BOXING & MMA

BOXING & MMA

  • Liam Smith has Canelo Alvarez facing British Revolution

    Liam Smith has Canelo Alvarez facing British Revolution

    Canelo Alvarez’s opponent may be anonymous to most in the U.S., but Liam Smith is part of something powerful overseas. Call it boxing’s United Kingdom invasion. Smith, from Liverpool, is one of 14 current world champions from the U.K. The group includes heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and...

  • Daniel Jacobs embraces his position as Gennady Golovkin's mandatory foe

    Daniel Jacobs embraces his position as Gennady Golovkin's mandatory foe

    Armed with an order to be Gennady Golovkin’s next opponent, Daniel Jacobs said he’s prepared for the challenge and has turned over talks to his powerful manager, Al Haymon. Brooklyn’s Jacobs (32-1, 29 knockouts) earned the distinction by successfully defending his World Boxing Assn. secondary “world”...

  • Promoter: Oct. 15 is out as a date for a Southland multi-title boxing card

    Promoter: Oct. 15 is out as a date for a Southland multi-title boxing card

    Plans to stage the next Southland boxing card are moving away from a possible Oct. 15 date at Staples Center, as a crowded fall fight and sports schedule makes for a complicated fit. Richard Schaefer, the former chief executive of Golden Boy Promotions who split from Oscar De La Hoya to form Ringstar...

  • Gennady Golovkin posts 23rd straight knockout when Kell Brook corner throws in towel

    Gennady Golovkin posts 23rd straight knockout when Kell Brook corner throws in towel

    Despite a game effort by welterweight Kell Brook through four rounds Saturday at London, his trainer threw in the towel following a furious attack from Gennady Golovkin in the fifth. The victory, Golovkin’s 23rd consecutive knockout, was his 17th straight middleweight title triumph in defense of...

  • Stipe Miocic seeks staying power as UFC heavyweight champion

    Stipe Miocic seeks staying power as UFC heavyweight champion

    Stipe Miocic wants to alter the frequent turnover of the UFC’s heavyweight belt, and embracing the home-venue advantage his predecessor squandered represents an ideal start. Miocic, 34, makes his first title defense Saturday night in the UFC 203 pay-per-view card from his native Ohio, facing veteran...

  • Gennady Golovkin speculates that Canelo Alvarez wants him to wait three years for their fight

    Gennady Golovkin speculates that Canelo Alvarez wants him to wait three years for their fight

    Kind demeanor or not, Gennady Golovkin is a menacing force with his gloves on. The middleweight champion’s 22 consecutive knockouts attest to that. Thursday, Golovkin took the gloves off and verbally battered Canelo Alvarez, saying he believes it’s “impossible” that Alvarez will agree to fight...

  • Robert Guerrero drops split decision to David Peralta

    Robert Guerrero drops split decision to David Peralta

    Whether it was the toll of age, an eye on a future fight or slipping talent, Robert Guerrero couldn’t hold off anonymous Argentine journeyman David Peralta on Saturday.  The questions now aimed at former two-division champion Guerrero, 33, are stark after Peralta’s split-decision triumph at Honda...

  • Ranking the top 10 boxers in California

    Ranking the top 10 boxers in California

    California is loaded with boxing star power. The Golden State not only boasts a slew of native boxing talent, it also has new residents such as Kazakhstan’s three-belt middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who resides in Los Angeles and trains in Big Bear, and former two-division champion Canelo...

  • Record PBC ratings for Errol Spence's Coney Island fight on NBC

    Record PBC ratings for Errol Spence's Coney Island fight on NBC

    Errol Spence’s victory Sunday to clinch a welterweight title shot is a big deal among devout boxing fans, and it became an ever better-known news item to a massive number of mainstream sports followers. Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions reported Monday that the NBC-televised sixth-round knockout...

  • Conor McGregor camp not fretting six-month medical suspension

    Conor McGregor camp not fretting six-month medical suspension

    Conor McGregor received a six-month medical suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday, but his team quickly expressed confidence it won’t keep him from fighting later this year. McGregor complained of shin pain following his majority-decision triumph over Nate Diaz on Saturday in...

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