Terence Crawford loves to fight — and he’s always been a fan

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11:35 AM ETIt's strange how some memories fade away like forgotten ghosts and others seem eternally lodged in the hippocampus. That would certainly account for Terence "Bud" Crawford's vivid recollection of his first trip to a boxing gym almost 25 years ago, when he was 7. He didn't realize it

Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan predictions: Who will win?

9:38 AM ETAt this point, it's the only question worth asking: Who will win Saturday night's welterweight title bout between Terence Crawford and Amir Khan at Madison Square Garden in New York? Our experts make their picks.Dan RafaelESPN.comCrawford by KOCrawford can be a slow starter and Khan still has speed

Miller denied license by New York after failed test

5:17 PM ETHeavyweight contender Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller was denied a boxing license by the New York State Athletic Commission on Wednesday following his positive test for a banned substance.Miller was preparing to challenge unified world titleholder Anthony Joshua on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York.However, Miller,

All he ever wanted: Amir Khan’s trial by combat

3:12 PM ETMark KriegelESPN HAYWARD, Calif. -- On Saturday night, Faryal Makhdoom -- of Bolton, England, by way of Staten Island, New York, a 27-year-old mother of two with 868,000 Instagram followers -- will kneel on a prayer mat in her hotel room. She will remain in that position --

Terence Crawford and Amir Khan scout … themselves

12:00 AM ET Steve Kim Anthony Olivieri Welterweight titleholder Terence Crawford, ranked as ESPN's No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter, has mowed through three unbeaten colleagues heading into this fight against Amir Khan, who last fought in the U.S. in 2016-when he was knocked out by Canelo Alvarez. Khan returned home to

Lomachenko leaving no doubt he is boxing’s best

4:34 PM ET Opening Bell: Lomachenko is the man LOS ANGELES -- Pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko, the unified lightweight champion, is everything fans should want in a prizefighter. He fights regularly. Always comes in shape. Always entertains. No ducking either, because he's willing to fight the best opponents available. And he has skills

Carlos Adames looks to be the face of Dominican boxing

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9:45 AM ET Steve KimESPN The list of baseball players from the Dominican Republic is long and illustrious. Juan Marichal, Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, Vladimir Guerrero, Sammy Sosa, Adrien Beltre and Robinson Cano make up just a partial list of the stars who have come from the island. But the Dominican list

UFC fight schedule for 2019: Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes, Jon Jones vs. Thiago Santos headline events


The UFC schedule in 2019 continues to roll along, with the latest pay-per-view card -- UFC 236 -- bringing us two Fight of the Year contenders as Israel Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum in a violent thriller to capture the interim middleweight title and Dustin Poirier brutalized featherweight champion Max Holloway