub Center there to see the long awaited Salido vs. Vargas showdown. Fans saw several knockouts, but also saw a few decisions which left many fans disagreeing with the outcomes. The co-main event was a ...

Boxing obituary: Muhammad Ali, Greatest of All Time, dies at 74

 SAN DIEGO, June 3, 2016 – Former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, the most famous boxer who ever lived and who became a beloved figure far beyond the ring, died Friday at the age of 74 following a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. It is a day everyone knew would come eventually, but no one could ...

Gabriel Rosado (left) prepares for Saturday's bout in Los Angeles on the Salido-Vargas undercard at the Stub Hub Center. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Boxer Gabriel Rosado fights back into the middleweight mix

SAN DIEGO, June 3, 2016 – Not all boxers have an easy ride to the top. Some get thrown so far off track they never recover. Middleweight Gabriel Rosado isn’t one of them. The 30-year-old native of Philadelphia, now relocated to Los Angeles, believes he still has a significant role to play in this exciting ...

Francisco Vargas (left) defends his super featherweight title against the tough Orlando Salido Saturday on HBO. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos - Golden Boy Boxing

Salido vs. Vargas offers sizzling summer boxing, HBO Saturday, 10:30 pm ET

SAN DIEGO, June 3, 2016 – When Saturday’s matchup between veteran Mexican warrior Orlando Salido and WBC super featherweight champion Francisco Vargas was announced in March, the boxing world’s unanimous reaction was a loud shout of sheer glee. If there was ever a sure thing in boxing, matching these offense minded opponents missing the world ...

American Andre Ward won an Olympic gold medal in boxing at the 2004 Athens Games.

Pro, amateur boxers shouldn’t mix in the Rio Olympic Games

SAN DIEGO, June 3, 2016 – The International Boxing Association (AIBA), the governing body over amateur boxing, officially ruled this week to allow professional boxers to enter the Olympic Games alongside amateur fighters. Eighty-four of the 88 member nations voted in favor of this proposal. The decision didn’t come as any surprise. The idea has ...

Canelo Alvarez's decision to vacate his WBC title didn't sit well with the Mexican star's fans. Photo: Golden Boy Promotions

Canelo vacates title, says Golovkin fight still in the works

SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2016 – Wednesday afternoon, Golden Boy Promotions issued a written statement to news media announcing that WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez of Mexico would vacate his championship title in order to avoid being forced into a purse bid for a fight against his mandatory challenger, Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin of ...

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is coming for the rest of the division. Photo: Premier Boxing Champions

Boxing briefs: Wilder-Povetkin bout postponed; Mayweather comes back?

SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2016 – Boxing fans learned Sunday the anticipated heavyweight bout between American WBC champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs) of Russia set for Saturday, May 21 in Russia would be postponed due to Povetkin’s failed drug test. WBC president Mauricio Suliaman ...

Canelo Alvarez used his power to stop Amir Khan in the sixth round Saturday. Photo: Will Hart, HBO Boxing

Canelo Alvarez scores Knockout of the Year style win over Amir Khan

SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2016 – The case could be made that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez of Mexico (47-1-1, 33 KOs) was losing after five rounds in his bout with Amir “King” Khan of Great Britain (31-4-0, 19 KOs). But with one huge right hand to the head in the sixth round, it didn’t matter what ...

David Lemieux (left) put himself back into the middleweight hunt with a victory over Frankie Gomez Saturday. Photo: Will Hart, HBO

Stevens, Lemieux score TKOs; Gomez gets decision over Herrera Saturday

SAN DIEGO, May 7, 2016 – Two of three televised undercards ended in TKO wins whlle a surprise boxing match broke out in the third Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Curtis “Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (28-5, 21 KOs) of Brooklyn didn’t think twice in his assault on Patrick Teixeira (26-1, 22 KOs) of ...

Diego De La Hoya (right) had the best performance of his career at the right time Saturday. Photo: Golden Boy Promotions

Canelo Khan undercard results: Mijares, Ellis, Quigley, De La Hoya win

SAN DIEGO, May 7, 2016 – Before sparse crowds making their way into the new T-Mobile Arena, four bouts ended in solid decision victories for four aspiring boxers on the Canelo vs. Khan undercard. David Mijares (1-0) of California won in his professional debut with a unanimous decision over Omar Reyes of Texas (1-3) in ...

Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan pose at the final pre-fight news conference Wednesday. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Preview, prediction: Canelo vs. Khan, HBO PPV Saturday

SAN DIEGO, May 6, 2016 – Saul “Canelo” Alvarez of Mexico (46-1-1, 32 KOs) makes his first defense of the lineal middleweight championship Saturday against an opponent that seemed utterly unlikely before its announcement three months ago: former welterweight champion Amir “King” Khan of Great Britain (31-3-0, 19 KOs). The fight will be televised by ...

Fighters on the Canelo-Khan undercard participate in the final pre-fight news conference Thursday. Photo: Golden Boy Promotions

Action packed undercards slated for Canelo vs. Khan, HBO PPV Saturday

SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2016 – The traditional party line in boxing says fans don’t care all that much about undercard fights; they buy a pay per view based only on the main event. Sales numbers generally support this thinking. Nevertheless, there are smart reasons to offer a solid undercard lineup for a big PPV ...

Canelo Alvarez meets the media following his official arrival at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas for Fight Week. Photo: Tom Hogan, HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Watch live: Final news conference, Canelo vs Khan, 3:30 pm ET/12:30 pm PT

SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2016 – Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Amir “King” Khan participate in the final public news conference leading up to Saturday’s pay per view matchup at the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 7. Watch it live here on Communities Digital News starting at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. ...

Badou Jack (left) won a decision over Lucien Bute, allowing Jack to advance to the tournament final. Photo: Esther Lin, Showtime Sports

Badou Jack, James DeGale prevail in DC Saturday, will meet in unification fight

SAN DIEGO, April 30, 2016 – Badou Jack and James DeGale are bound for a unification fight after Jack kept his WBC Super Middleweight belt by the skin of his teeth in a controversial draw against Lucian Bute, while IBF title holder DeGale managed a decision against rugged Rogelio Medina in the opening bout of ...

Andre Berto evened the scored with Victor Ortiz, ending their bout in the fourth round with an upper cut. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography

Andre Berto closes chapter, scores knockout in Victor Ortiz rematch

CARSON, Calif., April 30, 2016 – Carson, California should consider a new civic motto after Saturday’s night card at the StubHub Center: “Knockout City.” Andre Berto got his long awaited revenge for the first loss of his career, a loss he said he’d carried for five years in his soul, with a clean and powerful ...

Boxing rematch, Ortiz vs. Berto II, PBC on Fox Saturday, 8 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, April 29, 2016 – Five years ago on April 16, 2011, 24-year-old Victor Ortiz went into his first fight at welterweight with the goal of making a statement by successfully challenging then undefeated champion 27-year-old Andre Berto. Not many gave the Californian a chance against the Floridian despite a strong record. Oritz had ...

DC boxing tournament: Jack vs. Bute, DeGale vs. Medina, Showtime 10 pm ET

SAN DIEGO, April 29, 2016 – British boxing is enjoying a major renaissance with 11 current British champions. IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (22-1, 14 KOs) is one of the men making it happen. DeGale will bring his action packed style to the DC Armory Saturday night against Mexican challenger Rogelio Medina (35-6, 29 ...

Gennady Golovkin dropped Dominic Wade to the canvas for good with a second round knockout. Photo: HBO

Golovkin thrills Forum fans with second round knockout over Wade

SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2016 – Entering The Forum in Los Angeles, middleweight champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin made a complete lap of the floor with his trainer Abel Sanchez with all three of his championship belts on full display for the elated fans who came to see him fight challenger Dominic Wade. You had ...