Santa Cruz, Mares win big, set up awaited rematch

[ad_1] Los Angeles featherweight rivals Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares, both three-division world titleholders and among boxing’s most exciting fighters, won their respective fights on Saturday, setting up the rematch of Santa Cruz’s majority decision victory over Mares to claim a world title in August 2015 in one of that year’s best fights. The […]

Whyte to fight on Joshua undercard

[ad_1] Dillian Whyte and Robert Helenius will meet for the WBC silver heavyweight title at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Oct. 28. Whyte is hoping victory over Helenius on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s world-title fight with Kubrat Pulev can put him on the path towards a possible world-title fight of his own with […]

Charlo demolishes Lubin with brutal KO in Round 1

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Of the three junior middleweight world title fights on the card most of the pre-fight interest surrounded titleholder Jermell Charlo’s second defense against Erickson Lubin, the 22-year-old 2016 prospect of the year tabbed for stardom from the day he turned pro on his 18th birthday. With Lubin taking an enormous […]

Lara keeps belt in lackluster win over Gausha

[ad_1] NEW YORK — On a night when three junior middleweight world titleholders and their challengers jockeyed to separate themselves from the pack, undercard winners Jermell Charlo and Jarrett Hurd did so in their victories against Erickson Lubin and Austin Trout, respectively. That did not happen for titleholder Erislandy Lara in the main event. Although […]

Horn locks in next fight – McGregor next?

[ad_1] BRISBANE — Jeff Horn will defend his welterweight title against England’s Gary Corcoran in Brisbane on December 13. News Corp Australia reported that the world champion boxer had locked in a two-fight deal with the State Government and Brisbane City Council that may then see him take on the UFC’s Conor McGregor. The Irishman […]