Boxing

After a 13-month layoff, former welterweight world titleholder Jessie Vargas is returning to the ring. Vargas will square off with Aaron Herrera in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card on Dec. 15 (Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes, 10 p.m. ET) at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California, promoter Tom Brown of
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Junior lightweight world titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko wanted to face a top opponent so badly that he acquiesced to the request from junior featherweight titleholder Guillermo Rigondeaux during negotiations that there be a weight check on the day of the fight. Lomachenko will put his 130-pound world title on the line against 122-pound titleholder Rigondeaux, who
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Junior bantamweight titlist Naoya “Monster” Inoue has his next defense lined up with another in the pipeline if he wins. Japanese star Inoue will make the seventh defense of his 115-pound world title when he faces Yoan Boyeaux (41-4, 26 KOs) on Dec. 30 in Yokohama, Japan, promoter Hideyuki Ohashi announced Thursday. And if Inoue
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Rafael Garcia, the always-smiling and beloved boxing lifer who worked as a trainer, cutman and hand-wrapper to some of the sport’s biggest names, died on Tuesday due to complications from leukemia. He was 88. Born in Mexico, Garcia worked in boxing for most of his life and spent recent decades living in Las Vegas, where
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Jose Ramirez TKO2 Mike Reed — Full recapJunior welterweightRecords: Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs); Reed (23-1, 12 KOs) Rafael’s remarks: What else is there to say about Ramirez’s performance except that it was spectacular? The 2012 U.S. Olympian thrilled a wild home region crowd of 13,838 — a Save Mart Center record crowd for boxing —
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In his first fight since losing a controversial 12-round decision to middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on March 18, Brooklyn’s Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs won a unanimous decision over Luis Arias at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York’s Long Island on Saturday. Those expecting Jacobs, 30, to score a knockout over his relatively inexperienced
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