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Canelo is coming. Is this city ready?


SAN ANTONIO – While there is no promotional formula for rising from small and local shows to large and national ones, there is perhaps a timeline: suddenly. The incremental approach that works well in most of life’s worthwhile doings does not work nearly so well in prizefighting promotion, as so many other good ideas do not work nearly so well ... Read More »

Alvarez – Trout unification bout April 20 in San Antonio

Saul Alvarez

According to Dan Rafael of the much talked about Super Welterweight unification bout between WBC champ Saul Alvarez and WBA champ Austin Trout is just about finalized to take place on April 20 in San Antonio at The Alamo Dome and will be broadcasted on Showtime. “It’s the biggest fight for Canelo, a big step up for him and ... Read More »

Willie Nelson a Clear & Present Danger for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

ST. LOUIS (November 20, 2012) – The freakish physical attributes of North American Boxing Federation (NABF) Super Welterweight champion Willie “The Great” Nelson presents a clear and present danger, as well as a totally unique challenge, for World Boxing Council (WBC) 154-pound king Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0, 30 KOs). Nelson(19-1-1, 11 KOs), the top-ranked American in the WBC ratings at ... Read More »

No Obit Here: Dueling cards throw a combo that the doomsayers can’t counter

LAS VEGAS – Two major cards separated by a short ride looked like an accident about to happen. Look again. Sergio Martinez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at Thomas & Mack Center and Canelo Alvarez-Josesito Lopez at the MGM Grand were a lot of things. It was a good night to wear a sombrero. It was a long night in line for ... Read More »

Alvarez stops Lopez in five

Saul Alvarez defended the WBC Super Welterweight championship with an action filled fifth round stoppage over game Josesito Lopez in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. After a good round one, Alvarez started to open up with ripping combinations to the head and body. Lopez was able to get in some decent ... Read More »

Bad Business? Martinez-Chavez, Canelo-Lopez might add up to something good


LAS VEGAS – News conferences came like a one-two punch Wednesday and Thursday for dueling promotions Saturday night featuring Sergio Martinez-versus-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at Thomas & Mack Center and Canelo Alvarez-Josesito Lopez at the MGM Grand. It’s been a rhetorical food fight, boxing’s version of Republicans and Democrats after back-to-back conventions. First, it’s Top Rank to the bully pulpit. ... Read More »

Golden Boy Promotions Ups THE “KNOCKOUT KINGS” Ante With $100,000 bonus for THE “Knockout of the night”

Las Vegas (September, 12) – “Knockout Kings,” this Saturday’s Mexican Independence Day weekend quadruple-header headlined by WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez facing upset-driven Josesito Lopez, just got more interesting with the addition of a $100,000 bonus being awarded to the fighter who registers the best knockout of the night. Fans will have the opportunity to text to vote ... Read More »

Fight For The Future: With Ward-Dawson, Martinez-Chavez and Canelo-Lopez, it’s underway


It’s hard to know whether September’s promise is a new dawn or just a familiar set of oncoming headlights in another head-on collision with a demise predicted and heightened by August’s doom and gloom. No matter how you look at Andre Ward-versus-Chad Dawson Saturday in Oakland, Calif., and a dueling Las Vegas’ twin bill on Sept. 15 featuring Sergio Martinez-Julio ... Read More »

A few entries for August’s empty scorecard


The dog days of August, an unexpected offseason, is full of more idle speculation than medal winners among the American men at the London Olympics. There’s little to celebrate and much to anticipate before it starts all over again next month. A busy September includes one night — the 15th — with two good cards: HBO’s telecast of Sergio Martinez-Julio ... Read More »

Maidana to face Soto Karass on Alvarez – Lopez bill

Dan Rafael of is reporting that Jr.Welterweight beltholder Marcos Maidana will give up his title to face Jesus Soto Karass as part of the Saul Alvarez – Josesito Lopez Super Welterweight title card on September 15th in Las Vegas. The show will be a quadruple header televised by Showtime. “Well, Maidana is definitely not making 140 pounds anymore,” said ... Read More »

A solution for the Sept. 15 conflict: Move Canelo-Lopez to Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand

Saul Alvarez

You know the cliché. It’s trotted out after nearly every controversial decision. Yeah-yeah, reasonable people can disagree. Trouble is, that’s all they ever seem to do in boxing. As the business approaches a potential fiscal cliff of its own making on Sept. 15, however, there’s an opportunity for reasonable minds to actually work in behalf of the customers who just ... Read More »


LOS ANGELES (July 11, 2012) – Mexican Independence Day weekend will come alive in one-of-a-kind fashion on Saturday, September 15 when “Knockout Kings” featuring undefeated Mexican sensation Canelo Alvarez taking on boxing’s breakout star and upset-minded Josesito Lopez for Canelo’s World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight World Championship, takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live ... Read More »

Ortiz to meet Alvarez pending win over Lopez

Victor Ortiz has been tabbed to take on WBC Super Welterweight champion Saul Alvarez provided he wins his June 23rd fight with Josesito Lopez. “These are two young fighters in the prime of their careers fighting each other,” Said Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said of the match. Should Ortiz lose or be unavailable for the September 15 bout, Schaefer ... Read More »


Bethlehem, PA—Powerful junior middleweight contender King Gabriel Rosado, of Philadelphia, PA, says he should be the one to fight Saul Canelo Alvarez in September. “Let Canelo step up to the plate and fight a real man,” Rosado (left) said after his impressive ninth-round knockout over world-ranked Sechew Powell, of Brooklyn, NY, on Friday night at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem ... Read More »

Kirkland out of Alvarez bout

Just a day after agreeing to a September 15th world title bout with Saul Alvarez, James Kirkland has bowed According to Dan Rafael of “It was uncomfortable and he was concerned,” said Kirkland’s manager Cameron Dunkin said. he called me and said he wasn’t going to fight. The doctor said his shoulder was healing fine but James was afraid ... Read More »

Canelo Alvarez to fight James Kirkland

After the unfortunate accident to former two division champion Paul Williams, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will now take on James Kirkland on September 15th in Las Vegas for the WBC Super Welterweight champions that will be the headline bout of an HBO PPV card according to Dan Rafael of “That’s not the way you want to get the fight, but ... Read More »

Canelo Alvarez to defend against Paul Williams on PPV on September 15th

Popular WBC Super Welterweight champion Saul Alvarez will defend his title against the dangerous former world champion Paul Williams to help celebrate the Mexican Independence weekend on September 15th in a bout that is ticketed for Pay Per View according to Dan Rafael of The bout will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “Canelo and Williams ... Read More »


Mayweather_cotto_Weigh in

Follow all the action from the MGM as Miguel Cotto defends the WBA Super Welterweight championship against Floyd Mayweather. The action begins at 7pm est/4pm Pac with a FIVE fight undercard featuring Canelo Alvarez defending the WBC Super Welterweight championship against the Legendary Shane Mosley. Jesse Vargas takes on former world champion Steve Forbes as well as DeAndre Latimore battling ... Read More »

Age before Idol? Mosley promises some old Sugar in a vow to stop Canelo


LAS VEGAS – It sometimes sounds as if Mexico looks at Saul Alvarez’ red hair and sees a halo. Jose Suliaman, president of the Mexico City-based World Boxing Council, called the young fighter his Godson Thursday during a news-conference filibuster about a search for heroes in a nation known for drug violence. Suliaman sees the halo and thinks he has ... Read More »


LOS ANGELES, April 9 -The “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” pay-per-view card is set and some of the toughest competitors in boxing today will be featured when undefeated rising star Jessie Vargas faces-off against perennial contender Alfonso Gomez and, in the opening pay-per-view bout, exciting 154 lb. contender DeAndre “The Bull” Latimore takes on former World Champion Carlos “El Indio” ... Read More »

Alvarez – Mosley added to Mayweather – Cotto card on May 5th

Saul Alvarez

Dan Rafael of is reporting that WBC Super Welterweight champion Saul Alvarez will take on future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley on May 5th in Las Vegas as part of the Floyd Mayweather – Miguel Cotto Pay per View undercard. “This is more of a fight to prove myself. I know I didn’t look good in my last couple ... Read More »

One look back and a few picks for a New Year


A year ends with memories of those who are gone, optimism for those who are emerging and hope for those who are back. There are lessons from unresolved controversies and controversy that never ends. Farewell Joe Frazier, Genaro Hernandez, Ron Lyle, Henry Cooper, George Benton, Nick Charles and George Kimball. It won’t be the same without you. Hello Andre Ward, ... Read More »

Alvarez retains; Broner wins in world title bouts

Saul Alvarez made the third defense of the WBC Super Welterweight title with a fifth round stoppage over former Welterweight belt holder Kermit Cintron in Mexico City. Alvarez boxed well over the first three-plus rounds as Cintron was content on jabbing against the power punches of Alvarez. In round four, Alvarez landed a hard right that sent Cintron back and ... Read More »

Canelo Alvarez to defend against Cintron Nov. 26 in Mexico

Dan Rafael of is reporting that Mexican Sensation, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will defend his WBC Super Welterweight title against former Welterweight champion Kermit Cintron on November 26 in Mexico. “It’s finalized. It’s a great fight, another dangerous fight for Canelo and another step up for him,” Said Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer. “There is no question about it ... Read More »


Follow all the action as Victor Ortiz defends the WBC Welterweight championship and gets future Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather. The “Star Power” Undercard will begin at 7pm eastern and will have two more world title fights as living legend Erik Morales takes on Pablo Cesar Cano for the WBC Super Lightweight title and young sensation Saul Alvarez takes on ... Read More »