Featherweight world titlist Oscar Valdez weighs 125.8 and Genesis Servania is 125.4. We got a fight!! This is the ESPN main event Friday night.
Gilberto Ramirez and Jesse Hart face to face at weigh-in.
Super middleweight world titlist Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez weighs 167.8 and Jesse Hart is 167.6.
Michael Conlan 126.6 pounds and Kenny Guzman is 125. Their fight opens the ESPN telecast.
Mikaela Mayer, a 2016 U.S. Olympian, and Allison Spring both weighed 131.8.
Ready for the Valdez-Servania weigh-in!!!
Andre Ward announced he is leaving boxing. He is 32-0-0 in his boxing career and the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, according to ESPN. He is one of three current title holders with three belts, joining Gennady Golovkin and Terence Crawford. His last fight was June 17 against Sergey Kovalev, which he won by 8th-round TKO.
Current price on a potential rematch: Gennady Golovkin -160 vs. Canelo Alvarez +140. The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas stipulates that any potential rematch must take place prior to Dec. 31, 2018, for bets to be official.
When I read this morning that the great Hall of Fame former middleweight world champion Jake LaMotta – the “Raging Bull” – had died at age 95, I thought back to the first time I met one of boxing’s fiercest warriors. I was in New York covering a fight in around 2002ish. I was out at a bar in the upper east side of Manhattan with a few boxing people one night during fight week. LaMotta, wearing the big cowboy hat he always wore, came into the place. He knew a few of the people I was with, including promoter Lou DiBella, so he came over to our group to say hello. Then he took off his hat, bent his head over and said to me in deadpan fashion, “Nice to meet you. My name is Robert De Niro.” I am sure he used that line all the time but I got a good laugh out of it. If you don’t get the joke: De Niro famously played LaMotta in the classic Martin Scorsese-directed 1980 film “Raging Bull” and won the Oscar for best actor.
Abel Sanchez, who trains unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin, strongly felt GGG defeated Canelo Alvarez in their mega fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas. And like everybody he was appalled by the ridiculous 118-110 scorecard Adalaide Byrd turned in in favor of Alvarez, who wound up getting a split draw. Since HBO will replay the bout on Saturday night beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Sanchez had this to say on Tuesday: "Now Ms. Byrd will have the chance to see the fight she missed on Sept. 16."
Former world featherweight and super-bantamweight champion Carl Frampton has signed a deal to work with Matthew Macklin's MTK Global, who will act in an advisory role. Frampton, who split with long-time mentor and promoter Barry McGuigan last month, said in a statement: "MTK are a relatively new organisation and recently celebrated their fifth anniversary. But if you look at what they have already done, they have big-name fighters like Billy Joe Saunders and recruited a lot of boxers from Ireland and I feel that they can get me the best deal with a promoter. There was always the possibility that I could go my own way, but to have someone on your side advising you and getting you the best deal possible is always important and I feel Matthew Macklin and MTK Global can definitely do that." Frampton hopes to fight again before the end of the year.
Attorney Paul Edelstein, with clients Magomed Abdusalamov and his wife Bakanay, held a news conference Mon. at Madison Square Garden to advocate enactment of "Mago's Law" to improve safety standards for boxers & MMA fighters. Abdusalamov suffered severe brain damage from a 2013 MSG fight that led to a $22 million settlement with NY State 10 days ago.
The sportsbooks at Station Casinos in Las Vegas have posted odds on a Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch: Golovkin-180 / Alvarez +160.
Win, lose or draw GGG will party.
Abel Sanchez, Gennady Golovkin's trainer, tells Claudia Trejos he would like to see his prized possession fight Miguel Cotto in December. Venue? Madison Square Garden.
While ESPN boxing writer Dan Rafael had the fight 116-112 for Gennady Golovkin, judge Adalaide Byrd had it 118-110 for Canelo Alvarez, with Judge Dave Moretti scoring it 115-113 for Golovkin and judge Don Trella calling it a 114-114 draw.
Canelo Alvarez said he absolutely wants a rematch with Gennady Golovkin.
Asegura Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez que la afición fue la que ganó esta noche en su pelea contra Gennady Golovkin.
Canelo: Estoy contento por lo hecho hoy. Mi plan era pelear en medio del ring, hice lo que tenía qué hacer. A veces me dio la pauta para irme a las cuerdas. Esta pelea le dio al boxeo lo que necesitaba independientemente del empate.
Así sale de la arena Gennady Golovkin, después de asegurar en conferencia de prensa que mereció ganar en la decisión a Saul "Canelo" Álvarez.
Oscar De La Hoya reacts to the wide scorecard by judge Adalaide Byrd.
Abel Sánchez: La jueza Adalaide Byrd debería ir a la escuela; Gennady Golovkin: No es justo para esta pelea el 118-110 para Canelo
Oscar De La Hoya, Canelo Alvarez's promoter, said he had the fight 7-5 for Canelo over Gennady Golovkin.
Abel Sánchez, Gennady Golovkin's trainer said: Something has to be done about the judges after a controversial scorecard.
Official scorecards from all three judges.
Want to know what fights are on the horizon? Check out the boxing schedule for 2017.
Check out boxing senior writer Dan Rafael's rankings within each division.
All boxing champions and titleholders for the four major organization.
Who is the world's best fighter regardless of weight class? Check out ESPN's latest top 10.
Aleksandra "Ola" Magdziak Lopes juggles more roles than most boxers. When the longtime pro, immigrant, attorney, stepmother and wife stepped into the ring on April 7, she fought to honor the memory of her stepson.
Remembering Muhammad Ali, one the greatest athletes to ever live.