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Oleksandr Usyk (left) and Derek Chisora get into the Halloweenn spirit at their weigh In Friday. Photo: Mark Robinson, Matchroom Boxing Usyk vs Chisora

Heavy hitting Halloween: Usyk vs Chisora puts the fright in Fight Night

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 30, 2020 – Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine (17-0, 13 KOs) cracked open the door to the heavyweight division last October with a stoppage win over American Chazz Witherspoon. He can throw the door open to plenty of possible matchups with a definitive Halloween night victory over Derek Chisora of London (32-9, ...

Jaime Munguia takes on Tureano Johnson in the high desert to start a busy Halloween weekend of boxing. Photo: Golden Boy Boxing Munguia vs Johnson

Monster boxing weekend kicks off with Munguia vs Johnson Friday

San Diego, Calif., October 29, 2020 – Former WBO Junior Middleweight champion Jaime Munguia settles into the middleweight division hunt for the next great 160 pound champion on Friday at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Munguia of Tijuana, Mexico (35-0, 28 KOs) will take on stablemate Tureano Johnson of the Bahamas (21-2-1, ...

Juan Francisco Estrada and Carlos Cuadras battled for 11 brutal rounds before Estrada finally scored a TKO win. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Estrada and Cuadras.

Collision course: Estrada and Cuadras go to war; rematch with Roman ahead

SAN DIEGO, Calif. October 23, 2020 – The reigning WBC World Super Flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico and WBA World Super Flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua could be headed for a rematch after delivering victories on Friday in Mexico City. “El Gallo” first had to win his rematch against countryman Carlos “Principe” ...

Juan Francisco Estrada makes his intentions clear after weighing in for Friday's 2020 Matchroom fight card in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Estrada vs Cuadras

Superfly 4: Estrada vs Cuadras and Roman Gonzalez return in Mexico City Friday

SAN DIEGO, Calif. October 22, 2020 – The original “Superfly” tournament in 2017 put together three bouts with top ten ranked super flyweights, generating fresh interest among boxing fans from the moment it was announced. The event delivered even more action than expected, with WBC World Super Flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico defeating ...

Teofimo Lopez Jr. stayed patient, stayed the course, and become the youngest unified champion in boxing Saturday. Photo: Mikey WIlliams, Top Rank Boxing Teofimo Lopez Jr. defeats

Lessons learned: Teofimo Lopez Jr. defeats Vasiliy Lomachenko

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 17, 2020 – Boxing purists got everything they hoped to see in Saturday’s lightweight championship fight between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez Jr., but nothing they expected. Lopez Jr. (16-0, 12 KOs) won without delivering the power-punching beatdown of his previous fights. Instead, the 23-year-old from Brooklyn took a page from ...

Edgar Berlanga continued to plow through opponents and defy his doubters with his swift knockouts. Photo: MIkey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Las Vegas undercard

Las Vegas undercard results: Barboza Jr., Berlanga bang out wins

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 17, 2020 – Las Vegas undercard fighters got their opportunity to shine under the spotlight of attention on the Lomachenko vs Lopez main event Saturday. Arnold Barboza Jr. takes out a tough Alex Saucedo Arnold Barboza Jr. of South El Monte CA (25-0, 10 KOs) remained undefeated after surviving ten rough ...

Aaron Aponte will remove the headgear and make his professional boxing debut on Friday in Florida. Photo: Leo Caldirola Photography

Aaron Aponte makes his pro boxing debut Friday – finally

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 14, 2020 – Cancellation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games until 2021 dashed plenty of dreams. Faced with the decision to train for another year with no guarantees, it turned out to be the catalyst many amateur boxers needed to turn professional. Three-time national champion Aaron “Alien King” Aponte of Hialeah ...

A whirlwind five rounds finally ended with the eighth knockdown of the fight between Jose Zepeda and Ivan Baranchyk, with it becoming a knockout win for the Californian. Photo: MIkey Williams Top Rank Boxing Zepeda knocks out Baranchyk

Eight is enough: Zepeda knocks out Baranchyk in Fight of the Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 3, 2020 – Jose Zepeda of La Puente, California (33-2-2 25 KOS) and Ivan Baranchyk of Belarus (21-2, 13 KOs) delivered a brutally brilliant battle Saturday in Las Vegas, a sure 2020 Fight of the Year with eight knockdowns in five frenetic rounds. Zepeda made the last one stick at 2:50 ...

Jermall Charlo delivered a master class in ring geography with a decision win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko. Photo: Amanda Westcott, Showtime Boxing Charlo defeats Derevyanchenko

Jermall Charlo defeats Sergiy Derevyanchenko, delivering geography master class

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 26, 2020 – WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo of Houston (31-0, 22 KOs) delivered a master class in geography with a solid defeat by unanimous decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko of Ukraine (13-3, 10 KOs). Scores were 118-110 (Sutherland), 117-111 (Weisfeld), and 116-112 (Cheatham). Our card matched Weisfeld, giving Charlo nine ...

Seeing double: It's a socially distanced dual faceoff between Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Jermall Charlo (left), and Jermell Charlo and Jeison Rosario Friday. Photo: Amanda Westcott, Showtime Boxing Charlo vs Derevyanchenko

Twin Showtime Boxing showdowns: Charlo vs Derevyanchenko and Charlo vs Rosario

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 25, 2020 – Boxing fans can settle in for action all day with the first significant cards of the COVID-19 era on Saturday – but only if they’ve got the money to follow them all. Leading the list is a unique double feature with two separate cards headlines by brothers Jermall ...

Jose Pedraza delivered a solid performance, dominating Javier Molina. Photo: MIkey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Jose Pedraza dominates Javier Molina; Lubin beats Gausha

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 19, 2020 – Former two-division champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza of Puerto Rico got the win he needed, defeating his former 2008 Beijing Olympic Games teammate, Javier Molina in Las Vegas by unanimous decision. Scorecards were 99-91and 98-92. Pedraza (28-3, 13 KOs) and Molina (22-3, 9 KOs) both faced a must-win situation ...

Erickson Lubin (left) and Terrell Gausha have a showdown on Showtime Saturday in the super welterweight division. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing Lubin vs Gausha Pedraza vs Molina

Crossroads contests: Pedraza vs Molina; Lubin vs Gausha

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 18, 2020 – During a time of social distancing, boxing cards on opposite sides of the U.S. bring together opponents who know each other well and won’t be afraid to get close and cross paths in crossroads fights. Former two-division champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza of Puerto Rico returns after his late ...

Egidijus Kavaliauskas thinks he's earned a rematch with Terennce Crawford after his knockout win Saturday of Michael Zewski. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Kavaliauskas and Gonzalez

El Grito: Kavaliauskas and Gonzalez back in the title hunt with wins Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 13, 2020 – It’s a Mexican Independence Day seven fighters will remember for their wins on Saturday in Las Vegas, even if it wasn’t a typical fight weekend due to the pandemic. Mexican-American Joet Gonzalez flew the Tricolor flag, while Southern California transplant delivered a Mexican style knockout to cap the ...

Tyson Fury brought the fiesta on Mexican Independence Day 2019. There is a single card in the U.S. this Saturday. Several young Mexican fighters will have to carry the banner. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Machine vs Zewski

Viva Mexico: Machine vs Zewski fly the Tri banner Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 11, 2020 – Many Americans believe Cinco De Mayo is the Mexican equivalent of Independence Day in the U.S., but the actual Mexican Independence Day is September 16. It is traditionally a huge boxing weekend, but the pandemic and the collapse of fight negotiations with Canelo Alvarez leave 2020 without a ...

The weigh-in two months in the making: After two postponed dates, Jamel Herring finally makes a title defense against Jonathan Oquendo Saturday. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Herring vs Oquendo

Keeping the faith: Herring vs Oquendo finally given the green light

SAN DIEGO Calif., September 4, 2020 – Semper Fidelis has been the U.S. Marine Corps motto since 1883. It embodies the promise to always remain faithful, no matter what. Marine Corps veteran and WBO junior lightweight champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring of Cincinnati (21-2, 10 KO) has seen his loyalty tested over the past few ...