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Britain’s Kell Brook Dethrones Shawn Porter to Win Battle of Unbeatens and IBF Welterweight Title; Undefeated Anthony Dirrell Outpoints Sakio Bika for WBC 168-Pound Crown; Omar Figueroa Knocks Out Daniel Estrada to Retain WBC Lightweight Belt

by on Aug.17, 2014, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Heavyweight KO Sensation Deontay Wilder, Lightweight Contender Jorge Linares Take Care of Business on SHOWTIME EXTREME®

Catch Replay Tomorrow/Sunday at 9 a.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®, Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 10 p.m. ET/PT On SHO EXTREME

Carson, CA, August 16, 2014 — Turns out, it was Showtime … for “The Special One,” Kell Brook.

In a minor upset, Britain’s Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs), of Sheffield, England, won a battle of undefeated welterweights and the IBF world title with a majority 12-round decision over defending champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter (24-1-1, 15 KOs), of Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday on SHOWTIME from StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Brook, fighting in his first world championship match and making only his second start in the United States, won by the scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 114-114. There were no knockdowns. (continue reading…)

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Keith Thurman Makes Julio Diaz Quit After 3 High Action Rounds

by on Apr.28, 2014, under Boxing News

Report by Christopher Morgan 

Photos by Armando Cabrera

 

Keith Thurman (right) and Julio Diaz size each other up.

Keith Thurman (right) and Julio Diaz size each other up.

 

CARSON, CA, April, 26, 2014 — Keith Thurman lived up to his nickname of “One Time” with a blistering 3 round performance that left Julio Diaz unable to continue due to a Rib injury after 3 rounds of rapid give and take boxing. The crowd at the Stubhub center in Carson California were disappointed in the brevity of the main event but there was solace in the fact that the co-main event was arguably the Fight of the year to date and will be difficult to top for the rest.

The first round begins with Keith Thurman (22 – 0, 20 Kos) coming out and initiating a glove touch with Julio Diaz (40 -9, 29 Kos) which seems slightly peculiar as Thurman had made bold comments about knocking Julio’s head off in the lead up to the fight.  Thurman jabs three times then misses with a hook off the jab throwing it just a little too wide. Julio Diaz misses a right hand lead and gets caught with a hard hook from Thurman that rocks him back against the ropes, another hook lands from Thurman making Diaz legs do a little dance uncontrollably coming off the floor.  Near rounds end Thurman feints Diaz out of position then backpedals with Diaz in pursuit landing a series of hooks to Diaz body in the process. (continue reading…)

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Keith Thurman, Lucas Matthysse and Omar Figueroa to Headline Showtime Championship Boxing Tripleheader at Stubhub Center in Carson, California on Saturday, April 26

by on Mar.28, 2014, under Boxing News, Press Releases

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 26, 2014 — StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., has rapidly become known amongst boxing aficionados as the place to be to see world-class fights and fighters. On Saturday, April 26, that reputation continues to grow as Golden Boy Promotions and SHOWTIME Sports® team up for an all-action tripleheader featuring some of the top fighters in the sport today. In the 12-round main event, Florida power-puncher Keith “One Time” Thurman defends his interim WBA World Welterweight Championship against former World Lightweight titleholder Julio “The Kidd” Diaz.

In other televised bouts on SHOWTIME, Argentine knockout king Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse returns in a 10-round matchup against hard-hitting Californian John Molina and Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. defends his WBC Lightweight World Championship against fellow Texan Jerry “The Corpus Christi Kid” Belmontes. (continue reading…)

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Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman, Lucas Matthysse & Omar Figueroa Slated to Headline Explosive ‘Showtime’ Gig April 26th!

by on Mar.27, 2014, under Boxing News

Tickets on Sale Today at 10:00 a.m. PT

 

 

Keith Thurman shadow boxing (photo by Belle Ayllon)

Keith Thurman shadow boxing (photo by Belle Ayllon)

LOS ANGELES — The StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., has rapidly become known amongst boxing aficionados as the place to be to see world-class fights and fighters. On Saturday, April 26, that reputation continues to grow as Golden Boy Promotions and SHOWTIME Sports® team up for an all-action tripleheader featuring some of the top fighters in the sport today. In the 12-round main event, Florida power-puncher Keith “One Time” Thurman defends his interim WBA World Welterweight Championship against former World Lightweight titleholder Julio “The Kidd” Diaz.

In other televised bouts on SHOWTIME, Argentine knockout king Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse returns in a 10-round matchup against hard-hitting Californian John Molina and Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. defends his WBC Lightweight World Championship against fellow Texan Jerry “The Corpus Christi Kid” Belmontes. (continue reading…)

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Mexican Superstar Canelo Alvarez Returns Saturday, March 8 to Face Tough and Hungry Countryman Alfredo Angulo at MGM Grand Las Vegas Live on Showtime PPV®

by on Jan.20, 2014, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Four-Fight Pay Per View Event Stacked With All-Action Bouts:
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Cristian Mijares
Omar Figueroa vs. Ricardo Alvarez
Carlos Molina vs. Jermall Charlo

Lightweights Jorge Linares and Nihito Arakawa Collide In Top Non-PPV Match

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 17, 2014 — Former World Champion and Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez returns to the ring on Saturday, March 8 to face the fierce and rugged Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo in the headline attraction of a stacked four-fight event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, presented live on SHOWTIME PPV®.

Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, the pay-per-view card offers matchups that promise to be exciting, all-action bouts. The most anticipated match of the night features Canelo, as he looks to reassert himself as the best young fighter of this era. Rounding out the card are three outstanding 12-round world title fights: Two-Division World Champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KO’s) will defend his WBC Super Bantamweight World Title against former Two-Time World Champion Cristian “El Diamante” Mijares (49-7-2, 24 KO’s); exciting young star Omar “Panterita” Figueroa (24-0-1, 17 KO’s) will risk his WBC Interim Lightweight Title against Canelo’s brother Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez (23-2-3, 14 KO’s) and “King” Carlos Molina (22-5-2, 6 KO’s) will defend his IBF Junior Middleweight Championship against undefeated Jermall Charlo (17-0, 13 KO’s). (continue reading…)

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