October 22, 2017

Gassiev defeats Wlodarczyk via 3rd-round KO

NEWARK, N.J. — If there had been any concern about cruiserweight world titleholder Murat “Iron” Gassiev’s chances of retaining his belt against mandatory challenger Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk, it was because of the massive experience advantage Wlodarczyk held. After all, coming into the fight, he had more professional bouts (57) than […]
October 22, 2017

Murata beats N'Dam to win middleweight title

TOKYO — Japanese boxer Ryota Murata defeated France’s Hassan N’Dam by technical knockout on Sunday to win the WBA “regular” middleweight title. Murata, 13-1, 10 KOs) stopped N’Dam after seven rounds to become the first middleweight champion from Japan in 22 years. Murata dominated the early rounds at Tokyo’s Ryogoku […]
October 22, 2017

Nery to take on Villanueva in nontitle fight

Bantamweight world titleholder Luis Nery, who failed a random drug test related to his title victory on Aug. 15 in Kyoto, Japan, will engage in a nontitle fight while the fate of his belt is resolved, Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions announced Tuesday. The WBC has yet to rule on […]
October 22, 2017

Joshua wanted Whyte rematch after Pulev injury

5:35 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 Anthony Joshua wants a rematch with Dillian Whyte and immediately enquired about fighting him on Oct. 28 when Kubrat […]
October 21, 2017

Burnett and Zhakiyanov friends turned foes

Oct 20, 2017 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 Ryan Burnett and Zhanat Zhakiyanov used to share the same gym, the same trainer and the same dreams. On […]
October 21, 2017

Ringside Seat: The complete guide to Gassiev-Wlodarczyk

The World Boxing Super Series has run smoothly to this point — no injuries or withdrawals — and the final four of the eight-man cruiserweight and super middleweight tournaments are nearly set. Where: Prudential Center in Newark, New JerseyWhen: SaturdayTV: DirecTV’s Audience Network, 10 p.m. ET The last of the […]
October 21, 2017

Watch live: Top Rank on ESPN, Sun., 7:15 a.m. ET

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October 21, 2017

N'Dam-Murata rematch headlines Top Rank on ESPN card

The middleweight world title rematch between Hassan N’Dam and Ryota Murata, whose first fight generated a storm of controversy, will air live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes on Sunday (ESPN2, ESPN 3, 7:15 a.m. ET) thanks to the long-term deal recently made between Top Rank and ESPN. On May 20 […]