October 28, 2017

Vargas-Negrete battle of unbeatens on Dec. 2

[ad_1] Junior featherweight world titleholder Rey Vargas will make his second defense when he takes on Oscar Negrete in a battle of undefeated fighters on Dec. 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Friday. The fight will be televised on HBO (10 p.m. ET/PT) […]
October 28, 2017

Braehmer bests Brant in WBSS quarterfinal

[ad_1] Juergen Braehmer, the aging former light heavyweight world titleholder, was dropping down in weight to super middleweight, a division he had not boxed in since 2007. The 39-year-old was also coming off a sixth-round knockout loss to Nathan Cleverly that cost him a world title, and he was also […]
October 27, 2017

Yafai hoping win leads to title defense in U.S.

[ad_1] Junior bantamweight world titleholder Kal Yafai has a mandatory defense against Sho Ishida staring him in the face Saturday, but he cannot help himself to think about what might be next, which is a potentially much bigger fight. England’s Yafai will fight Ishida on the undercard of unified heavyweight […]
October 27, 2017

Cardiff proves Joshua's popularity is here to stay

[ad_1] CARDIFF — Anthony Joshua was taken aback by the support he received at the pre-fight weigh-in ahead of his heavyweight world title defence against Carlos Takam, but he better get used to it. His star forever shines brighter as the knockouts continue while his affable, everyman persona remains unwavering. […]
October 27, 2017

Joshua at his heaviest to take on Takam

[ad_1] 9:30 AM ET ESPN staff Anthony Joshua weighed in a career-high 254 pounds for Saturday night’s world title defence against late call-up Carlos Takam in Cardiff. The IBF and WBA Super heavyweight king (19-0, 19 KOs) was more than a stone heavier than the Cameroon-born challenger (35-3-1, 27 KOs), […]
October 27, 2017

Crawford moving up to fight at 147 pounds

[ad_1] Terence Crawford, one of the best fighters in the world pound for pound, unified the four major world titles at junior welterweight in August and, with nothing else to prove at 140 pounds and no major fight in that division in the offing, he is now headed up to […]
October 27, 2017

Martinez-Martinez to lead Nov. 16 ESPN card

[ad_1] Unless it’s a draw, betting on Martinez to win the fight is a sure thing. Puerto Rico’s Jose Martinez (19-0-1, 12 KOs) and Colombia’s Jesus Martinez (23-2, 11 KOs) will meet in a scheduled 10-round junior bantamweight fight that will headline a “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN” card on […]
October 26, 2017

Kovalev to fight Shabranskyy for vacant title

[ad_1] The retirement of Andre Ward in September left three of the four major light heavyweight world titles vacant. One of them will be contested by his greatest rival, Sergey Kovalev. Kovalev is scheduled to face Vyacheslav Shabranskyy on Nov. 25 in the main event of an HBO-televised tripleheader (10 […]