Fighters Contemplate a Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano Rematch [VIDEO]

Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano delivered a great one earlier this month (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On July 17, IBF/WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo fought to a spirited 12-round split-draw with WBO champion Brian Castano in Houston, TX, as seen on SHOWTIME.

The fight had many ebbs and flows, with Castano (17-0-2, 12 KO’s) taking the early momentum, while Charlo (34-1-1, 18 KO’s) rallied late to secure the aforementioned draw verdict. After 12 rounds, scorecards read 117-111 Charlo, 115-113 Castano, and 114-114.

PHOTOS: Brian Castano and Jermell Charlo Battle to 12-Round Split-Draw in San Antonio

Brian Castano and Jermell Charlo delivered a gem on Saturday night (Photo: Amanda Westcott / SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

This past Saturday night, July 17, IBF/WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo and WBO champion Brian Castaño battled to a 12-round split decision draw in their SHOWTIME-televised main event. The bout took place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX, and was presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Both Charlo (34-1-1, 18 KOs) and Castaño (17-0-2, 12 KOs) delivered excellent performances in their quest to become the first ever undisputed 154-pound champion in the four-belt era. After 12 rounds of action, the fight was declared a split-draw, with scorecards of 114-114, 117-111 Charlo, and 115-113 Castano being read.

Pacquiao Resumes Camp and Sparring While Continuing to Troll Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao back to back with his August 21 opponent Errol Spence Jr. 

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By: Dennis Guillermo

Eight-division World Champion and Philippines Senator Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39KOs) resumed sparring at the Wild Card Gym in LA on Tuesday, two days after his press conference with Errol Spence (27-0, 21KOs) to promote their much-anticipated showdown at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 21.

Pacquiao, who returned to LA last week for his grueling final six weeks of training camp, shook off two-years worth of ring rust against two taller sparring partners tasked to mimic Spence; Maurice Lee (12-1, 5KOs) and Alexis Rocha (17-1, 11KOs), both southpaws and listed at 5’10”. Pacquiao has been putting in work at the Wild Card and has impressed his trainer Freddie Roach and observers with his conditioning despite his two-year layoff from boxing. After his initial sparring last Thursday, Pacquiao did six rounds on Tuesday, four with Rocha, two with Lee.

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes at the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Spectacular in Saint Petersburg

Antonio Tarver works with his son, Antonio Tarver Jr., prior to his seventh pro bout (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday night, June 18, professional boxing returned to St. Petersburg, FL, with the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Spectacular.

The fight card was presented by T & K Boxing Promotions and held inside of the St. Petersburg Marriot Clearwater.

Undefeated Harold Calderon Headlines ‘Title Night 2’ in Miami Saturday, June 19

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Undefeated Harold Calderon returns to the ring in Miami, FL, as the headliner of a Signature Punch Boxing show from the Double Tree Hotel and Conference Center this Saturday, June 19.

Calderon (24-0, 16 KO’s) is a local favorite and always draws a crowd. He has also seen support in recent years from former NBA All Star Dwyane Wade and music mogul Rick Ross.

T & K Boxing Returns in Saint Petersburg with Hall of Fame Weekend Boxing Spectacular

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Live boxing will be coming to Saint Petersburg this coming Friday, June 18, inside of the Saint Petersburg Clearwater Marriott.

The event will be in conjunction with this weekend’s Florida Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and presented by T & K Boxing Promotions.

Donaire: The (38-year old) Comeback Kid

Nonito Donaire is a champion again (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Dennis Guillermo

His voice didn’t crack.

“I’m going to knock him out,” Nonito Donaire, Jr. said intently.

Days prior to the most crucial bout in the advanced stage of his boxing career, Donaire waxed prophetic to those who cared to ask and listen to how he planned to turn back the hands of time and steamroll through the younger and unbeaten champion he was about to face in Nordine Oubaali and snag the WBC bantamweight strap in the process.

VIDEO: Eddie Hearn Opens up on the Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua Fallout

Promoter Eddie Hearn in Las Vegas prior to the Devin Haney-Jorge Linares fight (Photo: DAZN)

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By Chris Robinson

Promoter Eddie Hearn recently spoke to the media following WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney’s victory over Jorge Linares in Las Vegas.

In the interview, Hearn also discussed IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, and the disappointment of his fallout with a possible fight with Tyson Fury.

PHOTOS: Inside Davarryl Williamson’s TOS Boxing Gym in Englewood, CO

Former NABF heavyweight champion DaVarryl Williamson, left, working with the youth in Englewood, CO (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

As a fighter, Davarryl Williamson brought a lot of thrills into the boxing ring.

Williamson was an accomplished all-around athlete as a youth, garnering football scholarships to Rochester Community College in Minnesota, and later to Wayne State College in Nebraska, where he graduated in 1993.

Joel Diaz on Avni Yildirim: ‘He’s going to shock the world!’

Avni Yildirim is a big underdog against Canelo Alvarez (Photo: Matchroom Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

On February 27, Avni Yildirim will look to upset the odds in front of him as he challenges WBA and WBC super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. The fight will take place from the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida and will be broadcasted worldwide on DAZN, expect in Mexico.

Yildirim (21-2, 12 KO’s) does not exactly have the credentials to make one think he would have a legitimate chance against Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KO’s), however. His last fight was a technical-decision loss to former champion Anthony Dirrell, and he also was the recipient of a knockout loss at the hands of Chris Eubank Jr. in 2017.

VIDEO: Recapping Boxing in 2020 with the F.A.B. Boxing Show

Teofimo Lopez delivered vs. Vasyl Lomachenko in October (Photo: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Boxing in 2020 has come and gone.

And a lot took place, from signature performances from some of the sport’s biggest stars, to knockouts from some of the game’s top champions, prospects, and contenders.

Larry Willis Leads Two of His Fighters Into Battle in Tampa [PHOTOS]

Larry Willis, center, surrounded by Brian Cannady Jr. (bottom) and his sons Quinton and Marcus (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Larry Willis will be having a busy night on Saturday.

Willis, a former amateur standout boxer and current trainer out of Fort Myers, will be leading two of his fighters into battle at the Rumble in the Bay 3 card inside of the Bryan Glazer Family JCC Auditorium in Tampa, FL.

Rumble in the Bay 3 Comes to Tampa, FL: Some Names to Look Out For on Saturday’s Show

Boxing is coming to Tampa, FL on Saturday night

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By Chris Robinson

It’s great to see boxing in Tampa, FL this weekend, as Pier 6 Promotions and OddSox Promotions will be presenting a stacked event this Saturday, Nov. 21 from the Bryan Glazer Family JCC Auditorium, titled Rumble in the Bay 3.

A lot of quality fighters involved who will be looking to make the next steps in their careers. Anyone looking to order the pay per view can visit Viva Live TV.

PHOTOS: Gervonta Davis Stops a Brave Leo Santa Cruz in Six Rounds

Gervonta Davis stopped Leo Santa Cruz in six rounds on Saturday night (Photos: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Oct. 31, Gervonta “Tank” Davis delivered a Knockout of the Year candidate over four-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz in the main event of a SHOWTIME pay per view card from the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.

Davis (24-0, 23 KO’s) retained his WBA lightweight title and also picked up the WBA junior lightweight title that Santa Cruz (37-2-1, 19 KO’s) held. This marked the first major boxing event with fans in attendance since COVID-19 slowed down the sport, as their was an estimated crowd of 9,024 in attendance.

PHOTOS: Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz Make Weight Ahead of SHOWTIME Pay Per View

Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz fight Saturday night (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

Later tonight, three-time world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis will face off with four-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz on SHOWTIME pay per view. The fight will take place from the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX, as part of a Premier Boxing Champions event.

Davis will face Santa Cruz, with the WBA lightweight and WBA junior lightweight titles on the line. At Friday’s weigh-in, Davis hit the scales at 129.75 pounds while Santa Cruz came in at 129.5 pounds.

PHOTOS: Naoya Inoue and Jason Moloney Face off Ahead of ESPN+ Showdown

Naoya Inoue and Jason Maloney face off (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night in Las Vegas, Naoya “Monster” Inoue, the three-weight world champion from Japan, will defend his IBF and WBA bantamweight world titles against Australia’s Jason Moloney. The fight will air on ESPN+, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.

This will be Inoue’s first bout since his 2019 Fight of the Year victory last November against Nonito Donaire.

PHOTOS: Teofimo Lopez Upsets Vasiliy Lomachenko in Style in Las Vegas

Teofimo Lopez was in rare form on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Teofimo Lopez upset Vasiliy Lomachenko by unanimous decision in a career-defining and star-making performance Saturday evening from the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) won by margins of 119-109, 118-110 and 116-112 after 12 rounds of calculated action. And with the commanding victory, the 23-year old now holds the IBF/WBA/WBO titles at 135 pounds.

PHOTOS: Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez Face Off in Las Vegas

Vasyl Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez face off on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Teofimo Lopez and Vasiliy Lomachenko are ready for Saturday night.

The two champions faced off on Friday, as each weighed in at the lightweight limit of 135 pounds. Lopez (15-0, 12 KO’s) is the IBF champion of the world, while Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KO’s) holds the WBA and WBO titles. The fight will be taking place in Las Vegas, without a paying crowd.

PHOTOS: Daniel Roman Returns With Hard-Fought Victory Over Juan Carlos Payano

Daniel Roman rallied late to secure a victory over Juan Carlos Payano (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Sep. 26, former IBF/WBA junior featherweight champion Daniel Roman returned to the ring to face off with seasoned veteran and former world champion Juan Carlos Payano. Roman pulled away late in the fight, ultimately coming away with a unanimous decision victory, with all three judges favoring him, 116-112.

The fight was a WBC junior featherweight title eliminator that aired on SHOWTIME pay per view from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. Luis Nery is the current WBC champion at 122 pounds.

PHOTOS: Jermell and Jermall Charlo Face Off With Jeison Rosario and Sergiy Derevyanchenko Ahead of SHOWTIME PPV

Jermell Charlo faces Jeison Rosario on Saturday night (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Sep. 26, WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo and his brother, WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo, will defend their titles against extremely formidable competition. Jermall will meet top contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko while Jermell takes on IBF/WBA junior middleweight champion Jeison Rosario.

The fights will serve as separate main events on a twin bill pay per view presented by Premier Boxing Champions and airing on SHOWTIME PPV at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.