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CRAWFORD DROPS & RETIRES PORTER IN 10

Terence Crawford scores 10th round stoppage of Shawn Porter, who retires after.

ALVAREZ KNOCKS OUT PLANT TO BECOME UNDISPUTED

Canelo Alvarez knocks out Caleb Plant in 11th round to become undisputed at super middleweight.

FURY KNOCKS OUT WILDER IN 11

Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder in 11th round of trilogy clash.

SPENCE JR. DEFEATS GARCIA VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

Errol Spence Jr. defeats Danny Garcia via unanimous decision.

[VIDEO] MARK MAGSAYO POST-FIGHT VS. GARY RUSSELL JR. | CELEBRATES "DREAM" WIN & TALKS WHAT'S NEXT

Newly-crowned featherweight champion Mark Magsayo dethroned long-reigning former champion Gary Russell Jr., beating him via majority decision in their anticipated January 22 showdown at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. You ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] GARY RUSSELL JR. POST-FIGHT VS. MARK MAGSAYO; TALKS JUDGING, INJURY, REMATCH OR MOVE UP

Newly-crowned featherweight champion Mark Magsayo dethroned long-reigning former champion Gary Russell Jr., beating him via majority decision in their anticipated January 22 showdown at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. You ...... continue reading

MARK MAGSAYO DEFEATES GARY RUSSELL JR. VIA MAJORITY DECISION; CAPTURES WBC FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE

Unbeaten Mark Magsayo defeated longtime champion Gary Russell Jr. by majority decision Saturday night to capture the WBC Featherweight World Championship in the SHOWTIME main event from Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. in a ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] GARY RUSSELL JR. VS. MARK MAGSAYO WEIGH-IN & FINAL FACE OFF

FightHype's Joe Santoliquito was on the scene at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey where featherweight world champion Gary Russell Jr. and top contender Mark Magsayo hit the scales to weigh in for their upcoming January 22 ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] GARY RUSSELL JR. MESSAGE TO "BIG NAMES" AT FINAL PRESSER VS. MAGSAYO: "STOP ACTING LIKE A SUCKA"

World champion Gary Russell Jr. recently took to social media to go live and give fans a sneak peek as he hosted the final press conference leading up to his showdown with contender Mark Magsayo. You don’t want to miss me hat went down. Check ...... continue reading

EDGAR BERLANGA VS. STEVE ROLLS SET FOR MARCH 19 ON ESPN

Three future fistic superstars are set to unite under the Madison Square Garden spotlight. Brooklyn-born super middleweight sensation Edgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga will defend his NABO belt against crafty Canadian Steve Rolls in ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] AMIR KHAN Q&A ON KELL BROOK SHOWDOWN; AS REAL AS IT GETS ON KNOCKING HIM OUT & PROVING WHO IS BETTER

With their legacy-defining showdown just four weeks away, bitter rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook took some time away from their training camps to host separate virtual meetings with international press media. You don't want to miss what they had ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] KELL BROOK Q&A ON AMIR KHAN SHOWDOWN; AS REAL AS IT GETS ON BAD BLOOD & PROVING WHO IS BETTER

With their legacy-defining showdown just four weeks away, bitter rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook took some time away from their training camps to host separate virtual meetings with international press media. You don't want to miss what they had ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] BOB ARUM "MUCH BIGGER" KAMBOSOS JR. VS LOMACHENKO UPDATE; SAYS DEVIN HANEY "NOBODY KNOWS" DOWN UNDER

FightHype's Lance Pugmire recently caught up with world-renowned Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, who had a lot to say about several topics, including updates on Kambosos Jr. vs. Lomachenko, Fury vs. Whyte, and much more. You don't want to ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] DON KING TELLS CANELO "MI CASA, SU CASA" IN MAKABU UPDATE; MAKES PLEA ON WHY "GOT TO GET TOGETHER"

WBA regular heavyweight champion Trevor Bryan and contender Jonathan Guidry hosted a video conference call to officially announce their upcoming January 29 clash at the WD Packard Music Hall in Warren, Ohio. You don't want to miss what they had ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] CLARESSA SHIELDS MEDIA WORKOUT FOR EMA KOZIN CLASH

Boxing superstar Claressa “G.W.O.A.T.” Shields, the only two-division undisputed world champion in boxing history, hosted a media workout in Detroit to preview her upcoming WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight world title defense against ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] JARON ENNIS WARNS SPENCE, CRAWFORD & UGAS "NO MORE GAMES"; VOWS TO TAKE ONE OF THEIR BELTS THIS YEAR

FightHype's Joe Santoliquito recently caught up with top undefeated welterweight contender Jaron Ennis, who is back in the gym putting in work to stay sharp for his eventual return to the ring. You don't want to miss what he had to say about ...... continue reading

NOTES FROM THE BOXING UNDERGROUND: ARUM RACIST? DOES IT MATTER FOR CRAWFORD'S LAWSUIT?

So, Terence Crawford has sued Bob Arum. He seeks damages up to $10 million for breach of contract and is alleging that “revolting racial bias,” which manifested itself in the way he was promoted to the public, stifled his career and kept ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] JOE SMITH JR. TARGETS CANELO & BETERBIEV; TALKS RETURN VS. GEFFRARD: "CANELO...ANYTHING'S POSSIBLE"

FightHype's Lance Pugmire recently caught up with light heavyweight champion Joe Smith Jr., who is days away from his upcoming January 15 return to the ring when he takes on Steve Geffrard. You don't want to miss what he had to say about the ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] JAIME MUNGUIA VS. D'MITRIUS BALLARD PRESS CONFERENCE

Undefeated former world champion Jaime Munguia and middleweight contender D’Mitrius "Big Meech" Ballard hosted a press conference to officially announce their upcoming February 19 clash at Plaza Monumental de Playas de Tijuana in Tijuana, ...... continue reading

TERENCE CRAWFORD VS. BOB ARUM BREACH OF CONTRACT LAWSUIT BREAKDOWN

On Wednesday, WBO welterweight champ and 3-division world titlist Terence Crawford filed a lawsuit against now-former promoter Bob Arum/Top Rank Promotions, alleging racial bias and breach of contract. The 34-year-old Omaha, Nebraska native is ...... continue reading

MAGNO'S BULGING MAIL SACK: THE ECONOMICS OF SPENCE-CRAWFORD, NEXT-WAVE WELTERS, MORE...

Hello fight fans and welcome to another Thursday gathered around my bulging sack, waiting on your weekly load of gooey, salty truth. This week, we have questions/comments regarding the economics of Spence-Crawford, the DAZN schedule, and the next ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] HOLLY HOLM AS REAL AS IT GETS ON FACING PENA NEXT, KNOCKOUT COMEBACK, & HALL OF FAME: "HUGE MOMENT"

FightHype.com recently caught up with former UFC champion and boxing multi-division world champion Holly Holm, who was recently named as an inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2022. You don't want to miss what she had to ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] GARY RUSSELL JR. VS. MARK MAGSAYO PRESS CONFERENCE

WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr., and top contender and WBC mandatory challenger Mark Magsayo will preview their world title showdown during a virtual press conference before headlining action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, January 22 ...... continue reading

CANELO VS. CHARLO? YES, PLEASE!

It took just 24 words from ESPN’s Mike Coppinger on a throwaway ESPN boxing segment to start a buzz that has wound its way throughout the online Universo Pugilistico. ...... continue reading

JOSE RAMIREZ VS. JOSE PEDRAZA POSTPONED TO MARCH 4 AFTER PEDRAZA TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

The homecoming of former unified junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez is happening, just 27 days later than expected. Central Valley native Ramirez will fight former two-weight world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza in the ...... continue reading

NOTES FROM THE BOXING UNDERGROUND: THE FOUR KINGS ARE ROYAL FLUSHED

When boxing media nerds started calling the new generation of young lightweight talent “The New Four Kings,” it was laughably shortsighted and lamebrained. Never let it be said, though, that something being shortsighted and lamebrained ...... continue reading

JOE SMITH JR. NOW FACES LATE REPLACEMENT STEVE GEFFRARD AFTER CALLUM JOHNSON TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

WBO light heavyweight world champion Joe Smith Jr will make his first title defense against an unlikely contender. British puncher Callum Johnson tested positive for COVID-19, so Smith will now face Steve Geffrard on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Turning ...... continue reading

DAZN UNVEILS FIRST EIGHT FIGHT CARDS OF 2022; VARGAS-SMITH, JACOBS-RYDER, MUNGUIA-BALLARD, & MORE

After 6 weekends of unrivaled boxing on the platform brought 2021 to a spectacular close, DAZN, in partnership with Matchroom Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions, announces EIGHT premium fight nights across the U.S. and UK to kick off a busy 2022 of ...... continue reading

MAGNO'S BULGING MAIL SACK: KINGRY VS. PITBULL, UNDER THE RADAR 2022 FIGHTS, MORE...

A new year brings a new dedication to spilling my seeds of wisdom all over the flinching face of boxing ignorance. So, let’s unleash the beast that is my bulging, bulbous sack and deliver the first money shot of 2022. This week, we have ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] ROMAN GONZALEZ FIRST WORDS ON JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA TRILOGY; CHOCOLATITO MOTIVATED FOR REVENGE

FightHype.com recently caught up with former world champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, who is back in the gym putting in work for his March 5 return to the ring when he faces Juan Francisco Estrada in their long-awaited trilogy. You don't ...... continue reading

ALL CHAMPS, NO CONTENDERS ... THE STATE OF THE HEABVYWEIGHT DIVISION, 2022

What if we had a division with all champions and no contenders? Well, that’s not exactly the case right now in the heavyweight division, but getting a shrinking list of high-end contenders to spots where they can actually challenge the two ...... continue reading

NOTES FROM THE BOXING UNDERGROUND: MAGNO'S PREDICTIONS FOR 2022

Magno’s Next Year Predictions! This was a yearly tradition since I started writing for a living, but 2020 and the goddamn Zombie Apocalypse came along and sort of cockblocked my good times. But I’m taking back my life (for all ...... continue reading

LUIS ORTIZ SURVIVES 2 KNOCKDOWNS TO STOP CHARLES MARTIN IN 6TH ROUND

Top heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz scored a sixth-round TKO of former heavyweight champion Charles Martin in a dramatic IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator showdown that headlined a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Saturday night from Hard ...... continue reading

MAGNO'S 7 FIGHTERS WHO WASTED THEIR (OR OUR) TIME IN 2021

With end-of-year, best of the best awards clogging up space on boxing websites this holiday season (because, frankly, they’re easy content/filler at a time of year where not much is happening in the sport and writers aren’t too keen on ...... continue reading

MAGNO'S BULGING MAIL SACK: CRAWFORD, PBC PPV, FATHER-SON DUOS

Thursday's, in this corner of the Universo Pugilistico, are all about my sack-- my bulging, bulbous, aching sack-- and the gooey, salty truth contained within. So...sit back, close your eyes, pull back your hair, and get ready for this ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] KEITH THURMAN VS. MARIO BARRIOS PRESS CONFERENCE

Former unified welterweight world champion Keith “One Time’’ Thurman and former super lightweight world champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios, plus four-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto’’ Santa ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] LEO SANTA CRUZ RAW ON RETURN ON THURMAN VS. BARRIOS CARD: "GOING TO BE A WAR"

FightHype.com recently caught up with multi-division former world champion Leo Santa Cruz, who is back in the gym putting in work for his February 5 return to the ring. You don't want to miss what he had to say about several topics. Check it out! ...... continue reading

NOTES FROM THE BOXING UNDERGROUND: HATERS

There’s nothing as indicative of the fickle mindset of present tense boxing fans as the prevalence of “haters” and “hating.” Everyone who follows the sport is familiar with the term “hater.” In the ...... continue reading

[VIDEO] JOEY SPENCER SEASON'S BEATINGS ON CHARLO VS. CASTANO 2, LUBIN VS. FUNDORA, & CHRISTMAS RING RETURN

FightHype.com recently caught up with fast-rising jr. middleweight Joey Spencer, who is days aways from his upcoming December 25 return to the ring. You don't want to miss what he had to say about several topics, including his fight and much ...... continue reading

MAGNO'S BULGING MAIL SACK: SPENCE, PAUL, CANELO VS. CHARLO/BENAVIDEZ, MORE...

Thursdays, in this corner of the Universo Pugilistico, are all about my sack-- my bulging, bulbous, aching sack-- and the gooey, salty truth contained within. So...sit back, close your eyes, pull back your hair, and get ready for this week's ...... continue reading

GARY RUSSELL JR. VS. MARK MAGSAYO SET FOR JANUARY 22 IN ATLANTIC CITY

WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. will defend his world title and display his blistering hand speed against top contender and WBC mandatory challenger Mark Magsayo headlining action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, January 22 in a Premier ...... continue reading

KEITH THURMAN VS. MARIO BARRIOS SET FOR FEBRUARY 5 PPV IN LAS VEGAS

Former unified welterweight world champion Keith "One Time" Thurman will return to the ring to take on former super lightweight world champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios in a 12-round welterweight showdown that headlines a jam-packed FOX ...... continue reading

ROBSON CONCEICAO VS. XAVIER MARTINEZ SET FOR JANUARY 29 ON ESPN

The 2022 junior lightweight world title picture will get a bit clearer Saturday, Jan. 29 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 10-round main event — a WBC title eliminator — will see recent title challenger Robson "O Brabo" ...... continue reading

GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS ON THE ERROL SPENCE FRONT

Well, depending on your take on the Errol Spence universe, we either got good news or bad news concerning his immediate future over the weekend. The good news for Spence fans and supporters is that the road has been paved for his return to the ...... continue reading