Late Breaking


Garcia stops Malignaggi in 9

Danny Garcia

BROOKLYN–Danny Garcia made is Welterweight debut with an emphatic 9th round stoppage over Paulie Malignaggi in a battle of former world champions in from of 7,237 at Barclays Center. Garica controlled the action for most of the fight as he came forward winging and connecting power shots from the opening bell. Malignaggi’s right flank was red from absorbing body punches ... Read More »

Rodriguez decisions Lozano

Ricardo Rodriguez won a 10-round majority decision over Daniel Lozano in a Super Flyweight bout in Tampa, Florida. Rodriguez, 115 lbs of Ciudad, Mexico won by scores of 98-92, 97-93 and 95-95 and is now 12-2. Lozano, 115 lbs of Bowling Green, FL is 13-3. Santiago Arroyo scored a 4th round stoppage over Hiram Del Rio in the final scheduled ... Read More »

WBA orders Perez – Crolla rematch

According to Dan Rafael of, WBA Lightweight champion Darleys Perez is ordered to rematch Anthony Crolla following their draw that took place on July 18. “When I heard the news, I was honestly close to tears,” Crolla said of finding out the rematch had been ordered. “Not getting that decision was hard to take, but I was so grateful ... Read More »

Roman Gonzalez to be added to Golovkin – Lemieux card


According to Dan Rafael of, Flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez will defend his crown as the cheif support to the Middleweight unification bout between Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux on October 17 in New York City. “The date and place are confirmed. We will be fighting Oct. 17 in MSG,” said Gonzalez manager Carlos Blandon, adding that Gonzalez’s opponent for ... Read More »

Golovkin – Lemieux set for October 17 at MSG on PPV

Gennady Golovkin

A mouth watering Middleweight unification title bout has been set for October 17 as Gennady Golovkin will fight David Lemieux at Madison Square Garden in New York, according to Dan Rafael of “In one word: finally,” Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler told “We’ve gone to great lengths to try to put unification fights together for Gennady. We have to ... Read More »

Send In The Clowns: Kovalev blows out Mohammedi

Sergey Kovalev

LAS VEGAS – Sergey Kovalev is blunt and effective. Mostly, he’s predictable. If you want subtlety, pick another Russian game. Chess, maybe. It’s full of a lot of pawns, which is what every light-heavyweight has become when faced with Kovalev. Nadjib Mohammedi was just the latest on a board that Kovalev continues to rule with impunity. Andre Ward looks like ... Read More »

Adamek to battle Saleta on September 25

Tomasz Adamek

Former two-divison world champion Tomasz Adamek will take on Przemyslaw Saleta on September 25 in Poland, according to Dan Rafael of “It’s up to him to decide if he wants to retire, not me,” said Adamek’s promoter Kathy Duva. “This is a novelty fight in Poland because they are both big names there. Whatever Tomasz does, he has earned ... Read More »

Magdaleno hurts hand; out of Aug 1 UniMas main event

According to Dan Rafael of, undefeated Jr. Featherweight prospect Jessie Magdaleno injured his hand and is out of his August 1 UniMas Headlining fight with Rey Perez. “He hurt his hand really bad sparring,” Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told “They were going to get X-rays but he definitely can’t fight on Aug. 1.” Read More »

Klitschko signs five fight extension with RTL


World Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko signed a 5 fight extension with German television network according to Dan Rafael of The first fight under the new deal starts with his October 24 defense with Tyson Fury. “My previous contract expired after [the] Jennings fight, so now I have another five-fight deal with RTL. I never thought about the exact time ... Read More »

Sides exploring Golovkin – Lemieux fight

Gennady Golovkin

According to Dan Rafael of, Middeweight belthoders Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux are talking about a possible unification bout this fall. Now it seems, however, that the prospect of a Golovkin-Lemieux unification fight — a very fan-friendly fight and one HBO would love to put on (and one that will cost the network a pretty penny) — has a ... Read More »

Jack – Groves title bout postponed

George Groves

According to Dan Rafael of, the August 22 WBC Super Middleweight title bout between Badou Jack and George Groves has been postponed from August 22 to possibly September 12. “It’s not happening on that date,” Showtime spokesman Chris DeBlasio told Read More »

Matthysse to battle Postol October 3 in Carson, California

Lucas Matthysse

Lucas Matthysse will take on Viktor Postol for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight title on October 3 in Carson, California and will be televised by HBO, according to Dan Rafael of “There’s a deal in place, and we have the arena reserved. It’s going to be a great fight,” Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya told ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua to battle Gary Cornish for Commonwealth title

According to Dan Rafael of, undefeated former Olympic Gold Medal winner Anthony Joshua will take on Gary Cornish on September 12 in London in a battle of undefeated Heavyweights for the Commonwealth title. “There’s no turning back now,” Joshua said. “I thought I would need three years to learn and make mistakes, so I am ahead of schedule. Gary ... Read More »

Mir stops Duffee in wild 1st round


Former two-time Heavyweight champion knocked Todd Duffee out cold in the first round of their scheduled 5-round Heavyweight bout in San Diego. The fight was fun and wild while it lasted as the two traded huge shots from the opening bout. Both landed and were staggered until a short left caught Duffee right on the jaw and he plummeted face ... Read More »

Andy Lee to defend Middleweight crown against Saunders


According to Dan Rafael of, WBO Middleweight champion Andy Lee will defend his crown against Billy Joe Saunders on September 19 in Limerick, Ireland. “I’ve dreamed of fighting here,” Lee said. “As soon as I won the world title, I wanted to defend it here. This is a global event, and I’m proud to put Limerick on that stage, ... Read More »

Carl Froch retires

Carl Froch

Former Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch announced his retirement according to Dan Rafael of “I’m incredibly proud of what I have achieved in boxing, but now is the right moment to hang up my gloves,” Froch said. “I have nothing left to prove, and my legacy speaks for itself.” “Carl Froch should be remembered for the fighter that he ... Read More »

Chudinov breaks nose; title defense postponed

WBA Super Middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov suffered a broken nose and his July 24 title defense with Frank Buglioni has been postponed according to Dan Rafael of “This is a real gutter, and I’m bitterly disappointed,” Buglioni said. “It’s frustrating to know that I have to wait a little longer until I get to Chudinov, but the main thing ... Read More »

Thurman retains title over Collazo due to cut

Keith Thurman

Keith Thurman retained the WBA Welterweight title with a stoppage over former world champion Luis Collazo due to a cut over Collazo’s right eye in round eight of their scheduled 12-round bout. The bout took place at the Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. In round three, there was swelling under the left eye of Collazo.. In round five, Collazo landed ... Read More »


While Martin Cardona, 129.4 lbs., of Tucson, AZ, attempted to box and move, Cruz, 131 lbs., effortlessly cut the ring off, often countering his adversary’s jab with quick overhand rights. Cruz took advantage whenever he had Cardona trapped against the ropes, digging shots to the midsection. The powerful left hook of Cruz was on display as well and it was ... Read More »

Badou Jack to defend against Groves August 22 in Las Vegas

According to Dan Rafael, WBC Super Middleweight champion Badou Jack will defend his crown on August 22 against former two-time title challenger George Groves in Las Vegas. “Badou Jack is a terrific fighter. He’s a young man who is focused on his career. I think guys like him — they become better fighters when they become champions,” said Leonard Ellerbe ... Read More »

Mayweather stripped of WBO Welterweight belt

Floyd Mayweather

According to Dan Rafael of, the WBO has stripped Floyd Mayweather for not paying the $200,000 sanctioning fees for his May 2 fight with Manny Pacquiao. “The WBO world championship committee is allowed no other alternative but to cease to recognize Mr. Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the WBO welterweight champion of the world and vacate his title for failing ... Read More »

Alvarez and Gutierrez battle to a no contest

Ramon Alvarez and Richard Gutierrez battled to a no-contest as Gutierrez could not continue due to a cut inside his mouth due to a headbutt in round four of their scheduled 10-round Super Welterweight bout at Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Former world champion, Hernan Marquez scored an 8th round stoppage over Jose Alfredo Tirado in a ... Read More »

WBO to possibly strip Mayweather of Welterweight crown


According to Dan Rafael of, the WBO deadline for Floyd Mayweather to announce to fight for their title has come ans it is unclear if the sanctioning body will strip the superstar. “I don’t know if it will be Monday [May 4] or maybe a couple weeks,” Mayweather said after the Pacquiao fight. “I’ll talk to my team and ... Read More »

Gonzalez stops Herrera in 3

Gilberto Gonzalez scored a 4th round stoppage over late replacement Hevinson Herrera in three wild rounds of their scheduled 10-round Super Lightweight bout at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. In round two, Herrera hurt Gonzalez when he landed a barrage of punches on the ropes. Gonzalez came back later in the round to pummel Herrera with thudding shot after ... Read More »

Bey vacates Lightweight belt

Mickey Bey vacated his IBF Lightweight title, thus his belt against Denis Shafikov wont happen according to Dan Rafael of “The IBF informed us that Mickey Bey is no longer recognized as their lightweight champion. Besides saying thank you, my initial response was what took so long,” Carl Moretti, vice president of Shafikov promoter Top Rank, told Shafikov, ... Read More »

Payano to defend Bantamweight title against Warren on Bounce TV

According to Dan Rafael of, Juan Carlos Payano will defend his Bantamweight crown against three-time U.S. Olympian Rau’She Warren on August 2 in Winter Park, Florida on Bounce TV. The tripleheader will also include the scheduled 10-round semifinal bouts of a four-man junior middleweight tournament. In one fight, Yudel Jhonson (17-1, 9 KOs), 34, a 2004 Cuban Olympic silver ... Read More »

Top Rank sues Haymon

Top Rank has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Al Haymon for among other things breaching the Muhammad Ali act, according to Dan Rafael of “With the financial backing, complicity, and material assistance of Waddell & Reed and other financiers, Haymon is rigging the boxing industry so they can act as manager, promoter, sponsor, and ticket broker for nearly ... Read More »