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Jaime Munguia had a much tougher night against Takeshi Inoue than the scorecards suggest. Photo: DAZN-USA

Texas sized action: Munguia and Inoue go to war Saturday

San Diego, Calif., January 26, 2019 –Takeshi Inoue of Japan (13-1-1, 7 KOs) took the fight to Jaime Munguia of Mexico (32-0. 26 KOs) in Houston, resulting in a wild, all-action brawl in front of an appreciative crowd at the Toyota Center Saturday. Munguia battled his way to a unanimous decision win over Inoue, with ...

Keith Thurman weathered a strong effort by Josesito Lopez to retain his WBA welterweight title. Photo: Andy Samuelson, Premier Boxing Champions

Keith Thurman battles his way to majority decision over Josesito Lopez

.San Diego, Calif., January 26, 2019 – Keith “One Time” Thurman took fans on a rollercoaster ride of a fight, ending in a majority decision victory over Josesito Lopez Saturday. Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs), retains the WBA welterweight championship title with scores of 117-109 (Tom Schreck), 115-111 (Steve Weisfeld), and 113-113 (Don Ackerman). After 22 ...

Keith Thurman and Josesito Lopez (center) both have something to prove Saturday. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime Boxing

Keith Thurman returns to ring after two-year absence Saturday

San Diego, Calif., January 25, 2019 – Once upon a time, Keith “One Time” Thurman ruled boxing’s welterweight division. But for some time, “One Time” Thurman has become “Not for a Long Time” Thurman. Our jabs at Thurman aren’t exactly original. Thurman has only fought twice in three and a half years, and not at ...

Deep in the heart of Texas: Jaime Munguia and Takeshi Honda headline Saturday's fight card in Houston. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Boxing.

Preview: Munguia vs. Inoue, DAZN USA Saturday

San Diego, Calif., January 25, 2019 – Among the ambitious young boxers hoping to be the heir apparent to Mexican star Canelo Alvarez, super welterweight Jaime Munguia has the inside track. The 22-year-old isn’t a star of the future; he’s become a star today. Munguia (32-0. 27 KOs) kicks off his 2019 campaign in the ...

Maricela Cornejo tests herself in a new weight division on Sunday in the main event of Hollywood Fight Nights. Photo: Lina Baker, SeeYouRingside Photography

Maricela Cornejo proves champions always get back up

San Diego, Calif., January 24, 2019 – Boxing appeals to athletes and fans alike as a metaphor for life. Individuals prepare themselves to meet and defeat their challenges. Sometimes they prevail, sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they get knocked down. What matters is whether they get back up. Former super middleweight Maricela Cornejo (12-3, 5 KOs) ...

Manny Pacquiao was far too fast, skilled, and aggressive for Adrien Broner Saturday. Photo: Esther Lin, Showtime Boxing

Vintage Manny Pacquiao prevails over Adrien Broner; bring on Mayweather

 Las Vegas, Nevada, January 19, 2019 – Whether Saturday’s fight was merely the appetizer for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather or not, Manny Pacquiao kept his eyes on the prize and thoroughly dominated Adrien Broner, winning a lopsided unanimous decision. Scores at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas were 117-111 (Dave Moretti), and ...

Badou Jack's vicious forehead cut in the seventh round sealed his fate against Marcus Browne, precluding any last minute heroics. Photo: Esther Lin, Showtime Boxing

Undercard results: Browne, Oubaali walk away with titles in strong performances

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 19, 2019 – Marcus Browne had Badou Jack’s number from the opening bell of their light heavyweight title fight, having his way with Jack through 12 strong rounds to win a unanimous decision. Browne wins the WBA interim and WBC silver titles, putting him in line as a mandatory challenger for ...

Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner easily made weight on Friday in front of energized fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Photo: Ryan Hafey, Premier Boxing Champions

Manny Pacquiao goes for 70 at 40 against Adrien Broner Saturday in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 18, 2019 – For Manny Pacquiao’s devoted fans, it does not matter what happens in his fight against Adrien Broner on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Boxing’s only eight division champion and elected Senator from the Philippines will never be less than a hero in ...

(L to R) Jhack Tepora, Rau'Shee Warren, Badou Jack, Marcus Brown, Norman Oubaali, Roy Jones Jr. Photo: Chris Farina - Mayweather Promotions

Badou Jack looks for shot at title Saturday against Marcus Browne

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 17, 2019 –  With the WBC light heavyweight belt freed from the hands of longtime former champion Adonis Stevenson by Alex Gvozdyk, another opportunity opens for a title fight in the competitive light heavyweight division. The opportunity will go to the winner of Saturday’s co-main event between former two division champion ...

NFL 2018-2019 Conference Title Games Preview and Bettor’s Guide

HONOLULU,:  For casual fans, the Super Bowl is the only game that matters. It has been turned into an entertainment spectacle featuring pointless halftime shows. Parties feature annoying individuals who demand silence during the commercials and refuse to shut up during the game. The Conference Title Games are for Leatherheads. The Super Bowl is almost anti-climactic. ...

Manny Pacquiao's career is coming to a close after 24 years - but not yet. Photo: Chris Farina, MP Promotions

Boxing fans shouldn’t take Manny Pacquiao for granted

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 16, 2019 – When you are the only eight-division champion in boxing history, you have nothing left to prove on your way to the Boxing Hall of Fame. Before he gets there, Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) returns to the U.S. for the first time in over two years, taking on ...

Caleb Plant (right) sends Jose Uzcategui to the canvas enroute to his decision victory Sunday. Photo: Ryan Hafey, Premier Boxing Champions

Promise kept: Caleb Plant wins IBF title from Jose Uzcategui by decision

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 13, 2019 – Caleb Plant of Nashville heard the words every boxing challenger dreams about hearing all their lives on Sunday in Los Angeles: and the new. Plant (18-0, 10 KOs) became the IBF super middleweight world champion with a dominating unanimous decision victory over Jose Uzcategui of Venezuela (28-3, 23 ...

Jose Uzcategui (left) and Caleb Plant deliver 2019's first major title fight on Sunday. Photo: Luis Mejia, TGB Promotions Uzcategui Plant

Uzcategui and Plant clash in rare Sunday afternoon boxing card, Fox Sports 1

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 12, 2019 – Premier Boxing Champions gets its 2019 boxing year underway with a rare Sunday afternoon event at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with a super middleweight title on the line in the main event. IBF world champion Jose Uzcategui of Venezuela (28-2, 23 KOs) and undefeated challenger Caleb ...

New Orleans Saints, Football, Bill Randall

New Orleans Saints: This franchise is family

NEW ORLEANS: The inaugural season for the New Orleans Saints was 1967. Once the news was official that New Orleans was getting their own NFL team, some feared that the local area may not be able to sustain enough revenue with ticket sales. That fear was quickly dispelled once ticket sales were made public. The ...

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

Ringside Seat’s 2018 Fighter of the Year: Oleksandr Usyk

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 1, 2019 –  It’s the easiest choice in at least a decade choosing the 2018 Fighter of the Year. As much as most boxing journalists and their readers love to have endless debates, there’s nothing to argue about this year. Unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk is the hands down 2018 Fighter ...

Alex Saucedo (right) and Lenny Zappavigna aren't household names, but they delivered a wildly entertaining fight few who saw it will forget. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Fight of the Year 2018: Saucedo vs Zappavigna

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 30, 2019 – From super flyweight to middleweight to light heavyweight, 2018 proved to be a year full of outstanding fights for boxing fans to enjoy. It was easy to find a half dozen great picks for our 2018 Fight of the Year. Oleksandr Usyk and Marius Briedis kicked off the ...