Glenn Dezurn, Franchon Crews keep boxing in the family

[ad_1] 4:56 PM ET Katie RichcreekESPN There was a moment during the 2012 Olympic trails when Team USA’s top-seeded female middleweight, Franchon Crews, wanted to give up. A self-described “creature of energy,” Crews said she felt the weight of negative energy around her. But she didn’t give up thanks to encouragement from her training partner, […]

Fury wants Klitschko or Joshua fight

[ad_1] 7:55 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 Hughie Fury believes Wladimir Klitschko will beat Anthony Joshua and hopes to then meet the Ukrainian with three world heavyweight titles on the […]

Shattered dreams

[ad_1] WINTER PARK, Fla. — In his bedroom at his mother’s house, Prichard Colon, 24, is surrounded by images of the boxer he used to be. His head, elevated by pillows atop the incline of a hospital bed, comes to the mid-section of his depiction on a fringed, life-sized tapestry hanging on a wall of […]

UFC Unfiltered: Demetrious Johnson, Robert Whittaker

[ad_1] Top-ranked UFC Pound-For-Pound fighter and Flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson calls in ahead of his potential tenth straight title defense against Wilson Reis and discusses Wilson as an opponent, the possibility of a superfight with Cody Garbrandt, staying motivated, video games, and more. Before that, Middleweight contender Robert Whittaker calls in to talk […]

Bivol's goal is simple: Win, look good, build fan base

[ad_1] Russian light heavyweight Dmitry Bivol won an interim world title in just his seventh fight but to him that belt is merely an afterthought. He only has eyes for a full title and also believes that putting on a good show for the fans in order to help build his name in the United […]

Featherweight champ Selby will face Barros

[ad_1] In January, featherweight world titleholder Lee Selby walked off the stage at the weigh-in as dejected as a fighter could be. He was on weight and ready to rumble, but had just been informed by promoter Tom Brown of TGB Promotions that his mandatory defense against Jonathan Victor Barros the next night on the […]