When it comes to the Philadelphia fight scene, few scribes have their fingers on the pulse like Luis Cortes III, who provides a look at the area’s schedule.
Tags: 2300 Arena, Alexander Dimitrenko, Armando Alvarez, Atlantic City, Bethlehem, Billy Dib, Bivol-Chilemba, boxing, Branden Pizzaro, Bryant Jennings, Christian Carto, Christopher Brooker, Christopher Diaz, Derrick Webster, Dmitry Bivol, Editorial, Eleider Alvarez, Eric Hunter, Eric Moon, ESPN, Gadwin Rosa, Golden Boy Promotions, Hard Hitting Promotions, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Isaac Chilemba, Jaron Ennis, Jason Sosa, Javier Oquendo, Jeremy Cuevas, Jesse Hart, Joseph Adorno, Joshafat Ortiz, King's Promotions, Kovalev-Alvarez, Luis Cortes III, Main Events, Marshall Kauffman, Masayuki Ito, Mike Gavronski, New Jersey, Ocean Recort Casino, op-ed, opinion, Peltz Boxing, Pennsylvania, preview, Raul "Chino" Rivas, Ricardo Garcia, Samuel Teah, Sands Bethlehem Event Center, schedule, Sean Monaghan, Sergey Kovalev, Shakur Stevenson, ShoBox, showtime, SugarHouse Casino, Sullivan Barrera, Tevin Farmer, Thomas Lamanna, TKO Fitness, Top Rank, Tyrone Crawley, vacant IBF junior lightweight title, vacant WBO junior lightweight title, WBA light heavyweight title, WBO light heavyweight title
WBO 168-pound titlist Gilberto Ramirez might be the headliner in tonight’s ESPN main event but the crowd really wants to see unbeaten 140-pounder Alex Saucedo.
Tags: Abel Sanchez, Alex Saucedo, Banner Promotions, boxing, Chesapeake Energy Arena, Editorial, ESPN, Lenny Zappa, Lenny Zappavigna, Leonardo Zappavigna, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Omega Products International, op-ed, opinion, Ricardo Lopez, Ruben Villa, Shakur Stevenson, steve kim, Thompson Boxing Promotions, Top Rank
On Saturday night, Top Rank and ESPN+ hosted an evening of fights in Las Vegas, topped by Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn for Horn’s WBO welterweight title.
Tags: Aelio Mesquita, Antonio Moran, Bob Arum, boxing, Crawford-Horn, Darleys Perez, David Kaminsky, DeShon Webster, ESPN, Frank Rojas, Gabriel Flores Jr., Jeff Horn, Jorge Rojas, Jose Benavidez Jr., Jose Pedraza, Las Vegas, Maxim Dadashev, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Michael Baca II, Mike Baca II, Nevada, Recap, results, Shakur Stevenson, Steven Nelson, Terence Crawford, Top Rank, Trevor Lavin, WBO welterweight title
Undefeated featherweight prospect Shakur Stevenson may only be six fights into his pro career but he believes he’s ready for bigger and better challenges.
Tags: Andre Ward, Bob Arum, boxing, Brad Goodman, Bruce Trampler, Editorial, James Prince, op-ed, opinion, Shakur Stevenson, steve kim, Top Rank
Bill Tibbs shares his recap of last week’s goings-on in Our Sport with ‘The week that was in boxing.’
Tags: Abie Han, Abraham Han, Anthony Dirrell, Arthur Abraham, Barclays Center, Bill Tibbs, boxing, Brooklyn, Claudio Marrero, Daniel Jacobs, Demond Nicholson, Dogboe-Magdaleno, Gennady Golovkin, Golovkin-Martirosyan, IBF middleweight title, IBF/WBA female lightweight titles, Isaac Dogboe, Jacobs-Sulecki, Jarrell Miller, Jesse Hart, Jesse Reid Jr., Jessie Magdaleno, Johann Duhaupas, Jorge Lara, Katie Taylor, Liacouras Center, Maciej Sulecki, Mike Altamura, Miller-Duhaupas, Patrick Nielsen, Patrick Riley, Philadelphia, Recap, results, review, Shakur Stevenson, Taylor-Bustos, Vanes Martirosyan, Victoria Bustos, WBO junior featherweight title, Week in review
On Saturday, world championship boxing returned to Philadelphia with an ESPN card headlined by Jessie Magdaleno vs. Isaac Dogboe.
Tags: Alex Torres Rynn, boxing, Christian Carto, Demond Nicholson, Edwin Rodriguez, Isaac Dogboe, Jesse Hart, Jessie Magdaleno, Jorge Padron, Joseph Adorno, Kent Cruz, Liacouras Center, Luis Cortes, Luis Cortes III, Magdaleno-Dogboe, Mohamed Rodriguez, NABF super middleweight title, Patrick Riley, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Recap, results, Robson Conceicao, Shakur Stevenson, WBO junior featherweight title
Happy days are truly here for one Ray Beltran, who faced Paulus Moses for the vacant WBO lightweight title on Friday night. Michael Baca II reports.
Tags: Akhror Muramilov, Alexander Besputin, Beltran-Moses, boxing, Bryant Jennings, David Avanesyan, Egidijus Kavialuskas, ESPN, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Ignacio Holguin, Juan Tapia, Michael Baca II, Mike Baca II, Nevada, Noel Esqueda, Paulus Moses, Ray Beltran, Raymundo Beltran, Recap, Reno, results, Robson Conceicao, Sagadat Rakhmankulov, Shakur Stevenson, Top Rank, Top Rank Boxing on ESPN, vacant WBO lightweight title, Wesley Tucker
Undefeated featherweight prospect Shakur Stevenson will further acclimate to the pro game tonight, as he kicks off his 2018, on ESPN. Steve Kim reports.
Tags: Andre Ward, boxing, Carl Moretti, ESPN, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, James Prince, Juan Tapia, Nevada, preview, Reno, Shakur Stevenson, steve kim, Top Rank, Top Rank Boxing on ESPN, Vasyl Lomachenko
Poised for an ambitious takeover of the welterweight division, undefeated contender Egidijus Kavaliauskas will face David Avanesyan on ESPN, on Friday night.
Tags: Anatoly Lomachenko, Beltran-Moses, boxing, David Avanesyan, Egidijus Kavaliauskas, Egis Klimas, ESPN, Grand Sierra Casino, Mean Machine, Michael Baca II, Mike Baca II, Moses-Beltran, Nevada, Paulus Moses, preview, Ray Beltran, Reno, Shakur Stevenson, The Boxing Laboratory, Top Rank, vacant WBO lightweight title, Vasyl Lomachenko, WBO
It’s been a hard-luck career for two-time lightweight title challenger Ray Beltran but his third time just might be a charm. Steve Kim reports.
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Ray “Boom Boom” Manciniand Steve Kim in UCN's "Gloves Off"
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David Lemieux back in title talk after impressive KO win over Spike O’ Sullivan
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With a level playing field, it’s put up or shut up for Gennady Golovkin
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