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Anthony Joshua's promoter already looking ahead to heavyweight's U.S. debut

While unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua focuses on his task at hand - training for a much-anticipated unification fight with Joseph Parker on March 31 in Cardiff, Wales - Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is doing what promoters are supposed to do, which is to plan ahead. Shou

ESPN - 2018-02-21 02:51:59

Report: Sharrif Floyd fighting Vikings over 2017 salary

Sharrif Floyd may never play again because of a nerve issue in his right knee that kept him sidelined last season. However, the defensive tackle is fighting the Vikings over his salary for 2017. The Vikings paid Floyd a $2 million base salary and a $6,450 workout bonus, Ben Goessling of the Star Tri

NBC SPORTS - 2018-02-20 23:39:23

Fearful of his own power, Deontay Wilder 'possessed' in 2017 KO of Bermane Stiverne

Unbeaten Deontay Wilder has never lacked for highlight-reel knockout or violent displays of power throughout 39 professional bouts. Yet something felt different -- if not outright scary -- about the aggression he used to finish Bermane Stiverne in their November 2017 rematch. Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs)

CBS SPORTS - 2018-02-20 16:02:00

Deontay Wilder wants Anthony Joshua fight with heavyweight unification in his sights

Deontay Wilder says the "big fight" he wants is against Anthony Joshua, but his principal aim is to unify the heavyweight division by "all means necessary". Three of the four world heavyweight belts will be on the line when IBF and WBA 'Super' holder Joshua takes on WBO champion Joseph Parker at the

SKYSPORTS - 2018-02-20 08:50:00

John Vera-Michel Soro eliminator set for March 24

Junior middleweight John Vera is headed overseas to fight for the right for a world title shot. Vera, of Fort Worth, Texas, will take on Michel Soro on March 24 on Soro's turf in Marseilles, France, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions has announced. Vera (18-0, 11 KOs) and Soro (31-2-1, 21 KOs) will be

ESPN - 2018-02-19 23:39:37

Boxer Groves confident of shoulder injury recovery

London (AFP) - George Groves vowed to be fit for May's World Boxing Super Series final despite dislocating his shoulder in Saturday's semi-final victory over Chris Eubank Jr. "I'm a fast healer. I broke my jaw in May and I was back training soon after. I have fought two times since then," said Grove

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-02-19 22:41:34

Real Deal Boxing announces field for welterweight tournament

Late last year, Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing promotional company and the WBC announced that they would team up to stage an eight-man single-elimination tournament in the welterweight division. On Monday, they announced the participants in the Jose Sulaiman World Invitational, named after the

ESPN - 2018-02-19 20:33:03

Joseph Diaz: 'I will remind everyone why I deserve a world title shot'

Undefeated featherweight Joseph "JoJo" Diaz appears to be a victim of WBC titleholder Gary Russell Jr.'s inactivity. Diaz won a unanimous 12-round decision over previously undefeated Rafael "Big Bang" Rivera on Sept. 16, 2017, in the final eliminator and in October was named Russell Jr.'s mandatory

ESPN - 2018-02-19 19:25:48

George Groves questions Chris Eubank Jr's world title credentials

George Groves has reached the final of the World Boxing Super Series George Groves believes Chris Eubank Jr's world title ambitions were exposed as "fairy dust" and questioned whether the 28-year-old can reach the top level in boxing. The WBA 'super' champion retained his title after a unanimous p

SKYSPORTS - 2018-02-19 13:30:00

'Upset' Chris Eubank Jr. needs to make wholesale changes after George Groves defeat

Some will argue that Chris Eubank Jr.'s sizeable ego can handle the criticism flying his way after losing to George Groves. But Eubank Jr. was upset and struggling to contain his emotions when his father -- former world champion Chris Sr. -- bluntly told a press conference his son simply "didn't per

ESPN - 2018-02-19 12:10:05

Humongous KO punch leaves boxing world in awe

American star Danny Garcia is the talk of the boxing world after producing an early contender for knockout of 2018. The former world champion bounced back from his lone career loss by defeating Brandon Rios via a technical knockout in Las Vegas on Sunday. BRUTAL COMBO: 'Black Beast' destroys opponen


Daniel Jacobs-Maciej Sulecki fight on Brooklyn HBO card made official

One of the worst kept secrets in boxing was made official on Sunday with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn's announcement that former middleweight world titlist Daniel Jacobs will face Maciej Sulecki on April 28 in the main event of an HBO-televised card at Barclays Center in Jacobs' hometown of


Rare Tom Brady Super Bowl family ring auctioned off for a record $344K

The rarest of rare memorabilia items sold at an auction on Sunday, as someone pocketed a Tom Brady "friends and family" Super Bowl ring for a cool $344,927. The ring was sold by Goldin Auctions, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN, and both the buyer and seller are anonymous. Despite having won fiv


Conor McGregor Suggests Rumored Rematch with Floyd Mayweather Is Dead

A photo posted by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) The boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor captured the imaginations of combat sports fans the world over and became one of the biggest pay-per-view successes in history. Similarly, the rumored MMA rematch between the pai


Bellew vs Haye II: Tony Bellew says David Haye cannot contain his contempt for him

Tony Bellew will resume his rivalry with David Haye in their rematch on May 5, live on Sky Sports Box Office Tony Bellew has questioned why David Haye is staying "silent" in his training camp, but believes his bitter rival's "muzzle" will come off when they meet again. The British duo are preparin


Floyd Mayweather Sr. indicates Floyd Mayweather Jr. is training for UFC

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has given several hints that he is considering at least one mixed martial arts fight, and the undefeated boxer's father believes things are heading in that direction. In a recent interview with Amer Abdallah for Mayweather's YouTube channel, Floyd Mayweather Sr. was asked if the


Danny Garcia stops Brandon Rios in 9th round

LAS VEGAS (AP) Danny Garcia stopped Brandon Rios with a right hand in the ninth round Saturday night in their WBC welterweight world title elimination bout. Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs) beat Rios (34-4-1, 25 KOs) at Mandalay Bay Events Center to set up a potential rematch against WBC and WBA champion Keith


David Benavidez dominates Ronald Gavril in rematch, retains 168-pound title

When David Benavidez and Ronald Gavril first met for a vacant super middleweight world title in September they waged one of the best fights of 2017. That night, Benavidez survived a 12th-round knockdown and won a split decision victory in a highly competitive fight as he was crowned, at age 20, the


Devon Alexander, Victor Ortiz fight to draw in matchup of former world titleholders

Though it was not an official elimination fight for a shot at a world title, former welterweight world titleholders Devon Alexander and Victor Ortiz both badly needed a victory against a well-known opponent to have a chance to land another significant fight. Instead they fought to a dubious draw, th


PBC on Fox results: Victor Ortiz, Devon Alexander fight to controversial draw

In what had all the makings to be a "loser leaves town" match between former welterweight champions, both Devon Alexander and Victor Ortiz left the ring elevated after Saturday's crossroads fight. Then the judges hijacked the headlines. The Texas boxing commission lived up to its notorious reputat