4:43 PM ET Junior welterweight contender Amir Imam, preparing for a fall return in the first fight of a promotional deal recently finalized with Top Rank, will be trained by Hall of Famer Buddy McGirt. “Buddy’s got a good background. He’s been in the ring and he knows what it takes to be a world
2:07 AM ET Steve KimESPN Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said Friday night during an appearance on ESPN’s Now or Never that his highly anticipated rematch against WBC heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder will take place in February. “It’s a done deal, if we both get through our next fights, then we’re going to fight Feb.
7:59 PM ET Jose Napoles, one of the greatest welterweight world champions in boxing history, died Friday, the WBC announced. He was 79. Nicknamed “Mantequilla” — Spanish for “Butter” — for his smooth boxing style, Napoles was a two-time welterweight world champion who boxed from 1958 until 1975. He was inducted into the International Boxing
9:34 PM ET Less than a year ago, Emanuel Navarrete was a little-known fighter harboring dreams familiar to most boxers. He wanted to win a world title. He got the opportunity to challenge heavily favored junior featherweight world titlist Isaac Dogboe in December and defeated him by unanimous decision to claim a 122-pound world title.
4:18 PM ET Junior welterweight contender Amir Imam, having settled a lawsuit with promoter Don King that has kept him out of the ring for more than a year, has signed a multiyear promotional agreement with Top Rank, the company announced on Thursday. Imam came to the attention of Top Rank officials in his last
8:59 AM ET Steve KimESPN Three men can lay claim to the title of “world champion” in boxing’s junior featherweight division. The WBO title belongs to Emanuel Navarrete, who faces Francisco De Vaca on Saturday (10 p.m., ESPN) at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Rey Vargas has been the WBC champion for
Aug 14, 2019 WBO junior featherweight titleholder Emanuel Navarrete put his belt on the line against Francisco De Vaca in the main event of a Top Rank Boxing card Saturday night at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The fight will air live on ESPN at 10 p.m. ET, with undercard bouts also
12:06 PM ET Before unified heavyweight world titleholder Andy Ruiz Jr. and former titlist Anthony Joshua fight in the ring in their much-anticipated rematch, there apparently will be a fight over where the bout will take place. Ruiz was vocal about not wanting to have the rematch on Joshua’s turf in the United Kingdom when
4:27 AM ET Tyson Fury has told ESPN he believes Anthony Joshua will be knocked out again by ‘three-headed monster’ Andy Ruiz Jr. when the pair meet in a rematch in December. Joshua (21-1, 20 KOs) was knocked down three times at Madison Square Garden, New York, on his way to a shock defeat to
6:38 AM ET The dressing rooms at the stadium in Zaire for the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ had to be hosed down beforehand to wash away the blood of those slaughtered at the venue beforehand. Ken Regan /Walt Disney Television via Getty Images The E-Prix track in Diriyah, an ancient village on the outskirts of Riyadh