Luis Nery was overweight and stripped of his bantamweight world title on Wednesday, one day before he was scheduled to defend the belt in a rematch with former titlist Shinsuke Yamanaka at the Ryogoku Sumo Arena in Tokyo. Nery was way over the 118-pound bantamweight division limit. On his first attempt Nery weighed 123 pounds.
There’s something organic about the way boxing builds upon itself, higher and higher, until it topples over and the cycle begins anew. This is true of every weight class but most acutely felt in the heavyweight division, a realm where everything is magnified due to the size of the participants and the legendary status of
Feb 26, 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 insists he has no fears about making weight or suffering another eye injury ahead of his super-welterweight debut against Belarus’ Sergey Rabchenko
LOS ANGELES — When he was a boxing manager in the 1990s, Tom Loeffler worked with former featherweight world titlist Kevin Kelley and later with Shane Mosley during his days as lightweight world champion before moving into the promotional end of the business to work with heavyweight champion brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko. These days
0:36 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defeats Juan Francisco Estrada by majority decision as Sor Ringvisai retains his junior bantamweight world title. A roundup of the past week’s notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at Inglewood, Calif. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai W12 Juan Francisco Estrada – Full recapRetains world junior bantamweight titleScores: 117-111, 115-113, 114-114Records: Sor
6:57 AM ET ESPN staff George Groves has asked to postpone the final of the World Boxing Super Series after announcing Monday he will have surgery to fix the shoulder he injured during his semifinal against Chris Eubank Jr. Groves, 29, secured his place in final with a comfortable points win over rival Eubank Jr.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The feel-good story of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai continued as he retained his junior bantamweight world title by majority decision in an intense slugfest with mandatory challenger Juan Francisco Estrada on Saturday night at The Forum. The crowd of 7,827, mostly Mexican fans on hand to support Estrada, booed the decision when the
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Manny Pacquiao, of course, is one of the greatest fighters in boxing history and sits atop the list of the all-time best from the Philippines with 1960s junior lightweight world champion Gabriel “Flash” Elorde and 1920s flyweight champion Pancho Villa behind him. But Donnie Nietes continued to make his case that he
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 Callum Smith eased past Nieky Holzken by unanimous points decision on Saturday to set up a World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) final with English
Junior welterweight Josh Taylor, one of boxing’s best prospects, had a change of opponents on Saturday. Taylor (11-0, 10 KOs), a 27-year-old southpaw from Scotland, was supposed to face vastly more experienced former two-division world titleholder Humberto Soto on March 3 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. However, on Saturday, Cyclone Promotions announced that Soto