After nearly killing an opponent in the ring, Jose Haro keeps fighting
How does a boxer keep fighting after nearly killing an opponent in the ring? For part-timer Jose Haro, the answer lies between his love and hate for the sport.
Crawford not looking to make friends in the ring.
Terence Crawford may be nicknamed "Bud," but all niceties go out the window Saturday when he looks to improve to 32-0 on ESPN.
Crawford training for this moment.
Terence Crawford wants to be the greatest and on Saturday he faces off against Julius Indongo with the WBO and WBC titles on the line.
Was McCracken right to criticise Anthony Joshua?
ESPN's Steve Bunce shares his thoughts on whether Anthony Joshua's trainer Rob McCracken was right to criticise the world heavyweight champion.
Crawford training for this moment.
Terence Crawford wants to be the greatest and on Saturday he faces off against Julius Indongo with the WBO and WBC titles on the line.
Give Wladimir Klitschko the credit and appreciation he deserves
Someday Wladimir Klitschko will get the credit he deserves for being an all-time great heavyweight champion, but in reality the right time is now.
Wladimir Klitschko explains his decision to retire from boxing.
Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing after a career which saw him win 64 of his 69 fights as well as holding the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles.
This is to my knowledge Wladimir Klitschko's rookie card from the German sports magazine Bravo from 1998 or 1999. Found one for my boxing collection a few years ago. The card came on a panel and had to be perforated.
'Sugar' Shane: 'Can't see myself fighting again'
Shane Mosley, who has not fought since losing a competitive decision to David Avanesyan in May 2016, told ESPN of his retirement: "I still love boxing. It's still my life but just not as a fighter anymore."
Badou Jack, working out here at the Mayweather Gym late last week, will fight Nathan Cleverly for the WBA Light Heavyweight Championship on August 26th. This clash is part of the Mayweather/McGregor undercard on Showtime PPV.
Real, Not Pretty
Beautiful and brutal, boxing reveals parts of ourselves we need to see.
Values broken may sway fans not to watch Mayweather-McGregor.
ESPN writer LZ Granderson joins OTL to give his reasons why he is not interested in watching Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor fight.
No Good Guys Here
Between Conor McGregor's racist barbs and Floyd Mayweather's homophobic jabs, there's no one to root for in this fight. So why tune in?
Breaking down the lopsided McGregor/Mayweather clash
Dan Rafael and Brett Okamoto break down the boxing event of the year to determine whether McGregor or Mayweather has the upper hand. Their decision was unanimous.
Flyweight world titleholder Kazuto Ioka (22-1, 13 KOs), 28, of Japan, has been ordered to make his mandatory defense against 30-year-old Ukraine native Artem Dalakian (15-0, 11 KOs). Ioka’s last defense came Dec. 31, 2016 and he is due for another by Sept. 30, according to the WBA’s order. Both camps have been notified of the mandatory order and the WBA said they have until Aug. 31 to make a deal or a purse bid will be ordered.
Bantamweight world titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19 KOs), 34, and mandatory challenger Luis Nery (23-0, 17 KOs), 22, of Mexico, both made the division limit of 118 pounds at their weigh-in on Monday. Yamanaka, who is making his 13th title defense, and Nery meet on Tuesday at Shimazu Arena in Kyoto Japan. The fight will be televised live in the United States on Spanish-language network beIN Sports Espanol with coverage beginning at 7 a.m. ET.
A history of moving from boxing into the MMA world
Several boxers have attempted to transition into the world of mixed martial arts with mild success. Here is a look at the boxers who dabbled in MMA.
Scorecard: Garcia continues win streak, Gamboa back in win column
Over the weekend, Roberto Garcia won his 13th straight bout, defeating Omar Chavez, and former featherweight titlist Yuriorkis Gamboa got back in win column with a close decision victory over Alexis Reyes.
Boxing blockbusters: Britain's biggest bouts to come
Forget Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, the traditional boxing season is about to recommence in Britain next month. ESPN highlights seven of the biggest all-British clashes fans could be in store for over the course of the next year.
McGregor: Malignaggi 'whupped' at session
Conor McGregor said he "whupped" former boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi during a sparring session last month, a claim that Malignaggi disputed.
McGregor ready to shut down doubters.
During his all-access workout, Conor McGregor says, "I'm here to win ... and win in devastating fashion."
McGregor calls fatherhood 'eye-opening.'
Conor McGregor tells Brett Okamoto that his son, Conor Jr., is a new addition to his team and will be making an appearance at the Floyd Mayweather fight.
McGregor: Boxing doubters 'energizing' his team.
Conor McGregor tells Brett Okamoto that nothing about training for boxing has surprised him and that there's nothing novice about his fight game.
McGregor full of confidence in open workout.
From making a splash with his luxury car arrival to his bold statements, everyone was talking about Conor McGregor's all-access workout.
McGregor responds to Mayweather calling him a racist.
Conor McGregor says he didn't use a racially offensive term to describe Floyd Mayweather.. McGregor refers to Mayweather as a "rat and a weasel" for manipulating his words.
How the WWE would script Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
The circus surrounding the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight has some pure fight fans shaking their heads at the spectacle, but what if they turned up the melodrama to 11 by crossing over into the WWE Universe? We imagine how it would all play out.
McGregor: 'Sad' how Malignaggi drama went down.
Conor McGregor tells Brett Okamoto that he respects Paulie Malignaggi but his ego was hurt after being "flattened" in their practice fight.
McGregor: 'I am here to win.'
Conor McGregor says his fight with Floyd Mayweather is not about money, but about "legacy" and silencing the doubters.
McGregor critiques Floyd's media workout.
While getting his hands wrapped, Conor McGregor describes Floyd Mayweather's media workout as "lackluster" and he "saw a man scared."
McGregor calls Mayweather 'easy fight.'
Conor McGregor tells a crowd of reporters that with eight ounce gloves, his fight with Floyd Mayweather won't go past two rounds.
Mayweather: McGregor wins if fight goes the distance
Floyd Mayweather, after a disappointing bout with Manny Pacquiao in 2015, says he "owes" the fans an exciting performance against Conor McGregor on Aug. 26.
Atlas scared for boxing if McGregor wins.
Teddy Atlas fears for the sport of boxing if Conor McGragor, "an amateur," defeats Floyd Mayweather, "the elite of boxing."
Atlas provides spirited warmup speech for McGregor.
Teddy Atlas gives a strong message that he would deliver to Conor McGregor if he was in his locker room on August 26.
McGregor arrives to workout in style.
Conor McGregor gets out of his luxury car with an interesting wardrobe choice.
Ellerbe says box office for Floyd-Conor at $60M
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said Thursday that the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor megafight has done over $60 million in box office sales and is on pace to break the all-time boxing gate record, despite reports indicating otherwise.
Mayweather working out for the media.
Floyd Mayweather works out in the ring with the media on hand in Las Vegas.
Mayweather makes surprise SportsCenter appearance.
Floyd Mayweather interrupts Brett Okamoto to tell the fans to buy the August 26th fight saying, "It's not a fight, it's an event."
St. Louis middleweight Vaughn Alexander (10-0, 7 KOs) will take on former world title challenger Elvin Ayala (29-9-1, 13 KOs), of New Haven, Connecticut, on Oct. 5 in the 10-round main event of “Mohegan Sun's Rising Stars Boxing Series” at the Mohegan Sun resort in Uncasville, Conn., Main Events announced on Friday. Alexander, 31, the older brother of former two-division titlist Devon Alexander, is eyeing his sixth win since being released from prison after 12 years behind bars. Alexander is very confident: "I wanna thank all involved in putting this show on: my team, Main Events and another victim in my way on the rise to greatness."
Mayweather shows he's ready for McGregor.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. held a workout for the media at his boxing club in Las Vegas to promote the Aug. 26 fight between him and Conor McGregor.
Mayweather is fine with moving to lighter gloves.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. explains why he hopes the Nevada State Athletic Commission approves of 8-ounce gloves, which would be advantageous for Conor McGregor.
Mayweather strives to own NBA team.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks at other athletes competing late into their careers and explains why he one day plans to stop gambling in order to become a NBA team owner.
It's a full house for Floyd Mayweather's media workout.
DeMarcus Cousins, pictured here in the white shirt, keeps a close eye on Floyd Mayweather's workout.
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe says ticket sales for Mayweather-McGregor are already over $60 million.
Why Mayweather's sparring partners don't give McGregor a chance
Errol Spence Jr., Zab Judah and other professional fighters who face Mayweather daily marvel at what makes him unbeatable.
Mayweather looking to embarrass McGregor.
Floyd Mayweather sits down with Stephen A. Smith to discuss why he'll fight aggressively against Conor McGregor.
Mayweather: 'I asked for the fight.'
Floyd Mayweather sits down with Stephen A. Smith to describe how the Conor McGregor fight was orchestrated.
Junior lightweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko’s one-sided seventh-round stoppage of Miguel Marriaga on Saturday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles averaged 728,000 viewers for the live airing on ESPN, according to Nielsen Media Research. That was 104,000 fewer viewers than Lomachenko averaged on HBO for his ninth-round KO of Jason Sosa on April 8, even though ESPN is far more widely available than HBO. However, ESPN’s Top Rank Boxing telecast was shifted from ESPN to ESPN2 for the first half of the card -- lightweight Ray Beltran’s decision win over Bryan Vasquez -- because the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions ceremonies ran more than 90 minutes late. The shift didn’t take place until more than a half hour after the scheduled 10 p.m. ET start time and then it moved back to ESPN around midnight for the main event, leaving many viewers confused based on social media comments. A Sunday replay averaged 312,000 viewers.
British heavyweight David Price (21-4, 18 KOs), whose weak chin has derailed his career, will fight on. Price, 34, who claimed an Olympic bronze medal in 2008 and was the 2012 ESPN.com prospect of the year, has been knocked out in all of his defeats, including in the seventh round by Christian Hammer in February. But he is returning on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series card headlined by the super middleweight quarterfinal between Callum Smith and Erik Skoglund on Sept. 16 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, Price’s hometown. Price will face journeyman Raphael Zumbano Love (39-15-1, 32 KOs), 36, of Brazil, who has faced a who’s who of notable heavyweights, including Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz Jr., Charles Martin and Shannon Briggs, but lost whenever he’s stepped up in opposition. “I’m looking forward to making a statement on the World Boxing Super Series undercard,” Price said. “I know Raphael has been in with some big names and he has taken a few of them the distance. So he must be quite tricky and quite durable, but I view this fight, like all of my fights, as a must win fight.”
Mayweather using lighter gloves to sell tickets?
Mike Greenberg is unsure if Floyd Mayweather is requesting to fight Conor McGregor with 8 ounce gloves for completive reasons or as a marketing ploy.
They are setting up the boxing ring inside the lobby of the MGM Grand leading up to Mayweather-McGregor on Aug. 26.
In early July the teams for secondary bantamweight titlist Jamie McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KOs), 31, of England, and former junior bantamweight titlist Liborio Solis (25-5-1, 11 KOs), 35, of Venezuela, said they had come to terms for their mandatory rematch, so the WBA canceled the purse bid. They had 20 days to submit signed contracts for the fight but they were not finalized when the deal broke down. On Wednesday, the WBA ordered a purse bid again that is scheduled for Aug. 21 at WBA headquarters in Panama City, Panama. The minium bid is $120,000 with McDonell entitled to 75 percent of the winning bid and Solis 25 percent. They first met Nov. 12 in Monte Carlo and McDonnell retained his belt for the fifth time, winning a unanimous decision by scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113 in a very spirited fight. However, it was viewed by many as a very controversial result and Solis appealed to the WBA, which ordered a rematch. Neither fighter has fought since the November bout.
Chat: Dan Rafael talks boxing, noon ET
Senior writer Dan Rafael answers your questions about the sweet science, including this weekend's fights and much more.
Can bare-knuckle boxing go mainstream?
Bare-knuckle boxing is crawling up from the underworld to become a legitimate, regulated -- although bloody -- enterprise in the U.K. Can cleaning up the sport for mass consumption put it on the same stage as gloved boxing or MMA?
While not officially announced yet, Nathan Cleverly (30-3, 16 KOs), 30, of Wales, will defend his secondary light heavyweight title against Badou Jack (20-1-3, 12 KOs), the former super middleweight titlist moving up in weight, on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor Showtime PPV telecast on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, multiple sources told ESPN. Cleverly last fought in October when he stopped Juergen Braehmer in the sixth round to win the secondary belt on Braehmer's turf in Germany. Cleverly had been ordered to make a mandatory defense next against interim titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) but their camps are in the process of finalizing a step-aside deal in order for Cleverly to first face Jack, 33, a native of Sweden fighting out of Las Vegas. Jack is coming off a draw in a January super middleweight unification fight with James DeGale.
Former unified featherweight titleholder Yuriorkis Gamboa (26-2, 17 KOs), 35, the former Cuban Olympic gold medalist fighting out of Miami, suffered a huge upset seventh-round knockout loss to Robinson Castellanos on May 5 on ESPN and looked bad in the process, leading many to write him off because of his age, how poorly he fought and his sporadic schedule. But Gamboa, whose only other defeat came by ninth-round knockout challenging then-lightweight world champion Terence Crawford in June 2014, is making a low-profile return. He is scheduled to be in the ring on Saturday night in a 10-round junior lightweight bout on a card in Cancun, Mexico, against Alexis Reyes (15-2-1, 7 KOs), 22, of Mexico.
50 Greatest Black Athletes: 10-1
Golden Boy announced its Oct. 13 ESPN card on Thursday: junior welterweight Fidel Maldonado Jr. (24-3-1, 19 KOs) will take on Ismael Barroso (19-1-2, 18 KOs) in the 10-round main event at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Junior welterweight Pablo Cesar Cano (30-6-1, 21 KOs) will face Marcelino Lopez (32-2-1, 17 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature. The card will air live on ESPN Deportes beginning at 10 p.m. ET while ESPN3 will stream live undercard fights beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Stephen A. says Floyd looks 'ready.'
Stephen A. Smith recaps his time with Floyd Mayweather, saying that Mayweather acted "mellow", tried to downplay his dominance in the ring and how Floyd is relieved to not have to fully shoulder promoting this fight like some of his previous bouts.
Mayweather addresses McGregor's racial remarks.
Floyd Mayweather tells Stephen A. Smith, "I just didn't like when he [Conor McGregor] called us monkeys," and breaks down his opinions on the alleged comments.
Mayweather calls McGregor matchup 'a billion dollar fight.'
Floyd Mayweather tells Stephen A. Smith that on August 26 that he, Conor McGregor, Showtime and the UFC will be the "happiest people on Earth" because of the amount of money the fight will generate.
Floyd Mayweather was in a jovial mood Tuesday prior to sitting down with Stephen A. Smith for 45 minutes.
Floyd says he's done after Conor bout.
Floyd Mayweather calls his first retirement "a vacation" and that a special offer to fight Conor McGregor caused him to end his second retirement, but Mayweather gave his word to advisor Al Haymon that he won't fight after August 26.
Fight plan: How Mayweather and McGregor can win.
The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has been all pomp and circumstance so far. But when they get in the ring, each will simply look to take advantage of the other's weaknesses. ESPN's Teddy Atlas scouted those weaknesses.
Even in Las Vegas, the barriers of Dublin still press against Conor McGregor
Long after he escaped Dublin, Conor McGregor still rebels against its psychic barriers. Small wonder he's crazy enough to box Floyd Mayweather.
How growing up in Dublin shaped McGregor.
Wright Thompson explains how Conor McGregor's roots gave him little choice but to become a fighter.
Full coverage: Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor
The Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor boxing match is on. Here's all you need to know about the megafight between two of the biggest stars in combat sports.
Junior lightweight: Lomachenko No. 1
Vasyl Lomachenko solidified his No. 1 ranking with his victory over Miguel Marriaga on August 5.
Lomachenko says he needs to work on defense.
After stopping Miguel Marriaga, Vasyl Lomachenko says he needs to continue to work on his defense and looks to unify titles moving forward.
Lomachenko drops Marriaga in third, proceeds to egg him on.
Vasyl Lomachenko stuns Miguel Marriaga with a left hand, then Lomachenko proceeds to toy with his opponent for the remainder of the round.
Lomachenko toys with Marriaga in TKO win
Vasyl Lomachenko had no trouble against massive underdog Miguel Marriaga, scoring two knockdowns and forcing Marriaga's corner to throw in the towel after Round 7 to retain his junior lightweight title on Saturday night.
Lomachenko handles Marriaga.
Vasyl Lomachenko toys with Miguel Marriaga and knocks him down twice en route to a seventh-round TKO victory.
Raymundo Beltran edges Bryan Vasquez via majority decision on Lomachenko undercard
Raymundo Beltran beat Bryan Vasquez in the co-main event of the Lomachenko-Marriaga undercard Saturday night via majority decision. Other undercard highlights included Arnold Barboza Jr.'s win over Jonathan Chicas and Mikaela Mayer's successful pro debut.
Beltran beats Vasquez by majority decision.
Ray Beltran picks up his 34th pro victory by defeating Bryan Vasquez via a hard-fought majority decision in Los Angeles.
Beltran focused on what mattered to win.
After defeating Bryan Vasquez by majority decision, Ray Beltran describes what it took to get his hand raised and the challenge Vasquez posed in the 10th round.
Herrera scores decision win over Soto Karass
In a battle between welterweight veterans on Friday night, Mauricio Herrera won a hard-fought 10-round majority decision over Jesus Soto-Karass at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
Malignaggi quitting as Conor sparring partner
Paulie Malignaggi tells ESPN he won't continue as Conor McGregor's sparring partner and will likely fly home later this week after photos surfaced Thursday appearing to show McGregor in a favorable light during a Tuesday session.
Malignaggi fed up with McGregor circus.
ESPN's Brett Okamoto explains what led to Paulie Malignaggi quitting as Conor McGregor's sparring partner.
Malignaggi: McGregor coming together.
After sparring 12 rounds with Conor McGregor, former boxer Paulie Malignaggi spoke about the strides McGregor is making as a boxer.
Ray Beltran fighting for money, world titles and a permanent home
Every time Ray Beltran steps into the ring he's not just risking his chances to fight for a lightweight world title again, but also his chances of obtaining a green card.
Who is Lomachenko?
Check out some of Vasyl Lomachenko's brilliant performances as a pro as he gets set to defend his WBO junior lightweight title against Miguel Marriaga Saturday night on ESPN.
Tyson opens up about his past.
Jeremy Schaap discusses Mike Tyson's tough upbringing and how he has turned his life around.
Renner wants to see Mayweather go down.
Actor Jeremy Renner joins First Take and breaks down how he hopes Conor McGregor's bout with Floyd Mayweather turns out.
Want to know what fights are on the horizon? Check out the boxing schedule for 2017.
Check out boxing senior writer Dan Rafael's rankings within each division.
All boxing champions and titleholders for the four major organization.
Who is the world's best fighter regardless of weight class? Check out ESPN's latest top 10.
Aleksandra "Ola" Magdziak Lopes juggles more roles than most boxers. When the longtime pro, immigrant, attorney, stepmother and wife stepped into the ring on April 7, she fought to honor the memory of her stepson.
Remembering Muhammad Ali, one the greatest athletes to ever live.