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Joshua has public workout, eyes 8th-round KO

Unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua went through the paces of a public workout on Wednesday at York Hall in London, just days before he will make his sixth defense against Alexander Povetkin.


Bunce: Pressure on Joshua would get to any man

Steve Bunce and Tom Hamilton report from Thursday's open workout ahead of the bout between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin.


Joshua-Povetkin: All you need to know

Great Britain's Anthony Joshua takes on Russian Alexander Povetkin in a huge world title fight at London's Wembley Stadium on Saturday -- here is everything you need to know.



Joshua: Povetkin fight can mirror Klitschko classic

Anthony Joshua comapres Alexander Povetkin's style to Wladimir Klitschko's, and expects a similar fight from Povetkin.


Hearn: I doubt Fury, Wilder will happen

Promoter Eddie Hearn hopes that a fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will happen but feels a fight with Dillian Whyte is looking more likely.



I got a copy of the letter VADA sent to the camps about secondary heavyweight titlist Manuel Charr testing positive for two banned steroids ahead of his defense next week against Fred Oquendo. Fight is canceled.

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer6h ago


Bunce: We have two gentlemen fighters Saturday night

ESPN's Tom Hamilton and Steve Bunce discuss what's to be expected on Saturday night between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin and if the weather will rain on everyone's parade.


What to expect from Joshua-Povetkin

Dan Rafael discusses Saturday's Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin heavyweight title bout and what could've been if Deontay Wilder was there.


Three ways Joshua can beat Povetkin


Three ways Povetkin can overcome Joshua

ESPN's Steve Bunce analyses how Alexander Povetkin can beat Anthony Joshua to become the world heavyweight champion.



De La Hoya: Canelo could fight again Dec. 15

Fresh off his narrow majority decision win to claim the middleweight world title from Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez wants to fight once more this year, promoter Oscar De La Hoya told ESPN, and could be back in the ring as soon as Dec. 15.

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De La Hoya wags finger at 'haters' in open letter

Oscar De La Hoya expressed pride and annoyance about some of the reaction in the wake of Canelo Alvarez's win over Gennady Golovkin and addressed it in what he called "An Open Letter to Fight Fans."

Pound-for-pound rankings: Canelo makes the top 3

An impressive victory over Gennady Golovkin to win the middleweight championship propelled Canelo Alvarez into the ESPN pound-for-pound rankings. Where does GGG rank?


A behind-the-scenes at the Canelo-GGG rematch in Las Vegas

It was supposed to settle the score after a controversial ending a year ago left Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin disputing who should have won the fight. After another 12 rounds, we have a champion, but many still argue over who should have really won



Hearn: Toughest fight of Joshua's career

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn talks about Anthony Joshua going up against Alexander Povetkin in what will be a tough fight on September 22nd at Wembley Stadium.




Divisional rankings: Canelo now the top middleweight

After his win over Gennady Golovkin in their rematch, Canelo Alvarez takes over the No. 1 spot at 160 pounds. But what other changes appear in ESPN's boxing divisional rankings? Dan Rafael reveals his new standings and what's next for the fighters.

De La Hoya wags finger at 'haters' in open letter

Oscar De La Hoya expressed pride and annoyance about some of the reaction in the wake of Canelo Alvarez's win over Gennady Golovkin and addressed it in what he called "An Open Letter to Fight Fans."

Atlas calls Canelo's win 'a robbery'

Stephen A. Smith and Teddy Atlas get emotional after Canelo Alvarez defeats Gennady Golovkin.


Joshua vs, Povetkin

Anthony Joshua calm, collected here in London at the York Hall as he does his public workout at the place where he had some of his earliest amateur fights.

Tom Hamilton, Senior Writer1d ago

Alexander Povetkin goes through his open workout ahead of Saturday's mega fight against Anthony Joshua at Wembley. He hasn't yet smiled and his shadow punching and pad work is brief in the ring...

Tom Hamilton, Senior Writer1d ago


Boxing history is filled with great trilogies. Will Canelo and GGG be added to the list?

Was the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin rematch good enough to do it one more time? Nigel Collins remembers some of the best trilogies in boxing.

GGG 'absolutely' wants third fight with Canelo


Canelo took a big step forward

Whether you agree with Saturday's decision, thought Gennady Golovkin won or scored the rematch as another draw, there's no denying that Canelo Alvarez showed why he's elite, winning with style-altering aggression.


This is the letter VADA sent to David Benavidez and the WBC about his positive cocaine test on Tuesday.

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer2d ago

Mayweather-Pacquiao II

Mayweather: Pacquiao rematch coming this year

Floyd Mayweather says a rematch of his much-hyped 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao is in the works for this year, posting a video of him jawing with Pacquiao and saying he is eyeing a December fight.

Mayweather-Pacquiao II? We saw it once and it was no good

Another Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight would be like when your favorite '80s band heads out on tour to play the old hits: a nice diversion and a decent night out with your pals, but in the end it doesn't mean much, writes Dan Rafael.

Mayweather: Pacquiao will be 'easy work' in December

Floyd Mayweather says he'll be back in December to fight Manny Pacquiao in a rematch of their 2015 superfight.




Canelo wasn't the only winner on Saturday

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin delivered another great fight in the ring on Saturday night, but it was once again Floyd Mayweather who stole the headlines.

Rafael: The world isn't asking for a Mayweather-Pacquiao 2


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Canelo def. GGG

Canelo takes razor-thin decision over Golovkin

It went the distance again, but this time Canelo Alvarez came out on top, defeating Gennady Golovkin in a very close majority decision in their middleweight title bout Saturday night.

Stephen A. 'respectfully disagrees' with decision

Stephen A. Smith said Gennady Golovkin utilized his jab well and should've earned a close win by decision.



Atlas calls Canelo's win 'a robbery'

Stephen A. Smith and Teddy Atlas get emotional after Canelo Alvarez defeats Gennady Golovkin.


Ward: 'No question' Canelo won the fight

Former boxer Andre Ward explains why Canelo Alvarez dominated the fight momentum which led to his victory over Gennady Golovkin.


Canelo beats GGG

Atlas: GGG won the fight

Teddy Atlas breaks down what Gennady Golovkin did well as the larger fighter and how he should have come away victorious.


Punch Zone for Canelo-GGG II

Andres Ferrari, ESPN Editor5d ago


Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin punch stats.

Andres Ferrari, ESPN Editor5d ago




Undercard results

Munguia stops Cook; Lemieux smokes O'Sullivan

Jaime Munguia retained his junior middleweight world title for the second time by defeating Brandon Cook by KO in Round 3, and David Lemieux stopped Gary O'Sullivan to earn a world title shot.


How Mayweather vs. Pacquiao 2015 came to be

Max Kellerman traces the origins of Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao from 2007 to the ring in 2015.


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Ramirez defeats Orozco in 'wildly entertaining' fight

Timothy Bradley compliments Jose Ramirez for being patient and poised in defeat of Antonio Orozco to retain his WBC junior welterweight title.


GGG-Canelo II

The Summit Gym in Big Bear, a home away from home for GGG, trainer

Boxing's combination of Gennady Golovkin, Abel Sanchez and this quiet town in the San Bernardino Mountains has become one of the sport's greatest success stories. And the story of how the combination even came to be is pretty great itself.


The inside story of clenbuterol on a Mexican ranch

Canelo Álvarez, who faces rival Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 15, is perhaps the most famous athlete to claim clenbuterol-tainted beef caused a positive drug test. Convenient excuse? We talk to a rancher about the part he plays in the process.

Clenbuterol and the business of cattle doping

Learn about the history and usage of Clenbuterol in cattle and the effects it can have on professional athletes.


Canelo says not knowing beef risks 'my mistake'

In an interview with ESPN, Canelo Alvarez denied using any drugs to enhance his performance but said it was "my mistake" for not knowing more about the risks of eating meat in his native Mexico, which he asserts caused two positive tests for clenbuterol.

GGG-Canelo II

Oficial weigh-in

There's a mariachi band in the concourse entertaining fans who can't find a seat for today's Canelo-GGG weigh-in.

Arash Markazi, ESPN Senior Writer6d ago

They might have been able to fill T-Mobile Arena for the weigh-in. Many fans are watching in the concourse.

Arash Markazi, ESPN Senior Writer6d ago


First Take announces Alvarez-Kovalev rematch

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman preview the rematch between Eleider Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev after Alvarez defeated Kovalev in August.




This is how it feels to be in the corner during a round. The corner of middleweight contender Franchon Crews-Dezurn, who's fighting Maricela Cornejo for the WBC title at The Joint at Hard Rock Cafe Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, didn't stop giving her instructions during the fifth round.

Andres Ferrari, ESPN Editor7d ago



Manny Pacquiao to sue Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao will file a court case against Top Rank in a dispute over payments.



Porter defeats Garcia

Porter wins by unanimous decision over Garcia

In a very entertaining fight Saturday night, Shawn Porter beat Danny Garcia to win a unanimous decision and claim the vacant WBC world title.

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