Previewing Joshua vs. Klitschko by the numbers

[ad_1] Anthony Joshua will make the third defense of his IBF heavyweight title and looks to win the vacant WBA heavyweight title Saturday against former two-time heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Joshua has knocked out all 18 of his opponents and has both the longest active knockout streak and highest knockout rate among current titlists. Joshua […]

Setting up Wembley for Joshua-Klitschko in less than two days

[ad_1] 8:47 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 LONDON — Britain’s biggest fight since the second World War will need to be set up in just a day and a half […]

Recent history shows why Joshua could have advantage over Klitschko

[ad_1] The Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight world-title fight is one of the biggest in the division in many years, perhaps since what turned out to be Lennox Lewis’ career swan song against Vitali Klitschko, Wladimir’s big brother, in 2003. Where: Wembley Stadium, LondonWhen: Saturday, April 29TV: Showtime, 4:15 p.m. ET (live); HBO 11 p.m. ET […]

The Ultimate Fighter Redemption: Ep. 2 Preview

[ad_1] WEDNESDAY | Tempers flare again between coaches, PLUS @TruckMMA_UFC takes on @TomGallicchio | #TUFRedemption on @FS1 pic.twitter.com/io3SLns8JO — UFC (@ufc) April 24, 2017 Following an explosive debut episode of The Ultimate Fighter, Team Dillashaw looks to go 2-0 against Team Garbrandt this week, as Tom Gallicchio gets the call to take on […]

The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption – Ep. 2 Recap

[ad_1] The second episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption ended with yet another massive upset, as Team Dillashaw’s Tom Gallicchio pulled off a first-round rear naked choke to finish Team Garbrandt’s Eddie Gordon in the latest matchup of the welterweight tournament. It was a huge blow to bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt, who has now seen […]

UFC Gyms to open throughout Taiwan

[ad_1] On April 10 UFC GYM® announced an exclusive partnership with Life Wellness International Development to open 10 locations throughout Taiwan. The countries first signature UFC GYM will be in Taipei and is scheduled for its grand opening in June. Located at B1, No. 27, An-Ho Road, Section 1, this 35,000-square foot signature gym will […]

Rankings: Moreno, Iaquinta move up in latest release

[ad_1] Brandon Moreno had his dreams dashed in the first round on The Ultimate Fighter season 24, losing his preliminary bout early in the competition. But since getting his chance in the UFC after the show concluded, “The Baby Assassin” has been one of the hottest fighters in the organization. He’s run off three wins […]

GGG scraps June plans, eyes Alvarez-Chavez

[ad_1] LONDON — Unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin will bypass a quick June return in his home country of Kazakhstan and instead look forward to trying to finalize a blockbuster fight in September against the winner of next week’s Canelo Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight, K2 Promotions managing director Tom Loeffler told ESPN on […]

Klitschko on Joshua bout: 'It's my signature fight'

[ad_1] LONDON — For 11-plus years Wladimir Klitschko did not lose. From 2004 to 2015 he won 22 fights in a row, virtually all of them in utterly dominant fashion. For 9½ years of that incredible run, Klitschko was the heavyweight champion of the world, the dominant figure in boxing’s marquee division. With every defense […]