At MGM Grand in Las Vegas, former world champion Jose Pedraza made a statement to stay in contention for a world title shot as he was able to get a clear win over Mikkel LesPierre. Pedraza nearly shut out LesPierre in the fight as the scorecards read 100-88 and 99-89 twice as he scored two knockdowns en route to his 27th win of his career. … Continue reading Pedraza dominates LesPierre
This week, the boxing world got word of a few announcements that fights in the 135 pound division will take place or may take place in the near future, but one particular fighter seems to not be included in those announcements…check out the video to get some insight on that and more… Continue reading Announcements in the lightweight division, but is Haney left out?
Lightweight Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) has quickly become a factor in the division after having a stint at super featherweight. The 21 year old social media sensation – 4.8 million followers on Instagram – is about to headline a fight card in Anaheim after being showcased on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez’s KO victory over Sergey Kovalev last November. He will take on Francisco … Continue reading Is Ryan Garcia ready for a title shot?
“The Takeover” has started. A highly anticipated bout between Richard Commey and Teofimo Lopez ended fairly quickly as Lopez was able to stop Commey within two rounds to win the IBF lightweight championship. He improved his record to 15-0 and registered his 12th knockout of his career. Commey ended up losing his third pro fight and loses the IBF title in his second defense. It … Continue reading Teofimo wins his first world title
The WBC interim title had been put on the line for two top contenders in the WBC lightweight rankings, but one contender showed that they were way ahead of the other. Devin Haney (23-0) had a fairly easy night of work against Zaur Abdullaev (11-1) at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden on Friday as he threw multiple flush combinations, moved in and out … Continue reading Haney batters Abdullaev for stoppage
The crowd at Madison Square Garden saw an exciting fight that had ups and downs and some surprising moments, but Vasyl Lomachenko ended up getting the upper hand. Lomachenko, who came up from super featherweight to fight the WBA champion at lightweight in Jorge Linares, scored a 10th round KO to win a world title in a third weight class. He improved his professional record … Continue reading Lomachenko wins lightweight title
The well anticipated fight at the lightweight division is slowly approaching and many fans are excited about Vasyl Lomachenko and Jorge Linares stepping into the ring on Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden. The multi-division champion Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) will attempt to win a title in a third weight class as he takes on Linares (44-3, 27 KOs) who is the WBA “super” … Continue reading Lomachenko and Linares are ready for battle