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Felix Verdejo is on his way to joining the great names in Puerto Rican boxing history. Photo: Top Rank Promotions

Recap: Walters, Verdejo win decisions in New York Saturday (VIDEO)

SAN DIEGO, June 13, 2015 – Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters fought a solid if uninspiring bout in his decision victory over Miguel Marriaga of Colombia in New York Saturday. Walters (26-0, 21 KOs) didn’t do anything wrong, but it was far from the inspiring, sensational blowout he scored against Nonito Donaire last October. See the ...

It took Deontay Wilder nine surprising rounds to stop challenger Eric Molina in Birmingham last June. Photo: Stephanie Trapp,

Recap: Wilder stops tough Molina; Pedraza prevails in decision

SAN DIEGO, June 13, 2015 – The WBC heavyweight title remains in the hands of Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) after a ninth round knockout of Texan Eric Molina (23-3, 17 KOs). No, that’s not a typo. Molina made it a far more challenging contest than anyone expected. Despite being knocked down three times enroute ...

Deontay Wilder greets fans in Alabama at Friday's weigh-in. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime

Wilder brings boxing to Sweet Home Alabama, Showtime 9 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, June 12, 2015 – When an American holds a heavyweight title in boxing in the 21st Century, it’s worth celebrating. Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) will celebrate his first WBC title defense in his home state of Alabama on Saturday for Showtime. Wilder answered many of the questions asked about him ...

Nicholas Walters gave up his lightweight belt when he failed to make weight, but the show with Miguel Marriaga will go on Saturday. Photo: Top Rank

Walters fights for fans, Marriaga for title, HBO Saturday 10 p.m.

SAN DIEGO, June 12, 2015 – The scale dropped the axe on Jamaican Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters at his weigh-in Friday in New York. Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) failed to make the featherweight limit of 126 pounds. He weighed 127.4 pounds, and couldn’t drop below 127 pounds. “I’m coming off an eight-month layoff. I tried ...

Miguel Cotto got little challenge from Daniel Geale, stopping him with ease in the fourth round Saturday. Photo: Courtesy Roc Nation

Boxing results: Cotto pounds Geale, heads for Canelo Alvarez matchup

SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2014 – Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico made quick work of his bout in Brooklyn Saturday, dominating Daniel Geale of Australia in every way and on every level, setting himself up perfectly for a fight later this year with Mexican star Canelo Alvarez. Pull out the drawer with all the boxing ...

Guerrero gets split decision, Breazeale, Cuellar get KOs Saturday

SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2015 – Robert Guerrero is never in a bad fight from a fan’s point of view, but he often puts himself at risk mixing it up in the ring on his way to the result. In his fight Saturday against Aron Martinez, Guerrero took plenty of punishment in the early rounds ...

Cotto vs. Geale fight for their future in NYC, HBO Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2014 – Last year’s middleweight title fight victory by Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico over a hobbled Sergio Martinez of Argentina restored his reputation, made him the lineal champion, the first four division champion ever from Puerto Rico, and resurrected his career. Not bad for one night in the ring. One ...

(L to R) Alfredo Angulo, Jesus Cuellar, Dominic Breazeale, Robert Guerrero, Aaron Martinez, Yasmany Consuegra, Vic Darchinyan, Delray Raines. Photo: Premier Boxing

Guerrero vs. Martinez preview, PBC on NBC, Sat 3 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, June 5, 2015 – Even people indifferent most of the time to horse racing seem excited about a possible Triple Crown after four decades by American Pharaoh on Saturday at Belmont Park. NBC will use the attention on its Triple Crown coverage to showcase its new “Premier Boxing” series with an early Saturday ...

Amir Khan got his decision over Chris Algieri Friday, but what did he win? Photo: Courtesy Premier Boxing

Boxing results: Khan gets decision over improved Algieri, Floyd next?

SAN DIEGO, May 30, 2015 – Sure, Amir “King” Khan got his expected victory against Chris Algieri in Brooklyn Saturday, doing so with speed and with some power at times. But it was not overwhelming. Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) took a majority decision primarily via speed and volume, without really rocking Algieri (20-3, 8 KOs), ...

Preview: Brit in Brooklyn, Khan vs. Algieri, PBC On Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, May 29, 2015 – The last time Chris Algieri got into the ring, the “Fighting Collegian” got schooled by Manny Pacquiao’s superior speed, skills and ring generalship. Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) gets back in the ring Friday night with a new trainer and an eager attitude against another boxer known for – you’re ...

James DeGale scores a second round knockdown over Andre Dirrell Saturday enroute to a unanimous decision. Photo: Suzanne Teresa, Premier Boxing.

Boxing Briefs: DeGale prevails, ESPN bids farewell to Friday Night Fights

SAN DIEGO, May 23, 2015 – Memorial Day weekend isn’t traditionally a big boxing weekend. Most people have other plans, and so it’s a natural break before the summer boxing schedule gets started up in earnest. Nevertheless, hard-core fight fans still had plenty of action to check out this weekend. Premier Boxing from Boston: The ...

Four aspiring stars of boxing stayed undefeated on the undercard at The Forum in Los Angeles Saturday. Photo: HBO

Boxing results: Mediyev, Duran, Estrada, Morales stay unbeaten

SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2015 – As fans filed in to take their seats for the main event at The Forum in Los Angeles between Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin and Willie Monroe Jr., those in their seats early enjoyed a lineup of unbeaten prospects getting much need work in the ring. Early results: Aspiring lightweight ...

(Left to right) Gennady Golovkin, Ramon "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, Siniesa Estrada, Ivan Morales, Edgar Sosa, and Willie Monroe promise a big drama show Saturday at the Forum in Los Angeles. Photo: Gayle Falkenthal, Communities Digital News

Boxing preview: Knockout coming out party in L-A, HBO Saturday 10 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2015 – The reason the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles is closing in on a sellout for tonight’s boxing event is the serious fan’s favorite fighter, middleweight champion and knockout king Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin. While GGG is the main attraction, fans could well walk away impressed by the fighter on ...

Gennady Golovkin continues to thrill fans while mowing down opponent after opponent. Photo: Gene Blevins/Hogan Photos

Bet on Golovkin for big boxing show at the Forum Saturday (VIDEO)

SAN DIEGO, May 14, 2015 – Another “tough warrior,” another “shock the world” claim gets tested Saturday when middleweight champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin meets 2014 Boxcino tournament champion Willie Monroe Jr. Saturday in Los Angeles. HBO will televise the bout, starting with the co-main event between Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and Edgar Sosa at 10 ...

Canelo Alvarez energizes boxing with Knockout of the Year Saturday (VIDEO)

SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2015 – Saturday’s super welterweight bout between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and James Kirkland lasted a bit more than eight minutes. None of the 30,000 plus fans at Minute Maid Park in Houston felt one bit cheated. Neither did the home audience watching on HBO, who took to social media giddy over ...

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (right) and promoter Oscar De La Hoya kept today's big announcement a closed guarded secret. Photo: Golden Boy Promotions

Cinnamon cures the boxing blues, HBO Saturday, 9 p.m.

SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2015 – Our advice, if you’re still feeling the pain of paying $100 to see Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao: a little cinnamon will make you feel better. Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is back in the ring Saturday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston, where he will face tough ...

Floyd Mayweather (right) won a decisive unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao Saturday. Photo: Courtesy Top Rank

Mayweather remains unbeaten, defeats Pacquiao

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2015 – Five years and 50 days in the making, the boxing world can exhale. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is now part of boxing history. In a dominant performance, Floyd Mayweather won a unanimous decision victory over the popular Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao. One judge scored it 118-110, the other two both ...

MayPac undercard winners no surprise, Lomachenko and Santa Cruz win

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2015 – The undercard fights on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao megafight card took criticism for being weak, and we can’t argue with this. The promoters weren’t under any pressure to add strong matchups. Since there was tremendous, unprecedented demand for the main event, there was no real need to attract more ...