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Brandon Rios roared past Mike Alvarado in Denver Saturday with a TKO win. Photo: Chris Farina, Top Rank

Rios takes the trilogy with TKO thrashing of Alvarado

SAN DIEGO, January 25, 2015 – Brandon Rios mowed down a lackluster, unprepared Mike Alvarado, making it a quick night in Denver with a third round TKO stoppage. Alvarado chose not to come out for round 4. The ringside physician advised referee Jay Nady that Alvarado’s vision was a problem, seeing double when he was ...

Mike Alvarado (left) and Brandon Rios enjoy themselves at Friday's boxing weigh-in. Photo: Ed Mulholland/HBO

Preview: Rios-Alvarado III completes trilogy, HBO Sat., 10 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, January 23, 2015 – For sheer boxing entertainment, no two fighters bring the action like Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado. Two guys, two fights, 19 rounds, over 3,000 punches between the pair. Not since Arturo Gatti tangled with Micky Ward has there been a more inevitable trilogy than Rios-Alvarado III. They have been ...

Wilder wins WBC heavyweight boxing title, first American in a decade

SAN DIEGO, January 17, 2015 – The early knockout victory everyone expected to see Saturday in Las Vegas between Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) and Bermane “B-Ware” Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs) didn’t happen. Once the shock wore off from seeing the fight going to the judges, American fans thrilled to hear the words, ...

Preview: Heavyweights Stiverne and Wilder square off Saturday, Showtime 10 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO, January 16, 2015 – Unlike Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, who can’t seem to find a way to get into the ring with each other, heavyweights Bermane “B-Ware” Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) and Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder can’t wait to get down to business to prove who’s the better boxer. The big men ...

Boxing briefs: Jay-Z, Pacquiao, Andre Ward, Golden Boy, Golovkin making news

SAN DIEGO, January 10, 2015 – Boxers brought the action from coast to coast to kick off the 2015 boxing season with Friday Night Fights in Brooklyn and California. The bigger headlines were outside the ring on shifts in at the business end of the sport with changes in promoters and fighter affiliations. Roc Nation ...

Miguel Cotto's dominant performance over Sergio Martinez was our Comeback of the Year. Photo: Chris Farina, Top Rank

Boxing’s best of 2014: knockout, upset, comeback, undercard, and rising star

SAN DIEGO, January 6, 2015 – Ringside Seat produced our list of 2014’s Top Fights and named our 2014 Fighter of the Year, American lightweight champion Terence Crawford. Before 2014 fades into history, select individual achievements that impressed us in the 12 months just ended deserve our applause. Boxers put it all on the line ...

Terence Crawford is the toast of Omaha, Nebraska and our 2014 Fighter of the Year. Photo: Chris Farina, Top Rank

Omaha’s Terence Crawford: our 2014 Fighter of the Year

SAN DIEGO, January 2, 2015 – Choosing a Fighter of the Year for 2014 was not as tough as in 2013 when a half dozen boxers made the short list. This year, it was a coin flip between two worthy candidates who rose above the rest. A half dozen boxers made my original short list. ...

It was a big year for Francisco "Chihuas" Rodriguez of Mexico, winner in our 2014 Fight of the Year. Photo: Courtesy BoxAzteca

Boxing’s top fights of 2014: Rodriguez and Takayama stand tallest

SAN DIEGO, January 1, 2015 – The past 12 months in boxing will be remembered just as much for the fights that didn’t happen as the ones that did. The action outside the ring continues to be dominated by the “will they or won’t they?” discussion about a superfight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. ...