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Mark Magsayo (left) took advantage of his opportunity to become the newest champion from the Philippines, defeating Gary Russell Jr. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing Magsayo

Mark Magsayo ends Gary Russell Jr.‘s reign, becomes new WBC World Featherweight champion

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 21, 2022 – Filipino fight fans worldwide celebrated their nation’s newest champion Saturday. Challenger Mark Magsayo took advantage of his opportunity, defeating boxing’s longest reigning champion Gary Russell Jr. After Russell Jr. held the title just two months short of seven years, Magsayo is now the WBC World Featherweight champion via ...

Gary Russell Jr. is undeniably talented, but he needs to be more active for fans to appreciate him. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime BoxingGary Russell Jr. is undeniably talented, but he needs to be more active for fans to appreciate him. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing Gary Russell Jr.

Boxing preview: Reintroducing Gary Russell Jr. to boxing fans Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 21, 2022 – I find it irritating when someone comes up to me at a social gathering (in the pre-COVID days) and says, “Hi, remember me?” Chances are good, I don’t, and you’ve started whatever conversation you want to have by putting me on the spot. So, let me reintroduce you ...

Joe Smith Jr (R) defeated late replacement Steve Geffrard (L) to defend his WBO light heavyweight championship at Turning Stone Resort Casino Saturday in Verona, New York. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Smith Jr. batters Geffrard

Joe Smith Jr. batters Geffrard to defend light heavyweight title

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 15, 2022 – WBO light heavyweight champion Joe Smith Jr. sent his hometown fans happy into the cold night from the Turning Stone Casino, battering a game Steve Geffrard of Miami to retain his WBO World Light Heavyweight title. Geffrard took a knee one minute into the ninth round when Smith ...

Smith Jr. vs Geffrard: Working for the weekend Saturday, ESPN

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 14, 2022 – WBO light heavyweight champion Joe Smith Jr. of Long Island (27-3, 21 KOs) never does anything the easy way. He worked full-time as a laborer digging trenches with a jackhammer for most of his professional career, training after the day was done. When he was finally able to ...

Viva Mexico: Canelo Alvarez unifies the super middleweight division with an 11th round TKO win over Caleb Plant. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing

Best In Boxing 2021: Canelo, Fury Wilder 3, and George Kambosos Jr. make their mark

SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 1, 2022 –The coronavirus still had its say about the boxing calendar, but the fans finally came back, and boxing did its part coming through with notable performances – many from unexpected sources in a year full of upsets. First, let’s pause and thank medical science for helping revive the Sweet ...

Big stakes for heavyweights Luis Ortiz Jr. (left) and Charles Marti in their main event on New Year's day. Photo: Ryan Hafey, Premier Boxing Champions Ortiz vs Martin

Ortiz vs Martin in New Year’s Day boxing bowl, Fox PPV

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 31, 2021 – Boxing isn’t a traditional sport for New Year’s Day. Enter Premier Boxing Champions, rolling the dice at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on an all-heavyweight on Fox Sports PBC PPV. Price tag is $39.95. The pay-per-view telecast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. ...

Gilberto Ramirez found himself in a firefight with Yunieski Gonzalez, finally getting a TKO in ten rounds. Photo: Kevin Estrada, Golden Boy Ramirez outlasts Gonzalez

Ramirez outlasts Gonzalez; Estrada and Serrano shine, and Jake Paul gets KO

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 18, 2021 – Mexican southpaw Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (43-0, 29 KOs) had to put in hard work against Yunieski Gonzalez of Miami via Cuba (21-4, 17 KOs), delighting the fans in San Antonio with a hardcore action fight. Gonzalez drew Ramirez into a slugfest, forcing Ramirez to eat far more punches ...

Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora tangle a second time Saturday in Manchester. Photo: Mark Robinson, Matchroom Boxing. Parker Chisora 2

Boxing holiday rush: Zurdo Ramirez, Parker Chisora 2, Jake Paul in action Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 17, 2021 – Boxing fans, avoid the last-minute holiday shopping rush and enjoy the last-minute rush of pugilism on the fight schedule Saturday. Communities Digital News puts it all together with our breakdown of best bets. Parker Chisora 2: 1 pm ET/10 am PT, DAZN Heavyweights Joseph Parker of New Zealand ...

Vasiliy Lomachenko (L) and Richard Commey (R) pose during the weigh-in at Madison Square Garden on Friday Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Festival of fights

Festival of fights: Lomachenko, Donaire, Taylor headline multiple events Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., December 10, 2021 – The minute you finish reading this preview, be sure you’ve got fresh batteries in the remote control and all your electronic devices are fully charged. They’ve got to perform under pressure if you intend to watch all the boxing cards filling a heavy-duty fight calendar from around the ...

Haney defends title against Diaz Jr., makes it stick Saturday

LAS  VEGAS, Nevada, December 4, 2021 – WBC World Lightweight Champion Devin Haney of Las Vegas (27-0, 15 KOs) didn’t allow himself to become boxing’s latest upset victim Saturday,  holding off former titleholder Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. of South El Monte, California (31-3-1, 15 KOs) by unanimous decision. The scorecards were 117-111 X 2 (Dave ...

Devin Haney (left) and Joseph Diaz Jr. scuffle at their weigh in for the Saturday, December 4, 2021 Matchroom Boxing card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom. Haney vs Diaz Jr

Haney vs Diaz Jr: Lightweight lightning round, DAZN Saturday

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, December 3, 2021 –  Will the Year of the Upset continue on Saturday night in Las Vegas? After the stunning defeat of unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez Jr. by upstart George Kambosos Jr., the battle for the only belt not in Kambosos Jr.’s hands takes on more importance. Both WBC World Lightweight ...

George Kambosos Jr. celebrates his victory over Teofimo Lopez at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom. Kambosos defeats Lopez

Kambosos upsets Lopez: Wizard of Oz now unified lightweight champion

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 27, 2021 – After all the drama, delays, and declarations of war, boxing fans were rewarded with a thrilling championship fight and those magic words after 12 hard rounds: “And the new.” George “Ferocious” Kambosos of Australia (20-0, 10 KOs) walked into the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden and walked ...

Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos have a few final words after weighing in for the Saturday Matchroom Boxing card at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom Lopez vs Kambosos

Lopez vs Kambosos: Blood boiling over Saturday, DAZN

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 26, 2021 – Boxing fans should be forgiven for thinking the unified lightweight title fight between Teofimo Lopez Jr. of Brooklyn and George Kambosos Jr. of Australia already took place. It should have, but the path to this fight has faced more roadblocks than an action movie chase scene. The original ...

Terence Crawford scored the first of two knockdowns inn the tenth round, eventually winning by TKO. Photo: MIkey Williams, Top Rank Boxing Crawford stops Shawn Porter

Man, handled: Terence Crawford stops Shawn Porter; Porter announces retirement

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, November 20, 2021 –  WBO World Welterweight Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford of Omaha (38-0, 29 KOs) faced down the doubters and the best version of rugged challenger “Showtime” Shawn Porter of Las Vegas (31-4-1, 17 KOs), delivering two knockdowns early in the tenth round. In a stunning end to a competitive fight, ...

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (L) and Shawn Porter (R) show a little fire at their final momentsat the weigh-in on November 19 in Las Vegas. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Crawford vs Porter

Crawford vs Porter: Friendly fire is all business – Saturday, ESPN PPV

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, November 19, 2021 – The seeming ease of Terence “Bud” Crawford’s domination over his opponents has simultaneously put him near the top of boxing’s pound-for-pound lists and given the doubters fuel to argue he’s got a thin resume. WBO World Welterweight Champion Crawford of Omaha (37-0,28 KOs) can shut the doubters down ...

Jaime Munguia was pushed to his best ever performance by Gabriel Rosado. Photo: Kevin Estrada, Golden Boy Boxing Munguia battle

War Zone: Munguia battle tested by Rosado in decision win

Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 13, 2021 – It was one of the best one-sided fights you’ll ever see. After 12 brutally hard rounds, the speed and relentlessness of Jaime Munguia of Tijuana, Mexico (38-0, 30 KOs) were too much for Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia (26-14-1, 15 KOs) to overcome. The pair went the distance in front ...

Jaime Munguia (left) and Gabe Rosado fly their flags at the Friday weigh-in. Photo: Kevin Estrada, Golden Boy Boxing Munguia vs Rosado

Munguia vs Rosado: Boxing thrill ride is Saturday’s top ticket in Anaheim

Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 12, 2021 – This weekend’s best fight matchup and a potential Fight of the Year candidate prove belts and records don’t have a lot to do with a fight’s entertainment value. Middleweight contender Jaime Munguia of Mexico (37-0, 30 KOs) will test his future against veteran “King” Gabe Rosado of Philadelphia (26-13-1, ...

Canelo Alvarez (left) and Caleb Plant exchange words during Friday's final faceoff. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing Canelo vs Plantv

Canelo vs Plant preview: Boxing déjà vu all over again, Showtime PPV

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 5, 2021 – Full apologies if the rest of our preview of the super middleweight unification bout seems familiar. We expect Canelo vs Plant to look a lot like Canelo Saunders, or Smith, or Kovalev. Due credit to the challenger, Nashville area native Caleb Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) for putting his record ...

(L-R) Mikaela Mayer, Bob Arum and Maiva Hamadouche all made the case this week for three minute rounds in women's professional boxing. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Mikaela Mayer defends

Boxing buffet on ESPN+ from Ireland and Las Vegas: Mikaela Mayer defends title

SAN DIEGO, Calif., November 4. 2021 – Either figure out a way to get your work done early on Friday or convince the boss you’re doing research so you can take in two boxing cards from both sides of the pond. The marquee fight features WBO super featherweight world champion Mikaela Mayer making her second ...