Jailed Khurtsidze stripped of interim title

[ad_1] Avtandil Khurtsidze, who is incarcerated and could face up to 40 years in prison for his alleged role in a New York-based Russian and Georgian crime syndicate, has been stripped of his interim middleweight world title. Khurtsidze was arrested on June 7, along with 33 others as part of a federal government roundup of […]

Golovkin: Mayweather vs. McGregor is "a circus"

[ad_1] 5:30 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 Gennady Golovkin sees no threat to his Sep 16 fight against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez from Floyd Mayweather Jr’s comeback against Conor McGregor, which […]

Cyborg faces Anderson for FW title at UFC 214

[ad_1] The fighters wanted it and the fans wanted it, and on Saturday, July 29, the UFC is delivering a world championship bout between Brazil’s Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Australia’s Megan Anderson, who will compete for the vacant UFC women’s featherweight title in the co-main event of UFC 214. The bout will fill the vacancy […]

UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia Fantasy Rewind

[ad_1] Former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm returned to the win column on Saturday with a spectacular third-round knockout over Bethe Correia to cap off an action-packed card from Singapore. Holm entered the fight with three straight losses, so she knew this was a make or break moment if she wanted to get back into […]

The Scorecard: Who were the big winners in Singapore?

[ad_1] Saturday’s UFC Singapore event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in Kallang, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at Singapore Indoor Stadium. 1 – Holly HolmAfter losing three straight, Holly Holm needed last Saturday’s knockout of Bethe Correia. Note that I […]

Anderson's UFC jump opens door for Evinger

[ad_1]  Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson’s jump to the UFC has opened the door for the most dominant champion in Invicta history – reigning bantamweight champ Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger – to jump up to the 145lbs division. Anderson was scheduled to face undefeated Ukranian Helena Kolesnyk in the main event of Invicta FC […]

Tim Hague 1983-2017

[ad_1] The UFC sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague, who passed away on Sunday. He was 34. One of Canada’s top heavyweights for several years, Edmonton’s Hague had two stints in the UFC in 2009-10 and in 2011. His first run was highlighted by a first-round […]

NSAC changing Rigondeaux KO to no-decision

[ad_1] The Nevada State Athletic Commission plans to overturn the result of the Guillermo Rigondeaux-Moises Flores junior featherweight world title fight from a first-round knockout win for Rigondeaux to a no-decision, executive director Bob Bennett told ESPN on Monday. Rigondeaux defended his belt for the eighth time when he faced interim titlist and mandatory challenger […]

On the Rise: Fight Night OKC edition

[ad_1] The UFC’s four-week, four-continent run of events wraps up this weekend in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with a 13-fight card at Chesapeake Energy Arena headlined by the tense lightweight grudge match between former Ultimate Fighter winner Michael Chiesa and surging upstart Kevin Lee. The Sunday, June 25 fight card includes a trio of former champions […]

Jennings, idle since 2015, signs with Top Rank

[ad_1] Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has not dabbled much in the heavyweight division in recent years, but he does co-promote world titleholder Joseph Parker and contender Andy Ruiz Jr. Now Arum has added another big man to his stable, signing former world title challenger Bryant Jennings. “We can do some decent business with him,” […]