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Seeing double: It's a socially distanced dual faceoff between Sergiy Derevyanchenko and Jermall Charlo (left), and Jermell Charlo and Jeison Rosario Friday. Photo: Amanda Westcott, Showtime Boxing Charlo vs Derevyanchenko

Twin Showtime Boxing showdowns: Charlo vs Derevyanchenko and Charlo vs Rosario

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 25, 2020 – Boxing fans can settle in for action all day with the first significant cards of the COVID-19 era on Saturday – but only if they’ve got the money to follow them all. Leading the list is a unique double feature with two separate cards headlines by brothers Jermall ...

Jose Pedraza delivered a solid performance, dominating Javier Molina. Photo: MIkey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Jose Pedraza dominates Javier Molina; Lubin beats Gausha

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 19, 2020 – Former two-division champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza of Puerto Rico got the win he needed, defeating his former 2008 Beijing Olympic Games teammate, Javier Molina in Las Vegas by unanimous decision. Scorecards were 99-91and 98-92. Pedraza (28-3, 13 KOs) and Molina (22-3, 9 KOs) both faced a must-win situation ...

Erickson Lubin (left) and Terrell Gausha have a showdown on Showtime Saturday in the super welterweight division. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing Lubin vs Gausha Pedraza vs Molina

Crossroads contests: Pedraza vs Molina; Lubin vs Gausha

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 18, 2020 – During a time of social distancing, boxing cards on opposite sides of the U.S. bring together opponents who know each other well and won’t be afraid to get close and cross paths in crossroads fights. Former two-division champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza of Puerto Rico returns after his late ...

Egidijus Kavaliauskas thinks he's earned a rematch with Terennce Crawford after his knockout win Saturday of Michael Zewski. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Kavaliauskas and Gonzalez

El Grito: Kavaliauskas and Gonzalez back in the title hunt with wins Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 13, 2020 – It’s a Mexican Independence Day seven fighters will remember for their wins on Saturday in Las Vegas, even if it wasn’t a typical fight weekend due to the pandemic. Mexican-American Joet Gonzalez flew the Tricolor flag, while Southern California transplant delivered a Mexican style knockout to cap the ...

Tyson Fury brought the fiesta on Mexican Independence Day 2019. There is a single card in the U.S. this Saturday. Several young Mexican fighters will have to carry the banner. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Machine vs Zewski

Viva Mexico: Machine vs Zewski fly the Tri banner Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 11, 2020 – Many Americans believe Cinco De Mayo is the Mexican equivalent of Independence Day in the U.S., but the actual Mexican Independence Day is September 16. It is traditionally a huge boxing weekend, but the pandemic and the collapse of fight negotiations with Canelo Alvarez leave 2020 without a ...

The weigh-in two months in the making: After two postponed dates, Jamel Herring finally makes a title defense against Jonathan Oquendo Saturday. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Herring vs Oquendo

Keeping the faith: Herring vs Oquendo finally given the green light

SAN DIEGO Calif., September 4, 2020 – Semper Fidelis has been the U.S. Marine Corps motto since 1883. It embodies the promise to always remain faithful, no matter what. Marine Corps veteran and WBO junior lightweight champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring of Cincinnati (21-2, 10 KO) has seen his loyalty tested over the past few ...

Jose Ramirez leaves Las Vegas with the super lightweight titles in his hands after a tough fight with Viktor Postol. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Jose Ramirez returns

Jose Ramirez returns to the ring, escapes with a win over Viktor Postol

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 29, 2020 – Jose Ramirez had to warm up the engine after a long layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic. When he finally did, he did just enough to survive a battle with veteran Viktor Postol of Ukraine to win a majority decision win. Scorecards were 116-112 and 115-113 for Ramirez, ...

Jose Ramirez (left) and Viktol Postol pose at the final news conference Thursday. Photo: MIkey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Preview: Ramirez vs Postol beats the pandemic, hits The Bubble Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 27, 2020 – Who could have imagined back in late January when the title defense by WBC/WBO junior welterweight Jose Ramirez of Fresno, California (25-0, 17 KOs) and former WBC world champion Viktor Postol of Ukraine (31-2, 12 KOs) schedule February 2 in Haikou, Hainan, China would be canceled? And we ...

Joe Smith Jr. scored a ninth round stoppage courtesy of a hard right hand. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Joe Smith Jr. returns to form with ninth round stoppage of Eleider Alvarez

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 22, 2020 – Joe Smith Jr. put all the tools together to take Eleider “Storm” Alvarez apart, putting on a power punching clinic to end their light heavyweight fight in nine rounds. Alvarez, a Colombia native living in Montreal (25-2, 13 KOs) couldn’t get his counter-punching game going against the heavy-handed ...

Dillian Whyte's night ended suddenly at the hands of veteran Alexander Povetkin Saturday. Photo: Mark Robinson, Matchroom Boxing

Alexander Povetkin ends Fight Camp with a bang, knocking out Dillian Whyte

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 22, 2020 – Matchroom Boxing’s “Fight Camp” wound up its four week run with a bang, courtesy of Alexander Povetkin. The reinvigorated veteran Povetkin of Russia (36-2-1, 25 KOs) looked to be headed for defeat after Dillian Whyte of Brixton (27-2, 18 KOs) scored two flash knockdowns in the fourth ...

Eleider Alvarez (left) and Joe Smith Jr. pose after their weigh-in Friday in Las Vegas. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Alvarez and Smith Jr

Alvarez and Smith Jr. storm into The Bubble Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 21, 2020 – Eleider “Storm” Alvarez never used to be known as a knockout artist, but after two Knockout of the Year performances against Michael Seals and his first fight against Sergey Kovalev, Alvarez changed the script. For Joe Smith Jr. knockout artist is the role he’s always played. Now the ...

Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin show respect at the final news confrence ahead of their WBC interim heavyweight title fight on Saturday. Photo: Mark Robinson, Matchroom Boxing

Fight Camp finale features Whyte vs Povetkin and Taylor Persoon 2

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – August 20, 2019 – Matchroom Boxing’s “Fight Camp” experiment ends before its luck with the English weather crumbles with the fourth and final card outdoors in Essex outside London. Fans should get to see the best pandemic lineup to date from any promoter. “This week is really the first major card, ...

Jessica McCaskill celebrates her win over Cecilia Braekhus after their title bout on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Jessica McCaskill

Jessica McCaskill brings the heat, becomes undisputed world champion

SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 15, 2020 – American Jessica McCaskill of Chicago (9-2, 3 KOs) became the brand new unified and undisputed champion in boxing in an unexpected performance Saturday when few believed in her – except herself. McCaskill delivered a rugged performance to defeat longtime world champion and women’s top pound-for-pound boxer Cecilia Braekhus ...