6:48 PM ET ESPN staff British MMA fighter Michael Page made a successful professional boxing debut as a light heavyweight with a third-round knockout of Jonathan Castano in London on Friday. Page, who has an MMA record of 12-0 and fights as a welterweight, brought his typically unorthodox style from the octagon to the ring
The middleweight world title rematch between Hassan N’Dam and Ryota Murata, whose first fight generated a storm of controversy, will air live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes on Sunday (ESPN2, ESPN 3, 7:15 a.m. ET) thanks to the long-term deal recently made between Top Rank and ESPN. On May 20 at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo,
Jezreel Corrales missed weight by more than 3 pounds on Friday afternoon, causing him to be stripped of his junior lightweight world title a day before he was due to defend it against Alberto Machado. Corrales and Machado will still meet Saturday in the main event of an HBO “Boxing After Dark” card (10:05 p.m.
7:39 AM ET ESPN staff Anthony Joshua has reflected on his “entertaining” victory over Wladimir Klitschko and revealed he thought the job was done in the fifth round. In April’s heavyweight clash for the ages, Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) added the WBA Super title to his IBF crown with a dramatic 10th-round stoppage of Klitschko
The World Boxing Super Series has run smoothly to this point — no injuries or withdrawals — and the final four of the eight-man cruiserweight and super middleweight tournaments are nearly set. Where: Prudential Center in Newark, New JerseyWhen: SaturdayTV: DirecTV’s Audience Network, 10 p.m. ET The last of the four cruiserweight quarterfinal matches is
Oct 20, 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 Ryan Burnett and Zhanat Zhakiyanov used to share the same gym, the same trainer and the same dreams. On Saturday, they will share the
NEW YORK — After Keith Thurman unified two welterweight world titles by virtue of his decision victory against Danny Garcia in March, the celebration was short-lived. Though he won the fight, Thurman suffered severe right elbow pain during the bout, and when he later had his arm examined, the doctor discovered loose bodies and calcium
Philadelphia’s “King” Gabriel Rosado resurrected his career with a sixth-round TKO of Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia in a scheduled 10-round middleweight bout at the Park Theater inside the Monte Carlo Las Vegas. Both boxers need an impressive victory after a series of disappointing results, but it was Rosado who prevailed in a definitive fashion. Gabriel
Junior lightweight contenders Jason Sosa and Robinson Castellanos, both aiming for another shot at a world title, will meet in a de facto elimination fight, Main Events and Golden Boy Promotions announced on Thursday. The scheduled 10-round bout will take place Nov. 25 (HBO, 10 p.m. ET/PT) at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on
Whatever has happened in the past to derail the rise of Demetrius Andrade’s career, the two-time junior middleweight world titleholder has put it in the past. Andrade says the days of the protracted layoffs, small-time fights and petty bickering with his co-promoters, Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing and Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions, are over.
The featherweight division is one of the deepest in boxing, and Luis Rosa and Yuandale Evans will look to gain notice when they meet in the 10-round main event of a “ShoBox: The New Generation” quadrupleheader, promoter Lou DiBella announced on Wednesday. The card will take place on Nov. 10 (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET) at
A day after their middleweight world title fight was signed Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux began what will surely be a war of words before they step between the ropes. Reigning titlist Saunders and former titleholder Lemieux, both of whom can trash talk with the best of them, signed for the fight on Tuesday
Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev said he struggled with the decision to withdraw from his mandatory shot against unified world titleholder Anthony Joshua because of a torn muscle in his right shoulder/chest area. “I am aware that the news of my injury and the subsequent cancellation of the fight between me and Anthony Joshua for the
Junior middleweight world titleholder Miguel Cotto, the Puerto Rican legend and surefire first-ballot International Boxing Hall of Famer, showed up at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday for the news conference to kick off the promotion for what he says will be the final fight of his career. Cotto will defend his 154-pound title against Brooklyn’s
NEW YORK — The hometown kid, Brooklyn-born Sadam Ali, will be the enemy at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 2. A little strange, to be sure, but this is no ordinary fight. This is a Miguel Cotto fight, and it’s his 10th at The World’s Most Famous Arena. It’s also the last fight of the
Le’Veon Bell attacked the goal post padding like a heavy bag after scoring a touchdown in the Pittsburgh Steelers‘s win over the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, then backed up his moves the following day. The celebration was reminiscent of Ken Norton Jr.’s famous celebration two decades ago and earned the Steelers back a 15-yard penalty.
Longtime leading German promoter Team Sauerland, which has been looking for a new long-term television partner, now has one, reaching an exclusive three-year deal with German free-to-air sports giant SPORT1, the company announced on Tuesday. The deal, which will start in 2018, calls for Team Sauerland to put on at least 20 events per year
Unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua’s defense against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, scheduled for Oct. 28 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, is off but the card was salvaged when Carlos Takam stepped in on short notice on Monday. Pulev withdrew earlier Monday after suffering a right shoulder injury in training last week that was