Vegas taking big Mayweather-McGregor bets

[ad_1] For a fight that may never take place, the potential blockbuster bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has already attracted thousands of dollars in bets at Las Vegas sportsbooks. In mid-February, when hype about the fight intensified, the Westgate SuperBook made Mayweather a giant -2,500 favorite, with McGregor paying back +1,100. Forty of […]

Gamboa continues quest for title shot as he takes on Castellanos

[ad_1] Former unified featherweight titleholder Yuriorkis Gamboa is doing his best to make up for lost time. Plagued by long layoffs, usually of his own doing, Gamboa, now a junior lightweight, will fight for the second time in two months on Friday night (ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 8 ET) as he aims to land another […]

The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption – Ep. 3 Recap

[ad_1] Three weeks into the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter and it’s been all Team Dillashaw. The latest fight that took place saw season seven competitor Jesse Taylor out work and out muscle Team Garbrandt’s Mehdi Baghdad over two rounds to earn a unanimous decision and move into the next round of the competition. […]

Grown up: More mature Poirier has new focus

[ad_1] After having his days as a rugged regional prospect with elite upside captured in the documentary Fightville, it’s only fitting that Dustin Poirier’s maturation as a fighter has played out on the grand stage for all to see. The final image of Petra Epperlin and Michael Tucker’s behind-the-scenes look at the mixed martial arts […]

Parker not rattled by change of opponent

[ad_1] A change of opponents on two week’s notice has not rattled heavyweight world titleholder Joseph Parker. New Zealand’s Parker was supposed to make the first defense of his belt at home against England’s Hughie Fury, his mandatory challenger and the first cousin of former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, on Saturday at the Vodafone Events […]

Three former UFC champions slated for UFC 213 return

[ad_1]   Three stellar matchups will be heading to International Fight Week in Las Vegas on July 8, as the highly-anticipated UFC 213 card at T-Mobile Arena begins to take shape. In the heavyweight division, it’s a rubber match between two of the best big men to ever strap on the gloves, as former world […]

Ex-boxer Colon's parents seek more than $50M

[ad_1] The parents of former boxer Prichard Colon filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking more than $50 million from the ringside doctor and promoters connected with the Oct. 17, 2015, bout in Fairfax, Virginia, that left Colon in a persistent vegetative state. The complaint, which was filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, […]

Chavez: 'This fight is special and has motivated me to train hard'

[ad_1] Since the day he turned pro at age 17 in 2003, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has had to carry that famous last name and the mountain of expectations that went along with it. TV Lineup for the Golden Boy-promoted HBO PPV card on Saturday (9 p.m. ET) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas: •Super […]