The camps for unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs), of England, and mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev (25-1, 13 KOs), of Bulgaria, have made a deal for the fight to take place on Oct. 28, according to sources with knowledge of the agreement. The likely site is Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, but it’s not done yet. There is an outside chance of the fight being in Las Vegas. Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing will be in Las Vegas this week because he also promotes secondary light heavyweight titlist Nathan Cleverly, who defends against Badou Jack on Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor undercard, and he likely will continue talking with MGM Grand executives about possibly hosting Joshua-Pulev.
Sal Paolantonio and Brett Okamoto break down what gloves are being used and why for Saturday's Mayweather/McGregor fight.
DUCO Events promoter Dean Lonergan says he is working closely with Queensland Marketing and Tourism to ensure the WBO World Welterweight re-match between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao is held at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium and not in Sydney. The expected date would be in November or December this year.
Bob Scucci, director for race and sports for all Boyd Gaming properties in Nevada, discusses the latest betting trends for Mayweather-McGregor from the comfort of his office.
With his KO victory over Julius Indongo on Saturday, undisputed junior welterweight world champion Terence Crawford passed ESPN's No.1 pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward for most wins among active American title holders.
Terence Crawford became the undisputed junior welterweight world champion with a third round KO victory over Julius Indongo Saturday night in Lincoln, Nebraska. Photo provided by Mikey Williams/Top Ran
IT IS OVER! Great body shot and Indongo is down and counted out in round 3. Terence Crawford is the undisputed junior welterweight champion of the world!
Round 2 is 10-8 for Crawford, who scored a knockdown late in the round on a right hand.
Unified titleholders Terence Crawford (WBC and WBO) and Julius Indongo (WBA and IBF) are facing off for the undisputed junior welterweight title. The winner will be the first undisputed champion in any division since Jermain Taylor in 2006. The winner will also join Taylor and Bernard Hopkins as the only fighters to unify four belts in a division at one time.
Indongo down on a right hand in round 2!
Fight is off to a spirited start. Crawford gets round 1 10-9 but Indongo is definitely here to fight.
Huge cheers from the crowd of 12,121 when Crawford is introduced. Deafening!
Here we go: Terence Crawford vs. Julius Indongo, 12 rounds -- or less -- for the undisputed junior welterweight world championship. Put on ESPN!
Indongo is now in the ring and the crowd gets wild as the Cornhusker fight song hits and here comes Crawford!
2016 Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson is now 3-0 (1 KO) in his young career. Stevenson was the first American male to win a silver medal or higher in boxing at the Olympics since unified light heavyweight titleholder Andre Ward.
Gvozdyk puts his punches together, drops Baker in the sixth round and then finishes him on his feet later in the round.
Through four rounds of the ESPN co-feature and light heavyweight Oleksandr Gvozdyk is dominating Craig Baker.
Junior welterweight titleholder Terence Crawford warms up inside his dressing room at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, before the unification fight against fellow titlist Julius Indongo. Photo provided by Mikey Williams/Top Rank
Next is the co-main event, a light heavyweight bout between unbeaten and heavy puncher Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Craig Baker.
Featherweight Shakur Stevenson W6 David Paz with ease. 60-53 on all three cards, including a fifth-round knockdown.
Terence Crawford wraps his hands before unifying all 4 junior-welterweight belts vs Julius Indongo on Top Rank Boxing on ESPN
Featherweight Shakur Stevenson, 2016 Olympic silver medalist, vs. David Paz first up on the ESPN telecast of Crawford-Indongo.
Julius Indongo, the WBA and IBF junior welterweight titleholder from Windhoek, Namibia, will be fighting in a 4th different country since August 2016 when he takes on fellow unified titlist Terence Crawford in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday night.
Huge KO for welterweight Mike Alvarado, who absolutely drilled Sidney De Siqueira in the fourth round of a slugfest. But Alvarado got hit with everything and was having a lot of trouble before the knockout.
Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings returned from 20-month layoff and dropped Daniel Martz three times in the second round for a second-round KO win.
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