Smith edges Vlasov by decision, wins WBO title

It has been a long road towards a world championship for Joe Smith Jr. He scored knockout victories over the likes of Bernard Hopkins and Andresz Fonfara but also lost to Dmitry Bivol and Sullivan Barrera, and the loss to Bivol made it look like it would be tough for the native of Long Island to get another title shot. A big win over former … Continue reading Smith edges Vlasov by decision, wins WBO title

Lara moves up to middleweight to face LaManna

“The American Dream” is now seeking to become a two division world champion. Erislandy Lara (27-3-3, 15 KOs) will fight for the WBA middleweight title on May 1st against Thomas LaManna (30-4-1, 12 KOs) at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson. It is part of the Fox PBC Fight Night which begins at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and precedes the FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View … Continue reading Lara moves up to middleweight to face LaManna

Andy Ruiz Jr. returns to the ring to face Chris Arreola May 1st

The former unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will look to rebound from his loss back in December of 2019 as he faces the veteran Chris Arreola on May 1st in the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson California. It will headline a card that will include three other fights in a pay-per-view telecast that starts at 9pm ET/6pm PT through Fox. Ruiz (33-2, 22 … Continue reading Andy Ruiz Jr. returns to the ring to face Chris Arreola May 1st

Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker headline card May 1st in London

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker will try to get back in title contention as he will be in the main event of a fight card against Derek Chisora on May 1st, which will include Katie Taylor defending the undisputed lightweight championship against Olympic rival Natasha Jonas, WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol in a title defense against Craig Richards, and Chris Eubank Jr. getting … Continue reading Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker headline card May 1st in London

Canelo vs. Saunders scheduled for May 8th

VIA PRESS RELEASE Canelo Alvarez will clash with Billy Joe Saunders in a WBC, WBA Super, WBO and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight unification blockbuster on May 8, live worldwide on DAZN (except Mexico) Canelo Alvarez dismantled WBC mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim in three rounds at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami and next he takes a giant step in his quest to become undisputed by facing the WBO king Saunders at … Continue reading Canelo vs. Saunders scheduled for May 8th

Canelo makes short work of Yildirim, retains titles

The first defense of the WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine super middleweight titles for Canelo Alvarez ended up being an easy night of work. Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) battered Anvi Yildirim over the course of three rounds which included a knockdown in the third round before Yildirim’s trainer Joel Diaz told the referee that he would not send out his fighter for the start of … Continue reading Canelo makes short work of Yildirim, retains titles

Canelo and Yildirim ready for fight in Miami

Two years ago, Avni Yildirim traveled to Los Angeles to help Canelo Alvarez prepare for the second fight against Gennady Golovkin. Now the former sparring partners are days away from fighting for the unified super middleweight championship. Hard Rock Stadium will be the site of the first title defense for Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) as he will honor the WBC mandatory obligation by facing Yildirim … Continue reading Canelo and Yildirim ready for fight in Miami

Oscar Valdez shines, scores highlight KO over Berchelt

In the days leading up to the WBC super featherweight title fight between Miguel Berchelt and Oscar Valdez, there were many that felt that Valdez was the underdog coming into the fight. Even though it had been some time after he moved up from the featherweight division, the 30-year-old from West Covina was going up against the fighter viewed as the best at 130 pounds … Continue reading Oscar Valdez shines, scores highlight KO over Berchelt

Broner gets his first win since 2017 over Santiago

Adrien Broner was eager to get in the ring as he had been inactive since the loss to Manny Pacquiao two years ago. He wanted to show his fans – and his critics – that he was “still AB”. His performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena against Jovanie Santiago was a mixture of some sharp punches and moments of good defense which led to a … Continue reading Broner gets his first win since 2017 over Santiago

David Avanesyan stops Kelly to retain European title

In a battle of youth vs. experience, the veteran showed that he had what it takes to get the victory. David Avanesyan (27-3-1, 15 KOs) took six rounds to defeat Josh Kelly and hand the 26-year-old the first professional loss of his career. Both fighters had been waiting nearly a year for this bout to take place as it was originally scheduled for last March … Continue reading David Avanesyan stops Kelly to retain European title