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Alicia Napoleon-Espinosa to fight Elin Cederroos ahead of potential Claressa Shields fight

Alicia Napoleon-Espinosa and Elin Cederroos will square off to unify their women's super middleweight world titles on Jan. 10, organizers announced on Friday.The bout will take place at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as the...

Ringside Seat — Three fights, three statements to be made

NEW YORK -- A pound-for-pound star defending his world title against a hungry, unbeaten foe, a second title bout in the co-feature involving one of boxing's hottest young fighters in a match in which nobody seems to be able...

Terence Crawford vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas predictions — Who will win?

Welterweight world titleholder Terence Crawford puts his WBO belt on the line against Egidijus Kavaliauskas and Teofimo Lopez goes for his first world title against IBF lightweight titlist Richard Commey on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York...

Demetrius Andrade to defend title against Luke Keeler on Jan. 30

Middleweight world titleholder Demetrius Andrade will defend his title against Luke Keeler on Jan. 30 (DAZN) in the main event of a world title tripleheader Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced Thursday.The card, which also will include a much-discussed...

Leon Spinks seriously ill in Las Vegas hospital

Former heavyweight world champion Leon Spinks is seriously ill with an undisclosed ailment and is hospitalized in Las Vegas."Leon is currently hospitalized and in the care of an exceptional team of doctors," Brenda Glur Spinks, the former fighter's wife,...

Anthony Joshua has competing mandatory defenses from WBO, IBF

One day after unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua was formally ordered to make his WBO mandatory defense against Oleksandr Usyk, he was ordered by the IBF on Thursday to make the mandatory defense for that organization against Kubrat...

What’s the Golden Contract light-heavyweight tournament, and who’s in it?

12:53 PM ETNick ParkinsonClose•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 showGolden Contract, a new eight-man elimination tournament introduced earlier this year, has...

Shawn Porter caught off-guard by Bob Arum’s apparent opinion change

9:42 AM ETSteve KimESPN Former two-time welterweight titleholder Shawn Porter is trying to understand why Top Rank promoter Bob Arum now considers him a potential fight option for Terence Crawford following previous comments that Porter wasn't a very good...

WBO formally orders Anthony Joshua to face Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua won't have much time to enjoy the heavyweight world title belts he reclaimed on Saturday in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, with a masterful near-shutout decision against Andy Ruiz Jr. to avenge the monumental upset seventh-round knockout Ruiz authored...

Terence Crawford not looking past Egidijus Kavaliauskas

When it comes to welterweight world titlist Terence Crawford in recent years the conversation has often been about what really big fight can the pound-for-pound star get.But Crawford on Wednesday said his only focus is on mandatory challenger Egidijus...

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BC finalizing deal with Ohio St assistant Hafley

Boston College is finalizing an agreement with Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley to be the Eagles' head coach, a person with knowledge of...