Monthly Archives: September 2018

PHOTOS: 19-Year Old Prospect Devin Haney Cruises Past Juan Carlos Burgos in Temecula

Devin Haney was sharp vs. Juan Carlos Burgos on Friday night (Photo: Dave Mandel – SHOWTIME)


By Chris Robinson

On Friday night, 19-year old lightweight prospect Devin “The Dream” Haney continued his march towards a championship as he impressively out-boxed former title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos inside of the Pechanga Casino Resort in Temecula, Calif. Haney (20-0, 13 KO’s) was too talented, sharp, and athletic for the rugged Mexican, as he dominated on another installment of ShoBox: The New Generation.

Two judges scored the fight 100-90 for Haney while a third had it 97-93 in the undefeated prospect’s favor. Burgos (33-3-2, 21 KO’s) is known best for being a capable and durable fighter, yet he had no answer for Haney on this evening.
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PHOTOS: Devin Haney, Demetrius Andrade, and Daniel Jacobs Training at SNAC Facility in San Carlos, CA

Devin Haney, Daniel Jacobs, Victor Conte, and Demetrius Andrade in San Carlos, Calif. (Photo: Lucas Kettele)


By Chris Robinson

At the moment, Victor Conte’s SNAC training facility in San Carlos, Calif., is playing host to three top training camps as former champions Demetrius Andrade and Daniel Jacobs have been joined by 19-year old upstart Devin “The Dream” Haney as each fighter pushes towards their next ring assignment.

Haney (19-0, 13 KO’s) returns to the ring on Sep. 28, where he will face off with former title-challenger Juan Carlos Burgos (33-2-2, 21 KO’s) at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. on SHOWTIME. On Oct. 20, Andrade (25-0, 16 KO’s) will face off with WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KO’s) from the TD Garden in Boston, Mass., in a fight that will be aired on Sky Sports and the DAZN streaming app. And Jacobs (34-2, 29 KO’s), known as “The Miracle Man”, will meet unbeaten Sergey Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KO’s) on Oct. 27, with the vacant IBF middleweight title on the line from the Theater inside of Madison Square Garden on HBO’s airwaves.
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Will Anthony Joshua Take Out Alexander Povetkin on Saturday Night?

Anthony Joshua faces Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night (Photo: Matchroom Boxing)


By Hassnain Tariq

Britain’s WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his titles against Russia’s dangerous Alexander Povetkin, 39, at the iconic Wembley Stadium this Saturday, in one of UK’s biggest events this year. There is a lot on the line in this fight for Joshua, who looks to go on to bigger and better opportunities; will the unknown Russian cause an upset to Joshua’s plans?

This bout initially is initially expected to be able to draw a crowd of around 80,000, and this will be Joshua’s fourth consecutive stadium fight. That shows the magnitude he is at and how he is able to consistently draw high audiences as he looks to take on another victim in an all-out action packed fight at Wembley, London.
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Former Canelo Foe Erislandy Lara Calls Golovkin Rematch a ‘Classic’ And Would Love to Face Either Man

Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara fought to a close battle in 2014 (Photo: Hogan Photos – Golden Boy Promotions)


By Chris Robinson

Former WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara knows all too well what’s it’s like being in the ring vs. Canelo Alvarez. The two faced off in July of 2014 in Las Vegas, with Canelo scoring a razor thin split-decision victory that Lara adamantly claims he deserved to win. This past weekend in Las Vegas, Canelo (50-1-2, 34 KO’s) was again in a close battle, as he edged out a majority decision over former lineal middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO’s) to capture the WBA and WBC middleweight titles.

Lara (25-3-2, 14 KOs) was far more optimistic when watching the Canelo vs. Golovkin matchup, offering praise to both men after the match inside of the T-Mobile Arena.
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Oscar De La Hoya Sends an Open Letter to Boxing Fans in The Wake of Canelo vs. Golovkin II Fight

Canelo Alvarez scored his biggest victory on Saturday night (Photo: Hogan Photos – Golden Boy Promotions)


By Chris Robinson

The boxing world is still very much discussing the action that took place Saturday night, as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez produced his greatest victory as a professional in edging out former lineal middleweight champion Gennady  “GGG” Golovkin via majority decision in Las Vegas. Scores reading 115-113 twice and 114-114 saw Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KO’s) hand Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO’s)  his first defeat, while also collecting the WBA and WBC middleweight titles.

And in the wake of the action fight, much debate has been going on as to who really won the contest, and much has been said from those in the boxing world and fans alike. Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Alvarez, recently addressed some of his thoughts with an open letter to boxing fans. Check below to see what De La Hoya had to say.
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A Look Back at Canelo Alvarez’s Thrilling Victory Over Gennady Golovkin [PHOTOS]

Canelo Alvarez, right, and Gennady Golovkin went to war on Saturday night (Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos)


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Sep. 15, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defeated his rival Gennady “GGG” Golovkin over the course of 12 action packed rounds. Following the action, scorecards reading 115-113 twice and 114-114 gave Canelo (50-1-2, 34 KO’s) the victory while Golovkin tastes his first defeat, dropping to 38-1-1 with 34 knockouts.

With the win, Canelo captures the lineal middleweight crown, as well as the WBC and WBC titles. The 28-year old feels he has redeemed himself with the big win.
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Canelo Alvarez (159.4) and Gennady Golovkin (159.6) Face Off Following Tense Weigh-In [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin coming face to face on Friday (Photo: Hogan Photos – Golden Boy Promotions)


By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, Sep. 14, lineal middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez faced off briefly following their weigh-in. And while the face off didn’t last long, you could see the animosity in the air as Alvarez approached Golovkin, only to be restrained moments later as things nearly erupted.

Both men do appear to be in great shape. Golovkin hit the scales weighing 159.6 pounds and was noticeably calm and collected, while Alvarez came in weighing 159.4 pounds moments later.
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Undefeated welterweight prospect Brian Ceballo Set to Fight on Golovkin-Alvarez II Undercard

Brian Ceballo is searching for win number five this weekend in Las Vegas 


By Chris Robinson

This weekend, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., the boxing world will see one of the year’s biggest fights when WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and former two-division champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez face off in a highly-anticipated rematch.

The bad blood has been brewing between the camps of Alvarez and Golovkin for several months now and there is fair enough reason why this is one of the sport’s biggest events in 2018.
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Why Errol Spence Jr. Could be Near The Top of Boxing’s Pound For Pound List a Year From Now

Errol Spence seen speaking with Shawn Porter in New York (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Hassnain Tariq

IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. could possibly be the pound for pound number one fighter in the near future. Spence won three consecutive national championships and also represented the US at the 2012 Olympics.

As of today, according to the Ring Magazine, Spence is ranked as the world’s eighth best active boxer pound for pound. I wouldn’t be surprised if that changed within one year to top three. He is named “The Truth” and now we know why.
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Jamie Munguia Settles Into Las Vegas Ahead of Second Title Defense vs. Brandon Cook [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

WBO junior middleweight champion Jamie Munguia, left, and his Sep. 15 opponent, Brandon Cook, in Las Vegas (Photo: Hogan Photos – Golden Boy Promotions)


By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon in Las Vegas, we saw the grand arrival of WBO junior middleweight champion Jamie Munguia and his forthcoming opponent, Canadian Brandon Cook. Munguia (30-0, 25 KO’s) and Cook (20-1, 13 KO’s) will face off inside of the T-Mobile Arena on HBO pay per view this Saturday night while serving as a chief support to the rematch between WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and former two-division champion Canelo Alvarez.

Munguia broke out earlier this year by stopping former champion Sadam Ali to capture his title in May and had a successful defense this past July in Las Vegas, as he scored a unanimous decision victory over Liam Smith. The 21-year old is happy to be back in such a short time for a second defense of his belt.
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PHOTOS: Gennady Golovkin Arrives in Las Vegas for Canelo Rematch And is Eyeing a Knockout

Gennady Golovkin has made his way to Las Vegas (Photo: Hogan Photos – Golden Boy Promotions)


By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez made their grand arrivals to the city of Las Vegas ahead of their highly-anticipated rematch on Saturday night, from the T-Mobile Arena. One year ago, Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KO’s) and Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s) faced off in a competitive fight that ended up as a split-draw after 12 rounds.

The tensions are high heading into this weekend’s second encounter and the lineal champion from Kazakhstan isn’t rattled.
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Canelo Alvarez Arrives in Las Vegas for Gennady Golovkin Rematch: ‘I’m Bothered by All The Stupid Things They’ve Been Saying’ [PHOTOS]

Canelo Alvarez has officially arrived in Las Vegas (Photo: Hogan Photos – Golden Boy Promotions)


By Chris Robinson

It’s another fight week in Las Vegas, as former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBA/WBC and lineal middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin have made their official grand arrivals to the city. Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO’s) and Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KO’s) fought to a highly-controversial split-draw one year ago inside of the T-Mobile Arena, the same place where the rematch will go down this Saturday.

“I’m bothered by all the stupid things they’ve been saying,” Alvarez stated to the press after his arrival.
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What Was Learned in The Aftermath of Shawn Porter’s Victory Over Danny Garcia

Shawn Porter overcame Danny Garcia on Saturday night (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Hassnain Tariq 

This past Saturday at the iconic Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, we had a thrilling contest between two of the top welterweight fighters of the world, as Shawn Porter overcame former champion Danny Garcia and will now look to go on to bigger and better things.

The beginning of this matchup showed how this thrilling contest was going to be an exciting, action-packed fight where controversy would loom. Both fighters had suffered losses to reigning WBA champion Keith Thurman, but coming into this match they were still top, elite-level fighters in the prime of their careers. The contradictory styles of each man was on display as they were battling in a high-stakes contest for the prestigious WBC title.
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Angel ‘Memo’ Heredia to Begin Working With Felix Verdejo in Puerto Rico

Felix Verdejo, left, was upset in his last fight vs. Antonio Lozada Jr. (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)


By Chris Robinson

On March 17 of this year, highly-regarded prospect Felix Verdejo suffered a shocking upset loss at the hands of Antonio Lozada Jr. in New York. Verdejo, an accomplished amateur from Puerto Rico who is signed to Top Rank, was looked at by some as the next big star to come from his island.

Instead, the 25-year old found himself in a dog fight with the unheralded Lozada inside of The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Verdejo wasn’t strong enough to keep Lozada off of him and was knocked down by a left hook in the 10th round and saw the contest waved off moments later after he was having trouble defending himself.
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PHOTOS: Shawn Porter Overcomes Danny Garcia Via Close Unanimous Decision to Capture WBC Welterweight Title

Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia delivered a great, tactical battle on Saturday night (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Shawn Porter produced one of his most complete performances to date in defeating former world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia via close unanimous decision. Taking place inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and aired by SHOWTIME, Porter was a little bit busier and more consistent throughout the 12-round showdown, winning by scores of 116-112 and 115-113 twice.

Porter (29-2-1, 17 KO’s) captures the WBC welterweight title with the victory while Garcia (34-2, 20 KO’s) suffers his second defeat in his past three bouts, despite putting up another very strong effort.
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PHOTOS: Devin ‘The Dream’ Haney Trains Inside of City Boxing Club Ahead of 9/28 ShoBox Return

Devin Haney working out in Las Vegas inside of City Boxing Club (Photo: Mario Serrano – Devin Haney Promotions)


By Chris Robinson

This past Thursday afternoon, inside of City Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nev., undefeated lightweight prospect Devin “The Dream” Haney hosted an open media workout in advance of his Sep. 28 bout vs. former title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos. The Haney vs. Burgos matchup is set to air on SHOWTIME’s ShoBox: The New Generation series from the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif.

At 19 years old, Haney (19-0, 13 KO’s) continues to impress and he believes the Burgos fight is the perfect opportunity for him at the moment.
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