Boxing

The only two fights Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta lost in 35 professional bouts came when a world title was on the line. Thursday the San Diego-based Filipino begins his quest for a third shot when he takes on Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez in a 10-round lightweight match at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
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7:36 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •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 show England’s Rocky Fielding will challenge Germany’s Tyron Zeuge for the WBA super-middleweight title on July 14. Fielding seems unperturbed that Zeuge (22-0-1, 12 KOs)
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Heavyweight world titlist Deontay Wilder has accepted the terms offered to him by fellow titlist Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn for them to meet in the United Kingdom for the undisputed heavyweight championship this fall, Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager, told ESPN on Monday night. “We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out
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All options are on the table for Jeff Horn, including a move to a different weight division, with the vanquished champion promising to “rebuild” his career after tasting defeat for the first time as a professional. However Horn’s promoter Dean Lonergan has poured cold water on the prospect of a meeting with veteran Anthony Mundine,
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6:28 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •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 show MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — After two years and seven months away, Tyson Fury returned to the ring with a four-round win over Sefer Seferi on
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6:23 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •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 show MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Maurice Hooker silenced Terry Flanagan’s home city crowd with a split decision victory to lift the vacant WBO world junior welterweight
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Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions has struggled with organizing the boss’ event next month when he challenges Lucas Matthysse for his secondary welterweight world title, but they have the undercard squared away. MP Promotions has announced that the undercard of the July 15 card (July 14 United States time) at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
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10:59 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •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 show Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury believes that he cannot afford to look ahead to fights against the likes of Anthony Joshua and Deontay
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