Ahead of this weekend's title clash between Canelo Alvarez and Rocky Fielding, we are proud to release the second installment of our original episodic program, THE JOURNEY: CANELO/ROCKY. Go behind the scenes as the two fighters prepare for a historical event at legendary Madison Square Garden.
The countdown begins! As we prepare for #Bellator213 in Hawaii, we follow Flyweight Champ Ilima-Lei MacFarlane, Valerie Letourneau, Rafael Carvalho and Lyoto Machida before he makes his promotional debut on the Islands! #Bellator213 | SATURDAY, December 15th, 2018 | On DAZN at 10PM ET
The countdown to #Bellator213 continues! Lyoto Machida, Rafael Carvalho, Ilima-Lei MacFarlane and Valerie Letourneau finalize their training camps and prepare to head to Hawaii for fight week. #Bellator213 | SATURDAY, December 15th, 2018 | LIVE On DAZN at 10PM ET
This past weekend the world’s most famous arena welcomed boxing’s current most renowned pugilist when Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KOs) stepped inside the ring against the United Kingdom’s Rocky Fielding (27-2, 15 KOs). The 28-year old Alvarez would be making his first foray into the super middleweight (168) division as he challenged for Fielding’s WBA title and making his New York debut at Madison Square Garden.
In a rematch of their September 2017 bout, Ramirez once again emerged victorious, notching a majority decision (114-114, 115-113 2X) to retain his WBO super middleweight world title for the fifth time.
Undefeated WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (38-0, 25 KOs) and No. 1 contender Jesse "Hollywood" Hart (25-1, 21 KOs) have been here before. The two fought in September of last year, with Ramirez prevailing via tight unanimous decision.
The two will renew acquaintances Friday evening at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, in a main event that will be streamed live on ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET). Undefeated 140-pounder Arnold Barboza Jr. (19-0, 7 KOs) will take on Manuel Lopez (14-2-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature.
Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez is seeking a fifth successful title defense. Jesse "Hollywood" Hart is out for revenge.
Ramirez (38-0, 25 KOs) will defend his WBO super middleweight world against Hart (25-1, 21 KOs) Friday at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, site of his February knockout of Habib Ahmed. Ramirez bested Hart via unanimous decision last September in one of the finest world championship fights of 2017.
Top lightweight Teofimo Lopez scored an explosive 44-second knockout over Mason Menard this past Saturday night at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in a scheduled ten-round bout that was viewed by a massive audience on ESPN.
Lopez landed a crushing right hand that had Menard plummeting face-first on to the cnavas, in what was the opening televised bout on the Vasilly Lomachenko - Jose Pedraza lightweight unification card.
Lopez is now the NABA, NABF and USBA Lightweight champion.
WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko wanted to unify lightweight world titles. After 12 rounds, he got his wish, although WBO champion Jose Pedraza sure didn't make it easy and halted Lomachenko's eight-bout knockout streak in the process.
Lomachenko (12-1 9 KOs,) defeated Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) via unanimous decision in front of a sold-out crowd of 5,312 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden to unify world titles for the first time in his illustrious career.
Their first fight ended with a dramatic knockout that shook up the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The rematch between Eleider “Storm” Alvarez and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev will bring two of the light heavyweight division’s biggest names to The Star.
Alvarez will defend his WBO light heavyweight world title against former unified light heavyweight world champion Kovalev on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys’ practice facility.
This upcoming weekend at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York a lightweight unification bout will take place between WBA lightweight (135) champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and WBO lightweight champion Jose Pedraza.
The Professional Fighters League (PFL) finished their third of three playoff events leading up to the 2018 Championship with a 12-bout card at Washington, D.C.’s brand new Entertainment and Sports Arena.