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(BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA) – The day that Mikaela Mayer (Los Angeles, Calif.) has been working toward for the past six years finally came on Saturday at the Americas Qualifier in Buenos Aires. The American lightweight clinched her berth in the 2016 Olympic Games with a gold medal vict...
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By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist POSTED: March 02, 2016 I WAS ALL for concept of "The Dream Team" at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. If the Olympic Games truly were about the best athletes from around the world competing on the biggest stage, then why shouldn't professional athletes in spor...
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How did it feel boxing on HBO for the first time? Fighting on HBO, at Madison Square Garden, was a really remarkable experience for me. I was very happy with the opportunity and I would love to be back [on HBO] before the end of the year. He [Najera] was very tough, he just ...
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If Oscar De La Hoya is truly serious about coming out of retirement, count Gennady Golovkin in. De La Hoya, the former six-division titleholder and International Boxing Hall of Famer, told ESPN.com on Monday that he is "50-50" about ending his nearly seven-year retirement. He said he wanted to...
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UIC Pavilion, Chicago - Rising light heavyweight star Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9KOs) continued his fast track to a title shot with seventh round knockout of of late replacement Alexander Johnson (16-3, 7KOs) A very cautious start by Johnson, who stayed at a distance  and was always moving back. B...
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In an impressive and workmanlike performance, Nicholas Walters won a unanimous decision over Miguel Marriaga on Saturday night.  Walters had unfortunately lost his title on the scales on Friday night after weighing in one pound overweight, per ESPN's Dan Rafael. Even without the belt, Wa...
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By Jake Donovan The road to Floyd Mayweather’s next—and perhaps final—fight has officially begun. The pound-for-pound king—fresh from a $240 million take following a 12-round win over Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas—is due to return t...
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It wasn't as easy as most expected, but on the strength of a mammoth right hand in the ninth round, Deontay Wilder defended his WBC heavyweight championship via KO over a game Eric Molina. The win came in front of Wilder's hometown crowd in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday night. While the Tuscaloos...
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Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) and WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) will be facing each other in October or November, according to Dan Rafael. This isn’t the date that the 24-year-old Canelo wants to fight on...
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  StubHub Center, Carson, California -  Jesus Cuellar (27-1, 21KOs) retained his WBC 'regular' featherweight title to stop veteran Vic Darchinyan (40-8-1, 29KOs) in the eight round.   Darchinyan, at 39-years-old, started well against the younger, bigger and stronger man, with loopi...