Hector Garcia: “I lost the battle but not the war, I’ll continue,” after Gervonta Davis R9 TKO loss

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: Gervonta Davis walks to his corner at the end of Round 8 against Hector Luis Garcia in their WBA World Lightweight Championship bout at Capital One Arena on January 7, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

After falling short for the first time in his six-year professional career last weekend, WBA world super-featherweight champion Hector Luis Garcia has offered his first words since the Gervonta Davis defeat and rather than dwelling on things he cannot change, the 31-year-old has now vowed to come back stronger for the experience, back at his natural 130lb weight division. Continue reading

Ryan Garcia next? Davis rocks, briefly blinds WBA super-featherweight titlist Hector Garcia in R9 TKO

Gervonta Davis celebrates after defeating Hector Luis Garcia in their WBA World Lightweight Championship bout at Capital One Arena on January 7, 2023...

“I was a little surprised but when I caught him, I knew he was hurt bad and didn’t want to show it because he’s a fighter,” Gervonta Davis declared post-fight. The 28-year-old improved to 28-0 (26 KOs) after a R9 TKO over WBA super-featherweight champion Hector Luis Garcia, inflicting the Dominican’s first professional defeat. However some hurdles remain, including an ongoing jury trial starting next month, before the Ryan Garcia megafight can be confirmed for April. Continue reading

Hector Luis Garcia warns Gervonta Davis not to overlook him on Jan. 7 – as Garcia megafight lurks

Hector Garcia wins the WBA junior lightweight title on Figueroa-Lipinets undercard - The Ring

It’s often an overplayed phrase. Stick to the task at hand, avoid the danger that comes with underestimating opponents with more lucrative opportunities planned. WBA (Regular) lightweight world champion Gervonta Davis faces a tough task next Saturday, something his upcoming foe – WBA super-featherweight titlist – Hector Luis Garcia stressed to Spanish media. Continue reading

Teofimo Lopez vs. Sandor Martin: With big 2023 plans set, is Teo again overlooking his opponent?

Teofimo Lopez and Sandor Martin face off at the weigh in for their junior welterweight in the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden on December 09,...

Teofimo Lopez’s Takeback season continues against Spain’s Sandor Martin in the early hours on Sunday, as the 25-year-old former unified lightweight champion looks to continue his light-welterweight campaign with another standout showing. Judging by his bullish comments and a plan to shake up the landscape at 140lbs, will his latest challenge be all plain sailing? Continue reading

Lomachenko finishes strong to outlast Ortiz, keeping Haney undisputed title fight intact for 2023

Vasiliy Lomachenko punches Jamaine Ortiz during their lightweight bout at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2022 in New York...

He warned many about Jamaine Ortiz’s abilities pre-fight – having spent five weeks sparring with him last year – but seeing the 26-year-old American actually step up only added spice to Vasiliy Lomachenko’s rousing response in the championship rounds. He marked his return with a hard-fought victory, as undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney watched ringside.
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Rewind: Before Arnold Allen main event, a look back at Kattar’s split decision loss vs. Emmett on Jun. 18

Calvin Kattar punches Josh Emmett in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night: Kattar v Emmett event at June 18 Moody Center on in Austin,...

Calvin Kattar looks to defend his top-five ranking against a surging contender in Britain’s Arnold Allen later tonight, a matchup serving as an unofficial 145lb title eliminator. Before their Fight Night main event clash from the UFC’s Apex, here’s a look back at a contentious split decision Kattar suffered vs. Josh Emmett five months ago – before his fifth straight headliner. Continue reading

Lomachenko is the talk of the town at lightweight, but has business to complete this weekend

Vasiliy Lomachenko in between rounds during his fight against Richard Commey for the WBO intercontinental lightweight championship at Madison Square...

Former three-weight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko ends his 10-month layoff against Jamel Herring’s final conqueror Jamaine Ortiz (16-0, 8 KOs) this weekend, knowing the unbeaten American prospect represents the only thing still left standing in his way before the wheels start turning on a potential undisputed title opportunity against Devin Haney in 2023. Continue reading

UFC 280: Makhachev claims lightweight gold, after Sterling defends 135lb strap and O’Malley stuns Yan

Islam Makhachev of Russia celebrates after his victory over Charles Oliveira of Brazil in their UFC lightweight championship fight during the UFC 280...

Islam Makhachev did what he said he would, winning lightweight gold with a second-round submission win over Charles Oliveira before dedicating it to Khabib and his close friend’s father, late coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. Prior, Aljamain Sterling definitively defended his bantamweight title against TJ Dillashaw – a fight that should never have been cleared – after Sean O’Malley stunned critics to earn a split decision victory over former champion Petr Yan. Continue reading

UFC 280: Makhachev-Oliveira, Sterling-Dillashaw and Yan-O’Malley on a packed PPV card

Opponents Charles Oliveira of Brazil and Islam Makhachev of Russia face off during the UFC 280 ceremonial weigh-in at Etihad Arena on October 21,...

Tonight’s UFC 280 PPV card is packed with multiple fights that could headline their own events. Two championship clashes, one intriguing bantamweight scrap, a of contrasting lightweights and a flyweight title eliminator all on the main card. That’s ignoring Belal Muhammad vs. Sean Brady, while Volkan Oezdemir and Muhammad Mokaev are among those also on the prelims. Continue reading

Haney again too good, defends undisputed lightweight titles with UD win in Kambosos rematch

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16: Devin Haney celebrates victory over George Kambosos Jr. in the World Lightweight Championship bout between George Kambosos Jr. of Australia and Devin Haney of the United States at Rod Laver Arena on October 16, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

He outclassed Kambosos Jr the first time this past summer with minimal trouble. The second time eventually became a bloody, bruising affair but had the same result. Devin Haney, 24 next month, has now defended his undisputed status at lightweight and appears set on one final challenge – perhaps Vasiliy Lomachenko in early 2023 – before moving to light-welterweight. Continue reading

Haney feeling sharp, content with more activity before Kambosos Jr title rematch on Sunday

Devin Haney of the US faces-off with Australia's George Kambosos in Melbourne on October 11 ahead of their rematch for the lightweight unification...

As he prepares to make the first defence of his four lightweight titles against the man he comfortably beat just four months ago, undisputed world champion Devin Haney is both happy to stay active and has said the short spacing between title fights provides him a showcase for further improvements this weekend in Australia. George Kambosos Jr by contrast, quietly working away this time around, believes he’ll shock the world – this time on home soil. Continue reading