MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A municipal court judge has sentenced WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to 60 hours of community service for misdemeanor marijuana possession. Judge Ricky McKinney found Wilder, 32, guilty Thursday and ordered him to perform the community service at a local YMCA. Wilder received a 30-day suspended sentence and two years of probation.
1:27 PM ET Isaac RobinsonESPN British heavyweight Dillian Whyte is confident of making opponent Lucas Browne suffer when the pair meet in London on March 24. Brixton’s Whyte (22-1, 16 KOs) will defend his WBC ranking title against former WBA world heavyweight champion Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) at The O2 and with the insults already
Claressa Shields, the face of women’s boxing in the United States, claimed two super middleweight world title belts in her last fight — just the fourth of her pro career — but she is just getting started. Shields won back-to-back Olympic gold medals in 2012 and 2016, the only American ever to do that in
Light heavyweight contender Eleider “Storm” Alvarez on Wednesday withdrew from participating in a purse bid for a vacant interim title against Oleksandr Gvozdyk. The promotional rights for the bout were scheduled to be auctioned to the highest-bidding promoter on Friday afternoon at the WBC offices in Mexico City, with Alvarez in line for 60 percent
LONDON — Amir Khan has signed with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing in a three-fight deal, with his first bout coming on April 21, at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. It has been more than 18 months since Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) last boxed, with his last fight ending in a brutal sixth-round knockout defeat handed
Jan 9, 2018 Isaac RobinsonESPN Heavyweight storm Tyson Fury is gathering for a second assault on boxing and this time, he’s being steered by a trainer younger than he is. When Fury, 29, shocked the world more than two years ago by ending Wladimir Klitschko’s decade-long reign as heavyweight champion, the gameplan set out by
Danny Garcia has been the unified junior welterweight world champion and also won a welterweight world title, but he lost for the first time in his last fight and is now trying to move forward. In March, Garcia came close to unifying two welterweight world titles but dropped a split decision to Keith Thurman in
Welterweights Ray Robinson and Yordenis Ugas will meet in a world title eliminator Feb. 10 after the IBF agreed to approve the bout as an eliminator for the No. 2 position in its rankings. The winner will move a step closer to a mandatory shot at the 147-pound world title held by Errol Spence Jr.
Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire, two former fighter of the year winners looking to get back to world-title form, will fight each other in an effort to advance their goals. They will meet in a 12-round featherweight showdown April 21 at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Frampton’s hometown, promoter Frank Warren announced on
Former cruiserweight world titleholder Grigory Drozd announced his retirement from boxing on Monday. “Dear friends (and) fans of boxing, today I made a very important decision for me,” he said in a statement. “I officially declare the end of my sports career. I want to thank my team, my coach and my promoters. Life does