Mayweather: '90 percent chance' I'll fight Conor

[ad_1] 7:40 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 — Floyd Mayweather Jr. says there is a “90 percent chance” he will fight Conor McGregor next if he decides to end […]

Berchelt to have 1st title defense vs. Miura

[ad_1] Junior lightweight world titleholder Miguel Berchelt will defend his belt for the first time when he faces former titlist Takashi Miura on July 15 at The Forum in Inglewood, California, Golden Boy Promotions announced Wednesday. The fight will headline a tripleheader on “Boxing After Dark” (HBO, 9:50 p.m. ET/PT) that will also include Jezreel […]

Still just the beginning for Covington

[ad_1] Colby Covington made it on to the poster for his UFC Singapore fight against Dong Hyun Kim on June 17. But don’t tell “Chaos” that he has arrived. The way he sees it, this is just the beginning. “It’s cool for my fans and it shows that we’re heading in the right direction, but […]

Boxer's uncle sought by cops for sucker punch

[ad_1] OXON HILL, Md. — Leon Lawson Jr., the uncle and assistant trainer of super middleweight Andre Dirrell, was wanted on two assault charges by Prince George’s County Police on Saturday night after he punched contender Jose Uzcategui, Dirrell’s opponent, in the face after the fight had ended. Dirrell claimed a vacant interim super middleweight […]

Crawford forces Diaz's corner to stop fight

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford showcased his considerable skills at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, doing pretty much whatever he wanted against a brave but outclassed Felix Diaz. In the end, it was up to Diaz’s trainer, Joel Diaz, to do the sensible thing and tell referee Steve Willis to […]

N'Dam keeps title with split decision vs. Murata

[ad_1] TOKYO — WBA middleweight interim champion Hassan N’Dam survived a fourth-round knockdown on Saturday and went on to a split-decision win over Japan’s Ryota Murata. The crowd at Ariake Coliseum jeered after the decision making N’Dam the regular WBA middleweight champ was announced. Two judges scored 116-111 and 115-112 for the French boxer, but […]