Karass, Abreu to meet in Nov. on ESPN

[ad_1] Welterweights Jesus Soto Karass and Juan Carlos Abreu will meet in the 10-round main event of “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN” on Nov. 2 at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona, Golden Boy announced on Friday. The card will be televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 11 p.m. ET, with ESPN3’s stream […]

Jorge Linares looking for 12th win in a row against Luke Campbell

[ad_1] Many left Jorge Linares’ career for dead five years ago. In 2011, he faced Antonio DeMarco for a vacant lightweight world title and though he was winning handily, he suffered terrible cuts and eventually was stopped in the 11th round of a major upset. Then, in his next fight in early 2012, Linares hit […]

Saitama Super Seven

[ad_1] This Friday, the UFC will return to the arena for the fifth time with a card headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami. But before this pair attempts to mark their place in Saitama Super Arena’s storied history, we’re going to take a look back at this venue’s […]

Rosado-Tapia slugfest set for Oct. 19 ESPN card

[ad_1] Middleweights Gabriel Rosado and Glen Tapia, fighters who are on the downside of their careers but who come to the ring to brawl, will square off in the 10-round main event of the “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN” card on Oct. 19, Golden Boy Promotions announced Thursday. The card, which will take place at […]

Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami – Official Weigh-in Results

[ad_1] Fight Night Japan, which is headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami, airs live on FXX Friday, Sept. 22 at 10pm/7pm ETPT from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Four prelim bouts will air live on FXX starting at 8pm/5pm ETPT. One fight will kick off the night […]

Rankings: Rockhold, Hall, Usman & Perry Rise

[ad_1] Luke Rockhold surpassed Yoel Romero this week when the official UFC rankings release was posted Wednesday evening. Rockhold now sits at the No. 2 spot in the middleweight divison behind only champion Michael Bisping and No. 1-ranked interim champion Robert Whittaker. Rockhold defeated No. 9-ranked David Branch by second-round TKO at Fight Night Pittsburgh […]

Kevin Lee: 'His mama's gonna do a little bit more crying than mine'

[ad_1] As he begins the final preparations for his main event battle with Tony Ferguson at UFC 216, Kevin Lee discusses his difficult beginnings, getting out of Detroit, and providing a good life for his parents in this Fox Sports profile. “His mama (@TonyFergusonXT) gonna do a little bit more crying than mine.” On @MoTownPhenom, […]

UFC Fight Night Japan: Fight by Fight

[ad_1] OVINCE SAINT PREUX VS YUSHIN OKAMI Yushin Okami stunned many in the fight world when he agreed to face Ovince Saint Preux on short notice after “Shogun” Rua was forced out of Friday’s main event due to injury. But is it that surprising? Okami is on a four-fight winning streak, he’s 17-1 at home […]

Fight Week with Gokhan Saki in Japan

[ad_1] The UFC debut of Dutch-Turkish kickboxing icon Gokhan Saki has garnered loads of attention this week ahead of Fight Night Japan Friday night on FXX. Saki has been inactive the past few years since his kickboxing career came to a halt. He was looking for renewed motivation and he’s found it in mixed martial […]

Canelo donates $1M in goods to Mexico relief

[ad_1] Mexican boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has donated $1 million worth of supplies, medicine and construction materials toward the earthquake relief efforts in Mexico. Alvarez assisted volunteers in his hometown of Guadalajara on Thursday load the supplies into trucks headed for communities affected by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit central and southern Mexico earlier […]