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

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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Joe Cordina’s stunning R2 KO opens up possibilities in super-featherweight division

Joe Cordina knocks out Kenichi Ogawa during the IBF World Super Featherweight Title Fight between Kenichi Ogawa and Joe Cordina at Motorpoint Arena...

Joe Cordina became Great Britain’s second world champion from the 2016 Olympic team after blasting Kenichi Ogawa into submission with a punch-perfect second-round knockout this past weekend. While unified champion Shakur Stevenson was quick to put his hand up for a prospective future title matchup, the Welshman’s win has created more possibilities at 130lbs.
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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

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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Stevenson outclasses Valdez en route to wide decision win, now unified 130lb champion

Junior lightweight champion Shakur Stevenson punches WBC champion Oscar Valdez during a title unification fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April...

On an evening overshadowed by history being made at Madison Square Garden, WBO super-featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson scored a sixth-round knockdown and thoroughly outboxed Oscar Valdez on his way to an impressive decision victory – comfortably seizing the Mexican’s WBC strap and inflicting the 31-year-old’s first professional defeat in 31 fights too.
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Stevenson-Valdez: It’s been a long time coming, but Shakur’s showcase awaits on Apr. 30

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Having produced a mature, impressive tenth-round TKO win over Jamel Herring last October, winning the WBO super-featherweight title, Shakur Stevenson has a golden opportunity next month to do what he has long set out: continue on the road to superstardom, by inflicting the first professional loss on Oscar Valdez’s unblemished 30-0 (23 KOs) record. Will he sink or swim? Continue reading

Kambosos Jr: Here to fight the best, but now? I’m the shot caller

George Kambosos enters the ring against Teofimo Lopez during their championship bout for Lopez’s Undisputed Lightweight title at The Hulu Theater at...

Energised by the disrespect, new three-belt lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr has already confirmed he’ll stay in the States this week to scope out his next possible opponent as WBC titlist Devin Haney faces Joseph Diaz on Saturday night. Having beaten Mickey Bey, Lee Selby and now Teofimo Lopez in enemy territory, the 28-year-old wants a homecoming. 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

Crawford crunches Porter, earns R10 TKO in fifth WBO welterweight title defence

Terence Crawford knocksdown Shawn Porter during their fight for the WBO welterweight championship at Michelob ULTRA Arena on November 20, 2021 in Las...

As the rounds ticked by and the competitive juices flowed, WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford cranked up the pressure in the later rounds and scored two quick knockdowns in the tenth, becoming the first fighter to stop Shawn Porter in Showtime’s 36-fight pro career. At the post-fight press conference afterwards, Porter announced his retirement. Continue reading

Stevenson breaks down Herring to win WBO super-featherweight title with R10 TKO

Shakur Stevenson punches Jamel Herring in their lightweight fight at State Farm Arena on October 23, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Shakur Stevenson promised this would be his breakout display and it proved precisely that: immediately taking control, showcasing blistering speed while unleashing a different dimension to his repertoire. Once he could smell blood from an increasingly hurt Jamel Herring, his forward pressure intensified to earn a tenth-round TKO victory and the WBO’s 130lb belt.
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