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Alvarez KOs Kovalev to claim WBO light heavyweight title

Nov 03, 2019 - 3:34 PM

Canelo Alvarez becomes just the fourth boxer in history to win a junior middleweight world title and one at light heavyweight, a spread of 21 pounds

POUND-FOR-POUND KING. Canelo Alvarez dominates in his first fight in the 175-pound division. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP


Canelo loses IBF belt after title defense deal collapses

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez has been forced to relinquish his IBF belt after negotiations with Sergiy Derevyanchenko fell through

FURIOUS. The camp of Canelo Alvarez (left) – who won the IBF belt after beating Daniel Jacobs – calls the incident as an 'insult' to boxing. Photo from DAZN

Golovkin brutally KOs Rolls, calls for 3rd Canelo fight

Jun 09, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Fighting for the first time in 9 months and coming off the first loss of his career, Golovkin displays his power with a fourth-round knockout

DEMOLITION. Gennady Golovkin makes quick work of Steve Rolls. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP


Canelo beats Jacobs to unify middleweight world titles

May 05, 2019 - 1:26 PM

(UPDATED) Mexican star Canelo Alvarez wins via unanimous decision over American Daniel Jacobs

DOMINANT. Canelo Alvarez lands a bunch of body shots against Daniel Jacobs. Photo from DAZN

WATCH: Fiery weigh-in whets appetites for Canelo-Jacobs showdown

May 04, 2019 - 10:52 AM

Tensions spill over during the weigh-in for the Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs bout

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 03: Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs get into a shoving match during their official weigh in at T-Mobile Arena on May 3, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez and Jacobs will fight to unify the WBC WBA and IBF Titles on May 04, 2019 at T-Mobile Arena. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo knocks out Rocky for super middlweight title

Dec 16, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Mexican boxing superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez overwhelms British Rocky Fielding in the 3rd round

OVERPOWERED. Canelo Alvarez (left) lands a punch against Rocky Fielding during their WBA super middleweight title bout. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo Alvarez inks $365 million deal with streaming service

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:46 AM

The Mexican boxing star who dethroned Gennady Golovkin will fight 11 times in over a five-year deal with DAZN

WINDFALL. Canelo Alvarez's handler Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions says the deal makes the boxing champion (right) the ’highest paid athlete in the world.’ Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo eyes trilogy with Golovkin

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:56 PM

'If the people want another round, I'll do it again,' says Canelo Alvarez after ending Gennady Golovkin's unbeaten middleweight reign

REMATCH? After a heated fight buildup, new middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (left) and Gennady Golovkin hug it out. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo dethrones Golovkin with majority decision win

Sep 16, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Mexico's Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is the new middleweight champion

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez exchange punches during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin jabs at 'clown' Canelo at weigh-in

Sep 15, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Defending middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez figure in a minor scuffle after stepping on the scales

GRUDGE MATCH. Canelo Alvarez (left) and middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin are held back after facing off during their official weigh-in. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin, Canelo prepare for boiling point in grudge match

Sep 14, 2018 - 11:46 AM

A decisive victory for Gennady Golovkin will cement his place among the greatest middleweights in boxing history

EXPLOSIVE. Expect a heated showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Alvarez-Golovkin rematch back on for September

Jun 14, 2018 - 10:53 AM

The highly anticipated middleweight bout finally gets going on September 15 in Las Vegas

FACE OFF. Canelo Alvarez (left) and Gennady Golovkin go at it again after a controversial draw in their first meeting last year. File photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin-Alvarez September rematch almost final, says De La Hoya

May 17, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Golden Boy Promotions owner Oscar De La Hoya insists a new deal for the highly anticipated boxing rematch is '75% certain'

ANIMOSITY. Canelo Alvarez (left) is out to prove he's a clean fighter to satisfy a critical Gennady Golovkin camp that has publicly called the Mexican boxer a cheat. File photo from AFP

Gennady Golovkin eyes history against Canelo Alvarez stand-in

May 04, 2018 - 1:24 PM

The Kazakh can equal Bernard Hopkin's record of 20 middleweight title defenses

TITLE DEFENSE. Gennady Golovkin will put his WBA and WBC middleweight belts on the line against Vanes Martirosyan. File photo by John Gurzinski/AFP


Canelo Alvarez banned for six months over failed drug test

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Ruling cancels the Mexican middleweight’s rematch with Gennady Golovkin

STUNNED. Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez insists he’s a victim of an innocent mistake. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Alvarez cancels Golovkin rematch over drugs controversy

Apr 04, 2018 - 11:59 AM

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez could in theory face up to a year's suspension for his failed drugs test

BACK OUT. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez withdraws from his May 5 rematch against Gennady Golovkin. File photo by AFP


Canelo Alvarez is a dope cheat, says middleweight king Gennady Golovkin

Mar 21, 2018 - 10:52 AM

In explosive comments at his secluded mountain training camp in Big Bear, Golovkin says Alvarez enjoys preferential treatment throughout his career by authorities in Nevada

ACCUSER. In this file photo, Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan shows his title belts following his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight with Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Canelo Alvarez tests positive ahead of Gennady Golovkin bout

Mar 06, 2018 - 12:15 PM

A voluntary drug test shows Alvarez has trace amounts of clenbuterol in his system and a statement by his camp says the level was "consistent with meat contamination that has impacted dozens of athletes in Mexico over the last years."

POSITIVE. In this file photo, Canelo Alvarez is in his corner during his first fight against Gennady Golovkin for the WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship at T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Alvarez, Golovkin promise fireworks in May 5 rematch

Feb 28, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Both fighters vow that judges will not be a factor when they climb into the ring again at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena in what is likely to be one of the fights of the year

CLASSIC. Boxers Canelo Alvarez (left) and Gennady Golovkin take part in a news conference at Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live to announce their upcoming rematch on February 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo-Golovkin rematch will happen in May - report

Jan 12, 2018 - 9:09 AM

The rematch of their contentious draw will happen on Cinco de Mayo, according to the Los Angeles Times

REMATCH. Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez battled to a draw in their first meeting. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin-Alvarez rematch in the works

Sep 24, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The two top middleweights could meet again to settle supremacy at 160 pounds.

REMATCH IN WORKS. Golovkin and Alvarez battled to a disputed draw, which featured a controversial 118-110 scorecard. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Canelo says Golovkin 'is not the monster everybody is talking about'

Sep 17, 2017 - 6:31 PM

Alvarez doesn't think Golovkin is over the hill but says he might have lost some of the fear factor.

DISPUTED DRAW. Canelo Alvarez says he wasn't impressed by Gennady Golovkin's punching power in their draw. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao on Golovkin-Alvarez: ‘Did they bring these judges over from Australia?’

Sep 17, 2017 - 4:52 PM

Manny Pacquiao was one of many celebrities who disparaged the scoring in the Golovkin-Alvarez fight, which ended in a draw

CONTROVERSY. Manny Pacquiao wants to know what the two judges who didn't score the fight for Golovkin were watching. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Golovkin-Alvarez ends in split-decision draw

Sep 17, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez settle for a draw after 12 rounds for the middleweight title

DRAW. Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez look set for a rematch after their fight ends in a draw. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Fighting is family affair for Golovkin

Sep 16, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Gennady Golovkin takes nothing for granted in his difficult journey to the pinnacle of his profession

BIGGEST DAY. "This is my game. My fight, I am the boss. I am the champion." Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images North America/AFP

Golovkin skipped daughter's birth to train for Canelo fight

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Gennady Golovkin didn t break his focus or camp as he prepared for his fight against Canelo Alvarez

READY FOR WAR. Gennady Golovkin (R) has had his mind focused on one thing: his upcoming fight with Saul "Canelo Alvarez (L). Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Christopher Camat: The Filipino boxer who fought Gennady Golovkin

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In 2004 Gennady Golovkin began his road to the Olympics with a qualifying tournament in the Philippines Christopher Camat a Filipino American was his final opponent in Palawan

QUALIFIER. Filipino-American boxer Christopher Camat has first-hand experience against unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who faces Saul "Canelo" Alvarez this weekend in the most anticipated boxing fight of the year. Photo from Camat's Facebook

Golovkin puts titles on the line in Vegas debut

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:11 AM

Gennady Golovkin says It is the biggest fight of my career

UNBEATEN Gennady Golovkin overcame the toughest challenge of his career to retain his middleweight belts. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin says he will risk all crowns against Canelo

Jul 29, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Gennady Golovkin has an outstanding 37 0 record with 33 knockouts and also owns the major belts in the division

UNBEATEN Gennady Golovkin overcame the toughest challenge of his career to retain his middleweight belts. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Mayweather-McGregor 'circus show' won't overshadow me - Golovkin

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:48 PM

Gennady Golovkin says the Mayweather McGregor fight is just a show and insists his fight with Canelo Alvarez is the true boxing match

Canelo Alvarez pounds Julio Cesar Chavez Jr to one-sided shutout win

May 07, 2017 - 12:31 PM

Canelo Alvarez wins every round in one sided fashion battering Julio Cesar Chavez Jr around the ring for 12 rounds

DOMINANCE. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez dominated his Mexican compatriot Julio Cesar Chavez Jr from bell to bell for a shutout decision win. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

'Canelo' Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr set fight date

Jan 14, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Mexico s two most popular boxers will meet at a site to be determined on Cinco de Mayo weekend

CINCO DE MAYO SHOWDOWN. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr will face off at a 164.5 pound catchweight. Alvarez photo by JOHN GURZINSKI / AFP, Chavez photo from Top Rank

Boxing: Alvarez finished for 2016 after breaking hand

Sep 20, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Golden Boy Promotions says on Twitter Saul Canelo Alvarez will not fight until 2017 after suffering the injury in his ninth round knockout of Liam Smith

Canelo Alvarez celebrates after knocking out Liam Smith during the WBO Junior Middleweight World fight at AT&T Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Canelo Alvarez finishes Liam Smith with body shot in Round 9

Sep 18, 2016 - 1:53 PM

The Mexican effortlessly dethrones Smith for the WBO junior welterweight championship by delivering a punishing blow to the body in the ninth round

Canelo Alvarez celebrates after knocking out Liam Smith during the WBO Junior Middleweight World fight at AT&T Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

'Canelo' Alvarez dumps WBC title, Golovkin negotiations continue

May 19, 2016 - 3:01 PM

I am hopeful that by putting aside this ticking clock the two teams can now negotiate this fight and GGG and I can get in the ring as soon as possible says Alvarez

NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE. Canelo Alvarez (R) has vacated his WBC middleweight title, which his team feels will actually help make the fight with Gennady Golovkin happen. Photo from their respective Facebooks

Canelo Alvarez calls out Golovkin: 'I don't fear anyone'

May 08, 2016 - 7:56 PM

It didn t take long for Saul Canelo Alvarez to call out Gennady Golovkin after knocking out Amir Khan in 6 rounds

Canelo Alvarez scores frightening KO of Amir Khan in 6 rounds

May 08, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Canelo Alvarez erases Amir Khan s strong start with one right cross to the chin

KNOCKOUT. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez sent Amir Khan to his third knockout loss, and fourth defeat overall. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

Amir Khan seeks upset win against middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez

May 05, 2016 - 1:17 PM

Canelo Alvarez is a 5 1 favorite with some betting parlors but Amir Khan is determined to fight the fight of his life

SHOWDOWN. Canelo Alvarez (L) and Amir Khan (R) is a mismatch on paper, but Khan is determined to pull off a big upset. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Boxing: Golovkin vows not to overlook Wade with Alvarez on horizon

Apr 23, 2016 - 10:56 AM

The unbeaten 33 year old is one of the most explosive fighters in the sport with 31 knockouts in 34 bouts to date

Fear factor boost for Khan ahead of Alvarez showdown

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:03 AM

The danger presented by Canelo Alvarez motivates Amir Khan to remain focused on strategy

Amir Khan thinks the risk presented by the larger Canelo Alvarez can scare him straight into fighting a disciplined, intelligent fight. Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP

Fights with Canelo, Crawford await Pacquiao if he skips retirement

Apr 07, 2016 - 10:09 AM

Pacquiao has announced his plan to retire after his third fight with Tim Bradley That hasn t stopped those around him from speculating on possible opponents

ONE LAST FIGHT. Manny Pacquiao (L) sounds less convincing that Saturday's fight against Timothy Bradley (R) will be his last. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Amir Khan wants to face Canelo Alvarez at his absolute best

Mar 01, 2016 - 6:43 AM

Amir Khan isn t concerned about a rehydration clause against middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez despite fighting in his first fight over welterweight

MIDDLEWEIGHT FIGHT. Amir Khan isn't concerned about Saul Alvarez gaining weight after the weigh-in. Photo from YouTube screenshot

WATCH: 30 most exciting boxing knockouts from 2015

Dec 26, 2015 - 3:18 PM

What was the best knockout of 2015? Here s a compilation of 30 which brought excitement to boxing this past year

HEAVY HANDS. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's victory over middleweight champion may have been his biggest win of the year, but his third round knockout of James Kirkland was his most vicious outing. File photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo Alvarez outslugs Miguel Cotto to win middleweight title

Nov 22, 2015 - 2:08 PM

Saul Canelo Alvarez lands enough right hands to defeat the Puerto Rican legend in a display of skill and will

CINNAMON MAN. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez lands a left uppercut on Miguel Cotto. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Guillermo Rigondeaux outpoints Filipino boxer Drian Francisco in snoozer

Nov 22, 2015 - 12:05 PM

The two boxers combine for just over 100 connected punches in their 10 round bout

DULL NIGHT. Guillermo Rigondeaux (L) lands a rare punch against Drian Francisco in their 10-round bout. Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images/AFP

Can Drian Francisco upset the odds against Guillermo Rigondeaux?

Nov 20, 2015 - 3:43 PM

Filipino boxer Drian Francisco is set to face undefeated junior featherweight champ Guillermo Rigondeaux in Las Vegas

Cotto vs Canelo is a middleweight super-fight, with or without a belt

Nov 20, 2015 - 1:30 PM

I don t need a belt to fight Canelo Miguel Cotto says

MONEY TALKS. Miguel Cotto and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez pose with the WBC belt, despite Cotto being stripped of the title for refusing to pay a $300,000 sanctioning fee. Photo by Jose Mendez/EPA

WATCH: Boxing's bright lights capture a public struggle

Oct 22, 2015 - 1:58 PM

From Miguel Cotto to Manny Pacquiao this viral video compilation encapsulates the struggle that fighters endure in pursuit of glory

BLOOD SPORT. Miguel Cotto takes a knee after being battered by Antonio Margarito in their 2008 fight. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

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Aug 14, 2015 - 5:35 PM

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Miguel Cotto to defend WBC middleweight title vs Canelo Alvarez

Aug 14, 2015 - 1:19 PM

Oscar De La Hoya says this is the Fight of the Year