Opening Bell: Lomachenko-Garcia not realistic NEW YORK — After pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko finished scoring a wide, but tough, unanimous decision over Jose Pedraza to unify two lightweight world titles on Saturday night at the sold-out Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, he answered how he always does when he’s asked who he wants next.
GREATER MANCHESTER, England — Rocky Fielding was only five minutes late at the gym when he walked in on his own, carrying his bag and clutching two brand new pairs of sparring gloves and making apologies when none were needed. “I had to do the nursery run and then go to the post office to
2:06 AM ET Steve KimESPN In the final bout of HBO’s storied history in boxing, Cecilia Braekhus (35-0, 9 KO) retained her undisputed welterweight championship by easily outboxing Aleksandra Magdziak-Lopes (18-5-3, 1 KO) over 10 rounds in front of a sparse crowd on Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Two judges had it
NEW YORK — Pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko had accomplished so much in his first dozen pro fights by winning world titles in three weight classes and setting a variety of all-time boxing records along the way, but there was one thing that had eluded him: unifying belts. The brilliant Lomachenko can now check that box
NEW YORK — Emanuel Navarrete was fighting outside of his native Mexico for the first time but never seemed unnerved by it or the fact that he would be on the biggest stage of his career when he faced junior featherweight world titlist Isaac Dogboe. And Navarrete, the mandatory challenger, took it to Dogboe. He
Dec 8, 2018 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 Kell Brook might have earned a unanimous decision win over Michael Zerafa on Saturday, but his performance leaves doubts over his ability to win
NEW YORK — After Sergey Kovalev lost his light heavyweight world title to Eleider “Storm” Alvarez in upset fashion in August, he quickly exercised his contractual right to an immediate rematch. Not long after that, Kovalev’s promoter, Main Events, announced it had made a deal with Top Rank to have the fight headline a Top
Lightweight world titleholder Vasiliy Lomachenko tore the labrum in his right shoulder in May, underwent a surgical repair days later and embarked on an intense rehab and training program in an effort to return to the ring this year. On Saturday he will face Jose Pedraza in a 135-pound unification fight at Madison Square Garden,
NEW YORK — Top Rank is beefing up its heavyweight ranks by making a deal to co-promote contender Kubrat Pulev. Pulev has been promoted by Epic Sports’ John Wirt and Ivaylo Gotzev, but they have hammered out a multiyear deal with Top Rank to co-promote Pulev. Pulev, Wirt, Gotzev and Top Rank chairman Bob Arum
It was a festive atmosphere as pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko and Jose Pedraza both weighed in on Friday afternoon for their lightweight world title unification fight at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Vasiliy Lomachenko has won world titles in three divisions but has always wanted to unify the belts in a weight class.