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Valdez pours it on over Quigg at StubHub; Mikey Garcia takes his fourth title Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 10, 2018 – Oscar Valdez rewarded fans who braved an uncharacteristically rainy night in Carson, California at the open-air StubHub Center. Showing he has the heart of a champion, Valdez won a unanimous decision over former junior featherweight champion Scott Quigg of England to retain his WBO featherweight title. Scores were ...

Boxing Battle of the big men in Brooklyn: Wilder vs. Ortiz Saturday

NEW YORK, NY, March 2, 2018. – Fans who love the big men of boxing finally get their long anticipated and long delayed matchup in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on Saturday. American Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama puts his WBC World Heavyweight belt on the line against Luis “King ...

Srisikat Sor Rungvisai (right) won a hard fought decision victory over Juan Francisco Estrada Saturday in Los Angeles. Photo: Mickey Bonilla, MB Sports Photography

Forum fireworks: Rungvisai gets decision over Estrada; Arroyo, Nietes, Dalakian win

LOS ANGELES, Calif., February 24, 2018 – At the end of 12 thrilling rounds, it wouldn’t matter who won. Srisikat Sor Rungvisai versus Juan Francisco Estrada was a fight worth seeing again. But there was a winner, and it was Rungvisai (44-4-1, 39 KOs) by majority decision over Estrada (36-3-0, 25 KOs). Scores were 117-111, ...

needed to rebound from his first career loss to Keith Thurman. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime Boxing

Weekend boxing wrapup: Garcia blasts Rios; Groves, Benavidez score decision wins

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 17, 2018 – Boxing delivered plenty of its own winter games for fans around the world Saturday. George Groves scored a strong decision victory over Chris Eubanks Jr. to advance to the finals of the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament in front of an appreciative crowd in Manchester, England. ...

L to R: David Benavidez, Danny Garcia, Brandon Rios and Ronald Gavril at the final pre-fight news conference. Photo: Chris Farina, Mayweather Promotions

Boxing action heats up the winter sports scene this weekend

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 16, 2018 – After its unofficial winter break, the 2018 spring boxing season gets underway with several boxing cards offering several contests as an alternative to the Winter Olympics from South Korea. The most significant bout of the weekend takes place in Manchester, England as part of the super middleweight competition ...

Lucas Matthysse woke up the Forum crowd when he put Tewa Kiram to sleep in the eighth round. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Boxing

Boxing fans flock to the Forum, see Matthysse and Linares win Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 27, 2018 – Southern California boxing fans flocked to The Forum in Inglewood, California, happy to see boxing back to start the 2018 season. Two hard left jabs salvaged the evening when the main and co-main events fell short of delivering the all-action matchups anticipated. Matthysse scores stoppage over Kiram in ...

(L to R) Jorge Linares, Lucas Matthysse, Tewa Kiram, and Mercito Gesta headline Saturday's "HBO Boxing After Dark" from The Forum in Los Angeles. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

HBO Boxing After Dark kicks off 22nd season with Forum doubleheader Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 26, 2018 – HBO Boxing’s “Boxing After Dark” series has delivered some tremendous action including several Fights of the Year over the past two decades: Ward-Gatti 1, two thirds of the Rios-Alvarado trilogy, and 2016 Fight of the Year and perhaps the Fight of the Decade between Francisco Vargas and Orlando ...

Errol Spence Jr. (right) started 2018 with an impressive performance against Lamont Peterson (left) Saturday. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime Boxing

It’s true: Errol Spence Jr. is the star of the welterweight division

SAN DIEGO, Calif. January 20, 2018 – Thank goodness Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. was a little rusty after an eight month break since his last fight. Working behind a vicious body attack, Spence. Jr. (24-0, 20 KOs), put on an impressive display of boxing skills while systematically taking apart former two-time champion Lamont Peterson ...

Welcome back: (L to R) Robert Easter Jr., Errol Spence Jr., Lamont Peterson, and Javier Fortuna are back in action Saturday at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. Photo: Ed Diller, DiBella Entertainment

Spence and Peterson back in action in Brooklyn Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif. January 19, 2018 – Last May, American welterweight Errol Spence Jr. of Dallas, Texas put on a show in enemy territory In front of 27,000 screaming fans in Sheffield’s Bramall Lane football stadium “The Truth” defeated Kell “Special One” Brook Spence by knockout at 1:40 of the 11th round to become the ...

Claressa Shields (right) had little trouble with Tori Nelson but couldn't stop the tough veteran Friday night. Photo: Stephanie Trapp, Showtime Boxing

Ladies first: Shields kicks off 2018 boxing with UD over Nelson

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 13, 2018 – Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields of Flint, Michigan pitched boxing’s equivalent of a shutout in a 10-round unanimous decision over Tori Nelson of Ashburn, Virginia. Scores were 100-90 on all three judges’ scorecards. Shields retained her WBC and IBF world super middleweight belts with ease. Nelson (17-1-3, ...