HBO has had a down year after making budget cuts to the boxing schedule. HBO is trying to salvage the year with three fights most boxing fans want to see after Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s injury opened up the network’s pockets.
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The first fight on Don King’s new boxing series is expected to be the WBC heavyweight interim championship bout between Bermane Stiverne and Alexander Povetkin for the right to face injured titlist Deontay Wilder.
Jessie Magdaleno, who grew up in Las Vegas, is currently in contract talks to face Filipino Nonito Donaire in a junior featherweight title match that could land on the Manny Pacquiao-Jessie Vargas undercard on Nov. 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Tickets for Manny Pacquiao’s return on Nov. 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center against Las Vegan Jessie Vargas go on sale Thurs., Sept. 8 at Noon.
The light heavyweight showdown between Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward is back on, according to a joint news release sent by Main Events and Roc Nation Sports on Saturday.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has lost some luster because of the Gennady Golovkin fiasco, but Oscar De La Hoya is banking on Texas to fill AT&T Stadium next month for Alvarez’s fight against Liam Smith.
Sugar Ray Leonard versus Roberto Duran II will be in the spotlight again when the film “Hands of Stone,” the biopic of Duran’s legendary career, is released in theaters on Friday.
Claressa Shields had Olympic gold around her neck and a secret keepsake in her warmup jacket pocket. She reached in her pocket, pulled out her first gold from London and slipped the medal over her head.
In a rare Sunday bout, Errol Spence Jr. meets veteran Leonard Bundu in an IBF title eliminator in Brooklyn, New York. The matchup will be televised on NBC at 2 p.m.
Retired superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather announced on Twitter on Wednesday that Olympic boxer Shakur Stevenson has joined Mayweather Promotions.