UFC names Peter Stringer Vice President of Social Media

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS UFC today announced the appointment of Peter Stringer as the global brand’s Vice President of Social Media. Stringer brings more than 20 years of experience in digital communications, most recently spending the past 12 NBA seasons as Vice President of Digital Media with the Boston Celtics. “We’re thrilled to welcome Peter to […]

Diego De La Hoya aims to continue family's illustrious boxing legacy

[ad_1] Diego De La Hoya has the famous surname, but Erik Ruiz has something going for him Thursday night, too: desperation. Ruiz, 26 years old, is 16-6-1 and coming off a defeat at the hands of former junior featherweight world title holder Rico Ramos in March. He has won only three of his past nine […]

Who is Gervonta Davis? Meet Mayweather's protégé

[ad_1] 8:37 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 Floyd Mayweather Jr protégé Gervonta Davis faces Britain’s Liam Walsh in London on Saturday in the first defence of his IBF super-featherweight belt. […]

Rankings: Santa Cruz-Mares featherweight rematch in the works

[ad_1] Check out my rankings within each division by clicking on the links below. If there is a lineal champion in the weight class he is ranked No. 1. Who is the best fighter regardless of weight class? See ESPN’s pound-for-pound rankings. For a list of the current champions in all weight classes, click here. […]

Lima found the fun in fighting again

[ad_1] For a former UFC fighter, the road back to the big show is a fairly simple one. On paper. In reality, it’s as rough as competing in the Octagon, as each local bout takes on the importance of a championship fight, with winning not a happy byproduct of a hard training camp and being […]

UFC Unfiltered: Kevin Lee, UFC 211 recap and John Morrison

[ad_1] No. 12 ranked UFC Lightweight Kevin Lee calls in to talk about his altercation with Michael Chiesa at the UFC Summer Kickoff press conference over the weekend, fighting Chiesa at UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee on June 25, training at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier, and more. Later, […]

Saunders: Fury could be more loved than Joshua

[ad_1] Billy Joe Saunders has insisted Tyson Fury would be even more popular than Anthony Joshua if the wider world saw the man he has spent time with in a recent training camp. Fury joined Saunders in Marbella, where the WBO middleweight champion began preparations for his July 8 title defence against Georgia’s Avtandil Khurtsidze, […]

Hassan believes recent TUF experience gives him edge

[ad_1] If Hayder Hassan had turned down a spot in The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption tournament, it would have been understandable, considering he fought three times in 17 days during his first go-round on the show in 2015. But when American Top Team’s Dan Lambert told him about this season’s format, ten days before Hassan was […]