The Takeback begins: Lopez overwhelms Campa, secures R7 TKO on junior-welterweight debut

Teofimo Lopez celebrates after defeating Pedro Campa, during their NABF & WBO International junior welterweight fight at Resorts World Las Vegas on...

The Takeover was rebranded as the Takeback, and former lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez did plenty to turn heads on his junior-welterweight debut against a gamely Pedro Campa overnight. The 25-year-old’s fast hands and vicious combos helped him secure a R7 stoppage before calling out all the champions and top contenders at 140lbs – eyeing a return on Dec. 10 at Madison Square Garden – rounding off the year with two fights in four months. Continue reading

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

Fortuna flattened, Gervonta Davis next? Saturday’s showing has Garcia gunning for 140lb showdown

Ryan Garcia knocks Javier Fortuna down during their Super Light weight 12 rounds fight at Crypto.com Arena on July 16, 2022 in Los Angeles,...

All during fight week, newly-converted super-lightweight contender Ryan Garcia spoke bullishly of having supreme confidence, both in his ability and mindset, to do what he had set out to against former WBA super-featherweight champion Javier Fortuna at the weekend. Afterwards, the 23-year-old called it a career-best win before again calling for a Gervonta Davis megafight. 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

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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After bumpy 2021, Ryan Garcia’s coaching change could make-or-break career trajectory

Ryan Garcia enters the ring before the WBC Interim Lightweight Title fight against Luke Campbell at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in...

After departing Eddy Reynoso’s tutelage last week citing a desire for independence and an opportunity to build his brand, lightweight contender Ryan Garcia is now with new coach Joe Goossen. Ahead of his return vs. Emmanuel Tagoe on Apr. 9, Goossen has this week claimed nobody will ever beat Garcia at his best. We’ll wait to see whether he can inspire that next level. Continue reading

Gervonta Davis withstands Isaac Cruz challenge, defends WBA lightweight strap

Gervonta Davis punches Isaac Cruz during their WBA World Lightweight Championship title bout at Staples Center on December 05, 2021 in Los Angeles,...

Gervonta Davis improved to 26-0 and retained his WBA (Regular) lightweight belt via UD (116-112, 115-113, 115-113), but the judges’ scorecards show Sunday night’s PPV headliner from Staples Center wasn’t without difficulty against the commendable resolve of Isaac Cruz – living up to his Pitbull nickname while snapping Tank’s 16-fight stoppage streak in the process. Continue reading

George Kambosos Jr stings Teofimo Lopez, crowned new unified lightweight champion

George Kambosos celebrates his split decision win against Teofimo Lopez during championship bout for Lopez’s Undisputed Lightweight title at The Hulu...

They all overlooked him. Fans booed him entering enemy territory for the biggest night of his career. An easy night’s work was expected for the champion’s mandatory defence. Instead, George Kambosos Jr made good on his promise to shake the world by outboxing Teofimo Lopez to win three lightweight titles via split decision – though the Australian prevailed quite clearly. Continue reading

Devin Haney’s father Bill stresses his free agent status will help make big fights

Devin Haney arrives for his WBC lightweight title fight against Jorge Linares at Michelob ULTRA Arena on May 29, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Haney won...

After passing the toughest test of his career to date in May, WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney needs to maintain independence if he’s to make the biggest fights possible. That’s according to father and coach Bill, discussing the benefits of his son’s position as a network free agent, while also highlighting Eddie Hearn and DAZN who will continue to work alongside him.
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Primetime: Gervonta Davis, Vasiliy Lomachenko earn contrasting knockout victories

What's next for Tank Davis and Vasiliy Lomachenko after big wins? - Bad  Left Hook

Former lightweight king Vasiliy Lomachenko (15-2, 11 KOs) returned to winning ways in style against Masayoshi Nakatani, boosting his hopes of a Teofimo Lopez rematch. A few hours later,  Gervonta Davis (25-0, 24 KOs) endured a sluggish start in a new weight class before blasting Mario Barrios’ 26-0 unbeaten streak into oblivion with a clinical knockout on Showtime PPV.
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