Boxing

6:19 PM ET Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has been busy lining up bouts for the undercard of the fight between middleweight world titlist Billy Joe Saunders and mandatory challenger Demetrius Andrade that will take place on Oct. 20 at the TD Garden in Boston. Hearn and the fighters will appear at a news conference
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2:50 PM ET Because of visa issues for multiple fighters, the semifinals for the Jose Sulaiman World Invitational welterweight tournament was postponed on Wednesday, promoters Real Deal Boxing and Lee Baxter Promotions announced. The fights were scheduled to take place on Saturday on the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, but have been postponed along with the
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Jul 11, 2018 There was a change of plans on Tuesday for lightweight world titleholder Raymundo Beltran’s first defense. He will face Jose Pedraza instead of Roman Andreev. Last week, Top Rank was the only bidder with an offer of $252,000 to win the purse bid for Beltran’s mandatory defense against Russian contender Andreev. The
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10:50 PM ET Fast and flashy blue-chip lightweight prospect Devin Haney will fight former three-time world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos on Sept. 28 at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California. The scheduled 10-round fight will headline a tripleheader on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET/PT), the network has announced. Haney (19-0,
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2:49 PM ET Comosa AG, the company that owns the World Boxing Super Series tournaments, announced on Tuesday that the second season will also include a tournament in the cruiserweight division. Eight-man, single-elimination tournaments for the second season have already been announced for the bantamweight and junior welterweight divisions, which kick off this fall. But
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5:29 PM ET Unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez are the stars of the show for their much-anticipated rematch, but they’ll have a strong supporting cast on the undercard of their Sept. 15 fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Junior middleweight world titlist Jaime Munguia, former middleweight world titleholder David
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3:28 PM ET Opening Bell: Setting the stage Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and interim featherweight titlist Carl Frampton both took care of business in mismatches on Saturday to set the stage for much bigger fights. Despite the unattractive matches, a crowd of some 30,000 turned out to Windsor Park in Frampton’s hometown of Belfast,
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3:59 PM ET Bantamweight Joshua Greer Jr. goes by the nickname “Don’t Blink” and does not lack for confidence or flair. He likes to bring a pillow into the ring with him with the words “Night, Night” emblazoned on it as a boast that he plans to knock out his opponent, as he has done
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9:24 AM ET Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren says his fight with Deontay Wilder will take place in either November or December. The Manchester-born fighter set up a bout with the American for the WBC world heavyweight title by defeating Italy’s Francesco Pianeta in Belfast Saturday. The pair traded barbs in the ring after Fury
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7:17 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 BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Carl Frampton expects Josh Warrington to provide a much harder test than Saturday’s ninth round win over Luke Jackson at
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6:49 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 BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Tyson Fury insists he is ready to face Deontay Wilder after only two fights on the comeback trail. The English
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12:49 AM ET Philadelphia heavyweight Bryant Jennings overcame a fourth-round knockdown to stop Alexander Dimitrenko in the ninth round of a rugged heavyweight bout Saturday night at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City. The 257-pound Dimitrenko’s size advantage showed in the early round, as he held off Jennings, 225, with long jabs. It looked
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6:39 PM 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 BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Carl Frampton left his home fans singing in the rain as he halted Luke Jackson in nine rounds at a
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2:09 AM ET In a grueling, punch-filled bout, Andrew “El Chango” Cancio, 29, won a unanimous 10-round decision over Dardan Zenunaj, 31, in a junior lightweight bout. The match was the featured bout of a Golden Boy on ESPN card on Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Cancio, of Blythe,
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10:54 PM ET Spain’s Jon Fernandez, one of the best prospects in boxing, will return to fight in the United States when he faces O’Shaquie Foster in a 10-round junior lightweight bout on Sept. 21. The fight, announced by promoter Lou DiBella on Friday, will headline a tripleheader on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (Showtime, 9:45
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