Terence Crawford defends his welterweight title against Jose Benavidez Jr. on Saturday.
Las Vegas native Jessie Vargas headlines an event Saturday in Chicago against Puerto Rico’s Thomas Dulorme with the WBC silver welterweight belt on the line and a potential world title shot.
Fresh off his narrow middleweight victory over Gennady Golovkin, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is moving up to the 168-pound division to challenge WBA “regular” champion Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s majority decision over Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 15 at T-Mobile Arena reportedly had 1.1 million pay-per-view buys. The first match last year drew 1.3 million PPV buys.
Las Vegas resident Devin Haney headlines a Showtime-televised boxing card that he’s promoting Friday in Temecula, California. He fights former world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos in a 10-round bout.
Mandalay Bay Events Center and Staples Center in Los Angeles are the front-runner venues to land arguably the biggest heavyweight fight in the U.S. in almost 15 years.
The result wasn’t anywhere near as controversial as Canelo-GGG I, which was ruled a draw, but the majority of Las Vegas sports book directors believed Golovkin won the rematch.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s first title defense probably won’t be against Gennady Golovkin.
“Canelo” Alvarez was awarded a majority decision in a rematch with Gennady Golovkin, and if you were on the side that the first fight was incredibly close and impossibly difficult to score, well, this was even tougher.