Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times

Lance Pugmire

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Lance:

Gennady Golovkin’s hopeful Canelo Alvarez tuneup documented for DAZN

Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg have paired to make the latest “40 Days” series for DAZN in advance of Gennady Golovkin’s title fight against Steve Rolls. → Read More

The Fight Corner: Los Angeles is positioned to land a significant fight card

That is, if the founders of the World Boxing Super Series embrace the wishes of their television partner, the streaming service DAZN. → Read More

Andy Ruiz Jr.’s massive upset over Anthony Joshua jolts boxing’s heavyweight division

Andy Ruiz Jr.'s captivating TKO victory over Anthony Joshua caused a massive shakeup to the heavyweight division. → Read More

Andy Ruiz Jr.’s victory a breakthrough moment for trainer Manny Robles

Manny Robles couldn't stop the tears after Andy Ruiz's heavyweight title win over Anthony Joshua. The win was a culmination of years of hard work for Robles. → Read More

Andy Ruiz Jr. TKOs Anthony Joshua, becomes first heavyweight champ of Mexican descent

Andy Ruiz pulled off the biggest heavyweight upset of the generation Saturday night, ruining Anthony Joshua’s U.S. debut by seventh-round technical knockout. → Read More

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury set for rematch next year

Unbeaten heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and former champion Tyson Fury have signed for a rematch to take place in 2020. → Read More

Anthony Joshua has eye on making big statement for heavyweights against Andy Ruiz

Anthony Joshua believes he's capable of reviving the stale heavyweight boxing scene by defeating Andy Ruiz before focusing on other top contenders. → Read More

Anthony Joshua prepares for Andy Ruiz but buzz is still about a Deontay Wilder fight

Anthony Joshua is preparing for his bout with Andy Ruiz in New York City but the talk is surrounding the Deontay Wilder fight. → Read More

Deontay Wilder explains why he’s not waiting for Anthony Joshua this year

Deontay Wilder says he decided to turn his back on a possible one-on-one negotiation with Anthony Joshua for a heavyweight unification this year. → Read More

Women's lightweight champion will return to police job after title fight against Katie Taylor

Lightweight champion Delfine Persoon face Katie Taylor after enduring the rigors of grueling training, low pay and little respect to reach this epic match. → Read More

Andy Ruiz carries his Mexican heritage into the ring against Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz could become the first fighter of Mexican descent to become heavyweight champ when he meets Anthony Joshua on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. → Read More

Anthony Joshua’s promoter blasts Deontay Wilder for taking Luis Ortiz fight

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn skewered heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on Wednesday for announcing a fight with Luis Ortiz. → Read More

Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz fight could be at Staples Center, with Anthony Joshua next

Deontay Wilder is heading toward a showdown with Anthony Joshua, but first he'll have to successfully defend his title against Luis Ortiz. → Read More

The Fight Corner: Looks like a Deontay Wilder-Anthony Joshua fight might take a while

According to two fighters, Premier Boxing Champions is moving toward a Wilder rematch against Luis Ortiz. → Read More

Manny Pacquiao tells Keith Thurman he'll retire on his own terms as boxers verbally spar

Manny Pacquiao says when he retires it will be on his terms, not Keith Thurman's. → Read More

The Fight Corner: Dangers of weight cutting could come into focus soon

The executive officer of the California State Athletic Commission is seeking to spread the word of the dangers of weight cutting in combat sports. → Read More

Hawaii primed to pack punches after boxing officials meet with Honolulu mayor

In a meeting with boxing officials, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell expressed Hawaii's fervent interest in fight sports. → Read More

Dominic Breazeale knows this could be his last shot at a heavyweight belt

Southland-based boxer Dominic Breazeale said his Saturday title fight against unbeaten Deontay Wilder could be his last shot at a heavyweight belt. → Read More

WBC board supports proposal for five judges at major title fights

The World Boxing Council is supporting a proposal to have five judges ringside during major title fights in an effort to avoid controversial decisions. → Read More

Canelo Alvarez instructed to initiate fight talks with Sergiy Derevyanchenko

The International Boxing Federation has instructed Canelo Alvarez's camp to initiate fight negotiations with Ukraine's Sergiy Derevyanchenko. → Read More