6:36 PM ETShakur Stevenson could get closer to a world title opportunity at junior lightweight if he defeats Jeremiah Nakathila for the WBO interim belt on Saturday (ESPN and ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET, with undercard at 6:30 on ESPN+).Stevenson (15-0, 8 KOs), 23, of Newark, New Jersey, won the vacant
1:00 AM ETJeff WagenheimIn 2020, Clay Collard made a name for himself in professional boxing. Now he is putting on noteworthy performances in his primary sport, mixed martial arts.The 28-year-old lightweight from Utah, who trains in Las Vegas, got all he could handle from Joilton Lutterbach but came away with
1:39 AM ETJeff WagenheimClaressa Shields is a champion. She has showed that for years in the boxing ring, winning gold medals in two Olympics and becoming a three-division world champion (twice undisputed) in an undefeated professional career.On Thursday night, she showed a different side of her championship mettle by surviving
8:38 AM ETShakur Stevenson's smile disappears. He's approached with the one question that he's thought about plenty over the past six months: What's next?It's frustrated him. He's tired of waiting.Stevenson sits up straight, looks ahead and without hesitation says, "I want Oscar Valdez next. Nothing else. That's the big fight.
7:30 AM ETNick 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 showAnthony Joshua could defend his world heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, in September, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed
7:35 PM ETCLARESSA SHIELDS RETURNED to JacksonWink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in late March, fresh off making boxing history by becoming the first two-division undisputed champion in the four-belt era.Time was running low, though, with Shields scheduled to make her MMA debut in the Professional Fighters League on June
12:22 PM ETAssociated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Keyshawn Davis' quest for Olympic gold is back on.Davis and two fellow American boxers were awarded places in the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, allowing Davis to make an improbable return to USA Boxing five months after the touted lightweight turned professional amid