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Caleb Plant (right) pitched a shutout against Caleb Truax Saturday, but he'll need more game against Canelo Alvarez. Photo: Ryan Hafey, Premier Boxing Champions Caleb Plant scores

Planting the flag: Caleb Plant scores shutout over Caleb Truax

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 30, 2021  –  Caleb Plant of Nashville (21-0, 12 KOs) put in the work he needed after an 18-month absence from the ring, getting a shutout unanimous decision over Caleb Truax of Minnesota (31-5-2, 19 KOs). All three cards ready 120-109, without even a mercy round for Truax. Plant, age 28, ...

Stephen Fulton Jr. fought Angelo Leo's fight, and beat him at his own game. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing

Stephen Fulton Jr. wins firefight with Angelo Leo

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 23, 2021 – Boxing had some tough competition from Fight Island, but held its own with three action fights from the Fightsphere in Uncasville, Connecticut. Undefeated super bantamweights Stephen Fulton Jr. of Philadelphia (19-0, 8 KOs) Angelo Leo (19-1, 9 KOs) were originally scheduled to fight last August, but the bout ...

Ryan Garcia delivered a left hook to the body in round 7, stopping Luke Campbell to win on Saturday. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Boxing Garcia KOs Campbell

Check, mate: Garcia KOs Campbell in seven rounds

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 2, 2021 – “King” Ryan Garcia played the game, earned his moment and his opportunity to crow over the naysayers, and call out his foes in Dallas on Saturday. Reality can wait until tomorrow. Garcia of Victorville, California (21-0, 18 KOs) earned respect for getting off the deck in the second ...

Ryan Garcia has the opportunity to be boxing's biggest star - as long as he keeps winning. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photo / Golden Boy Boxing Garcia vs Campbell

The King’s gambit: Garcia vs Campbell kicks off 2021 on DAZN Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 1, 2021 – Ryan Garcia gets it. Despite his undefeated record and crowd-pleasing knockouts, there are plenty of boxing observers who still think he’s got to prove in the ring he’s not just a social media sensation. Garcia of Victorville, California (20-0, 17 KOs) will get his opportunity Saturday in his ...

Teofimo Lopez Jr. now holds all the titles at 135 pounds. He is now likely to pursue the same goal at 140 pounds. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

2020 Fighter of the Year: Teofimo Lopez Jr.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 1, 2021 – The year of the pandemic threatened to limit choices for year-end awards to athletes in the ring during the first 10 weeks of 2020. Fortunately, nearly every name on the pound for pound list and those aspiring to join it got into the ring for at least one ...

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

Boxing’s Best of the Year 2020: Pandemic Edition

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 30, 2020 – Even during a year when the sporting calendar was shredded by the coronavirus pandemic, boxing came through with notable performances – some from unexpected sources. First, let’s pause and thank our Sweet Science stars we have good choices to pick from after boxing’s successful return in the year ...

Franchon Crews-Dezurn knows only one way to go whether in or out of the ring: her way. Photo: Courtesy Emerson Scheerer/via Franchon Crews-Dezurn Facebook

Franchon Crews-Dezurn Returns to the Ring, Bigger Than Ever

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 29, 2020 – WBC and WBO Super Middleweight women’s champion Franchon “The Heavy Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn is so connected to her fans, she let them decide what nickname she should wear on her trunks when she returns to the ring on January 2. Fans chose “Big Mama” over “Crews-Dezurn,” and she’s ...

Canelo Alvarez took Callum Smith apart to win the WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight titles at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

Canelo Alvarez makes Texas toast of Callum Smith

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Canelo Alvarez of Mexico returned to the ring after a tumultuous year none the worse for it. Alvarez delivered a complete 12 round beatdown of Callum Smith to take his WBA World Super Middleweight title. Scores were 119-109 X 2, and 117-111. He is now a legitimate four-division champion. Nearly 15,000 ...

Canelo Alvarez and Callum Smith pose after weighing in for their upcoming bout Saturday, December 19, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Canelo vs Smith

Canelo vs Smith: Feliz Navidad for boxing fans Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 18, 2020 – Patience has become one of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s best weapons, both inside and outside the ring. The pandemic threw a ringer into nearly every athlete’s plans. Still, the contractual dispute between Alvarez, promoter Oscar de la Hoya, and media partner DAZN over Alvarez’s contract details threatened to keep him ...

Gennadiy Golovkin seemed to turn back the clock in his record breaking 21st title defense against Kamil Szeremeta. Photo: Michael Owens, Matchroom Boxing Golovkin sets record

Big Drama Show hits blackjack: Golovkin sets record with 21st title defense Friday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 18, 2020 – Middleweight powerhouse Gennadiy Golovkin of Kazakhstan (41-1-1, 36 KOs) delivered the performance he needed, and fans wanted to see in a seventh-round TKO win over a tough but tamed Kamil Szeremeta (21-1, 5 KOs) of Poland. With the win, Golovkin sets a record for the middleweight division with ...

Gennadiy Golovkin is glad to get in a fight in 2020, and hopes to set a middleweight record. Photo: Michael Owens, Matchroom Boxing Golovkin vs Szeremeta

Golovkin vs Szeremeta: Big Drama Show returns with record in reach Friday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 17, 2020 – Middleweight powerhouse Gennadiy Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KOs) will sneak in a fight in 2020 and get an opportunity to set a professional boxing record in his bout Saturday against mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta (21-0, 5 KOs) of Poland. The fight airs Friday, December 18, from Hollywood, Florida on ...

Anthony Joshua flattens Kubrat Pulev for the final time in the ninth round to retain his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles Saturday. Photo: Mark Robinson, Matchroom Boxing

Anthony Joshua puts it all together. Bring on Tyson Fury

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 12, 2020 – Anthony Joshua of Great Britain (24-1, 22 KOs) showed the best of both versions of himself in the ring, taking down Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria (28-2, 14 KOs.) with four knockdowns, making the final one stick for a ninth-round knockout win. “I stuck to what I know best: ...

Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev have words with each other at Friday's weigh-in ahead of their IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight title fight Saturday at Wembley Stadium in London. Photo: Mark Robinson, Matchroom, Boxing Joshua vs Pulev

Joshua vs Pulev: Don’t expect a lot of fury on Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 11, 2020 – Anthony Joshua of Great Britain (23-1, 21 KOs) may have the future on his mind Saturday at London’s Wembley Arena when he steps into the ring for the first time in a year. But he needs to take care of business first with opponent Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria ...

Errol Spence Jr. gets a unanimous decision win over Danny Garcia at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Saturday. Photo: Frank Micelotta/Fox Sports Errol Spence Jr. back

Asked and answered: Errol Spence Jr. back in form with decision over Danny Garcia

SAN DIEGO, Calif. December 5, 2020 – IBF welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. of Dallas (27-0, 21 KOs) laid to rest the questions about his mental and physical fitness following his auto accident with a strong unanimous decision over Danny “Swift” Garcia of Philadelphia (36-3. 21 KOs). Spence Jr. didn’t look much different ...

Errol Spence Jr. (L) and Danny Garcia pose at the weigh-in for their fight Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photo: Frank Micelotta/Fox Sports Spence Jr vs Garcia

To tell the truth: Spence Jr vs Garcia Saturday, Fox PPV

SAN DIEGO, Calif. December 4, 2020 – Saturday’s PPV matchup between IBF welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. of Dallas (26-0, 21 KOs) and legitimate challenger Danny “Swift” Garcia of Philadelphia (36-2. 21 KOs) will answer several questions being asked about Spence Jr. These questions wouldn’t have come up but for Spence Jr.’s horrific ...

Mike Tyson weighed in at 220 pounds, Roy Jones Jr. at 210 pounds for their exhibition bout on Saturday. Photo: FITE TV

Tyson vs Jones Jr: Come for the novelty, stay for the fun

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 28, 2020 – If people know one name in boxing other than Muhammad Ali, it’s usually Mike Tyson. The 54-year-old Tyson lit up the internet when he posted video of himself sparring with flashes of his vintage power and speed. Tyson has been jonesing (ahem) for an actual fight ever since, ...

Daniel Jacobs and Gabe Rosado fought an uninspired contest, with Jacobs getting the edge. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom. Jacobs and Rosado

Thanksgiving turkey: Jacobs and Rosado fight to disputed split decision

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 27, 2020 – As if fans hadn’t already gotten enough turkey this Thanksgiving weekend. Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs of Brooklyn (37-3, 30 KOs) and “King” Gabe Rosado of Philadelphia (25-13-1, 14 KOs) delivered a disappointing fight barely better than a sparring session over 12 lackluster rounds. Neither man really deserved to ...

Terence Crawford blasted through Kell Brook in four rounds on Saturday. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Terence Crawford blasts

Terence Crawford blasts through Kell Brook; thank U, next?

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 14, 2020 – WBO Welterweight World Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford of Omaha, Nebraska (36-0, 27 KOs) maintained his pound for pound status in boxing with ease, dispatching a game Kell “Special K” Brook of Great Britain (39-3, 27 KOs) in four rounds. Crawford started the fight in an orthodox stance, and ...