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WBA/WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez. Photo credit: Tom Hogan/HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions

The Championship Rounds: This and that from last weekend

A memorable weekend in boxing was capped off by the middleweight championship rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Goolovkin. Bill Tibbs reports.

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Undefeated junior welterweights Antonio Orozco (left) and WBC titlist Jose Ramirez. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Antonio Orozco faces Jose Ramirez in Fresno

Leading up to his challenge of WBC junior welterweight titlist Jose Ramirez tonight, Antonio Orozco took no chances in preparing and making weight.

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WBO welterweight titlist Terence Crawford with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Bob Arum says shackles of boxing are broken

According to Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, with boxing’s seemingly sudden resurgence over the past year, it has officially broken free of its shackles.

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Undefeated junior welterweights Antonio Orozco (left) and WBC titlist Jose Ramirez. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Jose Ramirez aims to please in first title defense

Armed with a new trainer in Robert Garcia, WBC junior welterweight titlist Jose Ramirez is as ready as ever to face fellow unbeaten Antonio Orozco on Friday.

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Jose Ramirez and Antonio Orozco to bring fireworks to Fresno on Friday

When WBC 140-pound titlist Jose Ramirez enters the ring this Friday, his very first defense will be no soft touch: Ramirez faces undefeated Antonio Orozco.

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Trainer Brian McIntyre (left) and undefeated three-division champion Terence Crawford

Brian McIntyre: ‘Terence Crawford wants to clean out the welterweight division’

On the heels of his charge Terence Crawford signing an extension with Top Rank, Brian McIntyre says that ‘Bud’ wants to clean out the 147-pound division.

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WBO junior featherweight titlist Isaac Dogboe (standing) vs. Hidenori Otake. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

The Isaac Dogboe Viva-lution is underway

WBO 122-pound titlist Isaac Dogboe captured the imagination of fight fans this year and manager Mike Altamura says it’s all part of the ‘Dogboe Viva-lution.’

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Junior lightweights Ryan Garcia (left) and Carlos Morales. Photo credit: Tom Hogan/HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions

September starts

As we inch further away from summer, the month of September has much to offer, in the sport of boxing. Steve Kim details this month’s upcoming dates.

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Undefeated junior lightweight prospect Mikaela Mayer. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Undefeated Mikaela Mayer impresses in Arizona

Unbeaten 130-pound prospect Mikaela Mayer made the most of her ESPN debut by stopping Edina Kiss in three. Beforehand she spoke to our very own Bill Tibbs.

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New WBO lightweight titlist Jose Pedraza (right) vs. Ray Beltran. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Ray Beltran loses a tough one to Jose Pedraza

After falling short in his first attempt to defend his WBO lightweight title for the first time, Ray Beltran is now in a zone of uncertainty.

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