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Bryant Jennings (left) and Wladimir Klitschko weigh-in Friday in New York. Photo: HBO

Heavyweights hit NYC: Klitschko vs. Jennings, HBO Saturday, 10 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, April 25, 2015 – Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has mowed down his last few opponents so effectively, the most exciting part of the fight is often the theatrical European introduction and ring walk. Klitschko is a superstar in Europe. American fans could be forgiven their lack of enthusiasm for the Ukrainian champion, who ...

Andrzej Fonfara (left) stopped Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. for the first time in his career. Photo: Courtesy Showtime Boxing

Fonfara stuns Chavez Jr., Crawford gets KO, Matthysse wins decision

SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2015 – Fight fans enjoyed a three-course meal of tasty boxing dishes Saturday, with something on the menu to please everyone’s taste. The magic of the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California produced the surprise action fight of the night between Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. and Andrzej Fonfara. Fonfara (27-3, 16 ...

Lucas Matthysse (left) and Ruslan Provodnikov get into fierce mode at Friday's weigh-in in New York. Photo: Ed Mulholland, HBO

Boxing coast-to-coast in Saturday trifecta of fights on HBO, Showtime

SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2015 – If you have an appetite for boxing, fill your plate with a series of tasty fight dishes Saturday coming from all over the United States on both of the premium cable networks, HBO and Showtime. We put together a quick preview all in one place to get you prepped. ...

Danny Garcia (right) edged out Lamont Peterson on the judges' scorecards in Brooklyn Saturday. Photo: Courtesy Premier Boxing

Results: Garcia gets a gift, Quillin draws with Lee Saturday in Brooklyn

SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2015 – Danny “Swift” Garcia got a gift from the judges Saturday to maintain his undefeated record with a majority decision over Lamont Peterson. Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs) needed a strong show to wash out the bad taste of his gift decision against Mauricio Herrera and the beatdown of an unequipped ...

Premier Boxing's second primetime event for NBC takes place in Brooklyn Saturday. Photo: Courtesy Barclays Center

Preview: Premier Boxing hits Brooklyn on NBC, Saturday 8:30 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, April 10, 2015 – Premier Boxing returns to prime time TV on NBC Saturday night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with two bouts, both promising action for fans. Danny “Swift” Garcia’s last outing in Brooklyn in August wasn’t his finest hour. It was an outrageous mismatch against an opponent who shouldn’t have ...

Stevenson, Beterbiev prevail in boxing’s return to CBS Saturday

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2015 – CBS, it’s good to see boxing back on your airwaves. As expected, light heavyweight Adonis Stevenson of Canada (27-1, 21 KO) retained his WBC title against a game but overwhelmed Sakio Bika of Australia (32-7-3, 21 KO) on Stevenson’s home turf in Quebec City. The unanimous decision scores were ...

Sakio Bika (left) and Adonis Stevenson pose at their weigh-in in Quebec City Friday. Photo: Amanda Kwok for PBC

PBC brings boxing back to CBS Saturday with Stevenson vs. Bika

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2015 – The CBS network has a long, rich history televising boxing. It aired “Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts” starting in 1948, not long after the network was established. CBS brought boxing back to its airwaves after it lost its NFL contact to Fox in 1994, and it continued to air boxing ...

Kell Brook (right) enjoyed his homecoming with a TKO victory over Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield, England. Courtesy Showtime

Brook and Russell get decisive TKO wins; Charlo edges Martirosyan

SAN DIEGO, March 28, 2015 – Kell “Special K” Brook put on a special show for his hometown fans Saturday and proved his win over Shawn Porter was no fluke with a TKO victory over Jo Jo Dan of Canada via Romania (34-3, 18 KOs). Brook remains undefeated at 34-0-0 and 23 KOs to retain ...

Kell "Special K" Brook gets our respect for agreeing to fight undefeated middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. Photo: Courtesy Showtime

Boxing double: Brook vs. Dan, Gonzalez vs. Russell, PBC on Showtime

SAN DIEGO, March 28, 2015 – It is no small accomplishment to come into another fighter’s home country and take the title home the way Kell “Special K” Brook (33-0-0, 22 KOs) of England did last August in California against American Shawn Porter. Brook was elated when he won the IBF super welterweight belt in ...

Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions series adds ESPN and ABC to its growing stable. Photo: Premier Boxing

Premier Boxing Champions series comes to ESPN, ABC

SAN DIEGO, March 18, 2015 – The Al Haymon boxing empire invaded two more TV nations today. Haymon Boxing announced Wednesday ESPN would begin televising the “Premier Boxing Champions” series starting in July in a multi-year agreement. PBC on ESPN will offer 12 two-hour live telecasts, starting on July 11 at 9 p.m. ET. The ...

Sergey Kovalev (right) and Jean Pascal went straight to the 2015 Fight of the Year short list after their bout in Montreal in March. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Kovalev stops Pascal in 2015’s first FOTY candidate Saturday

SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2015 – Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev had to use all the tools in his toolkit to stop Haitian-Canadian Jean Pascal in front of his hometown fans in Montreal Saturday in an eighth round TKO victory. En route to the victory, Pascal (29-4-1, 17 KOs) gave Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) all he could ...

If you get the feeling Sergey Kovalev (left) and Jean Pascal don't like each other, you'd be right. Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Preview: Kovalev vs. Pascal from boxing crazy Quebec, HBO, 9:45 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2015 – Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev made an impressive showing in his November bout against Bernard Hopkins, not with his usual display of knockout power, but with his stamina and his patience. It was a smart fight by Kovalev against type. By contrast, Haitian-Canadian Jean Pascal’s last bout in December was messy ...

Andre Berto (left) celebrates his knockout win over Josesito Lopez as referee Raul Caiz Jr. stops the fight in March. Photo: Courtesy PBC

Boxing review: PBC’s first Spike TV card brings the action Friday

SAN DIEGO, March 13, 2015 – Premier Boxing Champions brought its new boxing series to Friday nights and SpikeTV from Ontario, Calif., with a crowd-pleasing lineup featuring two hometown heroes and plenty of action to satisfy any boxing fan. In the main event, Andre Berto of Haiti (30-3-0, 23 KOs) scored a sixth-round knockout victory ...

A face off five years in the making between Floyd Mayweather (left) and Manny Pacquiao, the number one and two boxers in the world. Photo: Courtesy Top Rank

Mayweather, Pacquiao get the red carpet treatment in Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO, March 11, 2015 – It was the faceoff fans have waited five years to see. American welterweight Floyd Mayweather (47-0-0, 26 KOs) and eight division champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (57-5-2, 38 KOs) stood nose to nose on the stage of the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, a place used to hosting ...

Thurman, Guerrero bring the action to NBC’s boxing return Saturday

SAN DIEGO, March 7, 2015 – There was a lot to like about NBC’s inaugural broadcast of “Premier Boxing Champions” Saturday night, and their names were Keth Thurman and Robert Guerrero. Thurman (25-0-1, 21 KOs) and Guerrero (32-3-1, 8 KOs) put on good show for boxing fans new and old, with Thurman winning a lopsided ...

Boxing is back on NBC tonight as "Premier Boxing Champions" makes its debut from Las Vegas. Photo: Courtesy PBC

Boxing’s back on NBC: Premier Boxing Champions, Saturday 8:30 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, March 7, 2015 – Unless you count “The Contender,” it’s been nearly three decades since boxing appeared on prime time American network TV. NBC ends the drought starting Saturday with the return of boxing via its “Premier Boxing Champions” series (8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m., PT). In a highly anticipated initiative, boxing manager and ...

Gennady Golovkin (right) delivers a punch to Martin Murray Saturday in Monte Carlo. Photo: Christian Kuechler

Golovkin machine mauls Murray with 11th round TKO Saturday

SAN DIEGO, February 21, 2015 – Another Gennady Golovkin fight, another stoppage and another Big Drama Show. Martin Murray managed to tweak the plot a little this time, and wrote himself a decent role in Monte Carlo Saturday. Despite a fine effort, Murray went out on his shield as referee Luis Pabon called a stoppage ...

It’s on at last: Pacquiao-Mayweather fight official, May 2

SAN DIEGO, February 20, 2015 – In a hastily called news conference late Friday afternoon, executives from HBO and Showtime confirmed what has been rumored on and off for years: the much anticipated super fight between American undefeated welterweight Floyd Mayweather (47-0-0, 26 KOs) and eight division champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (57-5-2, 38 ...

Gennady Golovkin (left) and Martin Murray pose after their weigh-in in Monte Carlo Friday. Photo: Naoki Fukuda

Golovkin vs. Murray in Monte Carlo boxing matinee, HBO Saturday

SAN DIEGO, February 20, 2015 – Boxing writers experience serious déjà vu reporting on middleweight champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin. It seems like we write the same previews of Golovkin’s bouts over and over. Like those who’ve come before him, Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) maintains he isn’t taking his next opponent, British middleweight Martin Murray ...

Brandon Rios roared past Mike Alvarado in Denver Saturday with a TKO win. Photo: Chris Farina, Top Rank

Rios takes the trilogy with TKO thrashing of Alvarado

SAN DIEGO, January 25, 2015 – Brandon Rios mowed down a lackluster, unprepared Mike Alvarado, making it a quick night in Denver with a third round TKO stoppage. Alvarado chose not to come out for round 4. The ringside physician advised referee Jay Nady that Alvarado’s vision was a problem, seeing double when he was ...