Ruiz: 'We would just fight and not worry about what happens afterward'

[ad_1] Boxing, especially heavyweight boxing, has a way of dividing itself into definable eras, bracketed by what is happening in the ring rather than on the calendar. Most are named after the particular time span’s dominate fighter and from John L. Sullivan to Wladimir Klitschko, one era follows another. There is, however, often a period […]

Bantamweight: Burnett wins another belt

[ad_1] Who is the best fighter regardless of weight class? See ESPN’s P4P rankings. Click here Check out my rankings within each division by clicking on the links below. If there is a lineal champion in the weight class he is ranked No. 1. For a list of the current champions in all weight classes, […]

Fight Night Sao Paulo: Fighters On The Rise

[ad_1] The action in the month of October wraps up in Sao Paulo, Brazil this Saturday with an outstanding 12-fight card capped by the return of Lyoto Machida against Derek Brunson and a pivotal welterweight clash between Demian Maia and Colby Covington. As intriguing as those two fights are – and they’re compelling matchups – […]

Last-minute walkout leaves Rahman with no fight

[ad_1] Boxing is often called the theater of the unexpected, and what happened to heavyweight prospect Hasim Rahman Jr., son of the former heavyweight world champion, certainly falls into that category. Rahman (2-0, 2 KOs), 26, of Baltimore, was scheduled to fight Joseph Coats in a scheduled four-round bout this past Thursday night at the […]

Coming to America: Benn to make U.S. debut

[ad_1] British welterweight prospect Conor Benn, the son of 1990s British superstar and two-division world titleholder Nigel Benn, is coming to America. Benn (9-0, 7 KOs), who turned pro in April 2016, will make his United States debut on Nov. 11 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale on New York’s Long Island as […]

Munhoz wants bout with Font to be a war

[ad_1] For the last two years, the bantamweight division has stood as one of the most competitive and compelling weight classes in the UFC, as established veterans and promising upstarts have regularly turned in thrilling performances with an instant classic or two mixed in along the way. Coming off a year where the title changed […]

Fight Night Gdansk Scorecard: Who Were The Big Winners?

[ad_1] Saturday’s UFC Gdansk event is in the books, and now that the dust has settled in Poland, it’s time to go to the scorecard to see who the big winners were at Ergo Arena. Watch the entire Gdansk replay now on UFC FIGHT PASS 1 – Darren TillShocking, right? Who would have expected Darren […]

'You're so focused on the fight, it's like a dream'

[ad_1] When Anthony Joshua first appears on the vast screens in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday evening, the roar of the crowd will pulsate around the venue; the closed roof leaves nowhere for decibels to escape. Sat in one of the rows closest to the ring will be Joe Calzaghe, the man who finished his […]