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Fast Result From Manchester: Parker Turns Away Fury in a Dull Fight

Fast Result From Manchester: Parker Turns Away Fury in a Dull Fight

In a fight without an indelible moment (no surprise there), New Zealand's Joseph Parker successfully defended his WBO world heavyweight title with a majority decision over Hughie Fury. The scores were 118-110 twice and 114-114. The fight was originally slated to take place in May on Parker's turf...

Top Rank on ESPN: Valdez and Ramirez Overcome Tough Opponents

Top Rank on ESPN: Valdez and Ramirez Overcome Tough Opponents

Top Rank Boxing was at the Tucson Convention Center in Arizona and on ESPN this past Friday night with a full card of fights headlined by two world title bouts. In the featured attractions, WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez and WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez successfu...

In a Shocking Development, Andre Ward Calls it Quits

In a Shocking Development, Andre Ward Calls it Quits

Andre Ward, the reigning WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight champion, America’s last Olympic gold medalist, and the top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport according to several polls, shocked the boxing universe today, Sept. 21, by announcing his retirement. “From the bottom of my heart,” said the...

Fast Result from London: Billy Joe Saunders Outpoints Willie Monroe Jr.

Fast Result from London: Billy Joe Saunders Outpoints Willie Monroe Jr.

Willie Monroe Jr. knew he was in hostile territory at Friday’s weigh-in when the seven-year-old son of his opponent kicked him in the balls. The opponent, Billy Joe Saunders, wasn’t quite as belligerent on the following night at the Copper Box Arena, but the elder Saunders did enough to retain h...

Antonio Margarito is Back in Action on Saturday, Sept. 2

Antonio Margarito is Back in Action on Saturday, Sept. 2

Antonio Margarito returns to the squared circle on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Chihuahua, Mexico, opposing Oklahoma City’s Carson Jones. This is Margarito’s first fight in almost 13 months and his third fight following a 52-month layoff prompted by an eye injury and other issues. The bout will air on ...

Think You Know Boxing? Then Man Up and Take Our Hall of Fame Trivia Test

Think You Know Boxing? Then Man Up and Take Our Hall of Fame Trivia Test

The common thread in this trivia test is that every person whose name appears has been named to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. There are 20 multiple-choice questions, each worth five points. A score of “60” or more is a passing grade. Achieve a score of “85” or higher, and move to th...

Luis Nery Demolishes Long-Reigning Bantamweight Champ Yamanaka

Luis Nery Demolishes Long-Reigning Bantamweight Champ Yamanaka

The last few weeks have produced two big upsets involving fighters from the Orient. On July 28, Chinese superstar Zou Shiming was stopped in the 11th round by unheralded Sho Kimura. On Tuesday, Aug. 15, long-reigning world bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka suffered a brutal fourth round stoppa...

Nonito Donaire Ready For Another Run at Featherweight

Nonito Donaire Ready For Another Run at Featherweight

NONITO DONAIRE UPDATE BY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT TAMAS PRADARICS – Nonito Donaire last fought in November 2016 when he lost a decision along with his WBO super bantamweight title to undefeated Jessie Magdaleno. Soon after the Filipino fighter’s long-term partnership with Top Rank Promotions came t...

In a Shocker, Sho Kimura TKOs Chinese Superstar Zou Shiming in Shanghai

In a Shocker, Sho Kimura TKOs Chinese Superstar Zou Shiming in Shanghai

In a shocker, Japan’s Sho Kimura has won the WBO flyweight title with an 11th round stoppage of Zou Shiming in Shanghai. Shiming was making the first defense of the title he won in November when he out-pointed Prasitsak Phaprom at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. Kimura overcame a bad c...

The Pundits Weigh in On the Pacquiao-Horn Decision

The Pundits Weigh in On the Pacquiao-Horn Decision

In what several writers dubbed the eighth installment of the Rocky series, Jeff Horn upset Manny Pacquiao before 50,000-plus fans in his hometown of Brisbane. But this fairytale story was marred by the scoring of the judges. The social media page of the Queensland police was reportedly swamped with ...