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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: 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: 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.

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: Gary Russell Jr. Overcomes Game Challenger Tugstsogt Nyambayar Over 12

Gary Russell and Tugstsogt Nyambayar (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Feb. 8, WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. successfully defended his title by winning a unanimous decision over mandatory challenger Tugstsogt Nyambayar. The fight aired on SHOWTIME in a Premier Boxing Champions event from PPL Center in Allentown, PA.

Scores reading 118-110, 117-111, and 116-112 went in Russell’s favor, but the contest was far from a walkover. It was the fifth title defense for Russell (31-1, 18 KO’s) and the first loss for the 26-year old Nyambayar (11-1, 9 KO’s).

PHOTOS: Gervonta Davis and Yuriorkis Gamboa Make Weight Ahead of SHOWTIME Fight

Gervonta Davis and Yuriorkis Gamboa fight on Saturday (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon, former junior lightweight champion Gervonta Davis and former featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa weighed in ahead of their SHOWTIME-televised main event, set for Saturday night from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA.

Davis is the heavy favorite heading into the contest, which will see the two men vying for the vacant WBA lightweight title. But things didn’t exactly go as expected, as the Baltimore native originally came in 136.25 pounds, over a pound over the lightweight limit. Gamboa weighed in at 134.5 pounds.

PHOTOS: Rances Barthelemy and Robert Easter Jr. Fight to Split-Draw in Las Vegas

Robert Easter Jr. and Rances Barthelemy fought to a split-draw on Saturday night (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, with the vacant WBA lightweight title on the line, former two-division champion Rances Barthelemy and former IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. fought to an uneventful split-draw verdict. The bout aired on SHOWTIME from the Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The fight was largely void of any real action, with scorecards reading 115-113 Barthelemy, 115-113 Easter, and 114-114.

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)

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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.

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.

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)

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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.