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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.

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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.

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.

'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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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.

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.



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.




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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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.

Fielding: I can shock the world against Canelo

Rocky Fielding says he is confident he can "shock the world" when he faces Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez at Madison Square Garden on Dec.15.


Heavyweight division

Heavyweight division back to a place of prominence; thank Fury for that

When Tyson Fury seemingly rose from the dead after a vicious left hook by Deontay Wilder as if he were The Undertaker in a WWE match, he not only etched an indelible image in the minds of fans but he resurrected the heavyweight division in the process.

Divisional rankings: Navarrete makes big jump at 122 pounds

Emanuel Navarrete's impressive victory over Isaac Dogboe earned him the No. 3 spot at junior featherweight. But what other changes appear in ESPN's boxing rankings? Dan Rafael reveals his new standings and what's next for the fighters.

Stephen A.: Fury is a better boxer than Wilder



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Wilder 'can't wait' for Fury rematch

Deontay Wilder has said a potential rematch with Tyson Fury will end the "controversial talk around the world once and for all".

Joshua: I'll have either one of Wilder, Fury

Anthony Joshua has said he is ready to face Deontay Wilder in a heavyweight unification fight following the WBC champion's split decision with Tyson Fury.

Fury says countryman Joshua ducked Wilder

"It's no secret that Joshua did not want this fight," Tyson Fury said of countryman Anthony Joshua's refusal to finalize a lucrative bout with heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder.


Wilder-Fury II can be one of boxing's classic rematches

Wilder-Fury II would be the biggest heavyweight rematch in almost 20 years, but will it live up to expectations and go down in history like some of the classic heavyweight rematches of the past?

Fury more like a winner with draw against Wilder

Getting a draw in a foreign land against heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder, while hitting the deck twice, has to feel like a win for Tyson Fury. So the question is: What now?



Wilder fights to draw with Fury, retains WBC title

In a competitive fight in which Tyson Fury was nearly stopped in the 12th, Deontay Wilder retained his heavyweight belt after a split draw Saturday.

Wilder says he 'did enough' to win fight

Deontay Wilder reflects on his fight with Tyson Fury, saying that he failed to make some adjustments, but still felt that he should have won the fight.



Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury ended his post-fight press conference singing American Pie... with a little help of his team and some media members.

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Tyson Fury gave respects to Deontay Wilder, but he believes he won the fight.

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Tyson Fury said they were no losers tonight.

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Deontay Wilder


A rematch with Tyson Fury or a unification fight with Anthony Joshua? For Deontay Wilder is a win-win.

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Deontay Wilder doesn't know how Tyson Fury got up in Round 12 after knocking him down with a straight right and a tremendous left hook.

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Wilder said he didn't follow his game plan and went away from body punches.

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Stevenson vs. Gvozdyk

Gvozdyk hands Stevenson first defeat since 2010

Oleksandr Gvozdyk stayed unbeaten Saturday night, handing Adonis Stevenson his first defeat since 2010 and taking the WBC light heavyweight title.

Jarrett Hurd vs. Jason Welborn

Hurd stops Welborn, eyes showdown with Charlo

Unified junior middleweight world titlist Jarrett Hurd accomplished a few things on Saturday. With a KO win over Jason Welborn he stayed unbeaten, retained his belt and is still on course for a further unification with fellow titleholder Jermell Charlo.


There was an error on the official scorecards for Wilder-Fury. Judge Robert Tapper's should be 114-112 instead of 114-110 as previously announced. Result remains the same, split draw.

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