While most fans know junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford as the toast of Omaha, Nebraska, Kevin Ventura also represents the ‘Gateway to the West.’
Tags: Alex Saucedo, Bill Tibbs, boxing, Brian McIntyre, Chicago, Esau Dieguez, Israel Rojas, Jacqui Spikes, Kevin Ventura, Michael Conlan, Mike Alvarado, Steven Nelson, Terence Crawford, Top Rank, UIC Pavilion
So after one of the most talked about debuts in boxing, is the pressure truly off for Michael Conlan, who fights in Chicago on Friday? Steve Kim reports.
Tags: Alfredo Chanez, boxing, California, Carl Moretti, Chicago, Conor McGregor, Golden Boy Promotions, Illinois, Manuel Robles, Michael Conlan, Mick Conlan, Miguel Cotto, Rahm Emanuel, RocNation Sports, Solo Boxeo, steve kim, The Rock in Carson, UIC Pavilion, UniMas, vacant WBO junior middleweight title, Yoshihiro Kamegai
A shock of all shocks electrified the boxing world when unheralded light heavyweight Joe Smith Jr. faced Andrzej Fonfara in Chicago on Saturday night.
Tags: Andrzej Fonfara, Chicago, Daniel Sandoval, Erickson Lubin, Illinois, Joe Smith Jr., Juan Carlos Payano, Michael Baca II, NBC, PBC, PBC on NBC, Premier Boxing Champions, Rau'shee Warren, Smith-Fonfara, UIC Pavilion, Warren-Payano II, WBA bantamweight title
After 15 months of TV takeovers, you’d think the PBC wouldn’t still be aimlessly drifting on prime time. Yet here we are with Andrzej Fonfara-Joe Smith Jr.
Tags: Andrzej Fonfara, Chicago, Illinois, Joe Smith Jr., June 18, Michael Baca II, NBC, PBC, PBC on NBC, Premier Boxing Champions, prime time, UIC Pavilion
Premier Boxing Champions returned to Chicago with a kickass card (yeah, your fearless editor said it) featuring Andrzej Fonfara. Michael Baca II reports.
Tags: Andrzej Fonfara, Chicago, Illinois, light heavyweight, Michael Baca II, Nathan Cleverly, PBC, Premier Boxing Champions, results, Spike, UIC Pavilion
“Premier Boxing Champions” on Spike TV made an appearance in Chicago on Friday night with a televised doubleheader featuring junior middleweight Erislandy Lara. Michael Baca II reports.
Tags: Alexander Johnson, Artur Beterbiev, Chicago, Delvin Rodriguez, Erislandy Lara, Illinois, Michael Baca II, PBC, PBC on Spike, Premier Boxing Champions, SPIKE TV, UIC Pavilion
Can WBA “regular” junior middleweight titleholder Erislandy Lara finally get the fights he craves to validate his position in his division? Bill Tibbs reports.
Tags: Amir Khan, Artur Szpilka, Barclays Center, Bill Tibbs, Brandon Rios, Brooklyn, Chicago, Chris Algieri, Delvin Rodriguez, Eddie Hearn, Erik Morales, Erislandy Lara, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Frankie Gavin, Freddie Roach, Illinois, Jermain Taylor, Jessie Vargas, June 12, Keith Thurman, Kell Brook, Lateef Kayode, Manny Pacquiao, Manuel Quezada, Michael King, New York, Nick Kisner, Ronnie Shields, Timothy Bradley, UIC Pavilion, WBA "regular" junior middleweight titlist
“Premier Boxing Champions” made its Windy City debut as Spike TV broadcast live from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill. on Friday night. Michael Baca II reports.
Tags: Anthony Dirrell, Badou Jack, Caleb Truax, Chicago, Daniel Jacobs, Illinois, James Stevenson, Mayweather Promotions, Michael Baca II, PBC, PBC on Spike TV, Premier Boxing Champions, Roberto Garcia, UIC Pavilion, WBA "regular" middleweight title, WBC super middleweight title
Showtime returned to the Windy City on Saturday night, this time, with a televised tripleheader. Michael Baca II reports.
Tags: Abner Cotto, Alejandro Hernandez, Andzrej Fonfara, Chicago, Doudou Ngumbu, Illinois, Javier Fortuna, Michael Baca II, showtime, Tomoki Kameda, UIC Pavilion, WBO bantamweight title
In May, many may have thought Andrzej Fonfara not fit to shine Adonis Stevenson’s boots. Now he’s a light heavyweight come into his own. Chicago, bitches.
Tags: Adonis Stevenson, al haymon, Andrzej Fonfara, Chicago, Doudou Ngumbu, Illinois, light heavyweight, Michael Baca II, showtime, UIC Pavilion
Ray “Boom Boom” Manciniand Steve Kim in UCN's "Gloves Off"
Oleksandr Usyk wins undisputed cruiserweight championship and Muhammad Ali Trophy
HBO results: Jaime Munguia decisions Liam Smith
ShoBox results: Jaron Ennis powers through Armando Alvarez
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev for the Muhammad Ali Trophy in World Boxing Super Series final
A heat wave of boxing hits Philly
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