Anthony Crolla says it will take a long time for his incredible WBA World Lightweight title win over Darleys Perez at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night to sink in.
George Groves will begin his assault on a fourth World title shot at the top of a stacked Matchroom Boxing and Team Sauerland card at the Copper Box in London on Saturday, January 30, live on Sky Sports.
Undefeated junior welterweight Giovani Santillan (18-0, 10 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. made quick work of Mexican national Rosbel Montoya (18-8, 16 KOs), knocking him out in the second round of Thompson Boxing Promotions’ “New Blood” main event Friday night.
The remaining give weight categories of the Qingdao Judo Grand Prix 2015, China, were decided on Sunday as the men’s -90kg, -100kg and -100kg categories and the women’s -78kg and +78kg judoka engrossed supporters in the competition.
In one of the most anticipated fights of the year, Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) and Canelo Álvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) thrilled fans from start to finish with high-intensity action just as promised, but it was Canelo that persevered and was crowned the new WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion with a unanimous decision win after 12-rounds.
Today was the second day of competition at the Qingdao Guoxin Stadium (Diamond Hall) and four categories were engaged as the men’s -73kg, -81kg and women’s -63kg and -70kg judoka were in action.
In an intense battle of two champions, Marat “Cobra” Gafurov successfully unified the ONE Featherweight World Championship with a technical submission victory over Narantungalag Jadambaa at ONE Championship: Dynasty of Champions.
An action-packed card kicked off a weekend of back-to-back fight nights in Las Vegas, preceding the highly-anticipated Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez card at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Saturday, November 21 on HBO PPV. Attracting a crowd of 1,339, the night featured undefeated boxing legacy and fan-favorite Diego De La Hoya (13-0, 7 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico facing fellow countryman Giovanni “Lloviznas” Delgado (15-4, 9 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in what was an explosive eight-round super bantamweight main event, live on Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV.
AXS TV dedicated tonight’s episode of INSIDE MMA to exploring everything you need to know about newly crowned UFC Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm and her crushing defeat of Ronda Rousey. Headlining the special edition, Holm herself joined the show for an interview with series hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten.
On Friday evening, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing returned to the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY, for the latest installment of the popular series.
Hisaki Kato’s (5-2) story has been highly publicized this week, but the headline following the main event of “Bellator 146: Kato vs. Manhoef” inside the WinStar World Casino once again revolves around Melvin Manhoef’s (30-12-1) thunderous punching power.
Watch the complete first and second episode of 24/7 Cotto/Canelo previewing the Nov. 21 showdown between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez.
The main event features a matchup of middleweights Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in a scheduled 12-round fight for the vacant WBC middleweight title.
WBA Lightweight world champion Darleys Perez (32-1-1, 20 KOs) made weight at 134 lbs., while challenger Anthony Crolla (29-4-3, 11 KOs), checked in at 134.5 lbs. Perez and Crolla fight for the second time inside of five months from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England this Saturday, Nov. 21.
The first day of the Qingdao Grand Prix 2015, China, took place today in the Qingdao Guoxin Stadium (Diamond Hall). A sunny day outside, it was also a beautiful day for the first five winners of the lightweight categories as the women’s -48kg, -52kg and -57kg and men’s -60kg and -66kg were competing to add precious points towards Rio 2016 Olympic qualification.
A light heavyweight contest pitting Virgil Zwicker (14-4-1) against Brian Rogers (11-8) and a lightweight encounter featuring Adam Piccolotti (6-0) versus Mario Soto (6-1) have been added to the main card of “Bellator 147: Thomson vs. Villaseca” on Friday, December 4 at The San Jose State University Event Center in gorgeous San Jose, Calif.
Kevin Mitchell will face Ismael Barroso for the WBA Interim Lightweight title at The O2 in London on December 12, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
ONE Featherweight World Champion Narantungalag Jadambaa and interim ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov have successfully made the featherweight limit ahead of their main event bout.
Arman Torosyan (16-2-1, 13 KOs) has stepped in as a late replacement to face Eduard Gutknecht (28-3-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany.
Below are full weigh-in results for the Golden Boy Promotions card on Friday night in Las Vegas, NV., airing via short tape delay on Fight Network at 1 a.m. ET.
All eight lightweight (155 pounds) athletes competing in the inaugural World Series of Fighting one-night, eight-man tournament made weight one day before the historic affair at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Friday, Nov. 20, live on NBCSN and Fight Network at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.
All fighters made weight at the weigh-in today ahead of tomorrow night’s live broadcast of AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 26 an hour early at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello call the Muay Thai action from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Bellator middleweight Hisaki Kato’s (5-1) story related to the tragic events in Paris has been highly publicized this week, and now he looks to provide an impressive performance for his Parisian friends back home in the main event of “Bellator 146” against Melvin Manhoef (29-12-1, 2 NC).
RFA president Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will return to Orange County with RFA 33 – Townsend vs. Chavez in December for the promotion’s year-end event.
Fight Network presents exciting back-to-back cards this Friday, Nov. 20, beginning at 11 p.m. ET with a live broadcast of WSOF 25: 8-Man Lightweight Tournament from Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz.
Kicking off on Nov. 21 at 6 a.m. ET exclusively on Fight Network’s Canadian feed, ONE Championship returns to Beijing, China for a live broadcast of ONE: Dynasty of Champions.
HBO Boxing Insider Kieran Mulvaney sets the stage for the most recent clash in the historic Puerto Rico vs Mexico rivalry. Cotto vs. Canelo happens Saturday, November 21 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.
BAMMA announce two more Bantamweight bouts added to the BAMMA 24: Kone Vs. Phillips Fight card for the 3Arena, Dublin on 27th February 2016 with Neil Ward vs. Dylan Tuke and Sean Tobin vs. Gary Morris.
HBO Boxing Insider Kieran Mulvaney reports from the Cotto vs. Canelo final press conference in Las Vegas. Cotto vs. Canelo happens Saturday, November 21 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.
BAMMA is pleased to announce the following additions to the BAMMA 24: Kone Vs. Phillips fight card – Sinead Kavanagh vs. Kerry Huges, Mark Andrew vs. Patrick Wixted, Rhys McKee vs. Paul Lawrence and Will Fleury vs. Thomas Hogan.
Undefeated star Omar “Panterita” Figueroa hosted a media roundtable Wednesday at a packed ChampionFit Boxing Gym in San Antonio as he prepares for his Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC primetime battle against Antonio DeMarco taking place Saturday, December 12 from the newly renovated AT&T Center.
Fighters featured on the Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez undercard hosted a media workout in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino ahead of their scheduled fights on November 21.