Ringside Seat: The guide to Canelo Alvarez versus Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS — Mexico, a boxing-loving country with a long tradition of great fighters, has produced many classic battles between countrymen. Some of the most famous include the epic trilogy between Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, the four-fight rivalry between Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez, and the 1977 battle between unbeaten bantamweight champions […]

No love lost between Alvarez, Chavez

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS — Mexican star Canelo Alvarez has sure been in some big fights, but none has seemed as personal as the one coming up with bitter rival Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. TV Lineup for the Golden Boy-promoted HBO PPV card on Saturday (9 p.m. ET) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas: •Super middleweights: […]

Keys for Chavez against Alvarez

[ad_1] TV Lineup for the Golden Boy-promoted HBO PPV card on Saturday (9 p.m. ET) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas: •Super middleweights: Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs), 12 rounds•Middleweights: David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) vs. Marcos Reyes (35-4, 26 KOs), 10 rounds•Welterweights: Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 […]

Pettis faces unique redemption opportunity in Dallas

[ad_1] There were no moans and groans from Sergio Pettis when he was told the biggest fight of his career on May 13 will require him to go back to the site of his last loss in 2015. In fact, he’s looking forward to visiting Dallas to face Henry Cejudo in a UFC 211 main […]

Miocic, JDS promise KO; Joanna Champion predicts fireworks at UFC 211

[ad_1] Stipe Miocic doesn’t have particularly fond memories of his first encounter with Junior Dos Santos, but heading into their rematch next weekend at UFC 211 in Dallas, the reigning heavyweight champion is focusing on what has happened since that fateful night in Phoenix a couple winters ago. “It sucked,” Miocic joked when asked about […]

Knight inspires on his way to the top of UFC

[ad_1] From the first time Jason Knight stepped into the Octagon for a short notice bout against Tatsuya Kawajiri in December 2015, it was clear that the Mississippi native wasn’t going to be one and done in the UFC. Sure, he lost a hard-fought decision to the Japanese veteran that night, but he had that […]

UFC Unfiltered: Cody Garbrandt, Dustin Poirier

[ad_1] UFC Bantamweight champion, No. 5 UFC Pound-For-Pound fighter, and TUF 25 coach, Cody Garbrandt calls in to talk about his experience around the TUF house, Team Alpha Male saving his life, his upcoming first title defense against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 213 in July, the infamous TJ knockout video, getting engaged, and more. Later, […]

Smith: Alvarez to face Golovkin after Chavez Jr.

[ad_1] 7:57 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 Liam Smith expects Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to stop Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday and move on to fight Gennady Golovkin next. Smith […]

Tyson: Floyd, McGregor boxing would be 'garbage'

[ad_1] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson believes that a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor would be “garbage” and has urged the pair to do battle in the UFC Octagon instead. Mayweather retired in 2015 with a perfect 49-0 record but has been repeatedly called out in […]