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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought to a draw on the scorecards Saturday. Most observers felt Fury won. Photo: Showtime Boxing Wilder and Fury

Escape from LA: Wilder and Fury fight to split draw

LOS ANGELES, Calif., December 1, 2018 – In front of an enthusiastic crowd of 17,698 at the Staples Center, Tyson Fury of Great Britain and American Deontay Wilder gave the fans their money’s worth with a dramatic fight and an equally dramatic ending no one saw coming. While most observers had Fury winning, Wilder (40-0-1, ...

Oleksandr Gvozdyk wins by 11th round knockout to become the new WBC and lineal light heavyweight champion. Photo: Showtime Boxing

Nailed it: Gvozdyk knocks out Stevenson to win WBC world championship

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2018 – Father Time came calling for Adonis Stevenson, sending Oleksandr Gvozdyk to Quebec City Saturday to collect a past due debt. After putting on a boxing clinic for ten rounds, Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs) scored a knockout win at 2:49 of the 11th round to become the new WBC ...

Oleksandr Gvodyk (left) and Adonis Stevenson have been respectful outside the ring, but they'll forget their manners on Saturday night in the ring. Photo: Showtime Boxing Stevenson vs Gvozdyk

Time’s Up: Stevenson vs Gvozdyk, Showtime Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2018 – While the boxing world’s attention is focused on the heavyweight championship fight in Los Angeles Saturday, it shouldn’t forget another world championship fight with its division’s future at stake. Lucky for fans, this may be the better fight, and no PPV fees are necessary. WBC and lineal light ...

Heavy lifting: Wilder vs Fury preview, Saturday, Showtime PPV

LOS ANGELES, Calif., November 30, 2018 – The health of boxing in the United States has long rested within the heavyweight division. There was a time when people didn’t have to be fans to know the big names in the sport. Ali. Frazier. Foreman. Holyfield. Tyson. As the sport has retreated into a niche pursuit, ...

NFL, Football, Eric Golub

Happy Thanksgiving: NFL 2018 Week 12 Preview and Bettor’s Guide

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA:  On this Thanksgiving, it is more than football and the NFL There are many people who are thankful they are alive. My home city of Los Angeles has been rocked by a shooting in Thousand Oaks and deadly wildfires that have incinerated home and destroyed lives. I am thankful that I am one ...

Oleksandr Usyk remains the unified, undisputed cruiserweight champion after his knockout win over Tony Bellew Saturday. Photo: Matchroom Boxing

Cruise control: Oleksandr Usyk takes out a tricky Tony Bellew in eight rounds

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 10, 2018 – The outcome of the cruiserweight title fight in Manchester, England was no surprise. Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine (16-0, 12 KOs) won via a vicious eighth-round knockout over Tony Bellew of Liverpool, England (30-3-1, 20 KOs) in front of a disappointed partisan crowd at the Manchester Arena Saturday. Usyk ...

Oleksandr Usyk (left) and Tony Bellew show each other respect after their weigh-in Friday in Manchester as promoter Eddie Hearn looks on. Photo: DAZN USA

Usyk vs. Bellew: cruising to a win Saturday, DAZN USA

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 9, 2018 – in 2017, Oleksandr Usyk said his goal was to unify the cruiserweight division. After just 15 fights, Usyk kept his promise, winning the World Boxing Super Series tournament in a dominating decision over the formidable Murat Gassiev. Usyk (15-0, 11 KOs) certainly earned the right to take the ...

Miguel Berchelt has the belt, and Mickey Roman wants to take it from him in El Paso Saturday. Photo: Mikey WIlliams, Top Rank Boxing

No empty promise: Berchelt vs Roman bring the action in El Paso Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 2, 2018 – Whether you’ve got a Halloween hangover or an election headache, boxing has the cure for you with an all-action main event from El Paso, Texas on Saturday. Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt (34-1, 30 KOs) and Miguel “Mickey” Roman (60-12, 47 KOs), both from Mexico, fight for Berchelt’s WBC ...

The new ghoulish NFL: The 2018 Week 9 Preview and Bettor’s Guide

LOS ANGELES, November 1, 2018 — Halloween is over, but November brings sheer terror in the form of a ghoulish, ghastly Week 9 Thursday Night Football game. Those growing up watching football in the 1970s and 1980s are witnessing a completely different NFL world. Back then, the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers were each ...

Daniel Jacobs wins a split decision over his stablemate Sergiy Derevyanchenko. Photo: HBO Boxing

New York boxing results: Jacobs, Hardy win decisions; Machado mows down Evans

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 27, 2018 – Middleweight Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) handed Brooklyn stablemate Sergiy Derevyanchenko of Ukraine (12-1, 10 KOs) his first loss after 12 solid rounds of boxing at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden Saturday. The judges scored it 115-112 twice, with the third card 114-113 for ...

Regis Prograis moves on to the World Boxing Super Series semifinal after defeating Terry Flanagan. Photo: DAZN USA

Regis Prograis does the work, gets decision over Terry Flanagan

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 29, 2018 – For fans used to seeing early round fireworks from Regis “Rougarou” Prograis, they might feel a bit disappointed seeing a tough Terry Flanagan take Prograis to the final bell in their World Boxing Super Series super lightweight quarterfinal in New Orleans Saturday. But it would be a shortsighted ...

Regis Prograis covets the 2018 World Boxing Super Series Muhammad Ali trophy in the super lightweight tournament. Photo: World Boxing Super Series

Regis Prograis putting a scare into the super lightweight division

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 29, 2018 – Halloween is on the horizon. What time could be better for the top seed in the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) super lightweight tournament to put a scare into his opponents? New Orleans native Regis Prograis (22-0, 19 KOs) intends to let loose his mythical werewolf namesake “Rougarou” ...

Boxing friends and foes: Jacobs vs Derevyanchenko, Hardy vs Vincent 2

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 26, 2018 – The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden hosts one of the final fight cards on HBO Boxing on Saturday in New York City. It features fights among combatants who go back a long way with each other with very different relationships. Middleweights Daniel Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) and ...

Bravo: Robert Brant wins WBA title from Ryoto Murata Saturday

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Oct. 20, 2018 – Middleweight Ryoto Murata of Japan got an early Halloween scare from American Robert “Bravo” Brant in Las Vegas Saturday. Brant started strong and never let up for 12 hard fought rounds, dominating the champion on all three judges’ scorecards. Scores were 119-109 X 2, and 118-110. Brant is ...