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Sadam Ali was caught early by opponent Jaime Munguia, and never recovered, finally being called out by referee Gary Rosato in round four. Photo: Ed Mulholland, HBO Boxing

And the new: Jaime Munguia stops Sadam Ali with ease

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 12, 2018 – In a division already loaded with talent, a major new player announced his presence tonight in New York. Remember when and where you first heard the name Jaime Munguia. The 21-year-old Munguia of Tijuana, Mexico, took the fight on two weeks’ notice after the original opponent, Liam Smith, ...

It's experience taking on youth when Sadam Ali (left) fights Jaime Munguia Saturday in New York. Photo: Matt Heasley, Hogan Photos Sadam Ali defends

Preview: Sadam Ali defends title against Jaime Munguia

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 12, 2018 – New York native Sadam Ali rewrote the script for Miguel Cotto’s farewell performance in December with a unanimous decision over Cotto to become the new WBO junior middleweight champion. Ali (26-1, 14 KOs), also a two-time New York Golden Gloves champion, defends his title for the first time ...

L to R: Carlos Adames, Vasyl Lomachenko, Bob Arum, Jorge Linares, Alejandro Barrera. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank

The best put to the test: Lomachenko vs Linares preview

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 11, 2018 – Vasyl Lomachenko tightened his hold on the top spot on many pound for pound lists in December when he completely disarmed former Fighter of the Year Guillermo Rigondeaux. Observers were stunned to see the accomplished Cuban get taken apart by Lomachenko so badly he quit the fight after ...

Gennady Golovkin (right) put on a Big Drama Show on Cinco de Mayo for his fans. Photo: Cynthia Saldana, Saldana Photography

Fight fiesta as fists fly: Golovkin makes quick work of Martirosyan

CARSON, Calif., May 5, 2018 – Nothing could dispel the good mood Saturday at the Stub Hub Center. The weather: postcard perfect. The cerveza: cold. Grills in the parking lot were fired up. Inside, every seat is a good seat. The last ingredient needed was an action-packed main event in the beloved “Mexican Style,” the ...

Cecilia Braekhus is the most celebrated women's professional boxer in history. Photo: Ed Mulholland/HBO

Viva la guerra: Cecilia Braekhus and Kelli Reis make history on HBO Boxing

CARSON, Calif., May 5, 2018 – It was a long time coming, but the wait was worth it. Ceceilia Braekus (33-0, 9 KOs) of Norway and American Kelli Reis (13-7, 4 KOs) helped HBO Boxing make history. Their welterweight championship bout at the Stub Hub Center was the network’s first ever women’s professional championship fight ...

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 ...