Canelo ends Golovkin trilogy with UD win to retain his 168lb titles as expected, but underwhelms

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, right, throws a punch against Gennadiy "GGG" Golovkin, in the tenth round of a super middleweight title...

Roy Jones Jr didn’t bother watching. Shawn Porter declared Canelo’s stock has now fallen. Oscar de la Hoya, whose Golden Boy Promotions firm was responsible for the first two instalments, used much stronger language altogether. ESPN said GGG’s legacy was secured – despite another chastening defeat – while Bleacher Report called the undisputed 168lb champion the sport’s king once again. So after Saturday night, which is closest to the truth? Continue reading

History revisited: Canelo’s R12 MD win over Golovkin, in previewing this weekend’s trilogy bout

Canelo Alvarez punches Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As the legendary pair finish their preparations before doing battle in their long-awaited trilogy clash for Canelo Álvarez’s undisputed super-middleweight titles on Saturday night, I take a look back at their rematch four years ago this month (Sept. 15th) – with controversy aplenty about the decision for the second time in twelve months… How will things be different a third time? Continue reading

Golovkin earns R9 TKO win vs. Murata, but some serious questions remain unanswered

Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan celebrate after defeating Ryota Murata of Japan during their IBF & WBA Middleweight title bout on April 09, 2022 in...

A day after his 40th birthday, the legendary middleweight made history against Japan’s Ryota Murata by becoming only the second boxer to unify world titles at that age. However, the first few rounds proved far from straightforward and foreshadowed what could likely happen in a proposed Canelo Álvarez trilogy this September, a familiar fiery matchup he so badly craves. Continue reading

Bad blood and egos aside, Eubank Jr must shine on enemy territory in Cardiff this weekend

Chris Eubank Jr. Of England poses for a photograph after the BOXXER Media Work Out with his ahead of his forthcoming fight with Liam Williams of...

After two delays forced this domestic duel back a few months, #1 WBA middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr prepares to make his third appearance under a promotional deal that believes he can clean out the 160lb division. Next up? A credible challenge on enemy shores who last year managed to do something he is longing for: challenging for a version of the world title. Continue reading

Canelo crumples Plant with R11 TKO, is now undisputed super-middleweight titlist

Canelo Alvarez walks away after knocking out Caleb Plant in the 11th round during their championship bout for Alvarez's WBC, WBO and WBA super...

It wasn’t plain sailing from the first bell but didn’t need to be as Canelo Álvarez did what he often does – wear on opponents with an ominous sense of inevitability – to knock out his third unbeaten opponent in eleven months, seizing Caleb Plant’s IBF title with an eleventh-round flurry and further cementing his boxing legacy by becoming an undisputed champion at 168lbs. Continue reading

Jermall Charlo still gunning for Gennady Golovkin and co after Montiel win

Jermall Charlo looks on prior to his WBC middleweight title fight against and Juan Macias Montiel at Toyota Center on June 19, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

Jermall Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) made the fourth defence of his WBC middleweight title, earning a unanimous decision win over gutsy challenger Juan Montiel on Saturday night, before calling out Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez during his post-fight interview ringside. Will he manage to do what many haven’t, getting in the ring with either man before it’s too late?
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Calculated Canelo Álvarez stops Billy Joe Saunders, eighth-round TKO win

Saul Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders fight during WBC, WBA Super, WBO and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight unification at AT&T Stadium on...

Billy Joe Saunders had his moments, started the busier and led behind the jab to good effect upon occasion, but the Brit’s 30-0 unbeaten record and WBO super-middleweight title were both seized by the sport’s pound-for-pound king Canelo Álvarez after an eighth-round corner stoppage following a competitive fight, albeit one that ended with an anti-climactic finish.

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David Benavidez itching for more activity, having eased past durable Ronald Ellis

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As far as activity and potential opponents are concerned, time is of the essence for two-time WBC super-middleweight champion David Benavidez, after he ended a seven-month layoff with a TKO win over Ronald Ellis at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night. The 24-year-old, who namechecked Canelo Álvarez and Jermall Charlo among others, is willing to take on anybody. Continue reading