Vargas-Rios added to Cotto-Kamegai card

[ad_1] Mexico’s Rey Vargas will defend his junior featherweight world title for the first time on Ronny Rios’ home turf in Southern California. They will meet on Aug. 26 (HBO, 9:45 p.m. ET/PT) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Wednesday. The fight will serve as the “World Championship Boxing” […]

Ex-Olympian Shields gets title shot vs. Adler

[ad_1] Claressa Shields accomplished everything an amateur boxer could imagine. She’s been the dominant figure in women’s amateur boxing in recent years, going 77-1 and capping her career in the unpaid ranks with a second consecutive Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, as she became the first American to win back-to-back […]

On the Rise: TUF Redemption Finale Edition

[ad_1] July is always packed with action inside the Octagon and it’s no different this year, with five events, more than 50 fights and the launch of the “Dana White Tuesday Night Contenders Series” all on the calendar for the next month. With a ton of great fights on tap and numerous stories to track […]

UFC IFW Takes Over Las Vegas From July 5 – 8

[ad_1] Las Vegas – UFC® today announced that the 6th annual UFC International Fight Week™ will take place from Wednesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 8, with a myriad of events throughout the MGM Resorts neighborhood area that includes T-Mobile Arena, Toshiba Plaza and Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. UFC International Fight […]

The end of line or a new beginning for Pacquiao?

[ad_1] “Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.” — Emily Dickinson If you hold your breath and listen closely you might be able to discern the faint heartbeat of a new beginning for boxing. It’s probably a false alarm, but let’s enjoy the uptick while we can. Where: Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, AustraliaWhen: […]

UFC Unfiltered: Michael Johnson and Jimmie Rivera

[ad_1] No. 5 UFC Lightweight Michael Johnson calls in to talk about his TUF Redemption: Finale fight against undefeated, debuting contender Justin Gaethje, the Chiesa vs. Lee fight from OKC this past weekend, what happened to The Blackzilians, learning from losses, and much more. Later, 20-1 rising UFC Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera joins the show and […]

Evinger replaces Anderson to fight Cyborg at UFC 214

[ad_1]   Due to personal issues, Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson has been forced to withdraw from her UFC 214 bout against Cris “Cyborg” Justino on July 29. Stepping in for Anderson in the bout for the vacant UFC featherweight title will be Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger. “This is something […]

Pacquiao fighting for Mayweather re-match

[ad_1] Manny Pacquiao wants a re-match with Floyd Mayweather, his trainer, Freddie Roach said on Wednesday at the press conference ahead of the Filipino’s weekend bout with Australia’s Jeff Horn. But the 11-time world champion needs to dominate Horn in their ‘Battle of Brisbane’ bout is he is to get the fight, Roach said, because […]

Chavez calls for better policing in Mexico

[ad_1] CULIACAN, Mexico — Visibly upset over the killing of his brother Rafael, boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez on Monday night called on authorities in western Mexico to take action to stop the violence in the area. “The investigation has moved along a lot, thank God, and this is not going to end without some […]