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Ryan Garcia got the fight he needed, scoring a unanimous decision in ten rounds over Jayson Valez. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Boxing

Ryan Garcia, Gary O’Sullivan start Cinco de Mayo weekend with victories

CARSON, Calif., May 4, 2018 – Cinco de Mayo weekend breezed in as the Goodyear Blimp circled overhead at the Stub Hub Center, where 6,625 boxing fans saw three fighters working toward the next level in their professional careers. Ryan Garcia goes the distance for his 15th win Rising star Ryan “Flash” Garcia (15-0, 13 ...

With the title belts on display behind them, Gennady Golovkin and Vanes Martirosyan have their final face off Friday before their middleweight fight on Saturday. Photo: Ed Mulholland/HBO

Preview: Cinco de Mayo show must go on, Golovkin vs. Martirosyan

CARSON, Calif., May 4, 2018 – Boxing fans all know the backstory by now. After Canelo Alvarez withdrew from the originally scheduled rematch with Gennady Golovkin, an intense search for a replacement tapped local favorite Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs), 31, a native of Armenia as Golovkin’s (37-0-1, 33 KOs) opponent on Saturday, May ...

Ryan Garcia (left) and Jayson Velez mix it up at Thursday's weigh-in, forcing former middleweight champion and Golden Boy Promotions exec Bernard Hopkins to step in. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Promotions

Boxing bounces back for Cinco de Mayo at Stub Hub Center Friday

CARSON, Calif., May 3, 2018 – Cinco de Mayo marks a special day on boxing’s calendar. The sport’s top competitors all want the chance to put on a show for fans who flock to arenas to celebrate the day with a little boxeo on May 5, none more so than in Las Vegas and Los ...

Daniel Jacobs and Maciej Sulecki hope to position themselves as a WBA middleweight challenger with a win Saturday in Brooklyn. Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom Boxing

Heirs apparent: Daniel Jacobs, Jarrell Miller working toward the top

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 27, 2018 – Daniel Jacobs lost to middleweight powerhouse Gennady Golovkin at Madison Square Garden in March; his stock rose with boxing fans for the tremendous effort and skill he demonstrated in a razor-thin decision. Neither Jacobs nor Miller want to wait around to take the throne away from the top ...

Adrien Broner (left) and Jessie Vargas put on a competitive 12 rounds in Brooklyn, fighting to a draw. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing Broner Vargas draw

Barnburner in Brooklyn: Davis, Charlo score KOs, Broner and Vargas draw

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 21, 2018 – Boxing delivered the goods to fans at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with two exciting knockouts and a surprisingly entertaining main event. Who knew a Broner-Vargas draw would deliver? Broner and Vargas battle it out to a draw The most surprising outcome of the evening: admitting we’d like ...

Amir Khan wasted no time announcing his comeback with a first round knockout win over Phil LoGreco. Photo: Lawrence Lustig, Matchroom Boxing

Sizzle, snoozer, and sensational: Khan, Tete, Frampton win their own way Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 21, 2018 – Highlights from Saturday’s boxing action across Great Britain from three fights, each telling a different story. Amir Khan announces his return in sizzling fashion British former champion Amir Khan blasted his way back into boxing after more than two years out of the ring with a knockout victory ...

Adrien Broner (left) has words with Jessie Vargas at their final news conference this week. Photo: Amanda Westcott, Showtime Boxing Brooklyn boxing

From Belfast to Brooklyn, boxing offers full menu of fight fun

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 20, 2018 – From Ireland to New York with some stops in between, an international lineup of boxing action has something to make any fight fan happy on Saturday. Several former champions look to resurrect their careers, while several young lions will roar. Amir Khan ditches reality TV to come back ...

It's official and just in the nick of time: unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin will face Vanes Matirosyan on May 5 in Carson, California. Photo: Courtesy K2 Promotions

It’s official: Golovkin to face Martirosyan at StubHub Center May 5

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 18, 2018 – After a never-ending series of rumors, a news conference with no news last week, and a quiet settlement between Canelo Alvarez and the Nevada State Athletic Commission early Wednesday, boxing fans can now make their plans for one of the biggest days on the boxing calendar. Via news ...

Gennady Golovkin still lacks an opponent, a venue, and a single ticket sold for a May 5 fight. Photo: Ed Diller, DBE

Gennady Golovkin, opponents, fans remain in limbo over May 5 fight

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 12, 2018 – Rumors flew, and clickbait headlines came and went over the last nine days since the cancellation announcement of the scheduled May 5 fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. Who would Golovkin face, and where? Both Nevada and California State Athletic Commissions had their say; various venue names ...

Canelo Alvarez calls off rematch with Golovkin; what happens now?

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 3, 2018 – In what turned out to be an anti-climatic announcement on Tuesday, Canelo Alvarez and Golden Boy Promotions confirmed what everyone saw coming. Alvarez called off the rematch between the world’s top middleweights scheduled on May 5 in Las Vegas. Golden Boy president Eric Gomez made the official statement. ...

(Almost) all the belts: Joshua defeats Parker to become the unified heavyweight champion. Photo: Matchroom Boxing

Joshua defeats Parker in tactical bout; Wilder call-out creates real fireworks

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 31, 2018 – The atmosphere inside the packed Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales generated more excitement than the main event. There’s nothing like a UK fight walk. Nevertheless, nearly 80,000 fans went home happy as their hero, British heavyweight Anthony Joshua, scored a unanimous decision victory over Joseph Parker of New ...

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker at Friday's weigh-in in Cardiff, Wales. Photo: Lawrence Lustig, Matchroom Boxing

Big men, big risks for Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 30, 2018 – British heavyweight Anthony Joshua has put nearly 250,000 fans in the seats in his last three fights. On Saturday, 78,000 of them will watch the biggest star in boxing put his IBF and WBA titles on the line along with his undefeated record against WBO heavyweight champion Joseph ...

Canelo Alvarez should begin restoring his reputation by calling for his May 5 bout with Gennady Golovkin to be postponed. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Boxing

Canelo Alvarez suspended; rematch with Gennady Golovkin cancelled?

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 26, 2018 – The May 5 rematch between the world’s top middleweights Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin stands in jeopardy. This is why it’s a good idea to make refundable travel plans for a big fight. This bout should be postponed for the good of boxing, and the best interests of ...