Boxing

8:59 AM ET ESPN staff Carl Frampton will defend his WBO interim world featherweight title against unbeaten Olympian Luke Jackson at Belfast’s Windsor Park on Aug 18. Frampton (25-1, 14 KOs) has dreamed of fighting at Windsor Park, but the Northern Irishman knows he cannot afford to take the chance for granted against an opponent
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4:56 AM ET ESPN staff Dereck Chisora and Carlos Takam will meet on July 28 on the undercard of the Dillian Whyte vs. Joseph Parker. Chisora (28-8, 20KOs), who lost a European title fight to Agit Kabayel in Nov. 2017, last fought back in March against Zakaria Azzouzi, a fight which the Brit won via
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Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta made the first step toward a third shot at a world title by scoring a 10-round majority decision over Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez in a lightweight bout Thursday. The fight headlined a Golden Boy on ESPN card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Gesta, 30, was coming off a decision
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LOS ANGELES — In boxing, if a fight makes sense, there’s a good chance it won’t happen or at least won’t happen when everyone wants it to. Common sense went the way of 15-round championship bouts years ago, and fight fans who have had to endure prolonged contract negations that often lead nowhere have simply
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