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

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

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

Commey and Marinez want to prove their standing at lightweight

After receiving news that their bout was going to be the main event in Las Vegas, both Richard Commey and Jackson Marinez got put in the spotlight today as they were the ones in the final press conference. With the fight being a couple of days away, they provided content that showed they are ready to go on Saturday night. First up was Marinez (19-1, … Continue reading Commey and Marinez want to prove their standing at lightweight

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