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Boxer Gennady Golovkin and Matthew Macjlin

Boxing’s best knockout, upset, comeback, emerging star of 2013

SAN DIEGO, January 2, 2014 – People like to organize and rank things. It helps us make sense of our world. We love to see who comes out on top. Boxing writers are no different. So we put together Top Fights lists, and select individual achievements that impressed us in the 12 months that have ...

Boxer Adonis Stevenson

Fighter of the Year 2013: a Superman in the ring, Adonis Stevenson

SAN DIEGO, January 1, 2014 – Choosing a Fighter of the Year for 2013 was a serious challenge. There were numerous legitimate choices this year. Ring the opening bell and let’s get started. A half dozen boxers made my short list: Timothy Bradley, Danny Garcia, Gennady Golovkin, Sergey Kovalev, Floyd Mayweather, and Adonis Stevenson. Three ...

Boxer Timothy Bradley

Top fights of 2013: Bradley vs. Provodnikov number one

SAN DIEGO, December 30, 2013 – Like many other media at year’s end, boxing writers are compelled to take stock of the prior 12 months and call out their top fights of the year. Who am I to buck the trend? Despite certain critics who have insisted for years that “boxing is dead,” boxing enjoyed ...

Boxer Adrien Broner

Marcos Maidana solves the Adrien Broner problem with a win

SAN DIEGO, December 14, 2013 – Marcos “El Chino” Maidana presented a real problem for Adrien “The Problem” Broner in San Antonio Saturday, winning an upset unanimous decision after 12 rounds of nonstop action. It was a matchup sure to be on every writer’s Top Ten Fights of 2013 and a serious candidate for “Fight ...

Boxers Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana at weigh-in

Preview: Broner needs big impressive win against Maidana

SAN DIEGO, December 13, 2013 – Adrien “The Problem” Broner needs to have a dominating victory over the hard-punching Marcos Maidana on Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio in their junior welterweight title fight if he wants fans to consider him one of boxing’s major stars like his mentor, Floyd Mayweather. Broner’s situation ...

Bernard Hopkins' training routine would wear out a fighter half his age. He says he does less sparring and more cross training including work in a swimming pool. Photo: Tom Casino

Boxing preview: Bernard Hopkins KOs Father Time Saturday, Showtime, 9 p.m.

SAN DIEGO, October 26, 2013 – Bernard Hopkins admits he’s a freak, like something from another planet. How else to explain that he is still going strong in one of the toughest sports on Earth at age 48? His new nickname is fitting: Hopkins is now calling himself “The Alien,” setting aside his longtime moniker ...

Gennady Golovkin. boxing's next superstar

Gennady Golovkin stands on the brink of boxing star status

SAN DIEGO, October 18, 2013 – You wouldn’t know it from watching boxer Gennady Golovkin in the ring. His fights rarely last more than a few rounds until he knocks out his opponent. Only two of his last 14 bouts have lasted more five rounds; ten of them were finished in three rounds or less. ...

Miguel Cotto gets TKO over Delvin Rodriguez / Chris Farina, Top Rank

Boxing results: Miguel Cotto revives career with a TKO win Saturday

SAN DIEGO, October 5, 2013 – Welcome back, Miguel Cotto. Cotto accomplished exactly what he set out to do Saturday in Florida, putting himself back on the path to fighting big name opponents with a crushing third round TKO win over Delvin Rodriguez. It’s good news for Cotto, good news for trainer Freddie Roach, better ...

Boxing obit: Ken Norton, heavyweight who beat Muhammad Ali, dies at 70

SAN DIEGO, September 18, 2013 –  Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and then lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a veterans care facility in Las Vegas at age 70. Norton had been in poor health for the last several years after suffering a series of strokes. ...

Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero faceoff at their final news conference.

May Day boxing news: Mayweather vs. Guerrero presser gets hot

SAN DIEGO, May 1, 2013 –  Love him or hate him, Floyd Mayweather rules as the most exciting name and biggest draw in boxing today. His year-long absence from the ring ends this weekend in a Showtime pay-per-view fight against Californian Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Now with 72 ...