Two-division champion Danny Garcia takes on former world champion Brandon Rios in a welterweight title eliminator. The co-feature will see 168-pound world champion David Benavidez defending his title in a rematch against top-rated super middleweight contender Ronald Gavril. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader starts at 10PM ET/7PM PT on SHOWTIME.
Two-division world champion Danny Garcia reflects on his split decision loss to Keith Thurman as he prepares for his welterweight title eliminator against Brandon Rios – live Saturday, February 14 at 10PM ET/7PM PT on SHOWTIME.
HBO Boxing takes a look at Srisaket Sor Rungvisai's breakout year in 2017, including two wins against Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez. The Superfly 2 tripleheader, featuring Sor Rungvisai vs. Juan Francisco Estrada, Carlos Cuadras vs. McWilliams Arroyo and Donnie Nietes vs. Juan Carlos Reveco, takes place Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 pm ET/PT on HBO.
Two-division champion Danny Garcia takes on former world champion Brandon Rios in a welterweight title eliminator. The co-feature will see 168-pound world champion David Benavidez defending his title in a rematch against top-rated super middleweight contender Ronald Gavril. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader starts at 10PM ET/7PM PT on SHOWTIME
Look back at the first showdown between undefeated super middleweight world champion David Benavidez and top-rated contender Ronald Gavril ahead of their world championship rematch – live Saturday, February 17 at 10PM ET/7PM PT on SHOWTIME from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
At the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada longtime lightweight contender Ray Beltran (35-7-1, 21 KOs) won the vacant WBO lightweight world championship with a unanimous decision victory over Namibia’s Paulus Moses (40-4, 25 KOs).
This weekend in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, former lightweight world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (34-3-1, 25 KOs) will take on Philadelphia’s Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) in a crossroads match up. The bout is a WBC (World Boxing Council) final eliminator, giving the winner a title shot against Keith “One Time” Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs). Rios, this weekend against Garcia has one more chance to deliver another classic encounter. This weekend is the last call for Brandon Rios. One more shot at glory could put him back into boxing relevancy.
Boxing is a dirty sport. Not for what goes on in the ring, where the honesty of two men and their fists are on display, but for what goes on outside of the ring when sport turns to prize fighting. Moreover, because a prize is involved, everything, if not anything, about who the best is, in any division, not just amongst welterweights, is rarely sorted out.
Frontproof Media presents the next installment in the Future of Boxing series. This is a series where FrontProof Media will be putting the spotlight on the future of the sport of boxing. De'Von Abraham (2-0, 0 KOs) fights out of King's Boxing Gym in Oakland, California. Abraham fights in the featherweight (126) and super featherweight (130) divisions and is one of the many rising prospects coming out of California. Abraham will have his third professional bout on February 15th at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California against Guadalupe Arroyo.
This weekend Jerwin Ancajas will make the fourth defense of his title on a card in Corpus Christi, Texas that will be televised on ESPN. The 26-year old Filipino will defend his title against Mexico’s Israel Gonzalez (21-1, 8 KOs).
The rumors surrounding the return of former eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) have been growing. The Filipino Senator is rumored to be returning on the same card as his former conqueror, Australia’s Jeff Horn. Is the newly crowned WBA welterweight champion Lucas "The Machine" Matthysse a good opponent for Pacquiao's return?
They say that “styles make fights.” The classic example is boxer versus puncher. Can the boxer be slick enough to outmaneuver the puncher? Can the puncher move forward and catch the boxer? We are often told this matchup will create an exciting night of boxing. Unfortunately, when the skills are too widely mismatched, it is a disservice to the sport as was the case in HBO’s mid-December card featuring WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders v. David Lemieux and Cletus Seldin v. Yves Ulysee Jr. It will most likely be the case again on February 17th when Danny Garcia faces Brandon Rios.
Saturday, UFC returned to action with UFC on Fox 27: “Jacaré vs. Brunson 2” inside the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. On top of the card, Ronaldo "Jacaré" Souza (24–5–1) scores a TKO victory over dangerous striker Derek Brunson (18–5).
On Saturday, the UFC will make their return to action with UFC on Fox 27: “Jacaré vs. Brunson 2”. The main event will feature a rematch in the middleweight division between former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Derek Brunson.