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Vergil Ortiz Jr. (left) worked behind a vicious body attack to wear down Maurice Hooker in seven rounds. Photo: Sye Williams / Golden Boy Boxing Vergil Ortiz Jr. stops

Give him the hook: Vergil Ortiz Jr. stops Maurice Hooker in seven rounds

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 20, 2021 – Another veteran test, another test passed for rising welterweight talent Vergil Ortiz Jr. Saturday. In front of a Fort Worth crowd cheering him on, Ortiz Jr. (20-0, 20 KOs) stopped former world champion Maurice Hooker of Dallas (27-2-3, 19 KOs) by seventh-round TKO. Ortiz Jr. maintains his perfect ...

Vergil Ortiz Jr. faces test after test with ease. His latest challenge comes on Saturday against former champion Maurice Hooker. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Boxing

By hook or crook: Vergil Ortiz Jr. faces Maurice Hooker Saturday, DAZN

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 19, 2021 – Veteran Mauricio Herrera came in two years ago as the toughest test of young welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr.’s career. Ortiz Jr. stopped him for the first time in his long career. He did the same with ease to Antonio Orozco, Bradd Solomon, and Samuel Vargas. So forgive boxing ...

Brandon "The Cannon" Adams celebrates his come from behind win in Puerto Rico with his team on Thursday. Brandon Adams wins

Cannon fodder: Brandon Adams stops Serhii Bohachuk in eight

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 4, 2021 – Brandon “The Cannon” Adams of Los Angeles (23-3, 15 KOs) earned his diploma from the School of Hard Knocks in his pro boxing career, making a run at a title after winning “The Contender” series. It paid off when he dug down and seized his opportunity in the ...

Serhii Bohachuk and trainer Manny Robles have formed a winning partnership. Photo: Lina Baker, See You Ringside Photography

Serhii Bohachuk enjoys his work in the boxing ring

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 2, 2021 – When it comes right down to it, boxing fans all love knockouts. A talented super welterweight with 18 knockouts in 18 fights should be a well-known name. Serhii Bohachuk of Ukraine has fought 16 of those 18 pro bouts in front of appreciative audiences in boxing crazy Southern ...

Oscar Valdez (left) shut down the doubters with a thrilling performance over Miguel Berchelt. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Viva Valdez: Oscar Valdez delivers knockout win over Miguel Berchelt

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 20, 2021 – The first highly anticipated boxing event of 2021 didn’t disappoint, but it did deliver a surprise. Oscar Valdez, a Mexican native now living in Southern California (29-0, 23 KOs) put on a brilliant performance blending high-level craft and high-powered punching to stop a brave but outgunned Miguel “El ...

Adrien Broner got his comeback tour started with a win, but not all fans agreed with the judges. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing

Adrien Broner wins, squeaks by Jovanie Santiago

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 20, 2021  – Former four-division champion Adrien Broner of Cincinnati (34-4-1, 24 KOs) had to contend with a two-year absence from the ring, the coronavirus pandemic, and more distractions outside the ring than most fighters ever face in his return on Saturday against Jovanie Santiago of Puerto Rico (14-1, 10 KOs). ...

Guerra guaranteed: Miguel Berchelt and Oscar Valdez face-off during the weigh-in for the WBC super featherweight title. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Berchelt vs Valdez

The War Room: Berchelt vs Valdez, ESPN Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 19, 2021 – Miguel Berchelt and Oscar Valdez might not be household names like Manny Pacquiao or Canelo Alvarez, but if you like nonstop action in your combat sports, you need to make an appointment with your favorite screen on Saturday night. The first highly anticipated boxing event of 2021 takes ...

Can Adrien Broner dig down and put new life into his boxing career? He takes the first step Saturday on Showtime. Photo: Jose Piniero, Premier Boxing Champions

Love him or hate him, Adrien Broner is back Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 18, 2021  – There is nothing more frustrating to a boxing fan than to watch an athlete with natural talents squander it due to bad choices. The current poster boy for wasting his potential is former four-division champion Adrien Broner of Cincinnati (33-4-1, 24 KOs). Broner returns to the ring after ...

Mauricio Lara of Mexico scores the upset stoppage win over Josh Warrington in London. Pnoto: Dave Thompson, Matchroom Boxing

Upset special in London: Mauricio Lara delivers TKO9 win over Josh Warrington

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – February 13, 2021 – Six weeks into 2021, fight fans got the first shocking upset of the year. Undefeated featherweight Josh Warrington of Leeds, England (30-1, 8 KOs) took a drubbing from 22-year-old Mauricio Lara of Mexico City (22-2, 15 KOs), who stopped Warrington in eight rounds. Lara, fighting for the ...

Richard Commey and Jackson Marinez exchange punches during their fight at the MGM Grand Conference Center on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc

Richard Commey scores comeback; Joseph Diaz Jr. draws Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 13, 2021  – Richard Commey of Ghana (30-3, 27 KOs) delivered a sixth knockout win over Jackson Marinez of the Dominican Republic (19-2, 7 KOs) so splashy, it was easy to forget the fight was originally the co-main event to big punching Joe Smith Jr. Coming off a 19-month layoff after ...

Caleb Plant (right) pitched a shutout against Caleb Truax Saturday, but he'll need more game against Canelo Alvarez. Photo: Ryan Hafey, Premier Boxing Champions Caleb Plant scores

Planting the flag: Caleb Plant scores shutout over Caleb Truax

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 30, 2021  –  Caleb Plant of Nashville (21-0, 12 KOs) put in the work he needed after an 18-month absence from the ring, getting a shutout unanimous decision over Caleb Truax of Minnesota (31-5-2, 19 KOs). All three cards ready 120-109, without even a mercy round for Truax. Plant, age 28, ...

Stephen Fulton Jr. fought Angelo Leo's fight, and beat him at his own game. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing

Stephen Fulton Jr. wins firefight with Angelo Leo

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 23, 2021 – Boxing had some tough competition from Fight Island, but held its own with three action fights from the Fightsphere in Uncasville, Connecticut. Undefeated super bantamweights Stephen Fulton Jr. of Philadelphia (19-0, 8 KOs) Angelo Leo (19-1, 9 KOs) were originally scheduled to fight last August, but the bout ...

Ryan Garcia delivered a left hook to the body in round 7, stopping Luke Campbell to win on Saturday. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Boxing Garcia KOs Campbell

Check, mate: Garcia KOs Campbell in seven rounds

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 2, 2021 – “King” Ryan Garcia played the game, earned his moment and his opportunity to crow over the naysayers, and call out his foes in Dallas on Saturday. Reality can wait until tomorrow. Garcia of Victorville, California (21-0, 18 KOs) earned respect for getting off the deck in the second ...