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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 ...

Garcia vs Redkach is a stay busy with another important purpose. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing

Garcia vs Redkach: Killing time in the welterweight division

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 24, 2020 – Boxing fans don’t agree on much, but they all agree the welterweight division is among the most talent heavy in boxing. Two division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia can stake a claim among those, even if he’s not sitting in the top tier. So why is Garcia (35-2, ...

Jeison "Banana" Rosario stopped Julian Williams in five rounds to become the new unified super welterweight champion. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, TGB Promotions

Platano power: Rosario defeats Williams, Alvarez storms back

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 18, 2020 – Julian “JRock” Williams knows the thrill of scoring an upset win. On Saturday, it was his opponent who felt the same elation hearing those magic words, “and the new.” Jeison “Banana” Rosario of the Dominican Republic (20-1-1, 14 KOs) is now the WBA and IBF unified super welterweight ...

Julian "JRock" Williams returns home to Philadelphia for the first time since 2011 to face Jeison Rosario Saturday. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, TGB Promotions Williams vs Rosario

Winter weekend boxing: Williams vs Rosario, Alvarez vs Seals

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 17, 2020 – It’s easy to get distracted by football playoff games in January, but there is boxing action on the calendar this weekend well worth your time. Never mind a certain notorious MMA fighter who is also in action in Las Vegas. Showtime’s Shobox series celebrates 250 cards Friday Showtime’s ...

Standing tall: heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury face off in Los Angeles on Monday. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Wilder Fury 2

Wilder Fury 2: Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury take the gloves off

LOS ANGELES, Calif., January 13, 2020 – WBC World Heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder of the U.S. and “Gypsy King” Tyson Fury of Great Britain left no doubt where they stand in their single joint news conference on Monday in Los Angeles. After a lengthy faceoff where the two had an animated conversation, they sat ...

Claressa Shields (left) had surprisingly little trouble with Ivana Habazin, becoming a three division champion in just ten fights. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Trapp Fotos / Showtime Claressa Shields win

Claressa Shields win makes boxing history Friday in Atlantic City

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 10, 2020  – The twice delayed, long-anticipated super welterweight title fight between current unified middleweight women’s champion Claressa Shields of Flint, Michigan (10-0. 2 KOs) and Ivana Habazin of Croatia (20-4, 7 KOs) turned out to be a one-sided coronation of the fighter many believe is the queen of the sport ...

2020 NFL Playoffs, National Football League, Playoffs

2020 Divisional Playoffs Preview and Bettor’s Guide: 100 years of the NFL

LOS ANGELES: The 100th anniversary of the National Football League (NFL) brought a fantastic start to the playoffs. My birthday is January 9th, and the best present a leathered could ask for is great football when it matters most. Three of the four Wildcard games were thrillers, and the last game was an ugly affair ...

Xander Zayas has already established himself as one of boxing's top prospects after just a handful of fights. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Boxing’s prospects look to prosper in 2020

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 10, 2020 – Ten days into the year, boxing media and fans are gleeful over the potential for 2020 to be one of the sport’s most exciting years. Long-awaited matchups, showdowns, unification fights, and big signings are in play. The year should also provide a platform for a wealth of talented ...

Canelo Alvarez lands the right hook that sealed his knockout win over Sergey Kovalev in the 11th round and his choice as 2019 Fighter of the Year. Photo: Lina Baker, Baker Photography

2019 Fighter of the Year: Canelo Alvarez

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 3, 2020 – The past 12 months ended up being a good year for boxing, and a great year for several terrific candidates vying as 2019 Fighter of the Year. Our criteria focuses on athletic performance, but also on the individual’s influence over the sport of boxing as a whole. For ...

At 118 pounds, Naoya "The Monster" Inoue may be the most feared opponent in boxing today. Photo: World Boxing Super Series 2019 Fight of the Year

2019 Fight of the Year: Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 2, 2020 – From super flyweight to welterweight to heavyweight, 2019 proved to be a year full of outstanding fights for boxing fans to enjoy. It was easy to find outstanding choices for our 2019 Fight of the Year shortlist. We have narrowed the finalists down to three. Daniel Roman vs ...

Deontay Wilder said he deserves to be recognized as the hardest puncher in boxing history. Photo: Ryan Hafey, Premier Boxing Champions 2019 Knockout of the Year

2019 Knockout of The Year: Deontay Wilder

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 1, 2020 – There’s no single moment in all professional sports which rivals a spectacular, fight-ending knockout for sheer excitement. At least, not in our opinion … as long as the person on the canvas gets up safely and in good health to fight another day. Our Knockout of the Year ...

Jamel Herring wins our Comeback of the Year Award for 2019. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing 2019 boxing awards

2019 Boxing Awards: Upset, Prospect, Comeback, Trainer

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 31, 2019 – Every year in boxing brings us super fights, big-money deals, and head-scratching distractions. Our devotion is rewarded with the moments and significant accomplishments inside the ring we’ll remember and mark for posterity with our 2019 boxing awards. Most athletes in boxing won’t make a fraction as much money ...