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The evolution that brought Canelo to Madison Square Garden

Canelo Alvarez will fight on the East Coast for the first time in 10 years. He will be at Madison Square Garden -- "The World's Most Famous Arena" -- on Saturday to take another step toward the apex of Mexican boxing.

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Predictions for Fielding-Canelo: Who will win?

Canelo Alvarez goes up in weight to face super middleweight titlist Rocky Fielding on Saturday night in New York. Who will win? Our experts make their picks.

Boxing's rich history at Madison Square Garden

Ahead of Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding, Claudia Trejos recounts the long and deep history of boxing at Madison Square Garden.




Anthony Joshua

Joshua calls out Wilder, Fury: I mean business

Anthony Joshua responded to Deontay Wilder's claim that Joshua did not want to fight him and also called out Tyson Fury in an impassioned appearance on ESPN's First Take.

Anthony Joshua: 'I'm willing to fight Deontay Wilder'



Dana White on De La Hoya: He's a liar and an idiot

Dana White calls out Oscar De La Hoya after he made comments that UFC athletes are complaining about the money they make.


Rocky vs. Canelo

Is Canelo one of the top 10 Mexican boxers?

Unified middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez has accomplished a few things at the age of 28. But is he among the best in Mexican boxing history? Some fighters on that prestigious list share their opinion.

Fielding is writing his own 'Rocky' story

Rocky Fielding is not even the most famous boxer in his home city of Liverpool, England, but on Saturday he faces arguably the most famous boxer in the world in Canelo Alvarez. Is he up to the challenge? Fielding has a big motivation: his kids.

Alvarez, Fielding arrive in New York ahead of title fight

Rocky Fielding claimed he is the true champion of the Super-middleweight division as both he and Canelo Alvarez arrived in New York City ahead of their fight in MSC.


Ramirez-Hart II

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'Zurdo' Ramirez aims for bigger fights in 2019

Super middleweight world titlist Gilberto Ramirez has a goal in mind: Unify the division. First, he needs to take care of business when he meets Jesse Hart in a rematch Friday night in Texas.

'Matar o morir,' the ballad of 'Zurdo' Ramirez

Growing up in Sinaloa, Mexico, was tough for Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez. But a much-needed change paved the way for the 26-year-old to become the first Mexican fighter to win a world title in the 168-pound division -- and perhaps even saved his life.

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Hart vows to be better in rematch with 'Zurdo' Ramirez

Since the minute Jesse Hart left the ring following his decision loss to super middleweight world titlist Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez in 2017, he has had one thing on his mind: a rematch. Now he has it and aims to make the most of the opportunity.

Hart wants to show his greatness in rematch vs. Ramirez

Jesse Hart sits down with Mark Kriegel to preview his rematch against Gilberto Ramirez on Friday at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.


Ramirez-Hart rematch on ESPN+: How to watch

Looking to watch the super middleweight title fight between Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez vs. Jesse Hart on ESPN+ on Friday? Here's how to do it.


News Conference

A closer look at the cut under Canelo's eye during Thursday's news conference ahead of his bout against super middleweight "regular" titlist Rocky Fielding on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Will Canelo or Rocky go home this title on Saturday?

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Oscar De La Hoya says Madison Square Garden will be sold out for Saturday's Canelo-Rocky fight.

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Rocky Fielding

Meet Rocky Fielding, who struck boxing gold and a fight with Canelo Alvarez

Rocky Fielding, seemingly from a previous era of boxing, struck gold when Canelo Alvarez and New York's legendary Madison Square Garden came calling.

A Rocky story in waiting?

Liverpool-born boxer faces the fight of his life this weekend at Madison Square Garden against Canelo.


Fielding learned of Canelo fight while putting daughter to bed

Rocky Fielding has revealed to ESPN that he found out about his fight with world middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez while he was putting his one-month-old daughter to bed.


Mayweather wants the bout in Russia, claims Khabib's father

Khabib Nurmagomedov's father confirmed a fight against Floyd Mayweather is among their plans in the near future.


42 to 1


Buster Douglas recounts the biggest upset in boxing history

James "Buster" Douglas is quick to point out he's not just a one-hit wonder. But Douglas will always be most remembered for what took place in Tokyo against Mike Tyson in 1990.

Buster Douglas: I wasn't impressed with the success Mike Tyson was having

When Douglas knocked out Tyson, he was fighting for more than just a win.

The road to Tyson-Douglas

The ESPN Films 30 for 30 presentation of "42 to 1" maps out the events leading up to Buster Douglas' historic upset of Mike Tyson in 1990.


30 for 30: 42 to 1 - Trailer

ESPN Films revisits Buster Douglas' monumental upset of heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. 30 for 30 "42 to 1" premieres Tuesday, December 11th at 9p ET on ESPN.


30 for 30: 42 to 1 - Creatively Inspired

Former heavyweight champ Buster Douglas trains and inspires young boxers in Columbus, Ohio. "42 to 1" premieres December 11 at 9pm ET on ESPN.


Mike Tyson says he's 'a cold, business-like killer'

The ESPN Films 30 for 30 presentation of "42 to 1" highlights the rollercoaster ride of boxing legend Mike Tyson.


30 for 30: 42 to 1 - Simply Confident

John Johnson Jr. shares an intimate moment with his friend Buster Douglas before his fight against Mike Tyson.


30 for 30: 42 to 1 - Director's Cut

ESPN's Jeremy Schaap and Ben Houser discuss their film "42 to 1" and how it's about more than just the greatest upset in sports. The film premieres Dec. 11 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.


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Lomachenko wins

Lomachenko decisions Pedraza to unify titles

Vasiliy Lomachenko was in control throughout Saturday, as he beat Jose Pedraza by unanimous decision in their lightweight world title unification bout.

Lomachenko outboxes Pedraza

Vasiliy Lomachenko scores two knockdowns in the 11th round and dominates Jose Pedraza to unify two lightweight world titles.


Lomachenko eyes unification bout vs. Mikey Garcia

Vasiliy Lomachenko speaks after defeating Jose Pedraza by decision and expresses his desire to unify the lightweight belts.



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Teofimo Lopez

KO of the year? Lopez does the Heisman after one-punch KO

Teofimo Lopez knocks out Mason Menard with a brutal right hand then dons a Kyler Murray jersey and does the Heisman pose.


Lopez after Menard KO: 'The takeover has begun'

Teofimo Lopez says he "wanted to test" Mason Menard early in the first round and expects to be wearing a world champion belt in 2019.


Teofimo Lopez celebrated his KO victory in Round 1 over Mason Menard with a back flip. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank.

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Stephen A.: Pedraza 'was happy to survive' vs. Lomachenko

Stephen A. Smith says José Pedraza was the "inferior fighter" vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko but should have done more than try to survive.



Braekhus cruises in defense as HBO signs off

The final bout in HBO's storied history with boxing saw Cecilia Braekhus easily decision Aleksandra Lopes in Los Angeles to keep her welterweight belt.

Dan Rafael recalls the best of HBO boxing

Ahead of HBO's last boxing card on the network after 45 years in the business, Dan Rafael shares his list of the 45 best/biggest/most memorable/most important fights the network has aired.


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What it took for Lomachenko to get back in the ring after shoulder injury

Vasiliy Lomachenko tore the labrum in his right shoulder in May, underwent surgery and embarked on an intense rehab program. To appreciate Lomachenko's accomplishment in just six months, it is important to first understand what the injury involved.


Navarrete upsets Dogboe, wins 122-pound title

Emanuel Navarrete scored the upset by defeating Isaac Dogboe to win the WBO junior featherweight belt Saturday night in New York.

Navarrete wins junior featherweight title

Emanuel Navarrete lands a lot of hard punches, swelling Isaac Dogboe's face and scores an upset unanimous decision to take his 122-pound world title.




Pedraza down twice in Round 11. What a performance by Lomachenko. We are in Round 12.

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Triple H is at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York to watch Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. José Pedraza. Photo by Anthony Causi/ESPN Images

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Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York for the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Jose Pedraza fight. Also, actor Said Taghmaoui of Wonder Woman fame is at ringside. He's a former boxer and is here to root for Lomachenko, a personal friend of his.

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Countdown to Lomachenko-Pedraza


Atlas on Lomachenko: 'Best pound-for-pound fighter'




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