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Brandon Figueroa's preparation and conditioning paid off with a victory over Luis Nery to unify two of the super bantamweight division titles Saturday. Photo: Esther Lin, Showtime Boxing

Carson results: Brandon Figueroa batters Luis Nery to unify titles Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 15, 2021 –  Live by the sword, die by the body shot. WBA Super World Super Bantamweight Champion Brandon “Heartbreaker” Figueroa of (22-0-1, 17 KOs) of Welasco, Texas dug deep, digging to the body of WBC World Super Bantamweight Champion Luis Nery of Mexico (31-1, 24 KOs), adding Nery’s title to ...

Canelo Alvarez reacts after defeating Billy Joe Saunders in the eighth round of their bout for the WBC, WBA, WBO 168 pound titles at AT&T Stadium Saturday in Arlington, Texas. Photo: Michael Owens, Matchroom Boxing Canelo breaks record

Canelo breaks record, breaks down Saunders to win third division title

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 8, 2021 – Real, honest to goodness crowds returned to boxing in record numbers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on its biggest weekend all year, setting an all-time indoor record at 73,126. They enjoyed a first-class Cinco de Mayo flourish of mariachi music and dance as pound-for-pound WBC/WBA Super Middleweight champion ...

Elwin Soto and Katsunari Takayama put on a show in Dallas. Photo: Ed Mulholland, Matchroom Boxing Soto and Takayama

Undercard results Saturday: Soto and Takayama deliver Texas sized thrills

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 8, 2021 – Elwin Soto of Mexicali (19-1, 13 KOs) and Katsunari Takayama of Japan (32-9, 12 KOs)  gave the Texas fans a thrilling co-main content, making every second count in the fight for Soto’s WBO World Light Flyweight, with  Soto prevailing by ninth-round TKO after referee Laurence Cole waived off ...

Andy Ruiz Jr. (left) and Chris Arreola are in the best shape of their lives going into their heavyweight fight on Saturday. Photo: Ryan Hafey, Premier Boxing Champions Ruiz vs Arreola

Ruiz vs Arreola: Heavyweight Hunger Games, Fox PPV Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif. April 30, 2021 –  In theory, boxers in the heavyweight division don’t have to worry about making weight like their fellow fighters in the smaller weight divisions. They aren’t necessarily worried about following stringent nutrition plans and suffering for the scale. Mexican-American heavyweights Andy Ruiz Jr. of Imperial, California, and fellow Southern ...

Jaron Ennis delivered the most impressive performance during a busy boxing weekend. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing

Jaron Ennis scores sensational win over Sergey Lipinets

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 10, 2021 – It’s time to stop doubting the potential of welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis of Philadelphia. Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs) did what no other top welterweight has been able to accomplish, knocking out former world champion Sergey Lipinets of Kazakhstan (16-2-1, 12 KOs) for the first time in the sixth ...

Smith defeats Vlasov in Russian roulette to win light heavyweight title

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 10, 2021 – In a hard-fought all-action contest, Long Island’s Joe Smith Jr. (27-3, 21 KOs) had to dig deep and battle every second of 12 rounds against sturdy veteran Maxim Vlasov of Russia (45-4, 26 KOs) to earn his first world championship title. Smith Jr. ended up in a dangerous ...

Joe Smith Jr. poses during the final pre-fight news conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Smith vs Vlasov

Smith vs Vlasov: Playing the light heavyweight lottery Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 9, 2021 – When Long Island’s Joe Smith Jr. put all his tools together to take Eleider “Storm” Alvarez apart last August, he seemed on the brink of achieving his dream of becoming one of the world’s light heavyweight champions. Smith Jr. had a claim to getting a shot against the ...

Jamel Herring (left) and Carl Frampton both made weight Friday in Dubai for their title matchup Saturday. Photo: Top Rank Boxing Herring vs Frampton

Some Like It Hot: Herring vs Frampton goes down in Dubai Saturday

SAN DIEGO Calif., April 2, 2021 – In boxing, toughness is a given. The heavyweight division champion is frequently called the baddest man on the planet. I’m here to tell you there’s no one on the planet tougher than a United States Marine. It’s why Marine Corps veteran and WBO super featherweight champion Jamel “Semper ...

Amanda Serrano scored a ninth round knockout Thursday in her birthplace of Puerto Rico on Ring City USA. Photo: WBO/Twitter Knockout Queen

Knockout queen: Amanda Serrano stops Daniela Bermudez in nine

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 25, 2021 – Boricua boxing is in good hands with seven division world champion Amanda Serrano (40-1-1, 30 KOs.). In the Ring City USA main event from Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, with fans crowding the beach beyond the official venue barriers, Serrano stopped three-division champion, Daniela Bermudez of Argentina (29-4-3, ...

Vergil Ortiz Jr. (left) worked behind a vicious body attack to wear down Maurice Hooker in seven rounds. Photo: Sye Williams / Golden Boy Boxing Vergil Ortiz Jr. stops

Give him the hook: Vergil Ortiz Jr. stops Maurice Hooker in seven rounds

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 20, 2021 – Another veteran test, another test passed for rising welterweight talent Vergil Ortiz Jr. Saturday. In front of a Fort Worth crowd cheering him on, Ortiz Jr. (20-0, 20 KOs) stopped former world champion Maurice Hooker of Dallas (27-2-3, 19 KOs) by seventh-round TKO. Ortiz Jr. maintains his perfect ...

Vergil Ortiz Jr. faces test after test with ease. His latest challenge comes on Saturday against former champion Maurice Hooker. Photo: Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Boxing

By hook or crook: Vergil Ortiz Jr. faces Maurice Hooker Saturday, DAZN

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 19, 2021 – Veteran Mauricio Herrera came in two years ago as the toughest test of young welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr.’s career. Ortiz Jr. stopped him for the first time in his long career. He did the same with ease to Antonio Orozco, Bradd Solomon, and Samuel Vargas. So forgive boxing ...