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Canelo TKO’s Saunders in legacy-enhancing win

12:16 AM ETARLINGTON, Texas -- Canelo Alvarez could feel it coming.In the eighth round at AT&T Stadium on Saturday night, the Mexican champion egged on a record-breaking crowd as he pelted Billy Joe Saunders in their super middleweight unification fight. Alvarez inflicted enough damage to enhance his legacy, winning the

Calm reigns as Canelo, Saunders make weight

4:54 PM ETARLINGTON, Texas -- There was no drama on the scales ahead of Saturday's super middleweight title fight between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders.Alvarez and Saunders each weighed in under the division's 168-pound limit. Alvarez, the WBA and WBC champion, stepped on the scale at 167.4 pounds. Saunders,

Hat’s off: Jake Paul sparks Mayweather scuffle

7:18 PM ETESPN News Services MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- A month before he returns to the ring at age 44 for an exhibition bout, Floyd Mayweather wound up in an altercation at the news conference for the fight.The boxing Hall of Famer will face Logan Paul in a pay-per-view event

Canelo open to trilogy bout with rival Golovkin

4:17 PM ETARLINGTON, Texas -- Canelo Alvarez hasn't closed the door on facing his biggest rival one more time. On Thursday, Alvarez indicated he wasn't opposed to facing Gennadiy Golovkin for a third fight after Alvarez finishes the current task of unifying the super middleweight division."The truth is, I'm open

Grand jury indicts boxer in killing of woman

5:44 PM ETESPN News Services SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A grand jury on Thursday indicted Puerto Rican boxer Felix Verdejo in the killing of a 27-year-old pregnant woman, a case potentially eligible for the death penalty.The indictment was announced as dozens of people -- some bearing flowers, balloons or

Vergil Ortiz showed he’s a player at 147, but is he ready for Terence Crawford?

Mar 21, 2021Ben BabyCloseESPN Staff WriterESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduateNick ParkinsonClose•Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation's Boxing Matters showSaturday was a statement day

Ryan Garcia or Vergil Ortiz: Who is Golden Boy’s best young fighter?

Mar 22, 2021Ben BabyCloseESPN Staff WriterESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduateCameron WolfeCloseESPN Staff WriterCovered the Broncos for two seasons with the Denver Post Graduate of the University of Houston A native of Jackson, Miss.Saturday night was the Vergil Ortiz Jr. showcase.In the

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