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

Povetkin-Whyte 2 postponed to March 27th

The highly anticipated rematch between Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte will be pushed back yet again. After being originally scheduled for last November and then penciled in for January, the fight for the interim WBC heavyweight title would have been on March 6th. Now due to updated travel restrictions in the UK because of the COVID-19 pandemic it will now take place on March 27th. … Continue reading Povetkin-Whyte 2 postponed to March 27th

Smith-Vlasov fight postponed due to COVID test for Vlasov

The WBO light heavyweight title fight between Joe Smith Jr. and Maxim Vlasov which was scheduled for February 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has been postponed. Vlasov received news that his COVID-19 test results came back positive. Therefore he is unable to compete on that date. Vlasov said, “I am devastated with the postponement of my world title fight against Joe Smith … Continue reading Smith-Vlasov fight postponed due to COVID test for Vlasov

Vergil Ortiz and Maurice Hooker will clash in Dallas March 20th

VIA PRESS RELEASE A hometown battle between two Dallas, Texas natives will take place on March 20 as Vergil Ortiz Jr. (16-0, 16 KOs) and former world champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-1-3, 19 KOs) clash in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO International Welterweight Title. The bout will headline a card that includes the Unites States debut of heavyweight monster Arslanbek “Lion” Makhmudov and a world title clash … Continue reading Vergil Ortiz and Maurice Hooker will clash in Dallas March 20th

Ronny Rios vs. Oscar Negrete added to Diaz-Rakhimov card

More bouts have been announced to be included on the Diaz-Rakhimov card scheduled for February 13th at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino as WBA Gold Champion Ronny Rios will face former world title challenger Oscar Negrete and Jason Quigley will face Shane Mosley Jr. for the vacant NABO middleweight title. Azat Hovhannisyan and Bekmetir Melikuziev are also part of the card, with their opponents … Continue reading Ronny Rios vs. Oscar Negrete added to Diaz-Rakhimov card