Dorticos-Kudryashov WBSS quarterfinal has fight-of-the-year potential

[ad_1] When the World Boxing Super Series brackets for the eight-man, single-elimination tournaments in the cruiserweight and super middleweight divisions were unveiled in July, one bout stood out as a potential fight-of-the-year candidate. It was the cruiserweight quarterfinal bout between world titleholder “The KO Doctor,” Yunier Dorticos, and “The Russian Hammer,” Dmitry Kudryashov, a pair […]

Fury cousins' doping investigation put on hold

[ad_1] LONDON — Britain’s anti-doping agency says its dispute with former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his cousin Hughie is being delayed while a tribunal weighs an application made by the boxers to exclude certain evidence. The cousins were charged in June 2016 with breaching anti-doping rules and provisionally suspended by UK Anti-Doping. They […]

Haye-Bellew rematch all but confirmed

[ad_1] 8:27 AM ET ESPN staff David Haye looks set to get the rematch he craves after fellow Briton Tony Bellow appeared to accept his challenge on social media. Haye called out Bellew on social media Tuesday insisting that “teams have finally agreed ALL terms” after months of negotiating, but added: “Will Bellew put pen […]

Fury: Horrific skin disease meant I wasn't fully fit

[ad_1] 11:03 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Hughie Fury insists he has already won his biggest fight before facing Joseph Parker for his WBO world heavyweight title on Saturday. The […]

Happier Gadelha Focused On Going After What She Wants: The Belt

[ad_1] Claudia Gadelha was happy. Really happy. Yes, she defeated former world title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz in a little over three minutes in their June bout in Brazil, but it was more than that. In effect, that one win proved that all the changes she had made in her life since losing her rematch with […]

UFC Statement on Carlos Felipe

[ad_1] The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Carlos Felipe of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on July 29, 2017. Because of the proximity to Felipe’s upcoming scheduled bout in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 28, 2017, against Christian Columbo, Felipe has […]

Fight Night Japan: Fantasy Cheat Sheet

[ad_1] As the UFC embarks on another journey to Japan, a former title challenger gets the opportunity to return to the Octagon as Yushin Okami makes his return to face light heavyweight contender Ovince Saint Preux in the main event. At one time in his UFC career, Okami was one of the most feared middleweights […]

Ex-boxer Bey killed in construction accident

[ad_1] CAMDEN, N.J. — A former heavyweight boxer who was defeated by Larry Holmes died in a construction accident last Thursday. David Bey, of Philadelphia, was struck by a piece of metal and killed while working on a mixed-use real estate development project in Camden, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He was […]

Get To Know TUF Cast: Lauren Murphy

[ad_1] It’s funny how the universe works sometimes. Lauren Murphy, a former Invicta FC bantamweight champion with four UFC fights to her name, didn’t feel like an MMA veteran earlier this year. Then she joined the cast of The Ultimate Fighter and everything changed. “I felt like I was still a little bit in over […]