Boxing

6:16 PM ET Floyd Mayweather Jr. is heading back to the ring. Sort of. The retired former boxing champion will wear gloves again Feb. 20 for an exhibition match against YouTube personality Logan Paul, Mayweather announced on his Instagram account Sunday. According to the event’s webpage, the bout will be streamed as a pay-per-view. The
12:49 AM ET Errol Spence Jr. insisted he was still the same fighter despite a severe car accident nearly 14 months ago. Any skepticism surrounding that claim disappeared on Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Spence had no problems against Danny Garcia and won in a unanimous decision, 116-112, 116-112, 117-111. Spence retained
6:39 PM ET 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 Billy Joe Saunders stayed in contention to face Saul “Canelo” Alvarez by retaining his world super-middleweight title via a slick, unanimous points win over
Dec 2, 2020 WBC flyweight world titlist Julio Cesar Martinez will defend his belt against Francisco Rodriguez Jr. on the Canelo Alvarez-Callum Smith undercard on Dec. 19 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The matchup was announced Wednesday. Martinez (17-1, 13 KOs) won the title in a ninth-round TKO victory over Cristofer Rosales in December
6:11 AM ET 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 Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight world title defence against Kubrat Pulev will have 1,000 supporters present at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London on Dec. 12.
8:26 PM ET Snoop Dogg is coming to boxing on a more permanent basis. The legendary rapper announced Tuesday he is partnering with Triller, an entertainment and music platform that put on Saturday’s Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. fight, to create a new boxing league called The Fight Club. The league will have multiple events per
5:05 PM ET 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 Anthony Joshua says he believes he’s more likely to face Oleksandr Usyk in 2021 than his rival world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Promoters of
2:24 PM ET Boxing’s Jarrell Miller has been suspended for performance-enhancing drug use. Again. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously Wednesday to ban Miller, the heavyweight once tied to a big title fight against Anthony Joshua, for two years due to a positive drug test for the banned substance GW501516. Miller can get
12:40 PM ET 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 Daniel Dubois’ promoter Frank Warren has hit back at critics who accused the English heavyweight of quitting in Saturday’s knockout loss to Joe Joyce.