Yafai hoping win leads to title defense in U.S.

[ad_1] Junior bantamweight world titleholder Kal Yafai has a mandatory defense against Sho Ishida staring him in the face Saturday, but he cannot help himself to think about what might be next, which is a potentially much bigger fight. England’s Yafai will fight Ishida on the undercard of unified heavyweight titleholder Anthony Joshua’s mandatory defense […]

Cardiff proves Joshua's popularity is here to stay

[ad_1] CARDIFF — Anthony Joshua was taken aback by the support he received at the pre-fight weigh-in ahead of his heavyweight world title defence against Carlos Takam, but he better get used to it. His star forever shines brighter as the knockouts continue while his affable, everyman persona remains unwavering. Those at the front of […]

Unfiltered Episode 141: Lyoto Machida, Andrew Jenks, and Duke Roufus

[ad_1] Documentary filmmaker and host of the What Really Happened? podcast, Andrew Jenks, joins Jim and Matt in studio to discuss his new show, making a documentary about Anthony Pettis back in the day, why MMA is the most underappreciated sport, and much more. Then, Roufusport owner and head coach, Duke Roufus, calls in and […]

Joshua at his heaviest to take on Takam

[ad_1] 9:30 AM ET ESPN staff Anthony Joshua weighed in a career-high 254 pounds for Saturday night’s world title defence against late call-up Carlos Takam in Cardiff. The IBF and WBA Super heavyweight king (19-0, 19 KOs) was more than a stone heavier than the Cameroon-born challenger (35-3-1, 27 KOs), who clocked 235.5 pounds — […]

Bisping, St-Pierre pull back the curtain during candid conference call

[ad_1] Over the course of his 11-year, 27-fight career in the UFC, Michael Bisping has an innate ability to make just about any situation into a personal grudge match and come up with some line of commentary designed to get under the skin of his opponent. On rare occasions, the reigning middleweight champion has been […]

Dana White on the 'Real Quick with Mike Swick Podcast'

[ad_1] UFC President Dana White joins the guys as he and Mike share old stories from the past. White talks about UFC 217 and previews the big fights on the card including Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre, Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw and more. Read the Full Article Here [ad_2] Source link

Crawford moving up to fight at 147 pounds

[ad_1] Terence Crawford, one of the best fighters in the world pound for pound, unified the four major world titles at junior welterweight in August and, with nothing else to prove at 140 pounds and no major fight in that division in the offing, he is now headed up to the 147-pound welterweight division. Crawford […]

Top 5: Demian Maia’s Best Moments

[ad_1] Former UFC middleweight and welterweight title challenger Demian Maia returns to action this weekend for the first time since his loss to Tyron Woodley, as he meets Colby Covington in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night in his hometown of Sao Paulo. Known for his world-class grappling, the Brazilian takes pride in representing […]

Martinez-Martinez to lead Nov. 16 ESPN card

[ad_1] Unless it’s a draw, betting on Martinez to win the fight is a sure thing. Puerto Rico’s Jose Martinez (19-0-1, 12 KOs) and Colombia’s Jesus Martinez (23-2, 11 KOs) will meet in a scheduled 10-round junior bantamweight fight that will headline a “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN” card on Nov. 16 at the Poliforum […]