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Josesito Lopez shines in unanimous-decision victory over Saul Corral

On a night when several prospects unveiled the vigor of their youth, Josesito Lopez embraced his maturity.

Boxing dreams start for veteran Josesito Lopez and several prospects in Sunday L.A. Live card

It was less than five years ago that Riverside’s Josesito Lopez pulled off a stunning victory over Victor Ortiz in a Staples Center main event.

Vasyl Lomachenko takes care of Jason Sosa with a ninth-round TKO

Vasyl Lomachenko dominated Jason Sosa before recording a ninth-round technical knockout to defend his WBO junior featherweight belt and complete a three-fight Ukrainian sweep on Saturday night.

New World Boxing Super Series aims to stage two weight-class tournaments

Veteran boxing promoters Richard Schaefer of Los Angeles and Europe’s Kalle Sauerland announced Thursday plans for a new single-elimination boxing tournament.

After exposing Olympic judges, Ireland's Michael Conlan gains Conor McGregor's support for pro debut

On St. Patrick’s Day night in Madison Square Garden’s theater, Michael Conlan will make his professional debut after being walked into the ring by Conor McGregor.

Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson aims to launch a rapid pro-boxing ascent on April 22 StubHub Center card

It hasn’t taken 19-year-old Shakur Stevenson long to find the fast track to stardom after winning a silver medal in Rio.

Tyron Woodley wins bout over Stephen Thompson, but not crowd's favor

The debate wasn’t so much about who won the narrow decision that UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley claimed over Stephen Thompson on Saturday night.

Michael Bisping's smack talk livens up Georges St-Pierre's UFC return

Michael Bisping talks smack against Georges St-Pierre in advance of a likely July 8 bout between the two UFC veterans.

Doping agency clears Cris 'Cyborg' Justino for immediate return to UFC action

Dominant UFC women’s featherweight fighter Cris “Cyborg” Justino skirted a possibly lengthy suspension Friday when a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency committee announced it has granted her a retroactive exemption after she used a banned diuretic for medical reasons.

Holly Holm can't take down Germaine De Randamie at UFC 208

Germaine De Randamie became the UFC ’s first women’s featherweight champion Saturday, wrecking Holly Holm ’s hope to become the fourth two-division champion in organization history.

Holm, De Randamie feeling pumped about UFC title bout

Holly Holm appreciated the gesture from a UFC publicist who placed a public workout this week at famed boxing gym Gleason’s in Brooklyn.

Female photographers capture combat sports' personal (and bloody) moments

Women aren’t only headlining more main events in combat sports these days. They’re also surrounding the cage and ring, turning in some of the finest photography in both mixed martial arts and boxing.

Holly Holm at a crossroads following her third consecutive loss, at UFC 208

Holly Holm felt cheated by her opponent, wronged by the referee and defeated by the judges. She held back welling tears as she took account of the fall she’s taken since the euphoria of her knockout of Ronda Rousey more than a year ago.

Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko building up to their April 29 global boxing event

Wladimir Klitschko isn’t thinking the way many others are about his April 29 heavyweight-title unification bout against England’s Anthony Joshua.

Former Times Sports Editor Bill Dwyre wins top boxing writing honor

Longtime former Times Sports Editor Bill Dwyre, who later turned to column writing with a knack for superb boxing coverage, won the prestigious Boxing Writers’ Assn. of America Nat Fleischer Award, which recognizes career excellence.

Appeal of UFC's Julianna Peña is as subtle as a punch in the face

Julianna Peña has found there’s a way to overcome any experience deficiency in the UFC octagon.

Leo Santa Cruz regains belt with majority decision over Carl Frampton

Leo Santa Cruz said it was a big relief to take the inspired stand he made Saturday night.

Tito Ortiz wins ‘by choke,’ ends career

Tito Ortiz capped his legendary mixed-martial-arts career Saturday night with a fitting, impressive submission victory, and insisted the end is real.

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