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Brian Castaño (L) and Jermell Charlo fought to a split draw in San Antonio Saturday. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime

Letdown: Brian Castaño deserves the win, gets draw with Jermell Charlo

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 17, 2021  – A disappointing draw marred a terrific fight Saturday in San Antonio between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castaño. What else is new? Will Castaño get the rematch he deserves? For now, both men go home with their championship belts after judges in San Antonio scored the entertaining battle a ...

You mad, bro? Jermell Charlo feels underappreciated for his accomplishments, and hopes to change this on Saturday. Photo: Leo Wilson Jr., Premier Boxing Champions Charlo vs Castaño

Charlo vs Castaño: You mad, bro? Showtime Boxing Saturday 

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 16, 2021  – Boxing’s rebound year from the pandemic serves up another division unification bout in Charlo vs Castaño on Saturday from San Antonio. It’s the best bout in the Showtime and Premier Boxing Champions summer lineup. The Showtime Boxing broadcast begins at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT. Boxing will slow ...

Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez delivered for his Los Angeles fans with a TKo win over Sullivan Barrera. Photo: Lina Baker, Lina Baker Photography Zurdo Ramirez

Crowd pleasers: Zurdo Ramirez, JoJo Diaz, Seniesa Estrada win for LA fans Friday

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 9, 2021 – Local favorites gave enthusiastic Southern California boxing fans the wins they wanted to see and made their case for bigger challenges and paydays in the future. In the main event, former WBO World Super Middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo:” Ramirez of Mexico (42–0. 28 KOs) reminded fans what made ...

Gilberto Ramirez (left) and Sullivan Barrera weigh in for their Friday fight in Los Angeles. Photo: Golden Boy Promotions Ramirez vs Barrerra

Return of Zurdo: Ramirez vs Barrera on the pitch Friday, DAZN

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 8, 2021 –When boxing fans last heard from former WBO World Super Middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo:” Ramirez, the undefeated Mexican southpaw (41-0. 27 KOs) had stalled in the division and hit an impasse with his promoter Top Rank. It was a disappointing development in a once-promising career. Ramirez now looks toward ...

Gervonta Davis won his first fight at super lightweight in 11 rounds over Mario Barrios in Atlanta Saturday. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing

Bigger man: Gervonta Davis wins first super lightweight fight in 11

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 26, 2021  – Gervonta “Tank” Davis of Baltimore (25-0, 24 KOs) made a successful debut in the super lightweight division, defeating Mario Barrios of San Antonio, Texas (26-1, 17 KOs) with an 11th round TKO win. Davis said he made it tough on himself going up two weight divisions. “I definitely ...

Vasiliy Lomachenko manhandled Masayoshi Nakatani for nine rounds, handing him the first stoppage loss of his career. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Lomachenko beats

Mas no mas: Lomachenko beats Nakatani in nine rounds 

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 26, 2021  – The pound for pound great version of Vasiliy Lomachenko of Ukraine (14-2, 11 KOs) came back as if nothing had gotten in his way over the last year, demoralizing  Masayoshi Nakatani of Japan (19-2, 13 KOs) as he has so many other opponents in his impressive career. Lomachenko ...

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Lomachenko vs Nakatani: Red pill or blue pill? Saturday, ESPN+

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 25, 2021  – Boxing purists still believe in Vasiliy Lomachenko and hope he will prove them right in his return to the ring Saturday. Eight months after his shocking defeat at the hands of upstart Teofimo Lopez Jr., pound for pound great Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs) hopes to reset and return ...

Veteran Gabriel Rosado surprised Bektimir Melikuziev with perfect timing to land a counterpunch Knockout of the Year win. Photo: Sye Williams/Golden Boy/Getty Images) King Gabe Rosado

King Gabe Rosado crowns career with KO win over Bektimir Melikuziev

San Diego, Calif., June 19, 2021 – Veteran ‘King’ Gabe Rosado delivered a magnificent Knockout of the Year candidate in his upset victory over super middleweight prospect Bektimir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan to steal the show in El Paso Saturday. After Rosado’s narrow split decision loss in his last fight against Daniel Jacobs, the victory was ...

Tyson Fury (left) and Deontay Wilder aren't strangers after two memorable fights. Number three takes place July 24. Photo: Ryan Hafey, Premier Boxing Champions Fury and Wilder

Fury and Wilder engage in a war of no words; Lopez vs Kambosos off due to COVID  

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 15, 2021 – The state of California returned mainly to normal life on Tuesday with almost all pandemic restrictions lifted as the West Coast boxing media gathered for the first time since early 2020 for a news conference featuring the July 24 trilogy rematch between heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. ...

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Stevenson plays the waiting game, marks time with Nakathila Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 11, 2021 – Think back to the last time undefeated junior lightweight Shakur Stevenson of New Jersey (15-0, 8 KOs) faced a serious challenge as a pro. Keep thinking. We’ll wait. If you can’t come up with one, it’s because the 23-year-old has passed every test with flying colors. Stevenson is ...

Nonito Donaire (left) became a world banntamweight champion for the third time with his defeat of Nordine Oubaali. Photo: Esther LIn, Showtime Boxing

Nonito Donaire knocks out Nordine Oubaali and Father Time Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 29, 2021 –  Nonito Donaire is giving Father Time the fight of his life. The 38-year-old veteran delivered his best performance in years, knocking down Nordine Oubaali of France (17-1, 12 KOs) three times en route to a fourth-round knockout victory. Donaire (41-26, 27 KOs) wins the WBC World Bantamweight title. ...

Devin Haney delivered the fight performance he needed againstJorge Linares in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom Boxing Devin Haney gets

Devin Haney gets hard-won victory over Jorge Linares

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 29, 2021 – WBC World Lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney of Las Vegas (26-0, 15 KOs) had to suck it up in a match of wits and will, pushed to the limit by veteran Jorge Linares of Venezuela (47-6, 29 KOs) Saturday in front of 5,312 happy fans at the ...

Nordine Oubaali (left) and Nonito Donaire pose after making weight on Friday for their title fight in Carson. Photo: Esther Lin, Showtime Boxing Oubaali vs Donaire

Oubaali vs Donaire preview: Big ambitions at bantamweight

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 28, 2021 –  While boxing fans fixate on heavyweights and celebrity fights, they risk missing the biggest and best action in the sport found in the smaller weight divisions. In 2019, four-division champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and world bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue of Japan delivered an all-action Fight of the ...

Devin Haney and Jorge Linares face off after weighing in on Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom Boxing Haney vs Linares

Preview: Haney vs Linares puts spotlight on lightweight division Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 28, 2021 – WBC World Lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney of Las Vegas (25-0, 15 KOs) will either show he’s an elite boxing talent – or not — when he faces veteran Jorge Linares of Venezuela (47-5, 29 KOs) Saturday in front of his hometown fans in Las Vegas. Haney ...

Jose Ramirez (left) and Josh Taylor have a few last words at Friday's face off for the undisputed junior welterweight championship in Las Vegas. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images

Ramirez vs Taylor preview: What boxing should be  

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 21, 2021 –  When casual boxing fans ask, “Hey, are there any good fights this weekend?” or “Should I cough up the money for this pay per view?” those among us who follow the sport reply with limited enthusiasm. We want people to enjoy boxing as much as we do, but ...