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Nicholas Walters dominated Nonito Donaire to remain undefeated Saturday. Photo: Chris Farina, Top Rank

Walters shoots to star status with knockout of Donaire

SAN DIEGO, October 18, 2014 – To the disappointment of the Filipino fans cheering on their champion, Jamaican Nicholas Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) remained undefeated in a dominating victory over featherweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (33-3, 21 KOs). Walters ended the night early with a thundering sixth round knockout (at 59 seconds) of Donaire, ...

Calm before the storm: Marco Antonio Rubio and Gennady Golovkin face off at their weigh-in Friday. Photo: Mikey Williams, HBO

Golovkin vs. Rubio, ‘Mexican Style’ boxing, HBO Saturday, 10 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, October 16, 2014 – Boxing fans remain hopeful they will see middleweight champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin take on a big name world class opponent in the near future. But for the time being, they will be happy to see him back in the ring this Saturday for his first fight in Southern ...

Nonito Donaire and Nicholas Walters pose at their weigh-in Friday. Photo: HBO

Preview: Donaire vs. Walters promises action, HBO, 10 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, October 17, 2014 – One of the reasons the StubHub Center in Carson, California is sold out for HBO’s “World Championship Boxing” is support from an excellent co-main event, a rare treat for fans forced to endure lackluster undercard fights for big headliners. Featherweight Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) defends his ...

Martirosyan, Karpency, Barthelemy win; Dawson comeback stalls

SAN DIEGO, October 5, 2014 – Saturday’s best fights weren’t seen by most Americans, but thanks to YouTube you’ll be able to catch up. In the most notable from Orlando, Florida, Puerto Rican Olympian Felix Verdejo (15-0, 11 KOs) remained undefeated and showed why people are so excited about his future in the sport. Verdejo ...

Rances Barthelemy hopes to make a good showing and remain undefeated Saturday. Photo: Courtesy Iron Mike Productions

Preview: Showtime tripleheader boxing buffet, Saturday 9 p.m.

SAN DIEGO, October 4, 2014 – Whether you like the speed of the smaller weight class fighters, a well-matched pair of punchers, or the spectacle of the bigger men in the ring; whether you like the prospects or the veterans, Saturday’s Showtime tripleheader hopes to offer something tasty from the boxing buffet from the Foxwoods ...

Hassan N'Dam's decision win earns him an IBF middleweight title opportunity.

Boxing results: N’Dam dominates in decision over Stevens on ESPN

SAN DIEGO, October 1, 2014 – Boxing skills and good ring generalship laid the foundation and a solid right hook sealed the deal for Hassan N’Dam of France via Cameroon in his IBF middleweight fight against Brooklyn native Curtis Stevens. With Sylvester and Frank Stallone, Dustin Hoffiman, and Cuba Gooding Jr. looking on at the ...

Middleweight Wednesday: Stevens vs. N’Dam, ESPN2, 9 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, October 1, 2014 – Go ahead, check the calendar. Yes, it’s Wednesday. Yes, there is boxing action tonight on ESPN2. Don’t question it, enjoy it. Middleweights Curtis Stevens (27-4, 20 KOs), age 29, of Brooklyn and Hassan N’Dam (30-1, 18 KOs, age 30, a native of Cameroon now living in France, find themselves ...

Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 replay, Showtime, 9 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, September 20, 2014 – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett had one of the best seats in the house at the MGM Grand Arena to see the rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana on Saturday, September 13. Mayweather and Buffett have a lot in common: a lot of dollar bills, that is. Mayweather made ...

Communities Digital News hosts a live online chat for Mayweather-Maidana 2

LIVE BOXING CHAT: Mayhem, Mayweather-Maidana 2, 8 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, September 13, 2014 – The world’s number one pound for pound boxer puts his superstar status at risk in tonight’s rematch in the ring tonight in Las Vegas. But not much risk. Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) faces Marcos Maidana (35-4-0, 31 KOs) of Argentina in a triple title championship bout at welterweight ...

Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana mix it up for the second time Saturday night in Las Vegas. Photo: Esther LIn, Showtime

Mayweather vs. Maidana 2: Prediction and keys to the fight

SAN DIEGO, September 13, 2014 — It’s time for “Mayhem” at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana. Their welterweight championship fight will be televised by Showtime as a pay-per-view event. Communities Digital News will host a live online chat starting with the televised undercards at 8 ...

Who will wear this title belt Saturday night: Floyd Mayweather or Marcos Maidana? Photo: Esther LIn, Showtime

Preview: The rematch, Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 – Showtime PPV 8 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, September 12, 2014 – The slogan on the hat worn by boxer Floyd Mayweather to his weigh-in on Friday for his rematch fight this weekend with Marcos Maidana read “Money: Just Make It.” Making money is a sure thing with Mayweather, who will be the world’s best-paid athlete for the third year in ...

Mayweather vs. Maidana 2: Mayhem Fight Week schedule

SAN DIEGO, September 12, 2014 – It’s Fight Week in Las Vegas in advance of Saturday’s Showtime PPV event featuring the bout called “Mayhem,” the rematch between undefeated Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) and challenger Marcos Maidana of Argentina (35-4, 31 KOs). Fight Week hype is over the top for the biggest of pay per ...

Boxing recap: Broner defeats a tough Taylor; Matthysse, Berto win with ease Saturday

SAN DIEGO, September 6, 2014 – It takes a strong opponent to make a great fight, and Emmanuel Taylor made his bout against hometown favorite Adrien Broner an entertaining contest. It was an even fight on the scorecards for the first six rounds. Taylor’s stronger than expected performance wasn’t enough to hold off Broner, who ...

Carl Frampton (right) took the IBF super bantamweight title handily from Kiko Martinez of Spain in Belfast Saturday.

Boxing briefs: Frampton wins in Belfast, Brook recovers, Golovkin tix going fast

SAN DIEGO, September 7, 2014 – Northern Ireland celebrated its first boxing champion in many years after Carl Frampton won a unanimous decision in his rematch with Spain’s Kiko Martinez to take Martinez’s IBF super bantamweight title in Belfast. Sixteen thousand fans roared in an outdoor arena put up for the bout as Frampton pressured ...

An elated Kell Brook reacts to the news that he is the new IBF welterweight champion on Saturday after defeating Shawn Porter. Photo: Esther Lin, Showtime

Boxers bring the heat Saturday; Brook, Dirrell, Figueroa win

SAN DIEGO, August 16, 2014 – Fight fans soaked up some sun and soaked up plenty of boxing action Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Before the sun set, there were two new title holders, a third gutted out a TKO win, and several others made short work of their opponents. The boisterous ...

Shawn Porter and Kell Brook preview Saturday's show on Showtime at their weigh-in Friday. Photo: Esther Lin, Showtime

Hot summer night of boxing in SoCal on Showtime, Saturday 9 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, August 15, 2014 – Three quality contests make for a hot summer night of boxing action at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on Saturday, August 16 worth every fan’s attention. Unlike last week’s lineup of mismatches, the three fights being televised on Showtime starting at 9 p.m. ET are competitive and promise ...

No sleep till Brooklyn: Garcia, Peterson, Jacobs win Saturday

SAN DIEGO, August 9, 2014 – It was not boxing’s finest night with mismatches making a mockery of The Sweet Science, putting underdogs at risk for nothing more than maneuvering bankable competitors into position. The favorites all won. This saves you the trouble of reading the several hundred words to follow as a form of ...