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Jamel Herring (L) and Shakur Stevenson (R) pose during their weigh in prior to their WBO world junior lightweight championship fight in Atlanta Saturday. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Herring vs Stevenson

Herring vs Stevenson in All-American showdown in Atlanta Saturday, ESPN

SAN DIEGO Calif., October 22, 2021 – The WBO World Super Featherweight title is at stake Saturday as champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring of Cinncinati via Coram, New York (23-2, 11 KOs) faces 2016 Olympic silver medalist and ambitious young star Shakur Stevenson of New Jersey (16-0, 8 KOs). The fight takes place Saturday night ...

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder didn't get any closer than this at Friday's weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for their upcoming Fox Sports PBC pay-per-view fight in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Frank Micelotta/Fox Sports/PictureGroup Fury Wilder 3 preview

Fury Wilder 3 preview: Which big man will win Saturday?

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, October 8, 2021 – It’s a long time since a heavyweight prizefight drew the world’s attention to Las Vegas. It’s been precisely 593 days. It will be 594 days on Saturday when WBC World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury of Great Britain stands across the ring from former WBC World Heavyweight champion Deontay ...

Oscar Valdez successfully defended his WBC super featherweight title in a difficult fight with Robson Conceicao in Tucson. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Image

Oscar Valdez defends title but feels the heat in Tucson

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 10, 2021 – Oscar Valdez felt the support of 4,545 adopted hometown fans in Tucson, Arizona, and it helped take some of the weight off his shoulders coming into his first WBC World Super Featherweight title defense Friday. Valdez (30-0, 23 KOs) delivered the win, but it wasn’t the flashy show ...

Oscar Valdez (L) and Robson Conceição (R) face-off during the weigh in for the WBC super featherweight championship on September 9, 2021 in Tucson, Arizona. Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images Valdez vs Conceicao

Valdez vs Conceicao: Friday Night Fights preview – ESPN+

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 9, 2021 – Oscar Valdez, a Mexican native now living in Southern California (29-0, 23 KOs), delivered the first “Fight of the Year” for 2021 with a brilliant performance blending high-level craft and high-powered punching to stop a brave but outgunned Miguel Berchelt of Mexico (37-2, 33 KOs) with an exclamation ...

Yordenis Ugas used distance, a double jab and a right that couldn't miss to defeat Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 21. Photo: Ryan Hafey, Premier Boxing Champions

History lesson: Yordenis Ugas defeats Manny Pacquiao Saturday 

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, August 21, 2021 – The only calm person as the opening bell sounded at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday was 42-year-old Manny Pacquiao. At the end of 12 hard rounds, Pacquiao accepted his defeat by late replacement Yordenis Ugas of Cuba with equal grace. Yordenis Ugas of Santiago de Cuba ...

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 ...

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 ...

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,  members of the California 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. ...