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Hurd, Charlo, Lara retain their belts in Brooklyn

SAN DIEGO, October 14, 2017 – On a very busy night in sports across the U.S. with college football, baseball playoffs, hockey, and soccer in full swing, fans who chose to take in boxing action from Brooklyn on the Showtime tripleheader boxing card did not go away disappointed. Three titles were at stake in three ...

Santa Cruz, Mares set the table for a rematch in 2018

SAN DIEGO, October 14, 2017 – Much as everyone expected, WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz and four-time world champion Abner Mares won solid victories against overmatched but game opponents to set up a 2018 rematch of their 2015 Fight of the Year. Santa Cruz (34-1-1, 18 KOs) took it to fellow Southern Californian Chris ...

Three fights, three junior middleweight titles on the line Saturday

SAN DIEGO, October 13, 2017 – Rivals in the often overlooked junior middleweight division will do what they can to stake their claim to top ten rankings on a Showtime tripleheader from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday. Three titles will be at stake in three solid matchups. WBA world champion Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, ...

Day at the beach: Santa Cruz, Mares headline Saturday at StubHub

SAN DIEGO, October 13, 2017 – WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz won the respect of the boxing world when he won a narrow decision in 2015 over Abner Mares in a legitimate Fight of the Year nominee in front of a packed Los Angeles Forum full of screaming fans. Santa Cruz went on to ...

Boxing briefs: Don’t blame Deontay, WBSS update, Kronk Gym destroyed

SAN DIEGO, October 8, 2017 – Just like the weather, boxing falls into its own seasons. While there is boxing somewhere on the planet 24/7/365, in the highest pro ranks boxing peaks in May, and in September. It’s not only because of big fight cards around the Mexican celebrations around Cinco de Mayo and Mexican ...

Jorge Linares (left) overcame a strong comeback effort by Luke Campbell to retain his lineal lightweight title in Los Angeles. Photo: Ed Mulholland, HBO Boxing

Worldwide boxing wrapup: Linares, Dorticos, Parker notch wins

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 23, 2017 – Lineal lightweight champion Jorge Linares of Venezuela (43-3, 27 KOs) successfully defended his title against Luke Campbell of Great Britain (17-2, 14 KOs) by majority decision in Los Angeles Saturday. Scores were 115-112, 114-113 for Linares; 115-113 for Campbell. From the opening bell, the hand speed and power ...

Ramirez, Valdez hang onto titles; Conlan scores highlight reel KO

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 23, 2017 – Two time Mexican Olympian and WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (23-0, 19 KOs) now living in Tucson gave his home town fans something to cheer in an action packed title defense, coming out with a unanimous decision against previously undefeated challenger Genesis Servania (29-1, 12 KOs) of the ...

Forum hosts lightweight scrap: Linares vs. Campbell, HBO Boxing

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 22, 2017 – The middleweight megafight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin captured the boxing world’s attention last week. Fans and experts alike are still talking about it. HBO Boxing will air a replay of the middleweight fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin on Saturday starting at 10 p.m. ET/ ...

NFL 2017 Week 3 Preview and Bettor’s Guide

Football is a lot like Judaism. It faces a constant barrage of attacks but somehow survives. Most importantly, it gets renewed every September, a renewal of our faith itself.

Canelo and Golovkin deliver a show; judges deliver a shocking draw

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, September 16, 2017 – When boxing fans start talking about a rematch minutes after seeing a championship fight, it reflects a close, entertaining fight. The middleweight championship bout between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin delivered all the action and excitement fans could have asked for, leaving 22,358 people in ...

Canelo-GGG undercard results: Diaz, De La Hoya, Martin get wins

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, September 16, 2017 – Undercard fighters on the HBO PPV telecast for Canelo vs. Golovkin responded to the opportunity for significant exposure to fans by putting on a great show. In the co-main event, both fighters risked their undefeated records for the opportunity to become the WBC mandatory challenger for super bantamweight ...

Ryan "Kingry" Garcia celebrates his quick knockout victory on September 16. Photo: Tom Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Promotions

Left hooks lift Garcia and Rojas to impressive wins Friday

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, September 15, 2017 – Boxing fans in Las Vegas for the biggest bout of the year on Saturday enjoyed bonus boxing on Friday at the MGM Grand’s Marquis Ballroom courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions and its new partnership with ESPN. In the main event, Jesus Rojas (26-1-2, 19 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto ...

Canelo vs. Golovkin: Preview, prediction for Saturday’s desert drama

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, September 15, 2017 – It is hard to overstate the importance to boxing of the middleweight championship bout between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin. The winner will become not merely the undisputed middleweight champion, but is likely to land at the top of the pound for pound list. With ...

Canelo-GGG undercard fighters intend to make a statement Saturday

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, September 14, 2017 – Do undercards really matter when the main event is a blockbuster matchup? Boxing experts disagree on the importance of the undercard fights. But the undercard fighters know it can be the career opportunity of a lifetime, one they cannot afford to squander. The rising stars and young prospects ...