Category: Boxing

Boxer Abner Mares Deems Himself A Winner Before Throwing A Single Punch 

By Percy Lovell Crawford MONTEBELLO, Calif. — Risk means a situation that involves exposure to danger. Abner Mares knows that reality well. He returns to the boxing ring on Sept. 4 against Miguel Flores, which many consider a high-risk fight. Mares suffered a detached retina while preparing to face superstar Gervonta Davis. The fight never happened

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Punch Up: Danny Garcia Readies For Key Fight Against Jose Benavidez 

By Percy Lovell Crawford PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia is known for its great cheesesteak and the ability to breed amazing boxers. Danny Garcia is a perfect example. The former 140-pound kingpin moved up to 147 after conquering the junior welterweight division and faced what was once considered the Big Three: Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter and Errol Spence

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Fight Club: Artur Beterbiev Challenges Boxing Rivals Dmitry Bivol And Canelo Alvarez

By Lem Satterfield Boxing champ Artur Beterbiev is ready for all comers. Beterbiev holds titles from the International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and the World Boxing Council (WBC). He craves an undisputed all-Russian 175-pound battle with WBA counterpart Dmitry Bivol, as well as a clash with twice-beaten four-division champion Canelo Alvarez. Beterbiev

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Unified Champion Fulton Defends His 122-Pound Crowns Against Former Titleholder Roman

By Lem Satterfield Daniel Roman knows what it’s like to lose his title in the ring. Now, he wants Stephen Fulton to feel the same way. Roman has won twice since January 2020, when he was dethroned as IBF/WBA champion following a disputed split decision loss to undefeated southpaw Murdjon Akhmadaliev. Fulton abandoned his stick-and-move

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Davis Stops Romero Before Star-Studded Crowd

By Lem Satterfield Gervonta Davis’ fights guarantee high-drama, celebrity-filled crowds and knockout victories, and Saturday night’s clash with Rolando Romero was no exception. “Tank” Davis scored a highlight reel sixth-round stoppage of Romero, defending his WBA 135-pound title before a sold-out arena record 18,970 fans at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “Tank is the biggest puncher

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Battle Of The Unbeatens: Gervonta Davis Versus Rolando Romero 

By Lem Satterfield Gervonta Davis called Rolando Romero “a dumba** fighter” during Thursday’s pre-fight press conference at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Romero countered by mocking Davis’ “big head for me to hit,” saying “He’s scared of me” and vowing “to hit him with one punch, and we’re going to be done.” Davis (26-0, 24

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Benavidez’s Bloody TKO Of Lemieux Sends Message To Rivals

By Lem Satterfield Mike Tyson once called David Benavidez “The Mexican Monster.” The reason was evident in Benavidez’s vicious blood-letting of former champion David Lemieux Saturday night at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) relentlessly battered Lemieux (43-5, 36 KOs) before a boisterous partisan crowd near his hometown of Phoenix.

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Two-Time Champion Benavidez “The Red Flag” Is Looking For a KO Against Lemieux

By Lem Satterfield David Benavidez believes Canelo Alvarez is ducking him and that Jermall Charlo fears him. The fighter known as “El Bhandera Roja” (The Red Flag) considers an all-Mexican clash with four-division champion Alvarez or a battle of unbeatens with WBC 160-pound champion Charlo among his most coveted matchups should he defeat former IBF

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Errol Spence Overcomes Perilous Sixth Round To Stop Yordenis Ugas

By Lem Satterfield Errol Spence declared “I’m the best fighter at 147 pounds and arguably the best fighter in the world” before Saturday’s 10th-round technical knockout over Yordenis Ugas in front of nearly 40,000 spectators at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Remaining undefeated at 28-0 with an equally impressive 22 KOs, Spence made his case

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Boxer Yordenis Ugas Aims To Take Down Another Southpaw 

By Lem Satterfield Yordenis Ugas wants to add Errol Spence to his impressive list of vanquished southpaw champions. The Cuban WBA 147-pound champion has been calling out IBF/WBC champion Spence for quite a while, and he’ll face “The Truth” in a unification bout on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Although Ugas (27-4, 12

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