Boxing

12:15 PM ET Steve KimESPN Highly regarded welterweight Vergil Ortiz will face veteran Samuel Vargas on July 24 in Golden Boy’s first fight card since the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to boxing events across the world in mid-March. The card will take place at the Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, California. “We’re just
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5:07 PM ET Steve KimESPN WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez will be defending his title against top-rated McWilliams Arroyo on Aug. 15 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Women’s welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus will also fight Jessica McCaskill on this card. The 25-year-old Martinez (16-1-1, 12 KOs) is an aggressive, hard-hitting fighter who won the vacant title
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7:12 PM ET Steve KimESPN Junior welterweight contender Ivan Baranchyk suffered an undisclosed injury during a sparring session on Thursday, forcing his July 7 bout against Jose Zepeda to be postponed. The 10-round fight was scheduled to headline a Top Rank on ESPN card at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. “I don’t
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1:56 AM ET Steve KimESPN It might have gone longer than expected, but Miguel Berchelt dispatched the tough Eleazar Valenzuela in six rounds on Saturday at the TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City. For Berchelt, the reigning WBC junior lightweight champion, this was a non-title bout intended to keep him busy as he looks ahead
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12:16 AM ET Steve KimESPN Two days after Andrew Moloney failed to retain his junior bantamweight title, his twin brother Jason Moloney stepped into the same ring and got the job done. Maloney put forth a strong, committed effort as he stopped Leonardo Baez in seven rounds at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las
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11:19 AM ET Steve KimESPN Matchroom Sports on Friday announced a series of fights that will take place in an outdoor setting at Matchroom’s headquarters in Brentwood, England. Matchroom’s “Fight Camp” begins Aug. 1 and is highlighted by a heavyweight clash between Dillian Whyte (27-1, 18 KOs) and Alexander Povetkin (35-2-1, 24 KOs) on Aug.
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