Teofimo Lopez tests positive for COVID-19, Kambosos Jr fight rescheduled for August 14

Teofimo Lopez poses with his championship belts during a press conference for Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 16, 2021 in...

After the original June 5 date was shelved, Triller’s June 19 title fight date has been rescheduled for mid-August. News broke this afternoon confirming unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez had tested positive for COVID-19 and was described as symptomatic – again delaying the first defence of his new titles against Australia’s George Kambosos Jr until later this summer. Continue reading

Devin Haney’s gutcheck win over Jorge Linares suits the lightweight division nicely

Devin Haney and Jorge Linares battle during their WBC lightweight title fight at Michelob ULTRA Arena on May 29, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Haney won...

He had to absorb some dangerous moments in the final three rounds, but Devin Haney (26-0, 15 KOs) successfully retained his WBC strap during an entertaining main event matchup against Jorge Linares at the weekend – a display that rightly has the lightweight division on notice. Continue reading

UFC 262: Oliveira overcomes adversity, beats Chandler to win lightweight gold

Dana White places the belt on Charles Oliveira after he defeated Michael Chandler during their Championship Lightweight Bout of UFC 262 at Toyota...

28 fights and eleven years after his UFC debut, Charles Oliveira made good on his promise to leave victorious – rallying from a knockdown and guillotine choke attempt to knock out Michael Chandler in the second round, winning UFC lightweight gold after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement last October. Beforehand, there were big wins for Beneil Dariush and Edson Barboza. Continue reading

After Teofimo Lopez loss, Vasiliy Lomachenko ready to leave no doubts in 2021

In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Vasiliy Lomachenko sits in his corner during the Lightweight World Title bout against Teofimo Lopez Jr at...

After losing his WBA and WBO lightweight titles, as well as the chance to claim IBF gold with a UD defeat by Teofimo Lopez (16-0) in mid-October, Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs) has vowed to make a memorable return later this year. He’s currently the #1 contender for Devin Haney’s WBC belt, #2 in the WBA and WBO rankings but turns 33 next month so time is of the essence.  Continue reading

UFC 257: Poirier happy after big win but uninterested in Chandler fight

After earning one of the biggest wins of his career by avenging his 2014 loss with a second-round knockout victory, Dustin Poirier had plenty to say – about the magnitude of this win over Conor McGregor, his unhappiness pre-fight while stressing newcomer Michael Chandler shouldn’t be next for a title shot: as an undisputed lightweight belt is all that eludes him now.
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UFC 257: McGregor humble but upset in defeat, highlights Poirier’s calf kicks

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Conor McGregor suffered the first knockout loss of his professional career overnight, as Dustin Poirier exacted revenge seven years after their first meeting in 2014. Afterwards, the former two-weight world champion spoke to the press in the UFC 257 post-fight press conference and had plenty to say – from praise for the main event winner, to Khabib Nurmagomedov and next steps. Continue reading

UFC 257: Forget the pleasantries, Dustin Poirier must now seize the moment

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The pre-fight pleasantries and public display of niceties throughout fight week has been a complete contrast to their first meeting seven years ago, but while Conor McGregor’s UFC return was always going to be surrounded by much fanfare worldwide, Dustin Poirier has a golden opportunity to right the wrong – something Conor himself has done before to great effect. Continue reading

Ryan Garcia survives knockdown, stops Luke Campbell with R7 body shot

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Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) survived the first knockdown of his career, extending his unbeaten record, while also becoming the first boxer to stop Luke Campbell with an impressive seventh-round body shot earning him the vacant WBC interim lightweight title. He called out Gervonta Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) post-fight, although Devin Haney (25-0) is his next mandatory challenger. 
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2020’s Knockout of the Year: Gervonta Davis’ R6 stunning uppercut vs Leo Santa Cruz

Gervonta 'Tank' Davis Vs. Leo Santa Cruz: Odds, Records, Prediction

Ahead of the heavily-anticipated lightweight bout between Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell tonight, now felt like an opportune time to reflect on boxing’s KO of 2021. For me, Gervonta Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) made his PPV debut a memorable one, winning the WBA super-featherweight title while retaining his WBA lightweight strap vs. Leo Santa Cruz on October 31. Continue reading