PHOTOS: Errol Spence’s Stock Continues to Soar With Dominating Victory Over Mikey Garcia in Dallas

Errol Spence Jr., pictured with trainer Derrick James, was too much for Mikey Garcia on Saturday night (Photo: Premier Boxing Champions)

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By Chris Robinson

This past Saturday night, inside of the AT&T Stadium just outside of Dallas, TX, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. made a third successful defense of his title with a commanding 12-round unanimous decision victory over four-division titlist Mikey Garcia on FOX pay per view. Spence was simply too precise, too strong, and too focused to let Garcia get any kind of momentum going as he cruised towards a clear-cut victory.

Scores reading 120-108 twice and 120-107 highlighted just how dominant and in control the 29-year old champion was throughout. Garcia, 31, tried his best to figure Spence out, whether in closed quarters or from a distance, but he simply didn’t have it on this night. Spence moved to 25-0 (21 KO’s) while Garcia suffered his first career blemish, falling to 39-1 (30 KO’s) as he goes back to the drawing board.

3 Reasons to Learn Muay Thai in Thailand

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1.Thailand is beautiful

The first reason that you would actually decide to visit Thailand for your Muay Thai training is that Thailand is an amazing place to visit. Thailand has amazing weather that will help you forget about the terrible weather back home, it has very beautiful beaches and scenic views; mountains you would like to climb and beaches you can take a cooling dip in after going through a thorough Muay Thai class. There is also plenty of authentic Thai food that ought to get your taste buds excited. There is plenty of fresh delicious meat, juicy fruits and fresh vegetables at very affordable prices, therefore, you can feed to your fill at a pocket-friendly manner. There are also plenty of international food markets available if you miss home and you would like to get a familiar dish. Life in Thailand is considerably cheaper than in Europe or in America, therefore going there for your training will not only guarantee authenticity, but it will also save you a significant amount of cash. Being in a new beautiful place will also help you clear your mind and it will actually make it easier for you to learn Muay Thai.

VIDEO: Errol Spence vs. Mikey Garcia Predictions From City Boxing Club in Las Vegas

Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia are ready to fight in Dallas (Photo: Stacey Verbeek)

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By Chris Robinson

In one of the year’s biggest fights, IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. will defend his title vs. four-division world champion Mikey Garcia, from the AT&T Stadium just outside of Dallas, TX. The fighters are presently in Dallas promoting the bout and despite Garcia moving up in weight to accept the challenge, there are still those who are giving him a chance to win on Saturday.

When it comes to getting insight into big fights and taking predictions, there is really no better place you can go then to inside a busy boxing gym. Online you hear a lot of opinions, but often times it’s from people who have no real passion or connection to the sport. In the gyms is often where it’s at.

VIDEOS: Shawn Porter Speaks In-Depth on Defeating Yordenis Ugas And Facing Spence, Thurman, Pacquiao, and Crawford in the Future

Shawn Porter following his narrow split-decision victory over Yordenis Ugas (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, from the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA, the boxing world witnessed another closely-contested decision, as WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter overcame a spirited effort from tough Cuban contender Yordenis Ugas to win a split-decision after 12 rounds of action. Scorecards read 117-111 for Ugas and 116-112 and 115-113 for Porter, in a fight that aired on FOX under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.

It was a very tense and tactical affair, with several of the rounds being hard to decipher as far as who should have won the frame. Ugas appeared to be more active in spots and began catching Porter with some telling right hands as the fight wore on. For his part, Porter boxed on his toes more than we are accustomed to seeing him, despite never seeming to mount any kind of offensive attack.

VIDEO: Shawn Porter Makes Weight on Fourth Attempt And Says he Never Underestimated Yordenis Ugas

Shawn Porter will defend his WBC welterweight title later tonight against Yordenis Ugas (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

It was quite the scene on Friday afternoon, as WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter shocked many by coming in overweight ahead of his title defense vs. tough contender Yordenis Ugas at their official weigh-in. Porter (29-2-1, 17 KO’s) hit the scales at 148.8 pounds, over by 1.8 pounds, while Ugas (23-3, 11 KO’s) made weight at 146.6 pounds.

Porter was given two hours to re-weigh, and he did just that. After cutting his hair and stripping down to no clothes, Porter finally made weight on the fourth try, coming in at 146.8 pounds. His supporters and his team erupted with relief and celebration, but there is a big task ahead of him tonight in the form of Ugas, who was ripped at the weigh-in.

PHOTOS: Luis Ortiz Overcomes a Brave Christian Hammer in Brooklyn

Luis Ortiz defeated a game Christian Hammer on Saturday night (Photo: Stephanie Trapp – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

Former WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz notched another victory on Saturday night, but not without some struggle. Ortiz (31-1, 26 KO’s) captured a unanimous decision over Christian Hammer (24-6, 14 KO’s) to keep his name relevant in the heavyweight discussion.

After ten rounds of action, scorecards reading 100-90 and 99-91 twice gave the Cuban heavyweight another important win. But those wide scores weren’t a true indicator of how much grit Hammer showed during the match, as both men were bloodied and bruised at various times during the fight.

PHOTOS: Erislandy Lara and Brian Castano Battle to 12-Round Split=Draw at The Barclays Center

Erislandy Lara and Brian Castano (Photo: Stephanie Trapp – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, March 2, former junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara and current WBA junior middleweight champion Brian Castano battled to a highly-competitive 12-round split-draw that was extremely hard to score. The action took place on SHOWTIME from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with scorecards reading 115-113 Castano, 115-113 Lara, and 114-114.

Castaño (15-0-1, 11 KOs), was able to outland his opponent (181-103) with power shots, yet Lara (25-3-3, 14 KOs) was the far more effective boxer, as he dictated the pace of the fight while landing 34% of his shots compared to 27% for his Argentinean foe.

Maurice Hooker Says Mikkel LesPierre is Going Down on March 9

Maurice Hooker is looking for another victory March 9 (Photo: Stacey Verbeek – Roc Nation)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, March 9, WBO junior welterweight champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker will look for a second successful defense of his belt when he faces off with Mikkel LesPierre inside of the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The fight will air live on DAZN in the United States as well as on Sky Sports in the UK.

Hooker (25-0-3, 17 KO’s) is coming off of a thrilling battle this past November where he rose from a second round knockdown before stopping hometown favorite Alex Saucedo in the seventh round in Oklahoma City. LesPierre (21-0-1, 10KO’s) is an unbeaten fighter from Brooklyn but is relatively untested on the big stage.

Who Is The Best Heavyweight in the World? – PART 1

Who is the best heavyweight in the world? (Photos: IG)

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By Chris Robinson

At the moment, this is a lot of buzz going on in the heavyweight division. The consensus is that one of three men, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilderr, IBF/WBA/WBO champion Anthony Joshua, or former lineal champion Tyson Fury, is the one who should be wearing the crown as the true king of the division.

It’s an interesting debate, and in addition to those three names, there are several other top challengers, contenders, and former champions still in the mix. We recently swung through City Boxing Club in Las Vegas, NV to get some discussion going on this topic, and we were pleasantly surprised at the many different responses we received.

PHOTOS: Gervonta Davis Returns And Blasts Out Hugo Ruiz in One Round

Gervonta Davis is back with another dominant win (Photo: Dave Mandel – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, WBA junior lightweight champion Gervonta Davis defended his title with a dominant first-round TKO of former world champion Hugo Ruiz before a sellout crowd of 8,048 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA. The one-sided contest aired on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing, as Davis raised his mark to 21-0 (20 KO’s) while Ruiz fell to 39-5 (32 KO’s).

With his promoter Floyd Mayweather watching from ringside, Davis made quick work of his late-replacement opponent.

PHOTOS: Teofimo Lopez’s ‘Takeover’ Continues With Seventh Round Knockout Of Diego Magdaleno

Teofimo Lopez stopped Diego Magdaleno in brutal fashion on Saturday (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, rising prospect-turned-contender Teofimo Lopez reminded everyone why he’s one of the emerging forces of the lightweight division with a brutal seventh round knockout over former two-time title challenger Diego Magdaleno.

Lopez (12-0, 10 KO’s) delivered a pair of left hooks in the aforementioned seventh that put the courageous Magdaleno (31-3, 13 KO’s) down and out, as the referee didn’t need to bother to count.

PHOTOS: Sergey Kovalev Decisions Eleider Alvarez to Regain WBO Title And Calls For Unification Fights

Sergey Kovalev gained revenge vs. Eleider Alvarez on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, Sergey Kovalev gained a level of revenge vs. Eleider Alvarez, winning a clear unanimous decision over 12 rounds to recapture the WBO light heavyweight title. The bout aired on the ESPN+ streaming app as the boxing world saw Kovalev, 35, become a three-time champion at 175 pounds. Scores were 120-108 and 116-112 twice.

Alvarez (24-1, 12 KOs) was coming off of a thrilling seventh round knockout over Kovalev just six months prior, a fight in which he rocked and dropped the Russian three times before finishing the contest. But, to the credit of Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KO’s), he was able to turn the rematch in his favor and box his way towards victory.

PHOTOS: Keith Thurman (146.5) vs. Josesito Lopez (146.5) Official Weigh-In Ahead of Saturday Night Fight

Keith Thurman faces off with tough contender Josesito Lopez on Saturday (Photo: Stephane Trapp)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (28-0, 22 KO’s) and contender Josesito “Riverside Rocky” Lopez (36-7, 19 KO’s) weighed in ahead of their fight. Thurman will face Lopez inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and the match will air live on FOX.

This fight marks the end of what will be nearly a two-year layoff for Thurman, who last saw action in March of 2017 when he won a unanimous decision over former champion Danny Garcia. Lopez isn’t to be taken lightly, as he has been in the ring with the likes of Canelo Alvarez, Marcos Maidana, Andre Berto, and Jessie Vargas, while holding victories over Victor Ortiz and Mike Dallas Jr.

What Are the Odds We See Floyd Mayweather Return to Face Manny Pacquiao in 2019?

Manny Pacquiao dominated Adrien Broner but will we see him face Floyd Mayweather this year? (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

This past weekend, inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao successfully defended his version of the WBA welterweight title with a dominating 12-round unanimous decision over former champion Adrien Broner.

Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KO’s) was simply too accurate, too busy, and too determined for the talented Broner (33-4-1, 24 KO’s), who was held to throwing under 300 total punches the entire duration of the bout. This win comes on the heels of Pacquiao’s impressive drubbing of Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse, who he dropped three times and stopped in the seventh round this past July.

Problem Solved: Pacquiao’s Legacy Continues After Dominant Performance Over Broner

Manny Pacquiao defeated Adrien Broner on Saturday night (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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Boxing’s only eight-division world champion, Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) successfully defended his WBA welterweight crown against Adrien Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs) Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in front of a sold out pro-Pacquiao crowd in his return to Las Vegas after more than a two-year absence.

The 40-year-old fighting senator from the Philippines turned back the clock as he overwhelmed the much-younger 29-year-old Broner with his signature relentless style right from the opening up to the final bell en route to a unanimous decision win. The three judges scored it ringside 117-111 and 116-112 twice. On my most generous night, I’d give Broner one round, two at the most as he simply didn’t do enough to convincingly win any round as evidenced by Compubox numbers.

Recipe for Adrien Broner’s Sautéed German Shepherd

Adrien Broner speaking at the final press conference ahead of his showdown with Manny Pacquiao (Photo: Chris Farina – Mayweather Promotions)

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by: Dennis Guillermo

Adrien “The Problem” Broner definitely had some problems with some people heading into Wednesday’s final press conference for his much-anticipated bout with Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Arena this weekend.

“I’m pissed off, for real. Coming here doing this press conference in this little ass room,” Broner announced to the media gathered at the David Copperfield Theater. “They didn’t spend money on our shit like our fight ain’t nothin. I see what they’re trying to say, but they won’t do this shit anymore after I win this fight,” Broner added.

PHOTOS: Manny Pacquaio Hosts Media Day in Los Angeles Ahead of Adrien Broner Fight

Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach getting to work in Los Angeles (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and former four-division world champion Adrien Broner both hosted separate media workouts on Wednesday in Los Angeles, CA. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KO’s) will meet Broner (33-3-1, 24 KO’s) on Jan. 19 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on SHOWTIME pay per view.

For Pacquiao, now 40 years old and the holder of one of the WBA welterweight titles, a fight with Broner is something he doesn’t take lightly.

Pacquiao: In Case You Forgot

Manny Pacquiao During His Media Day Ahead of Adrien Broner Fight (Photo: Chris Farina)

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by: “dSource” – Dennis Guillermo / Twitter @dRealSource

Like a blur, a flurry of five, six, eight-punch combinations. Most have been given fair warning, and blokes like Ricky Hatton even swore he had studied and knew what was coming. “Right hook, roll under,” The Hitman waxed philosophical. Fighters like him should be scaring the shit out of you. Most meteors like the one tattooed on his left forearm will when it connects. But then he flashes his smile and swindles you with his humility. Just enough to make you think he can’t be that vicious in the ring.

Until boom!

Millions of pupils dilate with fatal anticipation. Another legendary boxer’s ass kisses the canvas. Barrera, Morales, Mosley, Bradley, Cotto, and yes Hatton too. Not sure what happened to what he studied regarding that right hook and roll under, but he ate a left cross and graduated in round 2. Last names of first ballot Hall of Famers and some of the greatest pugilists in history. Victims. Or as Shaq likes to call em, “barbecue chicken.”

Bob Arum, Oscar Valdez, and Teofimo Lopez Set to Invade Frisco, TX on Wednesday 1/9

WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum (Photo: Mikey Williams)

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By Chris Robinson

This Wednesday, from the Tostitos Championship Plaza at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum will be joined by two of his company’s best fighters in WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez and undefeated lightweight prospect-turned-contender Teofimo Lopez. Valdez and Lopez will be participating in an open media workout ahead of their Feb. 2 fights at the Ford Center at The Star.

Valdez (24-0, 19 KOs) is coming off of his brutal brawl this past March with former champion Scott Quigg, in which he emerged victorious, and he will be looking to make the fifth defense of his title against fellow unbeaten Carmine “Mr. Wolf” Tomassone (19-0, 5 KOs). Lopez (11-0, 9 KOs), named 2018 Prospect of the Year by ESPN.com, ESPN Deportes, Sports Illustrated, and Yahoo Sports, will take on former world title challenger Diego Magdaleno (31-2, 13 KOs) in a 10-round showdown.

PHOTOS + VIDEO: Dillian Whyte Blasts Dereck Chisora in the 11th; Where Does he go Next?

Dillian Whyte scored an emphatic knockout over Dereck Chisora on Saturday in London (Photo: Dave Thompson – Matchroom)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, inside of the O2 Arena in London, heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte scored a brutal 11th round knockout over rugged Dereck Chisora in a rematch of their 2016 thriller. A highlight reel left hook from Whyte ended what was a competitive matchup beforehand, and left Chisora floored and all but out.

Whyte (25-1, 18 KO’s) was ranked #1 by the WBC and WBO heading into the matchup, and now looks to have an inside track towards a rematch with IBF/WBA/WBO champion Anthony Joshua. Chisora (29-9, 21 KOs) was deducted two points in the contest, one for a low blow in the eighth and later for an elbow in the 11th, yet was ahead on two scorecards (95-94) at the time of the stoppage.