Camp Update: Rodriguez stardom growing at Valle's VFS

[ad_1] Mike Valle knows the fight game and he knows talent. So when Yair Rodriguez walked through the door at Jackson’s MMA in Albuquerque, he immediately knew the kid from Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico was special. More than three years, an Ultimate Fighter title and six UFC wins later, nothing has changed in the eyes of […]

Yafai sets sights on world title unification

[ad_1] 12:52 PM 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 Kal Yafai hopes victory over Suguru Muranaka on Saturday will catapult himself into a world title unification clash later this year. The Briton […]

Johnson-Derevyanchenko eliminator ordered

[ad_1] While unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin’s next title defense will come against Canelo Alvarez on Sept. 16 in the biggest fight of the year, the winner will own a slew of title belts and have the mandatory defense obligations that go along with them. One defense requirement will be against the winner of […]

Pound-for-pound rankings: Golovkin still No. 1, but how about Canelo?

[ad_1] Who is the world’s best fighter, regardless of weight class? Check out ESPN’s latest top 10. Don’t forget to check out Dan Rafael’s divisional rankings, which are updated weekly. For a list of the current champions in all weight classes, click here. Note: Results are through May 10 THE PANEL: Dan Rafael, Teddy Atlas, […]