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Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez becames the first Nicaraguan boxer to win titles in four weight divisions last September in Los Angeles. Photo: HBO

Gonzalez conquers Cuadras in FOTY showcase at The Forum

LOS ANGELES, September 10, 2016 – The roar of the crowd could be heard all the way from Inglewood to Mexico City and Managua, Nicaragua as Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-0, 38 KOs) of Nicaragua and Carlos “Principe” Cuadras of Mexico (35-1-1, 27 KOs) entered the ring at The Forum in Los Angeles. The crowd of ...

Gennady Golovkin (left) remained undefeated after a fifth round TKO defeat of Britain's Kell Brook in London. Photo: Lawrence Lustig, Matchroom Boxing

Golovkin punishes Brook, gets 5th round TKO, but fans wanted more

LOS ANGELES, September 10, 2016 – In a performance he and his trainer critiqued as “perhaps a four,” middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin of Kazakhstan (36-0, 33 KOs) defeated welterweight champion Kell Brook of Great Britain (36-1, 25 KOs) by a fifth round TKO when Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle had the fight stopped, a disappointment ...

Gennady Golovkin (left) and Kell Brook display their title belts at an August 1 news conference in London. They fight for Golovkin's middleweight titles on Saturday, September 10. Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Golovkin, Brook, Gonzalez and Cuadras all make seven-day weight limit

SAN DIEGO, September 2, 2016 – It isn’t customary for Ringside Seat to report on pre-fight weigh-ins, but weight divisions are a significant factor in the storyline of both main events taking place in Los Angeles and London at the O2 Arena next Saturday, September 10. IBF Welterweight Champion Kell “The Special One” Brook (36-0, ...

David Peralta says he'll focus 100 percent on boxing after his victory over Robert Guerrero Saturday in Anaheim. Photo: Andy Samuelson, Premier Boxing Champions

Rough ride in Anaheim for Guerrero, Angulo; Gausha wins

ANAHEIM, California, August 28, 2016 – There aren’t many boxers as well-liked and respected as men more than Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo. Their devoted fans at the Honda Center in Anaheim did what they could to encourage both in their bouts Saturday night in what were must-win fights. But it ...

(L to R) Terrell Gausha, Robert Guerrero, and Alfredo Angulo are ready to put on a show Saturday in Anaheim. Photo: John Aguon, Spike/Premier Boxing Champions

Pro boxing returns with Guerrero, Angulo, Gausha Saturday, PBC on Spike

ANAHEIM, California, August 27, 2016 – Pro boxing is back after a break for the Olympic Games. Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo both find themselves at similar points of their careers as they prepare for bouts Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, to be aired on Spike. They face ...

Andre Ward (left) got in solid if uninspiring work against Alexander Brand Saturday. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Trapp Fotos / Roc Nation Sports

Surprise, Andre Ward gets unanimous decision over Brand Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6, 2016 – If Andre Ward wanted a good sparring session and plenty of rounds before his Nov. 19 bout with Sergey Kovalev, he got them against overmatched opponent Alexander Brand of Colombia. It was a shutout unanimous decision, 120 – 108 on all three cards. No question, no controversy. But it ...

2016 Fighter of the Year Carl Frampton celebrates his victory over Leo Santa Cruz. Photo: Amanda Westcott, Showtime Sports

Frampton wins featherweight title with decision over Santa Cruz

SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2016 – There’s no denying it. One of the most exciting moments in boxing is hearing the words “And the new” at the end of a competitive fight to announce a brand new champion. When Irish featherweight Carl “The Jackal” Frampton heard those words, his entire team and many of the ...

Leo Santa Cruz (left) and Carl Frampton make the traditional visit to the Empire State Building to pose for photos prior to their fight in Brooklyn Saturday. Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Hot Brooklyn boxing: Santa Cruz vs Frampton, Showtime 9 pm ET/6 pm PT

SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2016 – Although Irish super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (22-0-0, 14 KOs), will be 3,170 miles from his home in Belfast, he’s likely to be the de facto hometown favorite in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center Saturday when he steps up in weight to take on undefeated featherweight world champion Leo ...

Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (left) and Thomas Williams Jr. both made the light heavyweight limit at Thursday's weigh in. Photo: David Nadkarni

Stevenson vs. Williams, not the superfight fans expected, Spike TV, 9 pm

SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2016 – if you asked boxing fans which fight they most wanted to see a year ago, a showdown between light heavyweights Adonis “Superman” Stevenson of Canada via Haiti and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev of Russia would have been near the top of the list to unify the division championship. Today, this ...

Andre Ward takes in Team USA basketball action in Oakland

SAN DIEGO, July 27, 2016 – Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time professional boxing titleholder Andre Ward was on hand at Oracle Arena in his home town of Oakland for the USA Basketball Showcase featuring Team USA vs. Team China on Tuesday night, July 26. Ward cheered on fellow Roc Nation athlete and new Golden State ...

Viktor Postol (left) couldn't compete with the speed and skill of Terence Crawford Saturday in Las Vegas. Photo: Top Rank Boxing

Crawford dominates Postol in unanimous decision win Saturday

SAN DIEGO, July 23, 2016 – Although Terence “Bud” Crawford was considered the favorite in his title fight against Viktor “Iceman” Postol Saturday night, knowledgeable boxing fans looked forward to a competitive fight with no assured outcome. It turned out it was a trademark Terence Crawford fight from start to finish. Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) ...

Oscar Valdez (right) made it a quick night against Matias Rueda of Argentina Saturday. Photo: Top Rank Boxing

Boxing results: Valdez, Benavidez, Gvozdyk win Saturday in Las Vegas

SAN DIEGO, July 23, 2016 – The undercard fights in Las Vegas Saturday gave fans a variety of boxing styles to watch and enjoy. Two time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez (21-0, 19 KOs) realized the dream of every young boxer, winning his first title with an impressive second round knockout over previously undefeated Matias Rueda ...

Terence Crawford (left) and Viktor Postol pose at Friday's weigh-in before their championship bout in Las Vegas. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank

Why the Crawford vs. Postol boxing showdown is worth your time (and $) Saturday

SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2016 – Boxing fans worldwide criticize the state of the sport repeatedly these days. “The best won’t fight the best anymore.” “Boxing is too much about business instead of sport.” “Promoters are too protective.” If fans feel this way, they should be elated with Saturday’s showdown between two undefeated junior welterweights ...

Southern style boxing: Deontay Wilder pleases hometown fans with TKO win

SAN DIEGO, July 16, 2016 – The 11,974 fans in Birmingham, Alabama got exactly what they came to see at the Legacy Arena Saturday, as hometown favorite Deontay “Bomb Squad” Wilder remained undefeated (37-0, 36 KOs) with an eighth round TKO victory over Chris “Nightmare” Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs) of Riverside, California. Wilder won with ...