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Anthony Joshua stops Wladimir Klitschko by way of TKO

Untested was the criticism that clung so closely to Anthony Joshua before Saturday night’s heavyweight title bout that lured a record post-World War II fight crowd of his countrymen to Wembley Stadium. In a rousing display of his toughness and fighting skill, Joshua picked himself off the canvas...

  • Josesito Lopez shines in unanimous-decision victory over Saul Corral

    Josesito Lopez shines in unanimous-decision victory over Saul Corral

    On a night when several prospects unveiled the vigor of their youth, Josesito Lopez embraced his maturity. The veteran Riverside welterweight produced a polished, wise showing Sunday night at the Novo in downtown Los Angeles, scoring a 10th-round knockdown en route to a decisive unanimous-decision...

  • Vasyl Lomachenko takes care of Jason Sosa with a ninth-round TKO

    Vasyl Lomachenko takes care of Jason Sosa with a ninth-round TKO

    Frustrated that he can't get fights against the opponents he wants, Vasyl Lomachenko took his frustration out on Jason Sosa. Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs) dominated his WBO junior featherweight title defense before Sosa's own corner stopped the fight after the ninth round, completing a three-fight Ukrainian...

  • Boxing dreams start for veteran Josesito Lopez and several prospects in Sunday L.A. Live card

    Boxing dreams start for veteran Josesito Lopez and several prospects in Sunday L.A. Live card

    It was less than five years ago that Riverside’s Josesito Lopez pulled off a stunning victory over Victor Ortiz in a Staples Center main event. Sunday night, Lopez finds himself across the street at L.A. Live’s far-smaller the Novo, hopeful that this main event on a card loaded with prospects will...

  • Six boxing prospects to keep an eye on

    Six boxing prospects to keep an eye on

    The showcase of standout Olympic boxing products began impressively last month with the St. Patrick’s Day debut of Ireland’s Michael Conlan at a sold-out Madison Square Garden Theater. It continues Sunday at L.A. Live’s the Novo as U.S. standout Karlos Balderas and Mexico’s Olympic bronze medalist...

  • Anthony Johnson says his maturity should make him champion at UFC 210

    Anthony Johnson says his maturity should make him champion at UFC 210

    Anthony Johnson says he expects to become the new light-heavyweight champion Saturday night at UFC 210 in Buffalo, N.Y., because he’s a different fighter than he was in losing to champion Daniel Cormier two years ago. Elevating to the moment, and the belt, also has something to do with becoming...

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