Boxing

Saul Canelo Alvarez’s approval by DAZN for his next fight against his IBF mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko is no longer tied to a trilogy match against Gennady Golovkin, according to Mike Coppinger.  IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Canelo can now take the fight against Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs) without the approval of the contest being tied to a third match against GGG by DAZN.

Read more ...

Robeisy Ramirez, Paul Kroll and Sonny Conto to see action on ESPN+ undercard stream starting at 6:30 p.m. ET

PHILADELPHIA (July 31, 2019) — Former super featherweight world champion Jason Sosa won’t have to travel far for his next assignment. The native of Camden, New Jersey, will make the short drive to Philadelphia to face veteran Haskell Lydell Rhodes in a 10-round super featherweight bout Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Liacouras Center.

Read more ...

BELFAST (July 31, 2019) –  Michael "Mick" Conlan emerged from Belfast City Hall and walked up the steps of the makeshift ring set up outside in Donegall Square. In the center of the city, Conlan, the fighting pride of Belfast, took center stage.

Conlan (11-0, 6 KOs), one of the greatest amateur boxers to come out of the Irish system, will fight Diego Alberto Ruiz (21-2, 10 KOs) Saturday evening at Falls Park as part of the city's annual Féile an Phobail summer festival.

Read more ...

The chorus from Manny Pacquiao’s victory over Keith Thurman since the other weekend at one time became so deafening.

While I agree that Pacquiao’s win over Thurman is not an ordinary feat, given that the Filipino is already 40 years old, the aftermath of the fight showed Pacquiao must have sustained a terrible beating.

Read more ...

LOS ANGELES (July 25, 2019) — Former junior featherweight world champion Jessie Magdaleno will take on Rafael Rivera in a 10-round featherweight clash Saturday, Aug. 17 at Banc of California Stadium. The Magdaleno-Rivera fight will be the co-feature underneath Emanuel Navarrete’s WBO junior featherweight world title defense against Francisco “Panchito” De Vaca.

Read more ...

SAN DIEGO -- The California State Athletic Commission, which met Monday in San Diego, lifted a suspension on a boxer who had been barred from fights in California since forcing a kiss on a television reporter during an interview earlier this year.

Kubrat Pulev was suspended in March after kissing reporter Jenny Ravalo on live television following a fight in Costa Mesa.

Read more ...

Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has been placed in a medically induced coma after undergoing brain surgery following his loss to Subriel Matias in an IBF junior welterweight title eliminator bout on Friday night.

After deciding that his fighter had taken too much punishment, Hall of Fame trainer Buddy McGirt decided to throw in the towel after the 11th round. It proved to be a wise decision as Dadashev vomited before he could even make it back to the locker room, and he left the arena on a stretcher.

Read more ...

(July 23, 2019) — Top Rank is devastated to report that Maxim Dadashev passed away earlier this morning due to injuries sustained during last Friday's bout. Maxim was a talented fighter inside the ring and a loving husband and father outside the ropes. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Read more ...

The victory of Manny Pacquiao over Keith Thurman on Sunday confirms the Filipino’s place among the sport’s greats. And with the win, the Filipino is now the “Super” world welterweight champion of the World Boxing Association.

And while it is a time to rejoice, let us also take this occasion to reflect on whether we should continue prodding Pacquiao to fight more, especially against other top-tier opposition in the welterweight division.

Read more ...

LAS VEGAS: Father Time may be undefeated, as the old boxing saying goes, but Manny Pacquiao is not going down without a fight.

The 40-year-old Filipino legend wrote another improbable chapter in his glittering career on Saturday, with an age-defying split decision victory over the hitherto unbeaten Keith Thurman.

Read more ...