Boxing

6:27 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Canelo Alvarez is still in search of a foe after a long-negotiated deal with Caleb Plant fell through at the 11th hour. Boxing’s top star traditionally fights on two weekends: Cinco de Mayo and again on Mexican Independence Day weekend in September. Those are the dates Floyd Mayweather and Alvarez’s
0 Comments
3:02 PM ET Former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe is getting back in the ring. Bowe, 53, will face former NBA player Lamar Odom in a celebrity boxing event on Oct. 2 at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami, event promoter Damon Feldman told ESPN. Bowe, a member of the International Boxing Hall of
0 Comments
7:51 AM ET The welterweight clash between Conor Benn and Adrian Granados has been postponed as Benn tested positive for COVID-19, DAZN announced on Thursday. Benn (18-0-0) and Granados (21-8-3) were originally scheduled to meet in the WBA continental title fight at Matchroom Boxing’s Essex headquarters on Saturday. DAZN said a new date for the
0 Comments
2:31 AM ET New Zealand boxer David Nyika did not face much trouble on his way to a 5-0 victory against Youness Baalla in his Olympics heavyweight debut on Tuesday other than having to contend with an attempted bite from his Moroccan opponent. Nyika, a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, had won the first two
0 Comments
7:10 PM ET 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 Joe Joyce took a big step toward a world heavyweight title shot with a sixth-round stoppage win over Carlos Takam in London on Saturday.
0 Comments