International Fight Week fighters fired up ahead of next week’s events

[ad_1]   With International Fight Week 2017 just a matter of days away, the fighters competing at UFC 213 and The Ultimate Fighter Finale got started a little early with some verbal sparring during a media conference call on Thursday. Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will close out the weekend with her main event fight […]

Lomachenko, Crawford top live cards on ESPN

[ad_1] Junior lightweight world titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko and unified junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford, two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, will defend their crowns in August live on ESPN. Promotional powerhouse Top Rank and the network, which have already partnered on Manny Pacquiao’s welterweight title defense against Jeff Horn — which […]

Lightweight titlist Easter faces tough mandatory challenger Shafikov

[ad_1] When Robert Easter Jr. won a vacant lightweight world title by split decision against Richard Commey in September, he really had to dig down deep. Where: Huntington Center in Toledo, OhioWhen: FridayTV: Bounce TV, 9 p.m. ET It was a brutal fight in which Easter survived a knockdown in the eighth round but persevered […]