3:38 PM ET Mikey Garcia, who has won world titles in four weight divisions and is regarded as one of boxing’s pound-for-pound best, vacated his lightweight belt on Thursday. The WBC, whose title Garcia held, also announced that it has given Garcia the rare designation of “champion emeritus,” meaning that should Garcia decide to return
11:55 PM ET When Robert Brant wrested a secondary middleweight world title from Japanese star Ryota Murata in October, he did so in Las Vegas, where he trains and spends a lot of time. Now he is headed to Murata’s turf for the rematch. Both fighters were on hand as the sequel was announced at
6:53 PM ET The changes keep coming for former unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin. On Wednesday, Golovkin announced perhaps the biggest change of all — that he has parted ways with longtime trainer Abel Sanchez, who was an integral part of his success since they got together for Golovkin’s first world title bout in
3:21 PM ET Steve KimESPN WBO bantamweight champion Zolani Tete (28-3, 21 KOs) has been scratched due to a shoulder injury and will not be facing Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KOs) this Saturday night at the Cajun Dome in Lafayette, Louisiana, in the World Boxing Super Series semifinals. A source not authorized by the WBSS
9:26 PM ET Featherweight Ruben Villa, one of the top prospects in boxing, will face Luis Alberto Lopez on May 10 at Omega Products International in Corona, California, co-promoters Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions announced on Tuesday. The fight will headline a tripleheader on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (Showtime, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT). Villa (15-0, 5
7:25 PM ET Junior welterweight contender Amir Imam has filed a lawsuit against promoter Don King and manager Roosevelt “Stacey” McKinley for breach of contract and for violations of the federal Muhammad Ali Reform Act. Imam, who filed the suit in the 11th Circuit Court for Broward County, Florida, on April 16, is seeking an
4:49 AM ET Kash Ali has been handed a six-month ban from boxing after he was disqualified for biting opponent David Price last month. Ali has also been fined £10,000 by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) following the incident, which took place at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England on Mar. 30.
4:37 PM ET It’s no secret that the fight former unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin wants most is a third crack at bitter rival Canelo Alvarez, who took his belts by disputed majority decision in their rematch last September, which came a year after an even more controversial draw that most thought GGG won.
3:59 PM ET Opening Bell: Another quagmire NEW YORK — For five years, the sports world waited and waited and waited for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to finally fight. It was an agonizing process that was horrendous to follow and even worse to cover. They finally met to unify welterweight belts in 2015, and
1:00 PM ET Who is the world’s best fighter, regardless of weight class? Check out ESPN’s latest top 10. Don’t forget to check out Dan Rafael’s divisional rankings, which are updated weekly. For a list of the current champions in all weight classes, click here. Note: Results are through April 21. THE PANEL: Dan Rafael,