8:27 AM ET ESPN staff David Haye looks set to get the rematch he craves after fellow Briton Tony Bellow appeared to accept his challenge on social media. Haye called out Bellew on social media Tuesday insisting that “teams have finally agreed ALL terms” after months of negotiating, but added: “Will Bellew put pen to
The representatives for unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez plan to begin discussions this week for a rematch, both camps told ESPN on Tuesday. After nearly two years of public desire to see the fight, Golovkin and Alvarez finally met in the year’s most important bout on Saturday night at the T-Mobile
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