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PHOTOS: Artuer Beterbiev Stops Radivoje Kalajdzic in the Fifth at Stockton Arena

Artur Beterbiev scored his 14th knockout on Saturday (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, we witnessed the return of IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev, who stopped hard-hitting contender Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic in the fifth round in front of 10,105 spectators at Stockton Arena. With the victory, Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KO’s) defended his title for a second time and is now eyeing unification matches.

“I worked very hard for this fight,” Beterbiev stated. “I went 100 percent in the gym. Maybe one day I’ll show my boxing skills. I want unification fights. It doesn’t matter who it is. I am happy to be working with Top Rank and ESPN.”

PHOTOS: Terence Crawford and Amir Khan Face off at Final Press Conference

Terence Crawford faces Amir Khan on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

We are inching closer to boxing’s next significant showdown, as WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford will face off with former world champion Amir Khan on Saturday night from Madison Square Garden in New York. While Crawford (34-0, 25 KO’s) is understandably a huge favorite heading into the fight, Khan (33-4, 20 KO’s) does have enough experience, speed, and skills to at least make the ESPN pay per view matchup interesting.

During Wednesday’s final press conference, Crawford revealed that this is far from just an ordinary showcase for him.

PHOTOS: Vasyl Lomachenko and Anthony Crolla go Face to Face in Los Angeles

Vasyl Lomachenko faces Anthony Crolla this weekend (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Tomorrow night, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, WBA/WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his titles against former champion Anthony Crolla in a bout that will be aired on the ESPN + streaming app.

This isn’t the fight that fans, nor Top Rank, Lomachenko’s promoter, preferred. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum was eyeing IBF champion Richard Commey for this date, but the rugged Ghanaian injured his right hand in his title-winning second round knockout over Isa Chaniev on February 2, eliminating him as an option.

PHOTOS + VIDEO: Jesse Hart Seeking Revenge vs. Gilberto Ramirez This Friday Night

Jesse Hart will face Gilberto Ramirez in a rematch this Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

This Friday night, inside of the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX, once-beaten supermiddleweight contender Jesse “Hollywood” Hart will look for revenge vs. the division’s WBO champion, Gilberto “Zuro” Ramirez.

In September of last year, Ramirez (38-0, 25 KO’s) dropped Hart in the first round and went on to win a unanimous decision despite the Philadelphia fighter storming back to make things competitive. Hart knows he is likely going to need a career-defining performance to turn the tables and that’s what he is banking on.

PHOTOS: WBO Super Middleweight Champion Gilberto Ramirez Aiming to Defeat Jesse Hart Once Again

Gilberto Ramirez Faces Jesse Hart on Saturday night in a rematch (Photo: Mikey Williams)

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By Chris Robinson

This coming Friday night, Dec. 14, from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX, WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez will face off with contender Jesse “Hollywood” Hart (25-1, 21 KO’s) on ESPN+. The fight is a rematch of their Sep. 2017 battle in which Ramirez won via unanimous decision.

Ramirez (38-0, 25 KOs) is looking for a fifth successful defense of his title and is promising a knockout vs. his rival.

Photo: Manny Pacquiao greeting two generations of fans during morning run ahead of 5/2 Mayweather duel

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao running in Southern California (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Top Rank photographer Chris Farina captures Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO’s) in training ahead of his May 2 pay per view clash vs. Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO’s).

Pacquiao was captured going on a morning run and was spotted by a separate generation of fans, as seen in the photo above.

Exclusive video and photos: Zhou Shiming makes his grand arrival to Las Vegas; greeted by Freddie Roach and Bob Arum

Chris Robinson was on hand inside of the Venetian in Las Vegas as Chinese gold medalist Zhou Shiming made his grand arrival to the city ahead of his promotional debut with Top Rank. Shiming was greeted by his trainers Freddie Roach and Miguel Diaz as well as Top Rank CEO Bob Arum

Lucas Matthysse gives his thoughts on facing the likes of Danny Garcia, Marcos Maidana, and Brandon Rios

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse will set foot inside of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for his 36th professional boxing match.

Having clamored for a fight with WBA/WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia for quite some time, Matthysse (32-2, 30 KO’s) instead sets his sights on the capable Mike Dallas Jr. (19-2-1, 8 KO’s) in a Showtime-televised attraction while holding on to the hope that bigger fights still await him.