CAMDEN, N.J. — A former heavyweight boxer who was defeated by Larry Holmes died in a construction accident last Thursday. David Bey, of Philadelphia, was struck by a piece of metal and killed while working on a mixed-use real estate development project in Camden, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He was 60.
NEW YORK — When his lawyer introduced Magomed Abdusalamov at a news conference outside of Madison Square Garden on Monday, he said the former heavyweight contender had made a “miraculous recovery” from the tragic turn his life took at MSG nearly four years ago. The Abdusalamov family’s attorney characterized the $22 million settlement — a
Heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder, who has been seeking a dangerous opponent, will get one. Wilder will take on the much-avoided “King Kong” Luis Ortiz on Nov. 4 (Showtime) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Lou DiBella, who is promoting the card, has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday in New York to make a
Large bets for as much as $500,000 showed up on Gennady Golovkin at Las Vegas sportsbooks in the final hours before Saturday’s title fight against Canelo Alvarez. They would all have to be refunded, after a controversial decision left both bettors and bookmakers disappointed and confused. Heading into the decision, oddsmakers believed Golovkin had won
LAS VEGAS — In 1981, all-time greats Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns, two of the most accomplished, popular and exciting fighters of their time, battled for welterweight supremacy in a classic fight that is still talked about to this day. The highly anticipated confrontation at Caesars Palace is a major part of the Hall
LAS VEGAS — We were supposed to get a winner and a loser Saturday night. Punch stats Punches Alvarez Golovkin Landed 218 169 Thrown 703 505 Percent 31 33 — Courtesy of CompuBox That’s the way big-time sports are supposed to work. There’s a coldhearted beauty in that steel scoreboard sitting at the end of
7:01 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 LONDON — Billy Joe Saunders will fight in December even if it is not against Gennady Golovkin in a world middleweight title unification fight.
Saturday night’s middleweight title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez turned out to be as good as advertised — but there was no winner. The fight was ruled a draw. Judge Adalaide Byrd surprisingly giving the match a 118-110 score in favor of Alvarez, while judge Dave Moretti scored it 115-113 for Golovkin and
The long-anticipated middleweight title fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin ended with a split-decision draw Saturday night. As defending champion, Golovkin retains his WBA, WBC and IBF championships. Two of the judges had the bout scored closely: Dave Moretti favored Golovkin 115-113, and Don Trella had a 114-114 draw. Adalaide Byrd scored the fight
The only remaining World Boxing Super Series bout without an official date and site now has one. Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KOs) and Rob Brant (22-0, 15 KOs) will meet on Oct. 27 at the Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany, in the last quarterfinal of the WBSS eight-man, single-elimination super middleweight tournament, organizers announced Saturday. “I