Boxing

8:06 AM ET Steve KimESPN Abel Sanchez — who leads Alex Saucedo into battle this Friday night as he challenges WBO junior welterweight champion Maurice Hooker (24-0-3, 16 KO) — has a simple prerequisite for boxers who’d like for him to be their trainer. Lou Mesorana won’t be ringside as Alex Saucedo faces Maurice Hooker
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10:05 AM ET Steve KimESPN It’s been a rather tumultuous period of time for WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs), who tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a main ingredient in cocaine, under the WBC Clean Boxing program in mid-September in a test that was administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA). Sampson Lewkowicz,
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In an astonishing fight, veteran Jesus Soto Karass upset previously undefeated Neeco “Rooster” Macias by majority 10-round decision. The bout featured a record-breaking 3,353 punches thrown, as the boxers battled furiously toe-to-toe in every round. The junior middleweight match highlighted a Golden Boy on ESPN card on Thursday at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in
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8:48 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 Tony Bellew steps into the ring for Saturday’s world title challenge and the toughest fight of his life insisting he is not in awe
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In the lead-up to their fight, Miguel Berchelt and Miguel “Mickey” Roman excitedly talked about producing the kind of battle on Saturday night that would go down in Mexican boxing lore alongside revered fights involving their famed countrymen Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez. And just as they promised, the bitter rivals,
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