(Photo credit: Leopoldo Gonzalez) By Rob Smith: WBC Siver welterweight champion Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KO’s) will reportedly be moving back down to 147 after losing by a 5th round TKO in his title challenge against WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lopez, 28, will be fighting either a rematch against Victor Ortiz or a bout against Marcos Maidana. Of … Read Article
(Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME) LAS VEGAS (Sept. 16, 2012) – Canelo Alvarez knocked down Josesito Lopez three times en route to a dominating fifth round technical knockout defense of his World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight World Championship in front of a sold out crowd of 14,275 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday.
Canelo headlined the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Mexican Independence Day Weekend quadruple header and the undefeated Mexican … Read Article
(Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME) By Rob Smith: In a positively sick mismatch that should have never been made in the first place, WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) absolutely annihilated welterweight Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KO’s) by a 5th round TKO on Saturday night in one of Alvarez’s easier title defenses at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Alvarez knocked Lopez down three times, once in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th … Read Article
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Marcus Richardson: Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18 KO’s) might very well have kissed goodbye his only chance of winning tonight agaisnt WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (40-0-1, 29 KO’s) by coming in a flabby looking 153 lbs during Friday’s weigh-in for tonight’s bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Before this fight, the heaviest that the 28-year-old Lopez had ever come in was 144 3/4 lbs for … Read Article
(Photo: Casino/Showtime) US promotional giants Golden Boy provide an innovative incentive to the principals featuring on their triple world championship ‘Knockout Kings’ bash at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this evening.
A $100,000 bonus is up for grabs for the fighter who executes what Showtime TV viewers deem to be the best kayo of the card. BoxNation viewers’ can catch the action live and exclusive in the UK on Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch. 546. Join at … Read Article
(Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME) LAS VEGAS (September 14, 2012) — Tickets are sold out for this Saturday’s “Knockout Kings” featuring Canelo Alvarez defending his World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Welterweight World Championship against breakout star Josesito Lopez, WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez defending his crown against former World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon, former World Champion Marcos Maidana facing Jesus Soto Karass in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Title and … Read Article
BETHLEHEM, PA – Just because the key players of next week’s nationally televised NBC Sports Network Fight Night triple header in Bethlehem, PA are locked away for their final preparations before their own fights, it doesn’t mean they aren’t looking forward to the two monster fights scheduled for this weekend – just like the rest of us.… Read Article
(Photo Credit: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME) By Joseph Herron: Like many great fighters of yesteryear, the boxing world has witnessed many great champions cultivated with a careful guiding hand.
Most recently, the career of Canelo Alvarez’s famed promoter Oscar De La Hoya was nurtured cautiously by the vigilant eye of Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.
The Top Rank brass knew what they potentially had and elected to carefully navigate … Read Article
(Photo credit: Ester Lin/Showtime) LAS VEGAS (Sept. 12, 2012) –- Emmy award-winning broadcaster Brian Kenny, the longtime anchor of ESPN’s SportsCenter and ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights and current anchor and host on MLB Network, and World Boxing Association (WBA) Welterweight World Champion Paulie Malignaggi have been added to the broadcast team for this Saturday’s four-fight SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (SHOWTIME, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).… Read Article
(Photo credit: Ester Lin/Showtime) By Marc Livitz: Hardcore fans and the so-called purists alike may feel themselves a bit torn this upcoming Saturday evening. Contrary to popular American belief is the fact that Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. There’s always been a reason why the weekend which most closely precedes or follows the sixteenth of September is a hot date for the sweet science and the old lady will be wearing her … Read Article