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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 ...

Sergey Kovalev won a unanimous decision over Isaac Chilemba in Russia Monday. Did it show any vulnerabilities prior to his showdown in November against Andre Ward?

Kovalev provides Ward the blueprint in decision over Chilemba Monday

SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2016 – Sergey Kovalev had to fight all 12 rounds in Russia on Monday for only the fourth time in his professional career, winning a unanimous decision on judges’ scorecards over Isaac Chilemba of Malawi. Scores were 116-111, 117-110, and 118-109. The fight will air in its entirety Monday night on ...

Sergey Kovalev (left) and Issac Chilemba both made weight Sunday in Russia. Photo: Courtesy Alexandr Safonov, Championat.com

From Russia with menace, Sergey Kovalev brings boxing home Monday

SAN DIEGO, July 10, 2016 – Boxing fans are counting down the days until top pound for pound boxers in the world face each other in November. But before Russian Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and American Andre Ward put on their light heavyweight version of the Cold War, both must win their interim bouts. Not many ...

IBF world welterweight title holder Kell "Special K" Brook will fight middleweight champion Gennady "Triple G" Golovkin in September in London.

Boxing world reacts to surprise announce of Golovkin vs. Brook fight

SAN DIEGO, July 9, 2016 – Surprise moves in our favorite sports make for lots of excitement. Boxing fans are still processing the shocker announcement Friday by K2 Promotions of the matchup made between middleweight world champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) and Kell “Special K” Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) of Great Britain, ...

Keith Thurman (left) won a narrow decision in an exciting bout with Shawn Porter Saturday in Brooklyn. Photo: Esther Lin, Showtime

Thurman and Porter put on a show worthy of prime time Saturday

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2016 – Casual fans and boxing heads alike enjoyed the return of boxing to prime time on CBS with two action-packed bouts from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn including a Fight of the Year candidate in the main event. Keith Thurman (27-0-1, 22 KOs) remained undefeated and kept his WBA welterweight ...

Anthony Joshua of Great Britain took longer than expected to stop Dominic Breazeale of the U.S, but did it with confidence and skill. Photo: Courtesy Sky Sports

Joshua stops a tough Breazeale; Groves, Eubanks Jr. winners

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2016 – Give California heavyweight Dominic Breazeale credit for exceeding expectations. Despite losing to British heavyweight sensation Anthony Joshua, Breazeale took Joshua deeper into a fight than anyone expected, second only to Dillian Whyte who lasted 26 more seconds than Breazeale. But against a heavyweight with the skill and talent of ...

Keith Thurman (left) and Shawn Porter put their personal friendship aside on Saturday in Brooklyn. Photo: Esther Lin, Showtime

Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter bring boxing back to CBS

SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2016 – It’s been over 40 years since CBS aired boxing on prime time television. The last fight on the network featured the late Muhammad Ali in his first bout against Leon Sprinks on February 15, 1978. Seventy million people watched the fight. CBS brings boxing back Saturday, and while nothing ...

Anthony Joshua (left) and Dominic Breazeale weigh-in Friday in London. Photo: Lawrence Lustig, Matchroom Boxing

British boxing news: Joshua makes U.S. TV debut; injury delays Fury-Klitschko rematch

SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2016 – The two British heavyweight boxers on top of the division hit boxing headlines for different reasons Friday. Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs) weighed in for his upcoming bout against Californian Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KOs) Saturday at the O2 Arena in London. Showtime Sports recently signed Joshua to a ...

Joe Smith Jr. of Long Island is the new WBC light heavyweight champion, overcoming 14 to 1 odds and stopping Andrzej Fonfara Saturday in Chicago. Photo: Premier Boxing Champions

Joe Smith Jr. scores Upset of the Year shocker over Fonfara (VIDEO)

SAN DIEGO, June 18, 2016 – Fight fans have heard it so many times it has become white noise. The words might as well be “blah blah blah” coming out of an underdog’s mouth when he says, “I’m going to shock the world.” But once in a blue moon, we get that shocker. Saturday it ...

Andrzej Fonfara prepares for his bout Saturday against Joe Smith Jr. in Chicago. Photo: Nabeel Ahmad, Premier Boxing Champions

Boxing Chicago style: Fonfara vs. Smith, PBC on NBC Saturday

SAN DIEGO, June 17, 2016 – Polish born light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara should be fighting Canada’s Adonis Stevenson in a long-awaited rematch this weekend, whether in Chicago or somewhere else. Instead, Fonfara will face American Joe Smith Jr. in a 10-round main event at Chicago’s UIC Pavillion on Saturday as part of a PBC broadcast ...

Vasyl Lomachenko (left) made quick work of an outgunned Roman Martinez Saturday. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank

Ukrainian, Puerto Rican fans happy with Lomachenko, Verdejo knockouts Saturday

SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2016 – Both the Puerto Rican fans and Ukrainian fans poured out of The Theater at Madison Square Garden Saturday with something to celebrate after their native sons scored impressive knockout victories. In the main event, Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine (6-1, 4 KOs), won the WBO junior lightweight title in just ...