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Ringside Seat: Spence has a chance to showcase talent against veteran Peterson

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:11:40 EST

Welterweight world titleholder Errol Spence Jr. is considered one of the most talented fighters in the division. He can burnish his résumé by defeating Lamont Peterson on Saturday. Here's everything you need to know about the fight.

Lomachenko named fighter of year by writers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:06:55 EST

Junior lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko was selected the 2017 Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year.

Lomachenko rep takes air out of Pacquiao talk

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:08:27 EST

Vasiliy Lomachenko's manager says the junior lightweight champ won't be fighting Manny Pacquiao any time soon, shooting down comments made by Pacquiao earlier this week.

Spence: Fight with Peterson 'measuring stick to see where I'm at'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:07:38 EST

Errol Spence Jr. is a heavy favorite to defeat Lamont Peterson on Saturday. But the welterweight world titlist is not taking anything for granted and expects to be in a tough fight from start to finish.

Fortuna fails to make weight, ruled ineligible

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:38:38 EST

Javier Fortuna failed to make the 135-pound limit for a lightweight world title challenge against Robert Easter Jr., and he now is ineligible to win the belt.

Garcia-Lipinets title bout now set for March 10

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:38:05 EST

Reigning lightweight world titleholder Mikey Garcia's chance to win a title in a fourth weight class has been rescheduled for March 10 after junior welterweight world titlist Sergey Lipinets suffered a minor hand injury while training.

Brook eyeing fight with Khan in 2018

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:38:13 EST

Kell Brook will have domestic rival Amir Khan on his mind when he returns to the ring for the first time since his Bramall Lane heartbreak at the Sheffield Arena in March.

Saunders, Flanagan set for separate title bouts

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:59:22 EST

Former titlists Billy Joe Saunders and Terry Flanagan, two of England's top fighters, will have world title bouts on the same card on April 14, promoter Frank Warren announced Friday.

Former champ Small charged with terror offence

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:20:22 EST

Former British light-middleweight champion Anthony Small has been charged with a terror offence.

Mundine would be 'step backwards' for Horn

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:20:25 EST

Jeff Horn's promoter Dean Lonergan has ruled out any fight with Anthony Mundine in the short term, saying it would be a clear "step backwards".

Berchelt looking for title bout opponent

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:18:22 EST

Junior lightweight champion Miguel Berchelt is looking for an opponent after Cristian Mijares was pulled from the fight after some unspecified contract issues.

Fury free to box after interview with BBBofC

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:20:09 EST

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is free to box in the UK again after a successful interview with the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) on Friday.

Joshua 'bored' of Fury fight talk

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:21:15 EST

Anthony Joshua has revealed his interest in fighting Tyson Fury has wilted and has stated he is becoming "a bit bored" of the talk surrounding a potential fight.

Taylor to fight Soto on March 3, wants world title

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:43:16 EST

Josh Taylor faces Humberto Soto on March 3 in the first of "two or three fights" before a world title shot.

Chat: Dan Rafael talks boxing, noon ET

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:56:45 EST

Senior writer Dan Rafael answers your questions about the sweet science, including this weekend's fights and much more.

Ogawa suspended for prefight positive test

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:31:46 EST

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended Kenichi Ogawa after it revealed the IBF junior lightweight champion tested positive for two forms of synthetic testoterone.

Lipnets has hand injury, postpones Garcia fight

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:52:06 EST

Sergey Lipinets has postponed the first defense of his junior welterweight title against Mikey Garcia after suffering a hand injury during training.

Frampton: I want a title fight this summer

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:20:42 EST

Carl Frampton is hoping to earn a world title shot in the summer, provided that he comes through his April 21 fight with Filipino boxer Nonito Donaire.

Joshua dismisses Parker's 'king of steroids' claim

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:30:02 EST

Anthony Joshua dismissed Joseph Parker calling him "king of steroids" and resisted the temptation to launch a verbal attack on his rival champion.

Business as usual despite Parker fight bringing 'rare occasion'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:48:47 EST

The first prefight news conference between Anthony Joshua and Joshua Parker passed without incident. For all the posturing, verbal jousting and thinly veiled insults thrown in Joshua's direction from Parker's camp, there was a line drawn in the sand.

Parker: I know Joshua's weaknesses, he thinks he knows mine

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:23:08 EST

Joseph Parker has promised to be better than his last fight when he faces unifies heavyweight titles with Anthony Joshua on March 31.

Chocolatito plans return to ring in 2018

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:24:19 EST

Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez is planning his return to ring this spring after a difficult 2017.

Tete pulls out of title defense with calf injury

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:38:02 EST

Zolani Tete was forced to withdraw from a mandatory defense of his bantamweight title against Omar Narvaez on Feb. 10 because of a calf injury.

Joshua brands Parker's criticism as 'fake news'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:32:36 EST

Anthony Joshua dismissed criticism from Joseph Parker's team about his punch resistance, describing it as "fake news" at a news conference Tuesday.

Fury: Me or Joshua 'going to sleep' if we fight

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:02:44 EST

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has warned Anthony Joshua that one of them will "go to sleep" within four rounds if they step into the ring together.

Fury backing Parker to shock AJ

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:05:26 EST

Tyson Fury has made a surprise a prediction for the highly-anticipated heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker by backing the New Zealander to claim victory.

Khan is back, but can he become a world champion?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:25 EST

After two years out of the ring, Amir Khan is back and is targeting a third world title by the end of 2018 -- but is that a realistic target?

Promoter: Khan has lost Brits' interest

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:01 EST

Frank Warren says the British public have lost interest in Amir Khan's boxing career following his prolonged absence from the ring.

Mundine wants one more year and Jeff Horn

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:42:12 EST

Anthony Mundine plans to continue boxing for another year, and hopes to climb into the ring against fellow Australian champion Jeff Horn.

Scorecard: Shields retains title; Ergashev dominates

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:50:51 EST

Claressa Shields retained her unified women's super middleweight title by defeating Tori Nelson on Friday, setting up a move down to middleweight this spring. Dan Rafael reviews Shields' victory, along with other bouts from the weekend.

Joshua-Parker unification bout set for March 31

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:23:43 EST

The heavyweight division will move one step closer to an undisputed champion as two-belt titleholder Anthony Joshua and one-belt titlist Joseph Parker will meet to unify their world titles on March 31 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

Joshua-Parker fight could decide heavyweight division's future

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 05:59:07 EST

With the announcement of Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker, heavyweight boxing is tidying itself up and setting up the possibility of an undisputed champion. But that could take longer than boxing fans expect.

Exclusive: Joshua 'rattled and angry' - Parker

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:48:33 EST

Joseph Parker insists the next 10 weeks will make or break for him before his heavyweight unification fight against a "rattled and angry" Anthony Joshua.

Wilder giving Ortiz another chance

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:09:55 EST

Heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder is giving Luis "King Kong" Ortiz another chance after their first bout was canceled due to Ortiz failed drug test

Wilder found guilty on misdemeanor pot charge

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:10:03 EST

Deontay Wilder was found guilty Thursday on a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession and received a 30-day suspended sentence and two years of probation. He also was ordered to perform 60 hours of community service at a local YMCA.

Shields rolls through Nelson in shutout decision

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:29:17 EST

Olympic champion Claressa Shields proved to be too skilled for Tori Nelson on Friday night and won every round on all three judges' scorecards to retain her women's world titles.

Robert Easter: 'It's time we unify these titles'

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:13:52 EST

Robert Easter, who fights former junior lightweight titlist Javier Fortuna next Saturday, believes he deserves a shot at either Mikey Garcia or Jorge Linares next.

Khan signs three-fight deal with Matchroom

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:12:59 EST

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.

Garcia: Thurman loss behind; ready for big '18

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 20:49:42 EST

Off since dropping a split decision to Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia says he's "healthy and strong and ready to fight" as he prepares for his return to the ring against Brandon Rios on Feb. 17.

Dan Rafael's wish list for 2018

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 13:21:30 EST

The new year is upon us. Here are a few things we'd like to see in boxing in 2018, including the return of a heavyweight title fight for the ages.

The biggest boxing stories of 2017

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 13:36:39 EST

Dedicated boxing fans and casual fight fans will remember boxing in 2017 for very different reasons.

Fights we want to see in 2018

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 11:46:11 EST

Expectations are always high for fight fans, and the anticipation is often sweeter than the fights themselves. These are a few of the bouts we'd like to see in the new year, including a heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

WBC updates status of world titles and mandatory situations

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 09:51:10 EST

What's next for each of the WBC's titleholders? The organization provided an update on January 2.

ESPN's 2017 boxing fight of the year: Joshua vs. Klitschko

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 11:31:41 EST

The choice for ESPN's fight of the year was an easy one: the slugfest between heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.

ESPN's seven British & Irish prospects to watch in 2018

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 08:22:25 EST

From super-lightweight talent Josh Taylor to heavyweight hitter Daniel Dubois, their are plenty of British and Irish boxers ready to follow in the path of Anthony Joshua and co in 2018.

ESPN's 2017 prospect of the year

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:55:21 EST

For Ryan Garcia, baseball was his first love. But the junior lightweight, who certainly doesn't lack for confidence, fell in love with boxing at an early age and today he's the 2017 ESPN prospect of the year.

ESPN's 2017 round of the year

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 09:21:07 EST

Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans in April in a fight that included a dramatic fifth round that set the tone for the rest of a great heavyweight title fight and earned 2017 round of the year honors.