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British boxing tea time showdown: Froch vs. Groves 2, HBO Saturday, 4 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, May 30, 2014 – It’s a big fight on a big stage, fitting for the big stakes faced by super middleweight British boxers Carl Froch and George Groves in their rematch on Saturday in London. An enthusiastic crowd of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium will smash all post-war British boxing attendance records, a ...

Adonis Stevenson (right) got more of a fight than he bargained for against Andrzej Fonfara of Poland Saturday in Montreal. Photo: Showtime

Results: Stevenson gets decision over surprisingly tough Fonfara Saturday

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2014 – Adonis Stevenson was expected to make short work of Andrzej Fonfara of Poland in their light heavyweight contest Saturday in Montreal. Stevenson blasted Fonfara halfway through the first round with a powerful left hand and it seemed the predictions would come true, showing the form that made Steveson 2013 ...

Andrezj Fonfara and Adonis Stevenon pose for the traditional faceoff at Friday's weigh-in in Montreal. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime.

Preview: Fans cool to Stevenson vs. Fonfara, Showtime, 9 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, May 23, 2014 – For months, fight fans wanted to see light heavyweight sensation and our 2013 Fighter of the Year Adonis Stevenson take on the 2013 Emerging Star of the Year, fearsome Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev. After both had a tremendous year with four knockouts in four fights each, it was a ...

Juan Manuel Marquez (right) hits Mike Alvarado with a power punch in Saturday's bout in Los Angeles. Photo: Chris Farina, Top Rank.

Fabulous fight at the Forum: Marquez dominates Alvarado

SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2014 – Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado brought fan pleasing fight action back to the “Fabulous Forum” in Los Angeles for the first time in 13 years in an exciting contest worthy of the venue’s long legacy. There was no one better suited to revive the Forum’s great boxing tradition. ...

Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado at the weigh-in Friday in Los Angeles.

Marquez, Alvarado fight for a future, HBO Saturday, 10 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2014 – Juan Manuel Marquez landed a single shocking knockout punch against Manny Pacquiao in December 2012, making it the 2012 Fight of the Year. Four months later in March 2013, Mike Alvarado stood toe to toe with Brandon Rios at the Stub Hub Center in Carson for 12 of the ...

Results: Bermane Stiverne gets TKO and heavyweight title over Chris Arreola

SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2014 –Haitian-born Canadian Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) won the WBC heavyweight title In spectacular fashion with a powerhouse TKO victory over Californian Chris Arreola (36-4, 31 KOs) in the sixth round. Arreola, by far the favorite of the crowd at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles, was far better prepared ...

Bermane Stiverne (left) and Chris Arreola (podium) sound off Thursday at their news conference in Los Angeles.

Heavyweights Stiverne, Arreola rumble on ESPN, Sat. 8 pm ET

SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2014 – Trivia time: who was the last American to hold a world heavyweight boxing title? It’s not Roy Jones, Jr., though it’s not a bad guess. Jones is the last one most fans likely remember. At the time in 2003, he held both the WBA light heavyweight and heavyweight titles, ...

Floyd Mayweather got all he could handle from Marcos Maidana.

Mayweather survives rough fight, beats determined Maidana

SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2014 – Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) got all he could handle from a determined Marcos Maidana (35-4-0, 31 KOs) of Argentina Saturday, winning a majority decision after 12 rough rounds. Judge Burt Clements scored it 117-111 and Judge Dave Moretti a little closer at 116-112 for Mayweather. Judge Michael Pernick ...

Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana at their weigh-in Friday.

Prediction, keys to the fight: Mayweather vs. Maidana

SAN DIEGO, May 3, 2014 – “The Moment” is hours away for 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 9 p.m. ET. Mayweather is overwhelmingly favored to win this ...

Floyd Mayweather walks to the stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for Friday's weigh-in with rapper 2 Chainz (left).

Preview: Mayweather vs. Maidana, Saturday 9 p.m. ET, Showtime PPV

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2014 – Boxer Floyd Mayweather’s biggest challenge at this point of his career is keeping himself front and center, keeping fans entertained, and keeping the money rolling in. Winning a fight? Oh right, that too. Mayweather did his best to entertain a crowd of over 8,000 fans at the MGM Grand ...

Boxing fans pack the MGM Grand lobby to witness the Fight Week arrival of Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather vs. Maidana Fight Week hype underway in Las Vegas

SAN DIEGO, April 29, 2014 – It’s Fight Week in Las Vegas in advance of Saturday’s Showtime PPV event featuring the bout called “The Moment” between undefeated Floyd Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) and challenger Marcos Maidana of Argentina (35-3, 31 KOs). Fight Week hype has gotten a little extreme for these big pay per view ...

John Molina (left) and Lucas Matthysse gave fans in Carson, California everything they had on Saturday.

Saturday boxing results: Klitschko, Matthysse, Thurman all KO winners

SAN DIEGO, April 26, 2014 – What is it about the StubHub Center in Carson, California? It hosted Rios-Alvarado I, Fight of the Year candidate in 2012. It also hosted Bradley-Provodnikov, Fight of the Year in 2013. Saturday night it hosted the first Fight of the Year candidate for 2014. (Take note also that Pat ...

Beibut Shumenov (right) got the worst of it from Bernard Hopkins in 2014 at the DC Armory. Photo: Courtesy Showtime

Bernard Hopkins gets record-setting win over Shumenov

SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2013 – Light heavyweight Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxing title holder and oldest ever to unify belts age 49 with a decision victory over Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan in front of over 6,200 elated fans at the DC Armory. Hopkins (56-6-2, 32 KO) was efficient, effective, and surprisingly entertaining in ...

Bernard Hopkins (left) and Beibut Shumenov pose for the traditional face-off at their weigh-in Friday in Washington DC.

Bernard Hopkins seeks record vs. Shumenov Saturday, 9:30 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, April 18, 2013 – Every time light heavyweight Bernard Hopkins steps in a boxing ring, he sets a record. As the oldest current title holder in boxing at age 49, his mere existence is noteworthy. His place in boxing history is secure, no matter what happens on Saturday at the DC Armory in ...

Manny Pacquiao won a unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas Saturday.

Boxing results: Manny Pacquiao wins rematch with Bradley

SAN DIEGO, April 13, 2014 – Eight time world champion Manny Pacquiao  walked into the ring Saturday night at the MGM Grand Arena first as the challenger in his rematch with WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr. He walked out a champion once again. The boxing world may now exhale. Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) didn’t ...

LIVE BOXING CHAT: Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2, HBO PPV, Saturday 9 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, April 12, 2014 – Will we witness the comeback of a great champion, or the redemption of a boxing champion denied the respect he believes he is due? Tonight’s fight between superstar Manny Pacquiao and undefeated challenger Timothy Bradley has the potential to be a life-changing event. A decisive Pacquiao victory will keep ...

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley shake hands at their final news conference this week.

Prediction, keys to the fight: Pacquiao-Bradley 2, HBO PPV Saturday, 9 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, April 12, 2014 – The fight drama is hours away for eight time world champion Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) and WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr. (31-0, 12 KOs) for their rematch Saturday night from Las Vegas. The fight will be televised by HBO as a pay-per-view event. Communities Digital News will ...