Boxing

Junior bantamweight world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai was launched to stardom with significant victories in his last three fights in the United States. However, the toast of Thailand has declined an opportunity for a fourth major fight in a row stateside and will instead participate in a nontitle bout in his homeland, it was announced
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Junior lightweight world titleholder Miguel Berchelt, bigger, faster and stronger, imposed himself on Jonathan Victor Barros in a one-sided, third-round knockout victory on Saturday night at the Poliforum Zamna in Berchelt’s adopted hometown of Merida, Mexico. Berchelt applied relentless pressure to Barros, a former featherweight world titleholder, knocking him down three times to retain his
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Undefeated junior welterweight power puncher Vergil Ortiz Jr. had no trouble disposing of two-time former junior lightweight titleholder Juan Carlos Salgado, using a vicious left hook to the body at 1:52 of the third round to knock him out in a scheduled 10-round bout Saturday night. The fight highlighted a Golden Boy on ESPN card
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Jun 23, 2018 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 Martin Murray took out his recent frustrations on Roberto Garcia in a dominant points win, moving him closer to a world title shot. Murray
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Promoting a hot prospect can be like walking a tightrope across Niagara Falls — one slip and all the work, money and championship dreams could be washed away in a split second. Match the prospect too tough too soon or too easy for too long, and failure is virtually guaranteed. Making the right move at
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Claressa Shields, the only American boxer to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals, had faced virtually no adversity through her brilliant amateur career or in her first five professional fights — until Friday night. That’s when Shields, the unified women’s super middleweight world titleholder, dropped down in weight to challenge unified junior middleweight titleholder Hanna Gabriels,
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UFC president Dana White has branded Eddie Hearn “very oversensitive” regarding reports of a potential $500 million deal between the UFC and Anthony Joshua. Hearn has been Joshua’s promoter since he turned professional in 2013, guiding him from his Olympic gold medal to the current unified heavyweight champion of the world. Despite interest from other
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