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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 ...

Ryan Garcia delivered a left hook to the jaw of Francisco Fonseca, scoring a first round knockout win. Photo: Willie Romero Valentine's Day massacre: Ryan Garcia

Valentine’s Day massacre: Ryan Garcia blasts Fonseca in one round

ANAHEIM, Calif., February 14, 2020 – Believe the hype. Despite the doubters and critics, lightweight Ryan Garcia keeps on passing every test in high style. This time, with a Knockout of the Year contender. Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) delivered a stunning one-punch knockout victory at just 1:20 of the first round of his fight with ...

Ryan Garcia feeling that 2020 is going to be his breakout year. Photo: Tom Hogan, Golden Boy Boxing

Ryan Garcia feeling the love on Valentine’s Day

ANAHEIM, Calif., February 13, 2020 – Ever since he burst onto the boxing scene four years ago in 2016 as a teenage prodigy, Ryan Garcia of Victorville, California has drawn a lot of attention. Despite his undefeated record and crowd-pleasing knockouts, the attention hasn’t always been positive. Golden Boy Boxing’s most well-known prospect, Garcia (19-0, ...

Gary Russell Jr. (right) reminds fans why his skills are so admired, defeating Tugstsogt Nyambayar of Mongolia Saturday with ease. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing Russell Jr defeats Nyambayar

Russell Jr defeats Nyambayar with speed and precision Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 8, 2020 – WBC Featherweight World Champion “Mister” Gary Russell Jr. put on a show of high-level boxing skills in a fast-paced sprint to another victory over challenger Tugstsogt Nyambayar of Mongolia Saturday. Russell Jr. won by unanimous decision by scores of 118-110, 117-111, and 116-112 to retain his title in ...

Gary Russell Jr. is boxing's longest reigning world champion, but he remains a riddle to many fans and observers. Photo: Sean Michael Ham, TGB Promotions

Boxing’s riddle: Gary Russell Jr. returns to ring Saturday, Showtime

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 7, 2020 – WBC Featherweight World Champion “Mister” Gary Russell Jr. presents one of boxing’s great unsolved riddles. Why isn’t the talented, longest continuously reigning world champion in boxing more of a known name getting matchups with bigger names and title for bigger payoffs? Russell Jr. of Citrus Heights, Maryland (30-1, ...

Joseph Diaz Jr. delivered the best peformance of his career to become the new IBF super featherweight champion defeating Tevin Farmer. Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom Boxing Diaz Jr. and Akhmadaliev

Miami heat: Diaz Jr. and Akhmadaliev win titles; Andrade retains his belt

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 30, 2020 – Championship fights on the undercard delivered quality boxing action on Thursday at the Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami. Two underdogs became new world champions in skilled performances. And the new: Diaz Jr delivers defeat to Farmer After months of trash talk, Joseph Diaz Jr. of South El ...

IBF super featherweight champion Tevin Farmer and Joseph Diaz have plenty to say after weighing in for the January 30 Matchroom Boxing USA card at The Meridian. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA Farmer vs Diaz Jr

Farmer vs Diaz Jr promises to deliver the action Thursday on DAZN

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 29, 2020 – News flash, it’s Super Bowl Week in America. Competing sports have a tough time getting traction, so this week’s major boxing card is scheduled on Thursday night at the Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami for fans and VIPs, and for the rest of us live on DAZN ...