Russell Jr.-Escandon rescheduled for May 20

[ad_1] Featherweight titleholder Gary Russell Jr.’s long overdue mandatory defense against interim titleholder Oscar Escandon is back on the boxing schedule. Russell will make the second defense of his 126-pound world title when he squares off with Escandon on May 20 in the main event of a Showtime-televised card at the MGM National Harbor in […]

UFC 210 Talking Points: Making sense of the madness in Buffalo

[ad_1] BUFFALO Daniel Cormier said he was planning to stand with Anthony Johnson at UFC 210 and go blow-for-blow with the scariest striker on the planet. In the early stages of their main event rematch Saturday night, “DC” landed a big right hand that may have been an indication of the champion’s ambitious strategy. But […]

Cote leaves lasting legacy in Octagon

[ad_1] If former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is considered the most influential mixed martial artist to emerge from Canada, then Patrick Cote has to be right behind GSP on the importance scale in the Great White North. And while he never got to wear championship gold in the UFC, having the respect of fans and […]

Scorecard: Sosa no match for Lomachenko

[ad_1] A roundup of the past week’s notable boxing results from around the world: Sunday at Los Angeles Josesito Lopez W10 Saul CorralWelterweightScores: 100-89 (three times)Records: Lopez (35-7, 19 KOs); Corral (21-9-0, 12 KOs) Rafael’s remarks: In the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card, former world title challenger Lopez, 32, of Riverside, California, […]

UFC 210 rewind: What you got right & wrong

[ad_1] Think you know how the next fight card will play out? Play UFC Pick ‘Em It felt like déjà vu all over again in the main event of UFC 210 on Saturday night, as Daniel Cormier submitted Anthony “Rumble” Johnson to cap off a 13-fight card in Buffalo. Cormier won the fight in exactly […]

Making sense of Rumble's stunning retirement

[ad_1] The members of the UFC’s light heavyweight division sleep a lot easier tonight, knowing that Anthony Johnson won’t be around to throw hammers at them anymore. That was the consensus after “Rumble” announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts on Saturday, just moments after losing his championship rematch with Daniel Cormier […]

Whyte: I'll do a better job than the champs

[ad_1] British heavyweight Dillian Whyte is looking to stake his claim to a world title shot by destroying a former challenger this summer. The 28-year-old from Brixton (20-1-KO15) maintains a rematch with Dereck Chisora this year is a distinct possibility — but first intends to face one of Bryant Jennings, Mariusz Wach, Artur Szpilka or […]

Stevenson-Fonfara rematch set for June 3

[ad_1] Light heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson said Saturday that he will face Andrzej Fonfara in a rematch on June 3 at a site to be determined in Canada. “It’s now official,” Stevenson wrote on social media. “June 3rd rematch against Andrzej Fonfara in Canada. The undercard will be interesting as well.” In May 2014, […]