Stevenson secures comfy UD12 win over Conceicao, calls for Haney and Lomachenko at 135lbs

Robson Conceição and Shakur Stevenson exchange punches during their WBC and WBO junior lightweight championship fight at Prudential Center on...

Shakur Stevenson flashed brilliance and petulance before getting the job done, but pressingly posed more questions about how he’ll fare at lightweight after easing to a unanimous decision win over Olympic gold medallist Robson Conceicao as a record-breaking 10,107 watched at the Prudential Center in the two-division champion’s homecoming from Newark, New Jersey. Continue reading

Stevenson comes in 1.6lbs overweight, loses 130lb world titles before Friday night’s Conceciao clash

Shakur Stevenson and Robson Conceição face-off during the weigh in ahead of their WBC and WBO junior lightweight championship fight at Prudential...

Robson Conceicao, an Olympic champion in 2016 and with a 17-1 record, is the latest opponent tasked with playing spoiler for Shakur Stevenson’s ambitious plans this weekend. Embarrassed by a weight miss that saw him stripped of his super-featherweight titles on the scale, can the 25-year-old put it in the rearview and showcase why he’s so highly-rated in his final 130lb fight?
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Sacrifices: Mayweather replies as Garcia’s plans for Davis megafight are met with terms

Ryan Garcia walks into the ring to fight Javier Fortuna at the Crypto.com Arena on July 16, 2022 in Los Angeles, United States.

Ryan Garcia stressed after his R6 KO win over Javier Fortuna he’d pursue a Gervonta Davis megafight and the 23-year-old has already been relentless with his public pursuit. However, Tank’s promoter Floyd Mayweather now responded by discussing terms and the b-side sacrifices KingRy will have to make if he truly wants this lucrative bout before year’s end. Continue reading

UFC Long Island: What’s next for Volkanovski after Rodriguez’s anticlimactic main event victory?

Yair Rodriguez of Mexico and Brian Ortega talk after their featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UBS Arena on July 16, 2022 in...

As he continues recovery from the broken thumb sustained during his dominant title defence over former champ Max Holloway earlier this month, featherweight king Alexander Volkanovski wants the winner of UFC 280’s lightweight title headliner: Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev. Based on last weekend’s result, should he attend to the business awaiting him at 145lbs first? Continue reading

Haney outclasses, comfortably outpoints Kambosos Jr to unify all four lightweight titles

Devin Haney celebrates after defeating George Kambosos Jnr, during their World Lightweight Undisputed Championship fight, at Marvel Stadium on June...

Some said there were flashes of Floyd Mayweather on show, others were underwhelmed and unsurprised by the outcome. Nonetheless, WBC lightweight titlist Devin Haney travelled to enemy territory and will return having made history as the eighth male undisputed champion in the four-belt era after a UD win (116-112, 116-112, 118-110) over George Kambosos Jr. Continue reading

Kambosos Jr involved in weigh-in drama before undisputed lightweight title bout vs. Haney

George Kambosos Jr. Speaks during the weigh in for the World Lightweight Championship bout between George Kambosos Jr. And Devin Haney at Margaret...

“Art of war baby, deception, let them believe this was done… everything is for a cause, a process, trust me.” Three-belt lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr insisted, having returned to the scales again and this time making weight (134.47lbs) ahead of his long-awaited title unification bout with WBC titlist Devin Haney. All things considered, should we believe him? Continue reading

Romero targets other lightweight stars after acquitting himself well before R6 TKO loss

Rolando Romero answers questions during a press conference at Barclays Center on April 07, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York.

Now the dust has settled, Rolando Romero (14-1, 12 KOs) is thankfully in more of a reflective mood than the one adamant he deserved an immediate Gervonta Davis rematch. The 26-year-old, who fared well before that fateful R6 TKO defeat, is now eyeing big fights with the rest of those headlining the lightweight division: Devin Haney, George Kambosos Jr and Ryan Garcia.
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Gervonta Davis retains WBA title, lands perfect R6 TKO punch to dismiss Rolando Romero

Gervanto Davis knocked Rolando Romero out during the 6th round of their fight for the WBA World Lightweight Championship on Saturday night at the...

He was distracted at times, animated in other moments and began this bout slowly but was importantly methodical with punch selection as Gervonta Davis abruptly ended an encouraging Rolando Romero display deep into round six, making the third defence of his WBA (Regular) lightweight title in-front of an arena-record 18,970 spectators at Barclays Center.

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Katie Taylor withstands fiery Amanda Serrano storm to edge split decision win

Katie Taylor of Ireland trades punches with Amanda Serrano of Puerto Rico for the World Lightweight Title fight at Madison Square Garden on April 30,...

Billed as the most heavily-anticipated women’s boxing bout of all-time, this thrilling encounter didn’t disappoint but questions will linger and a rematch is poised after undisputed lightweight titlist Katie Taylor retained her belts with a split decision victory over unified featherweight champion Amanda Serrano in-front of a sold out 19,187 crowd at Madison Square Garden.
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UFC Vegas 49: Makhachev’s mauling streak continues with R1 TKO win vs. Green

Islam Makhachev of Russia punches Bobby Green in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 26, 2022 in Las...

Makhachev Mania, Michael Chiesa called it last summer. But now, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protege Islam has put together successive first-round finishes for the second time in his seven-year UFC career after swarming short-notice replacement Bobby Green to devastating effect. As such, it seems only a matter of time before the 30-year-old will fight for UFC gold at 155lbs. 
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