The mandatory fight comes as no surprise because it has been in the works for the past couple of months, but Top Rank on Wednesday made it official: Jose Ramirez and Amir Imam will battle for a vacant junior welterweight world title on March 17 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.
To go directly to a particular month, click the links below: MARCH | APRIL | MAY | JUNE | JULY | AUGUST | OCTOBER February 7 At New York: Noel Murphy vs. Mikkel Lespierre, 10 rounds, welterweights Oleksandr Teslenko vs. Keenan Hickman, 8 rounds, heavyweights Jude Franklin vs. Floriano Pagliara, 6 rounds, junior lightweights Stephan
UK Anti-Doping [UKAD] spent nearly £600,000 on legal fees in the long-running case involving former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his cousin Hughie Fury. The pair accepted backdated two-year bans last December for failing tests for the steroid nandrolone in Feb. 2015, despite continuing to maintain this was the result of eating uncastrated wild boar.
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has claimed America does not even know the name of Anthony Joshua and believes ‘AJ’ will never become a global icon without facing him. Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) makes a seventh defence of his belt against Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (28-0, 24 KOs) March 3 at Barclays Center in New
Feb 7, 2018 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 George Groves has laughed off Chris Eubank Jr.’s behaviour and is in strong belief he is detached from reality. Groves (27-3, 20 KOs), the
Terence Crawford, the 2017 ESPN.com fighter of the year, will open his 2018 campaign challenging welterweight world titleholder Jeff Horn on April 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York, as long as the deal is finalized, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN on Tuesday. Crawford, during an interview at ringside on Saturday night
Regis Prograis has waited and waited to get a meaningful fight and now the junior welterweight contender officially has one. Prograis will face former world titleholder Viktor Postol for a vacant interim world title on March 9 at the Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, South Dakota. The fight will headline a Showtime-televised doubleheader beginning at
Ricky Hatton fears Tyson Fury may already have done “too much damage” to his career by the time he launches his comeback. The heavyweight is preparing to return this summer having not fought since Nov. 2015 owing to numerous personal problems that had led to his boxing licence being suspended. Welterweight prospect Conor Benn, the
Feb 6, 2018 ESPN staff Amir Khan believes Anthony Joshua needs to box in America soon if he is to become a global sporting star. Khan (31-4, 19 KOs), who makes his long-awaited ring return on April 21 against Phil Lo Greco, knows what it’s like fighting in the US having boxed there 10 times
5:54 PM ET ESPN staff Paulie Malignaggi has insisted that Conor McGregor should retire and walk away from any potential fights in either UFC or boxing. While McGregor, is currently negotiating his next opponent, and mentioned the likes of Tony Ferguson, Nate Diaz and even a rematch with Floyd Mayweather as his possible next fight.
Showtime will have live coverage in the United States of the heavyweight world title unification fight on March 31 between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker, the network announced Monday. Joshua, who holds two title belts, and Parker, who has one, will meet to move the division a step closer to an undisputed world champion at
A roundup of the past week’s notable boxing results from around the world: Sunday at Naha, Japan Daigo Higa KO1 Moises FuentesRetains a flyweight titleRecords: Higa (15-0, 15 KOs); Fuentes (25-5-1, 14 KOs) Rafael’s remarks: Higa, 22, of Japan and fighting hear his hometown, made his second title defense and had a very easy time
Don’t look now, but International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas, who retained his title for the fourth time Sunday morning Manila time by stopping Mexico’s Israel Gonzalez in the 10th round of a one-sided fight in Corpus Christi, could very well face a fellow Filipino in his next defense. Ancajas (29-1-1, 20
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The U.S. debut of Jerwin Ancajas ended in the fashion his American journey began: with a Filipino immersion. He trained at the famous Wild Card Gym in L.A. and met Freddie Roach, the trainer of his fellow countryman and inspiration Manny Pacquiao, at the trip’s start. At the meet-and-greet event in
Super middleweight world titleholder Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez has designs on unification fights and someday a place on the pound-for-pound list. While both goals are probably a ways off, Ramirez did what he was supposed to do in order to keep the prospect alive on Saturday night. In his United States debut, Jerwin Ancajas retained his
Many have called junior bantamweight world titleholder Jerwin Ancajas the next Manny Pacquiao because he is also a southpaw from the Philippines with an exciting style, who also happens to be co-promoted by the eight-division world champion. But while Ancajas may never reach the incredible level of fame and fortune as his all-time great countryman
Murat Gassiev dramatically knocked out Yunier Dorticos in the waning seconds of the 12th and final round Saturday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia, to punch his way into the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final. It was a thrilling, action-packed fight from start to violent finish, with No. 2 seed Gassiev unifying
7:05 PM 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 Lawrence Okolie dominated English cruiserweight rival Isaac Chamberlain in a scrappy affair Saturday night that failed to live up to the pre-fight hype. Okolie