Elwin Soto signs with Matchroom, added to Canelo-Saunders card

The WBO light flyweight champion Elwin Soto made news last week by agreeing to a deal with Matchroom Boxing, and now he will have his first fight with Matchroom on May 8th against Katsunari Takayama as part of the fight card headlined by the May 8th middleweight unification fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders in AT&T Stadium in Texas. Soto (18-1 12 KOs) will … Continue reading Elwin Soto signs with Matchroom, added to Canelo-Saunders card

Benn blitzes Vargas in one round for stoppage victory

Conor Benn wanted to send a message to other fighters in the welterweight division that he will be someone to watch out for in the future. It didn’t take much time for him to make that case on Saturday night. Within 1 minute and 20 seconds into the first round, Benn landed a series of power shots on Samuel Vargas which forced Vargas to the … Continue reading Benn blitzes Vargas in one round for stoppage victory

Haney takes on former champion Linares May 29th

The WBC lightweight champion Devin “The Dream” Haney will make his third defense of that title as he will step in the ring on May 29th against Jorge Linares at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Haney is coming off a unanimous decision win over Yuriorkis Gamboa in Miami last November, while the veteran Linares (47-5, 29 KOs) is … Continue reading Haney takes on former champion Linares May 29th

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

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

McCaskill-Brækhus rematch now part of March 13 card in Dallas

The rematch for the undisputed welterweight title between Jessica McCaskill (9-2, 3 KOs) and Cecilia Brækhus (36-1, 9 KOs) has been announced to take place in the card at Dallas for March 13th. It will be the co-feature bout for the Estrada-Gonzalez rematch. In Tulsa, McCaskill became the first fighter to defeat Brækhus to become the newly crowned undisputed champion. After activating the rematch clause … Continue reading McCaskill-Brækhus rematch now part of March 13 card in Dallas

Canelo impressive in San Antonio, wins super middleweight titles

Canelo Alvarez showed why he is likely the best fighter in the sport of boxing. The multi-division champion from Guadelajara used a bullying style against an opponent in Callum Smith who was much taller than he is and dominated over the course of 12 rounds to win by unanimous decision (119-109 twice, 117-111) and become the unified champion at super middleweight with the WBA, WBC, … Continue reading Canelo impressive in San Antonio, wins super middleweight titles

Joshua knocks out Pulev in nine rounds to retain titles

It has been over a year since Anthony Joshua stepped in the ring where he regained the titles that he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr. While he has been on a quest to be the undisputed champion, he does have to honor some mandatory obligations. The latest one was for the IBF title and Kubrat Pulev was the challenger. Pulev had waited for over three … Continue reading Joshua knocks out Pulev in nine rounds to retain titles