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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 ...

Pro Football Hall of Fame, NFL, 2021

Pro Football Hall of Fame: NFL 2020-2021 enshrinement predictions

LOS ANGELES — On Sunday, Super Bowl LV (55) in Tampa will conclude by crowning the champion of the 2020 National Football League season. The winning team has bragging rights to having the best football players on the field this season. But one day earlier, on Saturday, several retired NFL players and contributors will join ...

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 ...

Ryan Garcia has the opportunity to be boxing's biggest star - as long as he keeps winning. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photo / Golden Boy Boxing Garcia vs Campbell

The King’s gambit: Garcia vs Campbell kicks off 2021 on DAZN Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 1, 2021 – Ryan Garcia gets it. Despite his undefeated record and crowd-pleasing knockouts, there are plenty of boxing observers who still think he’s got to prove in the ring he’s not just a social media sensation. Garcia of Victorville, California (20-0, 17 KOs) will get his opportunity Saturday in his ...

Teofimo Lopez Jr. now holds all the titles at 135 pounds. He is now likely to pursue the same goal at 140 pounds. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

2020 Fighter of the Year: Teofimo Lopez Jr.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 1, 2021 – The year of the pandemic threatened to limit choices for year-end awards to athletes in the ring during the first 10 weeks of 2020. Fortunately, nearly every name on the pound for pound list and those aspiring to join it got into the ring for at least one ...

A whirlwind five rounds finally ended with the eighth knockdown of the fight between Jose Zepeda and Ivan Baranchyk, with it becoming a knockout win for the Californian. Photo: MIkey Williams Top Rank Boxing Zepeda knocks out Baranchyk

Boxing’s Best of the Year 2020: Pandemic Edition

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 30, 2020 – Even during a year when the sporting calendar was shredded by the coronavirus pandemic, boxing came through with notable performances – some from unexpected sources. First, let’s pause and thank our Sweet Science stars we have good choices to pick from after boxing’s successful return in the year ...