Boxing

7:57 PM ET Andrew Moloney’s team has filed an appeal with the Nevada State Athletic Commission following a controversial conclusion in last Saturday’s boxing match with Joshua Franco in Las Vegas, Moloney’s attorney, Josh Dubin, told ESPN on Wednesday. The fight, a rematch for Franco’s WBA super flyweight title at MGM Grand, was stopped by
Nov 13, 2020 Canelo Alvarez’s fight against Callum Smith to unify the WBA super middleweight titles will take place Saturday, Dec. 19. Alvarez and Smith agreed to the fight last Wednesday but were still looking for a date. The bout will be televised on DAZN. Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs) will face “Mundo” Smith (27-0, 19
3:19 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 Tyson Fury will have to reconsider his 2021 plans and fight Deontay Wilder if his rival wins an arbitration hearing, according to Fury’s co-promoter,
1:29 AM ET Leave it to the pandemic to stop one of the biggest fights in boxing. A potential welterweight unification bout between Terence “Bud” Crawford and Manny Pacquiao was nixed because of COVID-19 restrictions, Crawford said early Sunday morning after he retained his WBO welterweight belt with a fourth-round stoppage over Kell Brook. During
7:09 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 Katie Taylor’s reign as undisputed world lightweight champion was never in doubt as she produced a dazzling display to unanimously outpoint Miriam Gutierrez on
5:55 PM ET Saturday’s WBO welterweight championship between Terence Crawford and Kell Brook was made official on Friday, as both fighters successfully made weight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs), the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world according to ESPN, weighed-in at 146.4 pounds, while Brook (39-2, 27 KOs)
6:39 PM ET After months of conflict between Canelo Alvarez, his promoters and his broadcast partners, Alvarez is finally heading back to the ring. Alvarez will meet Callum Smith to unify WBA super middleweight titles in Texas in December, sources close to the negotiations revealed to ESPN. This will be Alvarez’s first appearance since his
2:52 PM ET Ryan Garcia won’t fight again this year after all. The top boxing prospect’s Dec. 5 bout with Luke Campbell was postponed Tuesday due to Campbell’s positive test for COVID-19, Golden Boy Promotions announced. The press release stated that a new date will be announced “shortly.” The original bout was scheduled for Fantasy