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Watch vintage Muhammad Ali moments on tonight's ESPN2 Top Rank Boxing marathon. Photo: Courtesy Twitter/MuhammadAli

Vintage Muhammad Ali moments highlight ESPN2 heavyweight marathon Tuesday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 7, 2020 – Missing your boxing fix? As the sports world resorts to creative ways to fill time, Top Rank Boxing has opened up its video vault to present a night of classic fights featuring heavyweight legends on ESPN2 including vintage Muhammad Ali moments. Starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, ...

Fans thirsty for boxing action will find an oasis on Showtime Boxing Saturday with a replay of the classic Vazquez Marquez triology. Artwork: Showtime Boxing

Showtime Boxing replays Vazquez Marquez trilogy as treat for fans Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 27, 2020 – As boxing fans wander the sports desert desperate to find a fight oasis, Showtime Boxing goes to its video vault of outstanding bouts to bring fans one of the best fight series of the 21st century on Saturday, March 28. Showtime Boxing re-airs the trilogy of fights between ...

Welterweight prospect Brandun Lee made quick work of Camilo Prieto. Photo: Showtime Boxing

Only game in town: Showtime Boxing delivers in a sports drought Friday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 13, 2020 – Sports fans needing a live event fix had one place to go on Friday night following cancellations due to coronavirus social distancing: Showtime Boxing. Courtesy of Showtime Boxing’s long-running series “Shobox: The New Generation” and Salita Promotions, the show went on from the Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, ...

Robert Helenius sent Adam Kownacki to the canvas en route to a fourth round TKO win. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, TGB Promotions Helenius upsets Kownacki

Helenius upsets Kownacki in heavyweight shocker

SAN DIEGO, Calif. March 6, 2020 – “Helenius upsets Kownacki” wasn’t the headline anyone expected from Saturday’s main event in the heavyweight division. But here came Robert Helenius straight outta Scandanavia (30-3, 19 KOs) to stop Brooklyn’s Adam Kownacki (20-1, 15 KOs) for the first time in Kownacki’s professional career, ruining the home town favorite’s ...

(L to R): Frank Sanchez, Efe Ajagba, Adam Kownacki, Robert Helenius, Razvan Cojanu, and Joey Dawejko make up the heavyweight lineup of fights Saturday in Brooklyn. Photo: Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions Kownacki vs Helenius

Kownacki vs Helenius going big in Brooklyn

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 5, 2020 – Brooklyn’s Adam Kownacki (20-0, 15 KOs) returns to his home turf on Saturday at the Barclays Center hopeful that a showcase win over Robert Helenius of Sweden (29-3, 18 KOs) achieves his immediate goal to join the current heavyweight division sweepstakes. Kownacki vs Helenius headlines a trio of ...

Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas delivered an all-action fight in their main event in Frisco. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA win at welterweight

Mikey Garcia gets first win at welterweight over Jessie Vargas

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 29, 2020 – Mikey Garcia insisted on continuing his campaign in the welterweight division despite a sound defeat in 2019 at the hands of Errol Spence, Jr. Garcia’s single-mindedness paid off with a unanimous decision victory over Jessie Vargas of Las Vegas (29-3-2, 11 KOs), winning the WBC World Diamond Welterweight ...

Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez stops Kal Yafair to win the WBA World Super Flyweight title Saturday the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA chocolatito comeback

Chocolatito comeback: Roman Gonzalez schools Yafai, now a champion again

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 29, 2020 – Boxing has its lead candidate for Comeback Fight of the Year in 2020 – the Chocolatito comeback. Check your calendar. You’d be forgiven if you thought it was 2015, or even 2009. Four-division champion and pound-for-pound top fighter Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez of Nicaragua achieved every honor and accolade, ...

Mikey Garcia and Jessie Vargas face off outside the Ford Center at The Star. The two will meet for the WBC Diamond welterweight title in the main event of the Matchroom Boxing USA card at the Ford Center Saturday. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA Mikey Garcia sticks around

Mikey Garcia sticks around at welterweight, faces Jessie Vargas Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif. February 28, 2020 – Four-division champion Mikey Garcia is a little stubborn. Despite losing his welterweight in a blowout on the scorecards by Errol Spence, Jr., he’s not giving up so easily at winning a fifth division title. Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) gives things another go right back where he was a ...

Tyson Fury demolished Deontay Wilder to become the new WBC World Heavyweight Champion Saturday. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

God Save the Gypsy King: Tyson Fury wins TKO7, claims heavyweight title

LAS VEGAS, Nevada., February 22, 2020 – God Save The Gypsy King. In the biggest heavyweight championship fight since Lennox Lewis defeated Mike Tyson in 2002, Great Britain’s Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) dominated American Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 42 KOs) in their rematch, delivering the improbable power-punching clinic he promised en route to a seventh-round ...

WilderFury2 undercard results: Martin, Navarrete, Fundora, Molina win

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Feb. 22, 2020 – Prospects and aspiring champions on the WilderFury2 undercard had a golden opportunity to impress boxing fans Saturday. They became part of a record-setting gate total for a Las Vegas fight card, $17 million, which breaks the 1999 record set by Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson. See who delivered ...

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury faced each other from a safe, NSAC prescribed distance Friday. Photo: Cynthia Saldana, Saldana Photography

Place your bet on Wilder Fury 2: What the real experts think

LAS VEGAS, Nevada., February 22, 2020 – The rematch between heavyweights Deontay Wilder of the U.S. (42-0-1, 42 KOs) and Tyson Fury of the UK (29-0-1, 20 KOs) is hours away. It’s plenty of time to place your bets on the fight. Whether it’s a friendly wager with your friends watching the Fox/ESPN pay per ...

Distance did not make the heart grow fonder between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Wilder Fury 2: Who will win Saturday’s rematch?

LAS VEGAS, Nevada., February 21, 2020 – The faceoff-less weigh-in is now in the books. The boxing world sits in the eye of the storm, awaiting the arrival of the rematch between American Deontay Wilder (42-0-1, 42 KOs) and Great Britain’s Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs). No faceoff took place between the main event fighters. ...

PPV undercard fighters (L to R): Sebastian Fundora, Emanuel Navarrete, Charles Martin, Gerald Washington, Jeo Santisima, Daniel Lewis. Photo: Ryan Hafey, Premier Boxing Champions

Wilder Fury 2 undercard fighters have their say

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Feb. 20, 2020 – Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum has famously said he doesn’t think undercard fights matter all that much to fans. “People are eating, talking to each other, having a drink, having fun, and they don’t give a [expletive] about the undercard,” Arum was once quoted saying in 2014. This ...

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury nearly began their heavyweight championship fight four days early at Wednesday's news conference. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing the gloves are off

Wilder and Fury take the gloves off in Las Vegas Wednesday

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, February 19. 2020 – Round 13 nearly got underway before the opening bell at Wednesday’s final pre-fight news conference featuring WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder and challenger Tyson Fury. At the conclusion of the news conference when the pair posed in a traditional faceoff, temperatures rose. Wilder and Fury launched into ...

Deontay Wilder towers over a crowd of fans waiting to greet him at the fight week Grand Arrival in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Hotel on Tuesday. Photo: Ryan Hafey, Premier Boxing Champions

Grand arrival in Las Vegas, fans greet Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, February 19, 2020 – In one of boxing’s modern Fight Week traditions, WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury made their grand arrival in Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon at the MGM Grand Hotel. They greeted fans eager to see the famous ...