Boxing

5:57 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN The deal for the planned April 15 superfight between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia hasn’t yet been completed because of a dispute over the rematch clause, Garcia’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, told ESPN on Monday. De La Hoya received the contract two weeks ago and said every other issue
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3:23 PM ET Jorge Masvidal, one of the UFC’s biggest stars, has put together a boxing card with some legendary combat sports names. Boxing icon Roy Jones Jr. and former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will compete in a pro boxing match April 1 in Pettis’ hometown of Milwaukee, Masvidal confirmed Monday with ESPN. The
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12:27 PM ET Associated Press Former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will launch his comeback with a fight against American boxer Jermaine Franklin in London on April 1. Last month, sources told ESPN’s Mike Coppinger that both boxers were in the process of finalizing a deal for the bout. Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) hasn’t fought since
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Feb 4, 2023 NEW YORK — Alycia Baumgardner was throwing slower punches toward the end, looking like she’d thrown every punch she had. And in some ways, perhaps she had. The three-belt junior lightweight titlist already had knocked down Elhem Mekhaled two times and come close to a third, and now, all Baumgardner needed to
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2:25 AM ET Michael Rothstein Close Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer Previously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Mike Coppinger NEW YORK — Amanda Serrano could only enjoy her decision victory over Erika Cruz for the undisputed featherweight title for about 30 seconds on
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12:07 AM ET NEW YORK — The blood seemed to be everywhere, consistently coming out of the top of Erika Cruz’s forehead, on her arm and getting on Amanda Serrano, too. Even an hour after the fight, in a post-fight news conference, some of Cruz’s blood remained on the shirt of Serrano’s trainer, Jordan Maldonado.
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Feb 3, 2023 Amanda Serrano puts her three featherweight world titles on the line against fellow champion Erika Cruz in a fight for the undisputed championship at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Serrano (43-2-1, 30 KOs) has won world titles in seven different weight classes, but has never been undisputed.
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12:49 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Emanuel Navarrete outlasted Liam Wilson in a back-and-forth slugfest on Friday night in Glendale, Arizona, to claim the vacant WBO junior lightweight title with a ninth-round TKO. Navarrete, who is from Mexico, was floored by the 8-1 underdog in Round 4 — the first knockdown of his career — but
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