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Boxing dog days of summer: Garcia vs. Salka, Showtime 9 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, August 8, 2014 – In ancient Rome, the hottest days of the summer were blamed on Sirius, the Dog Star. For 40 days from late July through August, it was a treacherous time when illness raged, dogs went mad, wine went bad, and the seas boiled from the heat. Today we still consider ...

Sergey Kovalev and Blake Caparello both make weight in Atlantic City on Friday at 174 pounds. Photo: WIll Hart, HBO

Boxing action coast to coast on HBO, Saturday 9:45 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, August 1, 2014 – It’s a tale of two coasts with fan friendly fighters in action on Saturday, August 2 on HBO. The match-ups might not generate a lot of enthusiasm, but better to see both Sergey Kovalev and Brandon Rios in action rather than sitting on the sidelines and holding out for ...

Gennady Golovkin puts Daniel Geale on the canvas in round 3 of their fight. Photo: Will Hart, HBO

Boxing recap: Golovkin dominates Geale in 3rd round TKO win

SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2014 – Fans were happy to see Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin back in the ring Saturday night against Daniel Geale at Madison Square Garden in New York. Fans saw Golovkin all of 10 minutes, a minute longer than they should have. For whatever reason, the timekeeper was off and the first ...

LIVE CHAT: Golovkin vs. Geale, HBO 9:30 pm ET

SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2014 – Middleweight champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin ends a longer than usual absence from the ring tonight, taking on Australian middleweight Daniel Geale in a 12-round bout for the 11th defense of his WBA and IBO titles tonight at Madison Square Garden. HBO televises the fight card from MSG beginning ...

Gennady Golovkin trains for his fight Saturday against Daniel Geale in New York. Photo: Will Hart, HBO

Golovkin vs. Geale preview, HBO Saturday, 9:30 p.m. ET (Video)

SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014 – While boxing fans wait patiently to see middleweight champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin take on a world class opponent, they are happy to see him back in the ring this Saturday at Madison Square Garden. Golovkin will face Australian middleweight Daniel Geale in a 12-round bout for the 11th ...

Canelo Alvarez wins narrow split decision over Lara Saturday

SAN DIEGO, July 12, 2014 – It wasn’t a robbery, but In a closely scored fight that will be argued about for a long time, Canelo Alvarez of Mexico won a split decision over Erislandy Lara of Cuba Saturday in Las Vegas. Jerry Roth had it 115-113 for Lara; Dave Moretti had it 115-113 for ...

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LIVE BOXING CHAT: Canelo vs. Lara, Showtime 9 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, July 12, 2014 – Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (43-1-0, 31 KOs) remains a huge star among Mexican boxing fans. Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KOs), a Cuban now living in Texas, gets a cool reception both for being OTM (Other Than Mexican), and for having trash talked Alvarez in the past few weeks before tonight’s ...

Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara plan to settle their differences in the ring Saturday night. Photo: Courtesy Golden Boy Promotions

Canelo vs. Lara, boxing class in session on Showtime PPV, 9 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2014 – Showtime and Golden Boy Promotions are doing their best to get fans interested in Saturday’s pay per event in Las Vegas featuring Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara of Cuba. Millions paid good money to see Alvarez fight Floyd Mayweather last year. Far fewer paid to see him win ...

Terence Crawford sends Yuriorkis Gamboa to the canvas in round 9 of their bout in Omaha. Photo: Chris Farina, Top Rank

Terence Crawford thrills hometown fans with KO win in Omaha

SAN DIEGO, June 28, 2014 – While previewing this fight, we said the quality of the contest would depend on which version of Yuriorkis Gamboa and Terence Crawford showed up in Omaha for their lightweight fight. To the thrill of the 10,943 fans in the seats on hand to cheer for their hometown boxer Crawford, ...

Terence Crawford brings top level professional boxing to Omaha on Saturday. Photo: Chris Farina, Top Rank

Crawford vs. Gamboa preview: sizzle or fizzle? HBO, 10 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, June 27, 2014 – Whether boxing fans see a Fight Of The Year nominee or a defensive snoozfest from Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday depends on which version of Yuriorkis Gamboa and Terence Crawford show up, and whether the more entertaining versions show up in the same ring. Crawford will take on the 2004 ...

Guerrero vs. Kamegai, Sat., 10 p.m. ET: FOTY threepeat at StubHub?

SAN DIEGO, June 21, 2014 – It’s not Madison Square Garden or the MGM Grand Arena. But for some reason, the modest, outdoor boxing venue at the StubHub Center in Carson, California has gained a reputation for hosting some of the most exciting, fan friendly fights of the past few years. In October 2012, Brandon ...

Chris Algieri (left) recovered from a first round knockdown to win a split decision victory over Ruslan Provodnikov in Brooklyn Saturday.

Underdog Algieri impresses in split decision win over Provodnikov

SAN DIEGO, June 15, 2014 – After a knockdown two minutes into the first round, and a second knockdown before the round was over, few fans expected Chris Algieri to last more than another round or two against Ruslan Provodnikov Saturday at the Barclays Center. Not only did Algieri finish the 12-round fight, he impressed ...

Sergio Martinez hits the canvas after the second of what would be three knockdowns in round one by Miguel Cotto, who won by TKO in round 10. Photo: Chris Farina, Top Rank

Miguel Cotto dominates in TKO win over Sergio Martinez Saturday in NYC

SAN DIEGO, June 8, 2014 – The eagerly anticipated middleweight title fight between Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico and Sergio Martinez of Argentina was effectively over after the first round. It took another nine rounds to make it official when Martinez could not come out for the tenth round, making it a TKO victory at ...

Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez get serious at their faceoff Friday in New York. Photo: Chris Farina, Top Rank

Cotto vs. Martinez, it’s game on; HBO PPV Saturday, June 7, 9 p.m.

SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2014 – During the promotion and build-up to a pay per view boxing event, rival fighters and their camps will put up their verbal dukes before they get in the ring. For the most part, it’s all part of the show, purely a professional rivalry with a deep undercurrent of respect. ...

Recap: Froch impresses with knockout win over Groves at Wembley

SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2014 – It’s nearly impossible to live up to the sort of hype given to the rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves Saturday in London at Wembley Stadium. But once in a while to the delight of boxing fans, fighters put on a show worthy of the hype. This time, ...