2021’s Sleeper Fight of the Year: Jermell Charlo vs Brian Castano – an action-packed duel

Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano exchange punches during their Super Welterweight fight at AT&T Center on July 17, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. The...

As almost all media outlets and respected journalists have completed their end-of-year awards for combat sports in 2021, a pulsating title unification bout surprisingly not getting a lot of love in the Fight of the Year category is Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano – which easily exceeded expectations, had a surprising result and a rematch is already slated for February 26, 2022. Continue reading

Vasiliy Lomachenko’s Commey clinic elevates him in Kambosos Jr sweepstakes

Vasiliy Lomachenko reacts after his win over Richard Commey during their WBO Intercontinental Lightweight Title fight at Madison Square Garden on...

In a sport-packed weekend filled with thrills and spills, it was business as usual in New York for one of boxing’s pound-for-pound stars Vasiliy Lomachenko in the early hours on Sunday (BST), as he eased to a dominant UD win over gamely former IBF lightweight titlist Richard Commey. Unsurprisingly afterwards, he put his hat in the George Kambosos Jr title bout conversation. 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

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

Finally, Lopez-Kambosos Jr lightweight title fight looms large this weekend

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During a rare weekend without UFC action to focus on, boxing takes precedence this Saturday as three-belt lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez finally prepares to make the first defence of his titles against IBF mandatory challenger George Kambosos Jr. Will it be a happy end to a disruptive 2021 for the champion, or is an Australian upset on the cards? 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

Rematch Yordenis Ugas or retire? Assessing the Manny Pacquiao predicament

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Despite a competitive first-half showing, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao could have no complaints last Saturday as WBC welterweight titlist Yordenis Ugas eased past him with a UD victory (115-113, 116-112, 116-112), stepping up on short notice to retain his belt in style. Now, the legendary Filipino has stressed his desire for a rematch. Should he just retire? Continue reading

Ricards Bolotniks raring to shock Joshua Buatsi in their weekend encounter

Joshua Buatsi alongside Eddie Hearn and Ricards Bolotniks during a press conference at Mascalls, Brentwood, London. Picture date: Thursday August 12,...

Ricards Bolotniks (18-5-1, 8 KOs) faces Joshua Buatsi (14-0, 12 KOs) in the main event of this weekend’s final Matchroom Fight Camp show, a pivotal bout between two of the world’s top-15 light-heavyweights with a big promotion push awaiting the winner. Bolotniks is more experienced and has vowed to make this weekend a hard one for the Olympic bronze medallist.
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Errol Spence Jr suffers retinal eye tear, WBA champ Yordenis Ugas to fight Pacquiao

Yordenis Ugas - Next Fight, Fighter Bio, Stats & News

WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas (26-4, 12 KOs) will step up and replace an injured Errol Spence Jr against Manny Pacquiao in a legacy-defining fight on less than two weeks’ notice. Having discovered he had a torn retina during a pre-fight medical exam in Las Vegas yesterday, Spence flew back home today and will have surgery to repair the tear tomorrow. Continue reading

Joshua-Usyk title fight date set for Sept. 25, but don’t overlook the Ukrainian

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After the September 25 date for Anthony Joshua’s latest title defence was announced earlier today, he’ll defend his heavyweight belts against an unbeaten Ukrainian and fellow Olympic gold medallist in former cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk (#1 WBO). AJ will be favoured to win on home soil again, but it’s not difficult to imagine Usyk silencing critics in two months’ time.
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