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Canelo Alvarez and Callum Smith pose after weighing in for their upcoming bout Saturday, December 19, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Canelo vs Smith

Canelo vs Smith: Feliz Navidad for boxing fans Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 18, 2020 – Patience has become one of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s best weapons, both inside and outside the ring. The pandemic threw a ringer into nearly every athlete’s plans. Still, the contractual dispute between Alvarez, promoter Oscar de la Hoya, and media partner DAZN over Alvarez’s contract details threatened to keep him ...

Gennadiy Golovkin seemed to turn back the clock in his record breaking 21st title defense against Kamil Szeremeta. Photo: Michael Owens, Matchroom Boxing Golovkin sets record

Big Drama Show hits blackjack: Golovkin sets record with 21st title defense Friday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 18, 2020 – Middleweight powerhouse Gennadiy Golovkin of Kazakhstan (41-1-1, 36 KOs) delivered the performance he needed, and fans wanted to see in a seventh-round TKO win over a tough but tamed Kamil Szeremeta (21-1, 5 KOs) of Poland. With the win, Golovkin sets a record for the middleweight division with ...

Gennadiy Golovkin is glad to get in a fight in 2020, and hopes to set a middleweight record. Photo: Michael Owens, Matchroom Boxing Golovkin vs Szeremeta

Golovkin vs Szeremeta: Big Drama Show returns with record in reach Friday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 17, 2020 – Middleweight powerhouse Gennadiy Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KOs) will sneak in a fight in 2020 and get an opportunity to set a professional boxing record in his bout Saturday against mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta (21-0, 5 KOs) of Poland. The fight airs Friday, December 18, from Hollywood, Florida on ...

Anthony Joshua flattens Kubrat Pulev for the final time in the ninth round to retain his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles Saturday. Photo: Mark Robinson, Matchroom Boxing

Anthony Joshua puts it all together. Bring on Tyson Fury

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 12, 2020 – Anthony Joshua of Great Britain (24-1, 22 KOs) showed the best of both versions of himself in the ring, taking down Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria (28-2, 14 KOs.) with four knockdowns, making the final one stick for a ninth-round knockout win. “I stuck to what I know best: ...

Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev have words with each other at Friday's weigh-in ahead of their IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight title fight Saturday at Wembley Stadium in London. Photo: Mark Robinson, Matchroom, Boxing Joshua vs Pulev

Joshua vs Pulev: Don’t expect a lot of fury on Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 11, 2020 – Anthony Joshua of Great Britain (23-1, 21 KOs) may have the future on his mind Saturday at London’s Wembley Arena when he steps into the ring for the first time in a year. But he needs to take care of business first with opponent Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria ...

Errol Spence Jr. gets a unanimous decision win over Danny Garcia at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Saturday. Photo: Frank Micelotta/Fox Sports Errol Spence Jr. back

Asked and answered: Errol Spence Jr. back in form with decision over Danny Garcia

SAN DIEGO, Calif. December 5, 2020 – IBF welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. of Dallas (27-0, 21 KOs) laid to rest the questions about his mental and physical fitness following his auto accident with a strong unanimous decision over Danny “Swift” Garcia of Philadelphia (36-3. 21 KOs). Spence Jr. didn’t look much different ...

Errol Spence Jr. (L) and Danny Garcia pose at the weigh-in for their fight Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photo: Frank Micelotta/Fox Sports Spence Jr vs Garcia

To tell the truth: Spence Jr vs Garcia Saturday, Fox PPV

SAN DIEGO, Calif. December 4, 2020 – Saturday’s PPV matchup between IBF welterweight champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. of Dallas (26-0, 21 KOs) and legitimate challenger Danny “Swift” Garcia of Philadelphia (36-2. 21 KOs) will answer several questions being asked about Spence Jr. These questions wouldn’t have come up but for Spence Jr.’s horrific ...

Mike Tyson weighed in at 220 pounds, Roy Jones Jr. at 210 pounds for their exhibition bout on Saturday. Photo: FITE TV

Tyson vs Jones Jr: Come for the novelty, stay for the fun

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 28, 2020 – If people know one name in boxing other than Muhammad Ali, it’s usually Mike Tyson. The 54-year-old Tyson lit up the internet when he posted video of himself sparring with flashes of his vintage power and speed. Tyson has been jonesing (ahem) for an actual fight ever since, ...

Daniel Jacobs and Gabe Rosado fought an uninspired contest, with Jacobs getting the edge. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom. Jacobs and Rosado

Thanksgiving turkey: Jacobs and Rosado fight to disputed split decision

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 27, 2020 – As if fans hadn’t already gotten enough turkey this Thanksgiving weekend. Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs of Brooklyn (37-3, 30 KOs) and “King” Gabe Rosado of Philadelphia (25-13-1, 14 KOs) delivered a disappointing fight barely better than a sparring session over 12 lackluster rounds. Neither man really deserved to ...

Terence Crawford blasted through Kell Brook in four rounds on Saturday. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Terence Crawford blasts

Terence Crawford blasts through Kell Brook; thank U, next?

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 14, 2020 – WBO Welterweight World Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford of Omaha, Nebraska (36-0, 27 KOs) maintained his pound for pound status in boxing with ease, dispatching a game Kell “Special K” Brook of Great Britain (39-3, 27 KOs) in four rounds. Crawford started the fight in an orthodox stance, and ...

Terence Crawford (left) and Kell Brook face off Friday in Las Vegas. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Bud and Brook

Bud and Brook bicker before banging: Crawford vs Brook, ESPN Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 13, 2020 – WBO Welterweight World Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford of Omaha, Nebraska (35-0, 26 KOs) sits among the top names of nearly every boxing observer’s pound for pound list. At the risk of sitting out pandemic 2020, Crawford and Top Rank found a dance partner. Stepping into the breach and ...