Canelo vs. Chavez: Nothing quite like a showdown between two Mexican boxers

[ad_1] It started around 1918 in the bordellos of Tampico and other port cities along the Gulf of Mexico. Sailors and fishermen would set up improvised rings, where men would fight for drinking money, wrapping napkins around their hands for protection and passing the hat afterward. TV Lineup for the Golden Boy-promoted HBO PPV card […]

Skelly plans to give people what they want in Dallas

[ad_1] The featherweight division stepped into the spotlight in mid-July 2014 when Conor McGregor made his triumphant return to the Octagon at home in Dublin, drubbing Diego Brandao to send the crowd into hysterics and truly kick off his march towards the top of the division. Since then, the 145-pound ranks have remained front and […]

The Ultimate Fighter Redemption: Ep. 3 Preview

[ad_1] Don’t miss a brand new Ultimate Fighter episode this Wednesday on FS1 If there has been a running theme through the first two episodes of The Ultimate Fighter this season, it’s to expect the unexpected. Thus far, Team Dillashaw has earned two victories over Team Garbrandt, with each one of the matchups ending with […]

Stevenson's 2nd pro bout to take place at MSG

[ad_1] Shakur Stevenson, the 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist, is coming home. Stevenson, who is from Newark, New Jersey, will fight just a few minutes from there in his second professional bout when he takes on Carlos Gaston Suarez in a six-round featherweight bout on May 20 at Madison Square Garden in New York, Top […]

Taylor believes he's the story on TUF, is here to stay

[ad_1] Don’t miss a brand new Ultimate Fighter episode this Wednesday on FS1 As season 25 of The Ultimate Fighter continues, it’s evident that each competitor on the show has a compelling story that has led them back to Las Vegas for another shot at glory. But few have done it the hard way like […]

Camp Update: ATT readies for big UFC 211

[ad_1] Fourteen pairs of fighters will cross the threshold into the Octagon at UFC 211 on Saturday, May 13 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas and American Top Team will be represented in eight of those tandems. Long considered one of the premier teams in the sport of mixed martial arts, the South Florida […]

Andrade has become best version as surging strawweight

[ad_1] Ask Jessica Andrade if she’s thought about how May 13 will look like for her, and she hasn’t just pondered the day she challenges Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the UFC strawweight title. She has the whole day and night planned out. “I will wake up, have a nice light breakfast and work out a little […]

Canelo Alvarez's greatest victories

[ad_1] 11:20 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Canelo Alvarez goes into Saturday’s fight with Mexican rival Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. as one of boxing’s biggest global stars. Alvarez [48-1-1, 34 […]

Full coverage: Canelo vs. Chavez Jr.

[ad_1] Junior middleweight world titleholder Canelo Alvarez goes up in weight to face fellow Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez at at catch weight of 164.5 pounds Saturday night at teh T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs), who said he will campaign as a full-fledged 160-pound middleweight following his showdown with Chavez, hasn’t lost […]

Eye injury behind him, Matthysse ready for comeback

[ad_1] Lucas Matthysse earned the nickname “The Machine” because he had been systematically destroying opponents. TV Lineup for the Golden Boy-promoted HBO PPV card on Saturday (9 p.m. ET) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas: •Super middleweights: Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs), 12 rounds•Middleweights: David Lemieux (37-3, […]