Boxing Scene

GLENDALE, Arizona – There still remains little separation between Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez after 36 rounds. The overall scorecard, however, has Estrada ahead by one. A strong start and a late surge saw Estrada earn a repeat win over Gonzalez, claiming a twelve-round, majority decision in their anticipated rubber match. Judge Chris
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Kevin Lerena knows the role he is supposed to play in Daniel Dubois’ high-profile undercard appearance Saturday night. The South African southpaw has plans of his own, however, for a fight against a heavily favored heavyweight Lerena feels has been disrespectful during the buildup toward their 12-rounder. Lerena has boxed mostly as a cruiserweight during
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Charles Conwell considers himself just about ready to fight for Jermell Charlo’s 154-pound titles. Charlo has mandatory obligations he’ll have to fulfill in 2023 if he intends to keep each of his four championships, starting with Tim Tszyu. Conwell nevertheless is moving toward earning his own title shot.  The Cleveland native defeated rugged Dominican veteran
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2022 started with different plans. At the start of the year, we were headed toward two more chapters of the four-way, ten-year saga that has been at the center of a golden era at Jr. bantamweight. Carlos Cuadras-Srisaket Sor Rungvisai II and then Juan Francisco Estrada-Roman Gonzalez III were all set. It seemed inevitable we’d
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The heavyweights return on Saturday, with an end-of-the-year reminder why we love boxing. No, it’s not the quartet of Tyson Fury, Derek Chisora, Daniel Dubois and Kevin Lerena giving us that reminder from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, but Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez meeting for the third time a hundred pounds
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Ryan Garcia thinks he has one up on Gervonta Davis in the “facing adversity” category. The undefeated lightweight attraction from Victorville, California, found himself momentarily in dire straits during the second round of his lightweight bout with Luke Campbell last January. England’s Campbell landed an overhand left that dropped Garcia to the canvas. Garcia, however,
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