Boxing

7:12 PM ET Nevada is adopting new, innovative, instant-replay rules for boxing — the first of its kind in combat sports, according to an email obtained by ESPN on Friday. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) will be implementing new procedures for instant replay in boxing that include an outside-the-ring review official and a yellow
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2:48 PM ET Steve KimESPN A triple-header featuring world titleholders Juan Francisco Estrada, Roman Gonzalez and Julio Cesar Martinez will take place on Oct. 23 at Azteca Studios in Mexico City. The card will be streamed on DAZN. The main event will feature Estrada (40-3, 27 KOs) defending his WBC junior bantamweight title against former
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2:20 PM ET Representatives for Canelo Alvarez, Golden Boy Promotions and the streaming service DAZN met Tuesday to work through the key differences stemming from a breach-of-contract lawsuit Alvarez filed in federal court against the companies earlier this month, sources confirmed to ESPN Deportes. The Athletic first reported on the 10-hour mediation session with the
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11:13 AM ET Miguel Berchelt’s mandatory defense of his WBC junior lightweight title against Oscar Valdez is being targeted for Dec. 12, multiple sources close to both teams told ESPN on Thursday. The fight will air on ESPN. Originally planned for Nov. 7, the Berchelt-Valdez date was moved due to Top Rank’s intention of staging
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8:31 AM ET Ukranian heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk will face Britain’s Derek Chisora on Oct. 31, Matchroom confirmed on Wednesday. The fight, which was originally scheduled for May 23, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. A venue is yet to be announced. 1 Related Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) moved to heavyweight after ending his cruiserweight
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9:01 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 Josh Taylor’s journey to being one of boxing’s most respected world champions included a near-death experience, plenty of white-knuckle rides and heartbreak at the
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12:04 PM ET Steve KimESPN Former WBO junior middleweight titlist Jaime Munguia will face Tureano Johnson on Friday, Oct. 30 at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, according to Golden Boy Promotions. “It’s a great honor to be returning during these tough times,” said Munguia, who won the 154-pound title in 2018 against
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11:05 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 Josh Taylor has been warned by promoter Frank Warren at the potential danger of defending his world titles without fans on Saturday. Scotland’s WBA-IBF
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9:23 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 Promoter Frank Warren has said it looks likely the clash between unbeaten British heavyweights Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce will be pushed back from
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5:34 PM ET Steve KimESPN A junior welterweight battle between former title challenger Alex Saucedo and unbeaten Arnold Barboza Jr. has been finalized for Oct. 17, multiple sources told ESPN on Thursday. The fight is part of the undercard for the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Teofimo Lopez Jr. lightweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Conference Center in
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9:54 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 Dillian Whyte has the chance to avenge last month’s shock knockout loss to Alexander Povetkin and rescue his career in a rematch scheduled for
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