ESPN announced that it has reached a multi-year agreement to televise Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions series exclusively on the giant basic cable sports network beginning July 11. The new PBC on ESPN deal means the end of the long-running “Friday Night Fights” series, which will have its last show on May 22.
ESPN’s SportsCenter will televise live the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao press conference on Wednesday from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 4:30 p.m. ET.
On ESPN and Sirius, Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum recently laid out how Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao became reality. Our own Michael Woods is here with more.
An ESPN card dedicated to late promoter Dan Goossen will air on Dec. 11 and will feature Austin Trout, Antonio Tarver and Marcus Browne.
Former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor scored a unanimous decision over Sam Soliman, who suffered four knockdowns and an injured right knee during their IBF title bout on Wednesday in Biloxi, Mississippi. Taylor won by scores of 116-111, 115-109, and 116-109.
The trainer of Jermain Taylor has responded to a bizarre video in which the former middleweight champ is shown firing a gun and saying “I’ll never lose to another white boy,” presumably in reference to his showdown with IBF beltholder Sam Soliman tonight.
Boxing’s ultimate road warrior Sam Soliman defends his IBF middleweight title against former champ Jermain Taylor on ESPN2 on Wednesday. RingTV.com spoke with the veteran about achieving his goal of winning a world title, his life in Australia and his showdown with Taylor.
In what looks like former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor’s last, true shot at glory, trainer Pat Burns says his charge is ready to face IBF titlist Sam Soliman on Wednesday night.
Sugar Ray Leonard is as interested in the Hassan N’dam N’Jikam-Curtis Stevens middleweight matchup as most hardcore fans. The contenders fight tonight in a 12-round IBF eliminator in Santa Monica, Calif. It will be broadcast live on ESPN2, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.
For the better part of four decades, Ed Derian, who was 77 when he passed away on Sept. 26 at Kindred Hospital in Havertown, was the distinctive voice of Philadelphia boxing, the longest tenured and most cherished ring announcer to have graced local rings.
The boxing world awaits the intriguing IBF middleweight title-elimination bout between Hassan N’Jikam N’Dam and Curtis Stevens on Oct. 1, but the undercard of the ESPN-televised fight looks compelling as well.
The Shawn Porter-Kell Brook IBF welterweight title bout on Aug. 16 will head up a Showtime tripleheader that includes the WBC 168-pound titleholder Sakio Bika’s rematch with Anthony Dirrell and WBC lightweight beltholder Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. Daniel Estrada.
Lightweight veteran Petr Petrov and skilled middleweight Willie Monroe Jr. used their experience to earn Boxcino tournament titles on Friday in Verona, N.Y. Petrov outworked Fernando Carcamo to an eighth-round TKO; Monroe outboxed Brandon Adams to a decision.