Angel Garcia and Kenny Porter sit down with Jim Gray to discuss what it means to be fathers and trainers to their sons. Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter will headline a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING main event, which will pit two of the division’s biggest names against each other as former 147-pound champions - live Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9PM ET/6PM PT on SHOWTIME.
Former welterweight champions Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter exchanged words and faced off in a tension-filled press conference. Two of the biggest names in the 147-pound division, Garcia and Porter will square off for the vacant WBC Welterweight World Championship - live Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9PM ET/6PM ET on SHOWTIME.
On this edition of SHO REPORT, Showtime Boxing announcer and Hall Of Famer Barry Tompkins looks back at the month of July including Jaron Ennis's impressive fight, Luis Ortiz’s crushing comeback knockout, a recap of Mikey Garcia’s most recent historic accomplishment and the September match between Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter.
At the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey Bryant Jennings (24-2, 14 KOs) scored an impressive ninth-round stoppage in an exciting heavyweight bout against Russian Alexander Dimitrenko (41-4, 26 KOs).
Jesse Hart (24-1, 20 KOs) continues his march towards a rematch with WBO super middleweight (168) champion Gilberto Ramirez as he scored his third consecutive stoppage since facing Ramirez. Hart scored a third-round stoppage over Tacoma, Washington’s Mike Gavronski.
In front of a crowd of 23, 000 fans in Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Irish native Carl Frampton (26-1, 15 KOs) scored an impressive ninth-round technical knockout over Australia’s Luke Jackson (16-1, 7 KOs).
At Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) stepped back in the ring for the second time in almost three years. Fury faced off against Francesco Pianeta (35-5-1, 21 KOs) in a scheduled ten-round heavyweight bout.
Bryant "B.Y." Jennings and Jesse "Hollywood" Hart are born-and-bred Philadelphia fighters hoping for another world title shot.
Jennings (23-2, 13 KOs), who challenged Wladimir Klitschko for the heavyweight title in 2015, will face Alexander "Sascha" Dimitrenko (41-3, 26 KOs) on Saturday at the Ocean Resort Casino's Ovation Hall in the 12-round main event. Hart (24-1, 20 KOs), who dropped a unanimous decision to Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez last year for the WBO super middleweight title, will face Mike Gavronski (24-2-1, 15 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature. With a win, he hopes to earn another shot at Ramirez.
It was an eventful night of boxing in the city known for its thunderstorms. At the Bryan Glazer Family JCC Auditorium in Tampa, Florida, Tijuana, Mexico’s Ricardo Espinoza (21-2, 18 KOs) faced off against Florida native Daniel Lozano (15-5, 11 KOs) for the WBO Latino Bantamweight (118) title.
José "Sniper" Pedraza already knows how it feels to have a world title in his hands. Now, the former world champion guarantees he will experience that sensation again on Aug. 25 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
On that night, Pedraza (24-1, 12 KOs) will challenge WBO lightweight champion Ray Beltran (35-7-1, 21 KOs) in the main event of an ESPN-televised card.
PFL 6 in Atlantic City, New Jersey was a chance for the welterweight and middleweights in the league format to clinch a spot in the playoffs for a chance to win win $1-million dollars for their weight divisions.
PFL 5 likely pushed Vinny Magalhaes (16-9-1) just increased his mixed martial arts stature within the promotion by securing 12 points with two first round finishes making him the top seed in the light heavyweight division.
The Professional Fighters League stay in Long Island continues this Thursday on Facebook Live and NBCSN Thursday night with Facebook prelims beginning at 6:30 pm EST. See the weigh-ins live here.The Professional Fighters League stay in Long Island continues this Thursday on Facebook Live and NBCSN Thursday night with Facebook prelims beginning at 6:30 pm EST. See the weigh-ins live here.