SHOWTIME Boxing host Brian Custer and analysts Al Bernstein, Steve Farhood, and Paulie Malignaggi look back at undefeated welterweight Errol Spence Jr., who dethroned defending champion Kell Brook and won the IBF Welterweight World Championship with an 11th round TKO.
SHOWTIME Boxing host Brian Custer and analysts Al Bernstein, Steve Farhood, and Paulie Malignaggi look back at the 12 round showdown between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia. They battled for the WBA and WBC 147-pound crowns, with Thurman narrowly edging Garcia to unify the division via split decision.
SHOWTIME Boxing host Brian Custer and analysts Al Bernstein, Steve Farhood, and Paulie Malignaggi look back at the year of undefeated three-division champion Mikey Garcia. Garcia will attempt to win a world title in a fourth weight class when he challenges unbeaten IBF 140-pound world champion Sergey Lipinets on Saturday, February 10 live on SHOWTIME.
At the Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) dominated former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-4, 33 KOs) over 12 rounds. Saunders sent a message to the entire middleweight division with his performance against Lemieux. The United Kingdom fighter was able to outbox and outmaneuver the Canadian through almost all twelve rounds. The judge’s scorecards read 120-108, 117-111, and 118-110.
Earlier this week cable television network Showtime announced that the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor PPV (pay-per-view) sold an extraordinary 4.3 million buys. The match took place this past August in Las Vegas and faced an unprecedented amount of criticism for being a mismatch and a circus show. All the criticism in the world had no impact on the fights finances with Mayweather-McGregor now being the second-highest selling PPV in history. The bout pit a returning 40-year old Mayweather who had been out of the ring for two-years and McGregor making his professional boxing debut.
Lomachenko-Rigondeaux delivered in television rating. The fight garnered the second highest television ratings on cable for the year 2017. It was only behind former eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao’s controversial loss to Australia’s Jeff Horn this past July.
The fight fans have been waiting for has concluded. Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) was able to defend his WBO 130-championship in dominating fashion against the then-undefeated Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1, 11 KOs). After six rounds of technical boxing, Lomachenko was able to convince Rigondeaux and his corner that he had seen enough action for the night.
Tonight fans of the sport of boxing will witness history as Cuba’s Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) will move up two weight classes to take on burgeoning Ukrainian superstar Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs). The bout will be the first time two two-time Olympic gold medalists meet in the professional ranks.
In front of 12, 391 fans at Madison Square Garden, Brooklyn native Sadam “World Kid” Ali (26-1, 14 KOs) defeated future Hall-of-Famer Miguel Cotto (41-6, 33 KOs). The night was a coronation for Cotto as this was the last fight in his storied career. Ali was not here to be just an opponent and gave Cotto all he can handle and more.