Boxing

2:57 PM ET Colby Covington says he did not break his jaw in a welterweight title fight at UFC 245 against Kamaru Usman. And he wants an immediate rematch after feeling robbed in the Dec. 14 bout. Covington said Monday on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show that it’s “world championship or bust” for him next. He
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10:34 PM ET Joseph Diaz Jr. def. Tevin Farmer to win the IBF junior lightweight title— Fight recap coming up… Akhmadaliev claims unified junior featherweight title Murodjon Akhmadaliev, right, defeated Daniel Roman to win two junior featherweight world titles. Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA In a spirited action fight, Murodjon Akhmadaliev won a split decision over Daniel
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1:38 AM ET Middleweight world titlist Demetrius Andrade has tried his best to get fellow titleholders Canelo Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin or Jermall Charlo to fight him, but they won’t even say his name, much less agree to step into the ring with him. So Andrade has had to just stay busy and keep winning, hoping
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1:00 AM ET Steve KimESPN In a battle of YouTube personalities, Jake Paul made a successful professional debut with a first-round knockout of AnEsonGib in a co-main event of a DAZN card at the Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami. AnEsonGib was aggressive early in the bout, but he found himself unable to handle the
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1:21 PM ET The New York State Athletic Commission has dished out a harsh punishment to welterweight Ivan Redkach for biting former two-division world titleholder Danny Garcia during their title elimination bout on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The commission announced that it has “issued the maximum fine of $10,000 for engaging in
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10:57 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Former world champion Lee Haskins attempts to put himself in contention for a big fight — perhaps for the last time — when he
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8:39 PM ET Steve KimESPN Promoter Eddie Hearn said on Wednesday that he’s made an offer to former Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown to box YouTube personality Logan Paul. “We’ve made two offers now to Antonio Brown, and we’re negotiating a fight at the moment,” Hearn told ESPN. “I don’t know if it’s going
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2:08 PM ET Former lightweight world titlist Devin Haney, recovering from shoulder surgery, told ESPN on Wednesday that he is on course for a ring return this summer. “My shoulder is good, it’s healing up,” Haney said from Miami, where he was doing media rounds along the Super Bowl’s radio row with plans to attend
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10:16 AM ET Representatives for junior middleweight world titlist Patrick Teixeira and mandatory challenger Brian Castano made a deal for the fight late Tuesday. Eric Gomez, the president of Golden Boy Promotions, which promotes Teixeira, and Castano promoter Tom Brown of TGB Promotions cut a deal around 11 p.m. ET Tuesday, thus avoiding a purse
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5:08 PM ET Representatives for unified heavyweight world titlist Anthony Joshua and mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev are close enough to making a deal that on Monday they asked the IBF for a second extension of their deadline. “(We are) making great progress and closing in on a deal,” Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn told ESPN
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