LOS ANGELES — Confidence oozed from Tyron Woodley as he shared a stage with Jake Paul on Tuesday afternoon to announce their Aug. 29 cruiserweight fight in Cleveland.
"I saw a man who doesn't really have fight left in him," Paul said, beating the MMA fighter to the punch. "I saw a man who's been defeated multiple times now and will be ...Read more
The Nevada State Athletic Commission will no longer punish fighters who test positive for cannabis.
The unanimous decision, reached Wednesday, will impact boxers and mixed martial artist fighters alike in the state, which frequently hosts high-profile bouts, ESPN reports.
“We should always be at the forefront of these issues,” NSAC ...Read more
BALTIMORE — Sugar Ray Robinson is still considered the greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all time by many boxing historians.
Robinson was nigh unbeatable at welterweight (147 pounds) and middleweight (160 pounds), losing just once in his first 131 professional fights. On June 25, 1952, he challenged Joey Maxim for the light heavyweight (175...Read more
The taxi driver made two stops in Detroit before Tyson Fury found the legend he was looking for, along with the man who’d ultimately help him create his own.
But that’s only the beginning of “an absolutely crazy story” they all joke about now, as Fury, one of boxing’s most charismatic stars, prepares for another title bout July 24 in ...Read more
BALTIMORE — Gervonta Davis set off a frenzy among boxing fans with the terrifying left uppercut he landed to the jaw of Leo Santa Cruz in October. It was the perfect punch against the toughest opponent he’d ever fought in his first turn as a pay-per-view headliner.
As the West Baltimore native climbed the ring ropes to celebrate, his career...Read more
The gloves came off — and now they will be going on.
The fight between heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and fellow title-holder Anthony Joshua seemed dead before the two went blow-for-blow on Twitter.
The British heavyweight titans had planned to clash in Saudi Arabia in August until an arbitrator in the U.S. reportedly ruled Monday that Fury...Read more
ARLINGTON, Texas — Billy Joe Saunders made it interesting for eight, but all it took was one well placed right hand by Canelo Alvarez to end it before the ninth.
The biggest indoor boxing match ever in the United States, and the largest crowd to gather in North America since the start of the COVID, watched the fight they expected to see.
ARLINGTON, Texas — With indoor fireworks, three national anthems and a mariachi band, you could have easily forgotten the reason why everyone was here was a boxing match.
But when ring announcer Michael Buffer rolled out his trademarked, “Let’s get ready to ruuuuuuuuuumble,” the record crowd was reminded why they were all there.
On ...Read more
In a hidden San Diego gym where he has quietly worked for several years, Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez is in the place he enjoys most: his training camp.
Following the express three-round win over Avni Yildirim in February 2020, the Jalisco, Mexico, native took only one week off before taking on his next challenge: training for the showdown against ...Read more
Puerto Rican boxer Félix Verdejo was denied bail on Monday after being charged a day earlier with killing a woman who was thrown off a bridge and shot after revealing she was expecting his child.
The case has shocked the U.S. territory and sparked protests against domestic violence.
“This is a death penalty-eligible case,” said Judge ...Read more
Well, it’s actually happening: Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are set to fight, and they’ll be doing it in South Florida in June.
Paul is continuing the family’s exhibition boxing tour with the biggest bout yet against Mayweather at Hard Rock Stadium on June 6, Paul announced Tuesday on Twitter.
“It’s finally official,” the ...Read more