Super middleweight world titleholder David Benavidez is at the center of a brewing legal fight between promoters Bob Arum of Top Rank and Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing. Arum told ESPN on Tuesday that he signed Benavidez to a promotional contract last week, but Lewkowicz said he still has the fighter under contract through 2021.
This year’s ESPN World Fame 100 is a compilation of some of the biggest names in sports. Here is everything you need to know about our list, from the newcomers to our methodology to some who might have not cracked the Top 100 but are still making an impact. ESPN World Fame 100: The complete
May 22, 2018 ESPN staff Anthony Joshua believes he owes it to his home fans to fight Deontay Wilder in the UK. Joshua added the WBO heavyweight belt to his existing WBA and IBF straps on March 31 with unanimous decision victory over Joseph Parker. Light heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson fought to a majority
Boxing fans can rise and shine to a world title doubleheader on ESPN+ on Friday morning. Top Rank on Monday night finalized a deal with Teiken Promotions to acquire the American rights to the card headlined by Japanese star Naoya “Monster” Inoue, who will move up in weight to go for a world title in
The opening bell: Immediate rematch or nah? Light heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson retained his title for the ninth time when he and former two-division titlist Badou Jack fought to an intense draw Saturday in Toronto in an outstanding fight. So the question is, should there be an immediate rematch? Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KOs), 40,
Josh Warrington would have no qualms about travelling to Belfast to take on Carl Frampton, but the new IBF featherweight champion is doubtful a bout can be arranged for this summer. Warrington became the first boxer from Leeds to win a world title when — fighting at his beloved Elland Road, the home of Leeds
Hekkie Budler survived a knockdown in the final round to eke out a unanimous decision in an upset against Ryoichi Taguchi as he claimed two junior flyweight world title belts on Sunday at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo. All three judges scored the fight 114-113 for Budler, who was coming off a controversial split-decision
The opponent for former unified heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury’s ring return on June 9 was revealed on Sunday. Promoter Frank Warren announced that Fury’s highly anticipated comeback will come against Sefer Seferi in a scheduled 10-round bout that will take place at the Manchester Arena in Fury’s hometown of Manchester, England. Fury (25-0, 18
TORONTO — Adonis Stevenson retained his WBC light heavyweight title Saturday night after a majority draw with Badou Jack. Two judges scored it 114-114, and the third gave Jack a 115-113 edge. It was a grueling, riveting fight, with both men enjoying stretches of success. Jack was the one administering punishment when it ended, however.
OXON HILL, Md. — Gary Russell Jr.’s hand speed made all the difference. His nonstop punching to the head and body was more than enough to overcome the big heart and game effort from mandatory challenger Joseph Diaz Jr., as Russell won a unanimous decision to retain his featherweight world title on Saturday at the