06 Dec 2018

HBO throws the towel in on boxing: A look at what went wrong

On Saturday night, HBO Boxing will put together its final boxing card (for the time) being featuring Cecilia Braekhus vs. Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes in the main event of a ten-round world title unification bout at The StubHub Center in Carson, CA. The event ends a 45-year tenure in the sport of

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06 Dec 2018

Claressa Shields, the forgotten pound-for-pound fighter

Claressa Shields is the pound-for-pound fighter that doesn’t get mentioned amongst pound-for-pound fighter based on her gender, rightfully or wrongly, as some writers feel uncomfortable adding a female fighter to an all male pound-for-pound list. Shields, a 2012 and 2016 women’s Olympic gold medalist, has seen her stature as a

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29 Nov 2018

Juan Francisco Estrada set to face Mendez on December 8th

With Roman Gonzalez no longer fighting on December 8th’s final HBO telecast due to a knee injury, former world champion Juan Francisco Estrada has entered the mix. Estrada (37-3, 25 KO) will face Victor Mendez (28-3-2, 20 KO) as Gonzalez’s original opponent of Pedro Guevara, will now no longer have a dancing partner.

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28 Nov 2018

Cecelia Braekhus media workout for final HBO card of near-future

Unified women’s welterweight champion has the distinct honor of headlining the final HBO Boxing card (for now) on December 8th at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA, yet the historic night is falling into the shadows since Vasyl Lomachenko is returning the same night in New York and Golden Boy

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24 Nov 2018

Dmitry Bivol beats Jean Pasacal, wants light heavyweight unification

WBA light heavyweight world champion Dmitry Bivol outworked former WBC light heavyweight champion  Jean Pascal (33-6-1 20KOs) in the main event of an HBO telecast from the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Bivol, an impressive poised young fighter, who despite being the inexperienced fighter, forced Pascal around

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23 Nov 2018

Bivol-Pascal weigh-in results, LaRon Mitchell of SF on undercard

    Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events    Dmitry Bivol  Jean Pascal  St. Petersburg, Russia Montreal, Canada 13-0, 11 KOs 33-5-1, 20 KOs Weight: 174.4 Weight: 174.6 Murodjon Ahkmadaliev Issac Zarate Namangan, Usbekistan San Pedro, CA 4-0, 3 KOs 16-3-3, 2 KOs Weight: 121.2 Weight: 122.0 Israil Madrimov  Vladimir Hernandez   Khiva,

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15 Sep 2018

Canelo Alvarez beats Gennady Golovkin in thrilling PPV main event

In a rematch, a year in the making middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez picked up a hotly debated majority decision beating the boogeyman of the division Gennady “GGG” Golovkin in the main event of their HBO Boxing pay-per-view bout from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first round saw

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15 Sep 2018

Jaime Munguia stops Brandon Cook in three rounds

Junior middleweight Jaime Munguia (31-0 25KOs) made short work of Brandon Cook (20-2 13KOs) in his scheduled WBO junior middleweight title defense in the co-main event of HBO Boxing’s pay-per-view of Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin II from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first round saw a

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15 Sep 2018

David Lemieux stops Spike O’Sullivan in one round

Former middleweight world champion David Lemieux made short work of Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan knocking him out in the very first round on the undercard of Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first round saw a whole lot of nothing as O’Sullivan looked

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15 Sep 2018

Canelo vs. GGG 2 Undercard results: Vergil Ortiz Jr makes statement

Welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr. continues to live up to all of his potential as a future boxing superstar as he stopped former title challenger Roberto Ortiz in the second round. Ortiz Jr. pushed Ortiz back in the first round investing in body shots. In the second round, Ortiz Jr. sent

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