Category Archives: Boxing

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.

PHOTOS: Erickson Lubin and Terrell Gausha Ready for Junior Middleweight War

Erickson Lubin and Terrell Gausha face off on Saturday night (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, once-beaten junior middleweight contenders Erickson Lubin and Terrell Gausha will collide on SHOWTIME.

Lubin (22-1, 16 KO’s) and Gausha (21-1-1, 10 KO’s) will face off in a high-stakes contest that will also serve as a WBC title eliminator. The current WBC champion is Jermell Charlo, who faces off with IBF/WBA champion Jeison Rosario one week from now.

Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Exhibition Generates Mixed Opinions From the Boxing World

Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. goes down Nov. 28 (Photo: Triller)

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By Chris Robinson

As the 2020 year moves forward, it has certainly been an interesting ride for the sport of boxing.

And believe it or not, one of the biggest matches left on the calendar year, in terms of overall buzz, is an exhibition between two legends of the sport: Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.

Ever since it was announced that Tyson and Jones would be facing off in an eight-round exhibition (First scheduled for Sep. 12 and later rescheduled for November 28), the fight has been one many are talking about.

PHOTOS: Clay Collard Keeps His Momentum Moving with Third Victory in Nearly Two Months

Clay Collard continues to impress (Photo: Mikey Williams)

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By Chris Robinson

Clay Collard continued his amazing run in the sport of boxing this past weekend, as the former UFC fighter improved to 5-0 on the year with a second-round TKO over Maurice Williams in Las Vegas.

Collard (9-2-3, 4 KOs) started the year with three wins over previously undefeated prospects and has since scored two more victories. One of those victories was on ESPN over highly-regarded David Kaminsky on June 18.

PHOTOS: Joe Smith Jr. Stops Eleider Alvarez in Round Nine

Joe Smith Jr. scored a big victory over Eleider Alvarez this past weekend (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Joe “The Beast” Smith Jr. once again delivered an emphatic victory this past weekend in knocking out former champion Eleider Alvarez in the ninth round on Saturday night.

Smith (26-3, 21 KO’s) and Alvarez (25-2 13 KO’s) were fighting in a WBO light heavyweight world title eliminator.

PHOTOS: David Benavidez Dominates, Stops Alexis Angulo After 10 Rounds

David Benavidez remains undefeated (Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

David Benavidez may no longer be the WBC super middleweight champion of the world, but he is still one of the most formidable fighters in whatever weight division he ends up moving forward in.

Benavidez lost his title on the scale on Friday, coming in nearly three pounds over the super middleweight limit of 168 pounds, yet he still dominated Alexis Angulo in the main event of a SHOWTIME telecast from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncassville, Conn., presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

Marcus Willis remembers his ‘brother’ Patrick Day

Patrick Day and Marcus Willis connected through the sport of boxing (Photos: Marcus Willis)

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By Chris Robinson

This past October, the boxing world mourned the loss of a very courageous and inspiring individual in Patrick Day.

During his short time on earth, Day accomplished a lot and inspired many. Day, a native of Freeport, New York, was both a decorated amateur, as well as a fearless professional who constantly challenged himself in the ring.

PHOTOS: Isaac Dogboe Gets Back in the Win Column With Eighth Round Stoppage of Chris Avalos

Isaac Dogboe is back in the win column (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Tuesday night was big for former WBO junior featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe.

Dogboe stopped Chris Avalos via eighth-round TKO inside of the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, NV, in a featherweight contest aired on ESPN. It was a workmanlike performance for the Accra, Ghana fighter, as he improves his record to 21-2 (15 KO’s) while Avalos falls to 27-8 (20 KO’s).

Giovanni Santillan on Antonio DeMarco Clash: ‘I Want to Show the World That I am an Elite Fighter’

Giovanni Santillan faces fromer champion Antonio DeMarco on Tuesday night (Photo: Thompson Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

The sport of boxing has returned with live action, and for welterweight prospect Giovanni Santillan, Tuesday night marks by far the biggest test of his young career.

The 28-year old Santillan (25-0, 15 KO’s), who is co-promoted by Thompson Boxing and Top Rank, will face former world champion Antonio DeMarco (33-8-1, 24 KOs), on ESPN in a co-feature attraction. The main event will see bantamweight contender Joshua Greer Jr. (22-1-1, 12 KOs) face Mike Plania (23-1, 12 KOs), with the broadcast starting at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

PHOTOS: Shakur Stevenson Knocks Out Felix Caraballo in the Sixth

Shakur Stevenson returned with a victory on Tuesday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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Boxing is back, and Shakur Stevenson put on a show. The WBO featherweight world champion, who was making his super featherweight debut, knocked out Puerto Rican contender Felix “La Sombra” Caraballo in the sixth round of a scheduled 10-rounder at MGM Grand Conference Center—Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas.

Stevenson showcased his talents in the first major boxing card in the United States since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Champions & Top Contenders Take Over PBC Social Media Platforms Next Week

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Premier Boxing Champions has put together another lineup of champions and top contenders set to appear on PBC social media platforms next week to engage with fans and give updates on how they’re managing social distancing.

SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS CONTINUE EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT ON SHOWTIME® IN MAY WITH SERIES OF LEGENDARY BOUTS FROM BOXING’S BIGGEST NAMES

Viewers will have a chance to flash back to some of Errol Spence’s previous fights in May  (Photo: SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

SHOWTIME Sports will continue to present classic bouts from its vast archive of world championship fights every Friday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME throughout the month of May. SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS will also be available via the SHOWTIME streaming service and SHOWTIME ANYTIME®.

The May SHOWTIME BOXING CLASSICS line-up highlights some of the biggest names in boxing in a slew of signature fights, including the 2017 blockbuster pay-per-view event Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. Every Friday night, viewers will be able to relive classic encounters from all-time greats such as Mayweather, Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe and more, as well as the stars of today including Premier Boxing Champions fighters Errol Spence Jr., Leo Santa Cruz, Keith Thurman and more.

PHOTOS: Remembering the Great Times with Roger Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Sr., Roger Mayweather, J’Leon Love, and Ishe Smith at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, NV (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

The boxing world suffered a tremendous loss last month, as former two-division world champion Roger “The Black Mamba” Mayweather passed away.

Mayweather, 58, had a tremendous professional career that saw him compile a 59-13 record with 35 KO’s, while also winning titles at junior welterweight and junior lightweight. Along the way he faced the likes of Julio Cesar Chavez, Rocky Lockridge, Freddie Pendleton, Pernell Whitaker, Vinny Pazienza, Livingston Bramble, Kostya Tszyu, and others.

PHOTOS: Brian Cannady Jr. Working Ahead of March 14 Fight in Tampa

Brian Cannady Jr., left, works out inside of Team Willis Boxing & Family Fitness in Fort Myers, FL (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Brian Cannady Jr. has emerged has one of the top prospects to watch coming out of Fort Myers, Florida.

Cannady, an undefeated junior featherweight, returns to the ring this weekend in nearby Tampa, where he will face off with veteran Samuel Gutierrez. The fight takes place inside of the Bryan Glazer Family JCC Auditorium, as Cannady will be looking to improve his 9-0 (5 KO’s) record.

FULL FIGHT: Cameron Krael vs. Ravshan Hudaynazarov

Cameron Krael and Ravshan Hudaynazarov had a great battle in Las Vegas 

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By Chris Robinson

We were  on hand inside of the Westgate Resort in Las Vegas, NV last month as junior middleweights Cameron Krael (17-5-3, 4 KO’s) and Ravshan Hudaynazarov (17-4, 13 KO’s) went to battle over eight rounds.

The fight very much had the feel of a crossroads type of bout, the kind of contest that could go either way. Hudaynazarov recently returned from a lengthy layoff, while Krael was looking to get himself back into the win column.

VIDEOS: Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder II Post-Fight Reactions

Tyson Fury following his dominant victory over Deontay Wilder (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, February 22, Tyson Fury came through with perhaps his most brilliant performance to date in halting former champion Deontay Wilder in seven rounds.

The fight took place on a joint FOX/ESPN pay per view from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, and was a rematch of Fury and Wilder’s first fight from December of 2918. In that contest, Wilder dropped Fury twice, as the two men fought to a split-draw.

PHOTOS: Tyson Fury Stops Deontay Wilder in Seven Rounds to Capture WBC Heavyweight Title

Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in convincing fashion on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury defeated Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder by seventh-round stoppage on Saturday night in Las Vegas in a big shocker. Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) handled Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s) very convincingly over seven one-sided rounds in a historic FOX/ESPN joint pay per view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Fury and Wilder had fought to a draw in December of 2018, with Wilder registering two knockdowns, but the rematch was completely different. Fury set the tone of the fight early, took the fight to Wilder, and scored two knockdowns of his own before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh.