Butler hoping for special night against Hall

[ad_1] Sep 28, 2017 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 Paul Butler’s finest night was against Stuart Hall and he hopes Saturday’s rematch with the veteran will be another turning point in his […]

Beterbiev-Koelling upgraded to world title fight

[ad_1] The recent retirement of pound-for-pound king and unified light heavyweight world titleholder Andre Ward has opened the door for contenders Artur Beterbiev and Enrico Koelling. Beterbiev and Koelling were scheduled to meet in a world title eliminator on Nov. 11 for the right to become one of Ward’s mandatory challengers. However, Ward announced his […]

Andrade set to return against Fox on Oct. 21

[ad_1] The return of two-time junior middleweight world titleholder Demetrius Andrade was made official on Thursday with the announcement that he will take on Alantez Fox on Oct. 21 in the co-feature of an HBO-televised card from the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. Andrade’s fight will be the first of a recently […]

O'Sullivan overwhelms Quigley, gets TKO win

[ad_1] BOSTON — Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan charged out of his corner at the sound of the opening bell and tore into Nick “The Machine” Quigley with a sustained, two-handed assault that didn’t subside until referee Arthur Mercante stopped the fight at the 1:23 mark of the fourth round. The scheduled 10-round middleweight bout, emanating from […]

Family man Johnson seeking history at UFC 216

[ad_1] The lead-up to Demetrious Johnson’s second world title fight in September 2012 wasn’t optimal, and that’s putting it lightly. “My wife went through major surgery, it was my second title fight in the UFC and my weight cut was horrible,” recalled Johnson, who will defend his flyweight championship for the 11th time on Oct. […]

Vannata excited to show the world his improvements

[ad_1] A year ago, Lando Vannata had just gone from unknown to UFC fan favorite in the space of a seven minute, 22 second Fight of the Night with Tony Ferguson. Today, the 25-year-old is getting ready to be on the same UFC 216 card as the man fighting for the interim UFC lightweight title, […]

Briedis outpoints Perez, earns place in WBSS semifinals

[ad_1] 7:59 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 Mairis Briedis shrugged off a cut eye to unanimously outpoint Mike Perez on Saturday and set up a semifinal against Oleksandr Usyk in […]