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(L to R) Saturday's all-action Las Vegas card: Jaime Munguia, Denis Shafikov, Francisco Vargas, Tevin Farmer, Orlando Salido, Miguel Roman, Kenichi Ogawa, Stephen Smith, Rene Alvarado, Paul Valenzuela. Photo: Zanfer Promotions

Warriors bring la guerra to Las Vegas Saturday, HBO Boxing

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 8, 2017 – Two very different boxing cards will take place on Saturday night in the United States. One features two of the finest technicians in boxing at Madison Square Garden, fighting for pound for pound supremacy. It’s a fight for fans who value craft. But for boxing fans with an ...

Sadam Ali (right) won the WBO junior middleweight championship title from veteran Miguel Cotto Saturday at Madison Square Garden. Photo: Ed Mulholland, HBO Boxing

The torch passes: Sadam Ali ends Miguel Cotto’s career with a loss

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 2, 2017 – A boxing legend made his way to the ring in Madison Square Garden Saturday for the final time with only the music of the crowd’s cheers to accompany him. Miguel Cotto’s legacy is undeniable, the only male boxer from Puerto Rico to win titles in four weight divisions. ...

Four division world champion Miguel Cotto takes a curtain call at Madison Square Garden Saturday. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Miguel Cotto’s curtain call at the Mecca of Boxing Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 1, 2017 – Four-division champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico is a sure bet for the Boxing Hall of Fame after he decides to hang up the gloves. At age 37, that day is here. Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) fights what he says will be the last bout of his career ...

Adaptive surfer Alana Nichols, a three time Paralympic Gold Medalist and member of Team USA, competes in the 2017 Stance ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship this week. Photo: Jerry Jarimillo/ISA

Adaptive surfers ably ride the waves in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 29, 2017 – Adaptive surfers join a rising tide of adaptive athletes contributing to the enormous growth of adaptive sports, which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. In the United States alone, an estimated 48.9 million people have a disability. Another 24 million people have a severe disability; and 34.2 million ...

New York state of mind; boxing heroes win for hometown fans

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 11, 2017 – Although 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. The 6,921 fans in the house warmly welcomed the former WBA middleweight champion back to ...

Deontay Wilder

Waiting for Deontay Wilder to fulfill his boxing potential Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 3, 2017 – Boxing fans are growing tired of waiting for Deontay Wilder. Boxing writers are growing tired of writing about waiting for Wilder. They are eager to see the American WBC heavyweight champion carry the legacy of great American heavyweights of the past, including the fellow Alabama native whose moniker ...

Anthony Joshua (left) won a tenth round decision, but Carlos Takam (right) won a moral victory by demonstrating determination Saturday. Photo: Esther Lin, Showtime Boxing

Joshua retains titles against a tough Takam by TKO in tenth

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 28, 2017 – Although there wasn’t much doubt about British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua winning a lopsided decision against Carlos Takam of France Saturday night in Cardiff, Wales, an overly hasty referee stoppage by Phil Edwards at 1:34 of the tenth round detracted from the outcome. “I have no interest with ...

Anthony Joshua not resting on his boxing laurels, returns to the ring Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 27, 2017 – Six months ago, British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua staked his claim to boxing star status in front of 90,000 screaming fans at London’s Wembley Stadium. His 11th round TKO of Wladmir Klitschko after getting up off the canvas still stands up as the 2017 Fight of the Year ...

Ring results: Gassiev and Machado score big KOs; Burnett, Andrade, Braekhus win

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 22, 2017 – If you weren’t excited before about the cruiserweight competition in the 2017 World Boxing Super Series, you haven’t been paying attention. Now is the time to start. Murat Gassiev of Russia (25-0, 18 KOs) propelled himself into the semi-finals with an impressive third round knockout over former IBF ...

Boxing around the clock, around the world this weekend

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 21, 2017 – Boxing is truly an international sport, with national rivalries and regional flavor adding to the sport’s attraction for many fans. This weekend’s top fights make the case nicely, with action starting in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Stokke, Norway, then moving to the East Coast with action in New ...