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Pro Football Hall of Fame, NFL, 2021

Pro Football Hall of Fame: NFL 2020-2021 enshrinement predictions

LOS ANGELES — On Sunday, Super Bowl LV (55) in Tampa will conclude by crowning the champion of the 2020 National Football League season. The winning team has bragging rights to having the best football players on the field this season. But one day earlier, on Saturday, several retired NFL players and contributors will join ...

Caleb Plant (right) pitched a shutout against Caleb Truax Saturday, but he'll need more game against Canelo Alvarez. Photo: Ryan Hafey, Premier Boxing Champions Caleb Plant scores

Planting the flag: Caleb Plant scores shutout over Caleb Truax

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 30, 2021  –  Caleb Plant of Nashville (21-0, 12 KOs) put in the work he needed after an 18-month absence from the ring, getting a shutout unanimous decision over Caleb Truax of Minnesota (31-5-2, 19 KOs). All three cards ready 120-109, without even a mercy round for Truax. Plant, age 28, ...

Stephen Fulton Jr. fought Angelo Leo's fight, and beat him at his own game. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing

Stephen Fulton Jr. wins firefight with Angelo Leo

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 23, 2021 – Boxing had some tough competition from Fight Island, but held its own with three action fights from the Fightsphere in Uncasville, Connecticut. Undefeated super bantamweights Stephen Fulton Jr. of Philadelphia (19-0, 8 KOs) Angelo Leo (19-1, 9 KOs) were originally scheduled to fight last August, but the bout ...

Ryan Garcia delivered a left hook to the body in round 7, stopping Luke Campbell to win on Saturday. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Boxing Garcia KOs Campbell

Check, mate: Garcia KOs Campbell in seven rounds

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 2, 2021 – “King” Ryan Garcia played the game, earned his moment and his opportunity to crow over the naysayers, and call out his foes in Dallas on Saturday. Reality can wait until tomorrow. Garcia of Victorville, California (21-0, 18 KOs) earned respect for getting off the deck in the second ...

Ryan Garcia has the opportunity to be boxing's biggest star - as long as he keeps winning. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photo / Golden Boy Boxing Garcia vs Campbell

The King’s gambit: Garcia vs Campbell kicks off 2021 on DAZN Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 1, 2021 – Ryan Garcia gets it. Despite his undefeated record and crowd-pleasing knockouts, there are plenty of boxing observers who still think he’s got to prove in the ring he’s not just a social media sensation. Garcia of Victorville, California (20-0, 17 KOs) will get his opportunity Saturday in his ...

Teofimo Lopez Jr. now holds all the titles at 135 pounds. He is now likely to pursue the same goal at 140 pounds. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

2020 Fighter of the Year: Teofimo Lopez Jr.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 1, 2021 – The year of the pandemic threatened to limit choices for year-end awards to athletes in the ring during the first 10 weeks of 2020. Fortunately, nearly every name on the pound for pound list and those aspiring to join it got into the ring for at least one ...

A whirlwind five rounds finally ended with the eighth knockdown of the fight between Jose Zepeda and Ivan Baranchyk, with it becoming a knockout win for the Californian. Photo: MIkey Williams Top Rank Boxing Zepeda knocks out Baranchyk

Boxing’s Best of the Year 2020: Pandemic Edition

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 30, 2020 – Even during a year when the sporting calendar was shredded by the coronavirus pandemic, boxing came through with notable performances – some from unexpected sources. First, let’s pause and thank our Sweet Science stars we have good choices to pick from after boxing’s successful return in the year ...

Franchon Crews-Dezurn knows only one way to go whether in or out of the ring: her way. Photo: Courtesy Emerson Scheerer/via Franchon Crews-Dezurn Facebook

Franchon Crews-Dezurn Returns to the Ring, Bigger Than Ever

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 29, 2020 – WBC and WBO Super Middleweight women’s champion Franchon “The Heavy Hitting Diva” Crews-Dezurn is so connected to her fans, she let them decide what name she should wear on her trunks when she returns to the ring on Saturday, January 2’s Golden Boy card on DAZN. The card ...

Canelo Alvarez took Callum Smith apart to win the WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight titles at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom

Canelo Alvarez makes Texas toast of Callum Smith

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Canelo Alvarez of Mexico returned to the ring after a tumultuous year none the worse for it. Alvarez delivered a complete 12 round beatdown of Callum Smith to take his WBA World Super Middleweight title. Scores were 119-109 X 2, and 117-111. He is now a legitimate four-division champion. Nearly 15,000 ...