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Golovkin survives scare to regain IBF title

Oct 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

'It's a bad day for me but a huge experience,' says Gennady Golovkin after defeating Sergiy Derevyanchenko to reclaim the IBF middleweight belt

GRUELING. Gennady Golovkin (left) endures Sergiy Derevyanchenko's volley of punches. Photo from DAZN

Canelo loses IBF belt after title defense deal collapses

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez has been forced to relinquish his IBF belt after negotiations with Sergiy Derevyanchenko fell through

FURIOUS. The camp of Canelo Alvarez (left) – who won the IBF belt after beating Daniel Jacobs – calls the incident as an 'insult' to boxing. Photo from DAZN

Canelo knocks out Rocky for super middlweight title

Dec 16, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Mexican boxing superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez overwhelms British Rocky Fielding in the 3rd round

OVERPOWERED. Canelo Alvarez (left) lands a punch against Rocky Fielding during their WBA super middleweight title bout. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Smith knocks out Groves to reign as WBA super champion

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Britain's Callum Smith wrests the WBA super middleweight crown from his compatriot George Groves

FLURRY. Callum Smith (left) corners George Groves during the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight Ali Trophy Final. Photo by Amer Hilabi/AFP

Canelo eyes trilogy with Golovkin

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:56 PM

'If the people want another round, I'll do it again,' says Canelo Alvarez after ending Gennady Golovkin's unbeaten middleweight reign

REMATCH? After a heated fight buildup, new middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (left) and Gennady Golovkin hug it out. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Munguia batters Cook to retain light middle crown

Sep 16, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Mexico's Jaime Munguia is seen as a potential future opponent for middleweights Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez

OUTMATCHED. Jaime Munguia (right) overwhelms Brandon Cook during their WBO junior middleweight title. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo dethrones Golovkin with majority decision win

Sep 16, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Mexico's Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is the new middleweight champion

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez exchange punches during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin jabs at 'clown' Canelo at weigh-in

Sep 15, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Defending middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez figure in a minor scuffle after stepping on the scales

GRUDGE MATCH. Canelo Alvarez (left) and middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin are held back after facing off during their official weigh-in. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin, Canelo prepare for boiling point in grudge match

Sep 14, 2018 - 11:46 AM

A decisive victory for Gennady Golovkin will cement his place among the greatest middleweights in boxing history

EXPLOSIVE. Expect a heated showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Eumir Marcial claims another boxing bronze

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:36 PM

The two-time SEA Games gold medalist joins compatriot Carlo Paalam as the Philippines’ bronze medal finishers for the day

Munguia dominates Smith to retain WBO title

Jul 22, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Mexican Jaime Munguia defends his junior middleweight belt with a unanimous decision win over British Liam Smith

UNDEFEATED. Jaime Munguia tops Liam Smith to keep his record perfect at 30-0. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin-Alvarez September rematch almost final, says De La Hoya

May 17, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Golden Boy Promotions owner Oscar De La Hoya insists a new deal for the highly anticipated boxing rematch is '75% certain'

ANIMOSITY. Canelo Alvarez (left) is out to prove he's a clean fighter to satisfy a critical Gennady Golovkin camp that has publicly called the Mexican boxer a cheat. File photo from AFP

Gennady Golovkin eyes history against Canelo Alvarez stand-in

May 04, 2018 - 1:24 PM

The Kazakh can equal Bernard Hopkin's record of 20 middleweight title defenses

TITLE DEFENSE. Gennady Golovkin will put his WBA and WBC middleweight belts on the line against Vanes Martirosyan. File photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Golovkin seeks record-tying win against Canelo fill-in

May 01, 2018 - 8:58 AM

The Kazakh puncher targets Bernard Hopkins record for longest title run in middleweight history

PERFECT RECORD. Gennady Golovkin vies to stay undefeated versus Vanes Martirosyan, who took the fight ‘on short notice’ after Canelo Alvarez tested positive for a banned substance. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo Alvarez is a dope cheat, says middleweight king Gennady Golovkin

Mar 21, 2018 - 10:52 AM

In explosive comments at his secluded mountain training camp in Big Bear, Golovkin says Alvarez enjoys preferential treatment throughout his career by authorities in Nevada

ACCUSER. In this file photo, Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan shows his title belts following his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight with Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Alvarez, Golovkin promise fireworks in May 5 rematch

Feb 28, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Both fighters vow that judges will not be a factor when they climb into the ring again at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena in what is likely to be one of the fights of the year

CLASSIC. Boxers Canelo Alvarez (left) and Gennady Golovkin take part in a news conference at Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live to announce their upcoming rematch on February 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Virus rules German Jurgen Braehmer out of Callum Smith bout

Feb 21, 2018 - 10:58 AM

Braehmer's place in the super-middleweight semi-final bout Saturday against the unbeaten Smith will be taken by former kick-boxer Nieky Holzken of the Netherlands

DOWNED BY VIRUS. In this file photo Germany's Juergen Braehmer (right) and Britain's Nathan Cleverly fight in a WBA light-heavyweight in Germany on October 1, 2016. Photo by Ronny Hartmann / dpa / AFP

George Groves confident of shoulder injury recovery

Feb 20, 2018 - 1:43 PM

Groves says he is a fast healer after his shoulder popped out during the final round of a unanimous points victory over Chris Eubank Jr

INJURED. File photo of British boxer George Groves after defeating Italian boxer Andrea Di Luisa during their international super-middleweight contest in east London, England on January 30, 2016. Photo by  Leon Neal/AFP

Golovkin puts titles on the line in Vegas debut

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:11 AM

Gennady Golovkin says It is the biggest fight of my career

UNBEATEN Gennady Golovkin overcame the toughest challenge of his career to retain his middleweight belts. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

WBA suspends judges after disputed N'Dam win

May 26, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Judges Gustavo Padilla and Hubert Earle have to pass tests before they can judge WBA sanctioned fights again

Brook to 'shock the world' in Golovkin title bout

Aug 02, 2016 - 8:04 PM

Kell Brook who had been expected to defend his IBF crown against WBO champion Jessie Vargas says he is taking on Gennady Golovkin to test his full ability

MAJOR NAME NEXT. Kell Brook, who is unbeaten in 36 bouts with 25 inside the distance, admits there will be a fear factor involved, but unlike what many believe, he is not aiming too high in taking on Gennady Golovkin, widely regarded as the best pound for pound fighter in the sport. Photo from Kell Brook's Twitter account

WBC strips Cotto of middleweight title

Nov 18, 2015 - 2:38 PM

The WBC says Miguel Cotto failed to comply with WBC regulations ahead of his weekend fight against Saul Alvarez

STRIPPED. Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto (L) is stripped of his middleweight world title ahead of his bout with Mexican challenger Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (R). Photo by Jose Mendez/EPA

Rockhold chokes out Machida at UFC on FOX 15

Apr 19, 2015 - 12:51 PM

Luke Rockhold submits former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida at the 2:31 mark of the second round with a rear naked choke

Luke Rockhold (R) submits Lyoto Machida (L) at the second round of their match. Photo from Rockhold's Facebook page

Canelo Alvarez tops Lara by split decision

Jul 13, 2014 - 10:58 PM

I came to fight I didn t come to run You don t win by running You win by hitting says Alvarez

Photo from Canelo Alvarez's Facebook page

Trout stays unbeaten with decision over Cotto

Dec 02, 2012 - 4:07 PM

Trout wants to face Saul Canelo Alvarez of Mexico next

Silva defeats Sonnen, keeps UFC middleweight title

Jul 08, 2012 - 2:32 PM

Brazilian UFC fighter Anderson Silva has defended his middleweight title belt from American challenger Chael Sonnen in their much anticipated rematch