Teofimo Lopez’s promoter has a contingency plan in place in the event Triller Fight Club doesn’t move forward with promoting and televising the Lopez-George Kambosos fight on pay-per-view. Bob Arum informed BoxingScene.com that Top Rank has reserved an undisclosed date in September for ESPN to televise the Lopez-Kambosos bout if the IBF rules that Triller
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By Matt Lieberman: Brian Castano is reportedly confident that he’ll defeat mandatory challenger Tim Tszyu this year if the WBO orders him to defend his 154-lb title against him next. Ideally, Castano (17-0-2, 12 KOs) is hoping to face IBF/WBA/WBC champion Jermell Charlo next in a rematch to clear up the controversy surrounding their 12
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Feature • Issue • Premium Dave Thompson/Getty Images British and Commonwealth welterweight king Chris Jenkins has been a stellar servant to boxing over the past two decades but lockdown has been a real struggle and he’s still waiting to get the rewards he really deserves. He explains in his own words here EVEN as a
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6:48 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Oscar De La Hoya’s comeback fight at 48 is now exactly that — a fight. The Hall of Fame boxer’s Sept. 11 return against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort, originally planned as a boxing exhibition, now will be a sanctioned fight, Triller Fight Club founder Ryan Kavanaugh told ESPN on
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Feature James Chance/Getty Images In this audio documentary relive York Hall’s great nights, fights and events that are the pillars of British boxing history YORK HALL – the spiritual home of british boxing. Join us on an atmospheric deep-dive into the magic of the old venue that’s provided fight fans of all ages with so many
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By Chris Williams:  WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford reacted to the World Boxing Organization ordering him to defend against mandatory Shawn Porter in his next fight. The two have 30 days to negotiate a fight before it goes to a purse bid. Interestingly, Crawford told ESPN that he’s literally been “begging” for a real fight
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Posted on 07/22/2021 By: Hans Themistode Terence Crawford’s boxing skills have never been questioned. Yet, for years, his overall resume has been ridiculed and picked apart. The former three-division titlist and current WBO welterweight belt holder, sat patiently as he was fed lesser opponent after lesser opponent. All the while, he hoped that one day
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8:01 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 Frazer Clarke will begin his attempt to win Olympic gold in the men’s super heavyweight category on Saturday, and although Tokyo 2020 was delayed
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Opinion Anthony Joshua’s next fight, the Tokyo Olympics and much more feature on the latest Opening Bell podcast THE excellent heavyweight matchup between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk was officially announced this week.  Okay, it’s not Tyson Fury-Joshua but, as consolation prizes go, this is a terrific fight in the heavyweight division. And a very
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Amateur Sam Mellish/GB Boxing John Dennen considers the implications of the Olympic draw for the GB boxers in Tokyo (inc. dates and UK times for their first bouts) THE draw is in for boxing at the Tokyo Games. It’s a nervy moment for the athletes. For many their chances at a medal can be dictated
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1:24 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Terence Crawford, ESPN’s No. 2 pound-for-pound boxer, could be preparing for a quantum leap in competition. A fight between the welterweight champion and former titleholder Shawn Porter was ordered by the WBO late Wednesday night. In the letter, sent to Crawford’s promoter, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, and Tom Brown,
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The WBO have sent out a letter to promoters for welterweight titlist Terence Crawford and Shawn Porter, ordering negotiations for a title fight with a 30-day window to get a deal done. Crawford (37-0, 28 KO) has been expected to face 140 lb contender Jose Zepeda, likely on Oct. 23, but this move means there’s
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