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Fast Result From Belfast: Burnett UD 12 Zhakiyanov

Fighting in his hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ryan Burnett successfully defended his IBF world bantamweight title and added Zhanat Zhakiyanov’s WBA “Super” world bantamweight title to his dossier with a unanimous 12-round decision. The scores (119-110, 119-109, and 116-112) seemed a bit wide to most ringside commentators, but th...

A Reporter Faces The Issue: To Stand or Kneel?

A Reporter Faces The Issue: To Stand or Kneel?

What began as a protest against the inappropriate use of force by a minority of police officers against people of color and the inadequate response of the criminal justice system to these incidents is turning into something more. On August 26, 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat while the national anthem was played pr...

Zarate and Esquivel Fight to Technical Draw in Ontario, Calif.

Zarate and Esquivel Fight to Technical Draw in Ontario, Calif.

ONTARIO, Calif.-A head clash ended the night prematurely for a bantamweight showdown between Isaac Zarate and Christian Esquivel and a super lightweight fight lived up to expectations on Friday night. San Pedro’s Zarate (13-3-3) was just getting warmed up when a clash of heads with Mexico’s Esquivel (29-12-1) caused a cut above the righ...

Anthony Joshua Fighting Specter of Lennox Lewis as Much as Carlos Takam

Anthony Joshua Fighting Specter of Lennox Lewis as Much as Carlos Takam

They will never square off in the ring, but the hypothetical battle rages on in computerized matchups and continuing debate in the court of public opinion. Who has the most valid claim to being the best British heavyweight of all time? Is it legendary Hall of Famer Lennox Lewis? Or could it be, if not now but eventually, Anthony Joshua, the...

Maine

The Tragic Fork​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Road​ ​for Maine Boxer Brandon Berr...

PORTLAND, ME​ ​—​ ​Think​ ​of​ ​today’s​ ​boxing​ ​scene​ ​in​ ​Maine​ ​like​ ​a​ ​small​ ​tree​ ​with​ ​strong​ ​roots.​ ​There isn’t​ ​much​ ​new​ ​growth​ ​for​ ​rural​ ​fans​ ​to​ ​pick​ ​fruit​ ​from.​ Two-time​ ​WBA​ ​c...

Inland Empire’s Teenage Phenoms Ryan Garcia and Joseph Landeros

Inland Empire’s Teenage Phenoms Ryan Garcia and Joseph Landeros

A quantum leap took place when Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (pictured) captured the junior NABF super featherweight title last month. Forget about the 30 second knockout. Garcia remains a teenager yet leaped over a number of prospects in the Golden Boy Promotions stable in less than a year. Garcia (11-0, 10 KOs) will be featured in the co-ma...

Spence

Errol Spence Will Look Great While Vanquishing Lamont Peterson

On January 13th or 20th of next year, the fighter who many believe is the best welterweight in the world, Errol Spence 22-0 (19), will make the first defense of the IBF title he won from Kell Brook this past May in England. His opponent will be former two division title holder Lamont Peterson 35-3-1 (17). Peterson vacated his WBA (regular) tit...

An Unexpected Development Has Rob Brant Poised to Become a Force at 168

An Unexpected Development Has Rob Brant Poised to Become a Force at 168

Looking at the “opening day” rosters for the double-barreled World Boxing Super Series, a 16-man lineup, it appears that Rob Brant was an after-thought. As the fields were being finalized, it dawned on the selection committee that there wasn’t a single fighter in either bracket who was actually born and bred in the United States. “Hey,...

3 Punch Combo: Miguel Cotto’s “Farewell Fight,” Demetrius Andrade and More

3 Punch Combo: Miguel Cotto’s “Farewell Fight,” Demetrius Andrade and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- This week, it was formally announced that Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KO’s) would be facing Sadam Ali (25-1, 14 KO’s) on December 2nd at Madison Square Garden in what Cotto is claiming will be his final professional fight. The choice of Ali as Cotto’s opponent raised a lot of eyebrows as many believed Cotto would select a...

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Junior Middleweight Triple Header Should Net Lara vs. Charlo

There were three outstanding 154-pound title bouts on Showtime this past weekend, and all three title holders made successful defenses and retained their hardware. Jarret Hurd halted Austin Trout when Trout's head trainer Louie Burke called in the referee after the 10th round to request the stoppage. Jermell Charlo retained his WBC title with ...