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Shakur Stevenson misses weight, stripped of 130-pound titles ahead of Friday’s fight vs. Robson Conceicao

3:19 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Shakur Stevenson failed to make weight Thursday ahead of his fight vs. Robson Conceicao on Friday in Newark, New Jersey, and will be stripped of his two 130-pound titles, per championship fight rules governed by the WBO and WBC. The 25-year-old weighed 131.6 pounds and had two hours to shed … Read more

Boxing pound-for-pound rankings – Canelo Alvarez loses support, even after win over Gennadiy Golovkin

Canelo Alvarez closed out one of the biggest boxing rivalries of this generation with a unanimous decision victory over Gennadiy Golovkin in their trilogy fight to retain his super middleweight undisputed championship. But the victory wasn’t enough for Alvarez to move up in ESPN’s pound-for-pound rankings. Most of our panelists decided to keep Alvarez at … Read more

Despite another loss to Canelo Alvarez, GGG’s legacy secured in trilogy fight

LAS VEGAS — Gennadiy Golovkin was on the verge of being stripped of one of the most endearing parts of his legacy: While Canelo Alvarez was in his prime, nobody fought him tougher than Golovkin, his chief rival. Then in the ninth round on Saturday night, Golovkin no longer looked like a 40-year-old. He threw … Read more

Canelo Alvarez closes trilogy with Gennadiy Golovkin with unanimous decision win

12:37 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN LAS VEGAS — After the final bell and 36 rounds together, Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin shared a long embrace, apparently ending a feud that grew personal over the five years since they first met in the ring. In yet another close fight, Alvarez retained his undisputed super middleweight championship … Read more

Jermall Charlo? Dmitry Bivol? David Benavidez? Canelo Alvarez has options after GGG win

2:21 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN LAS VEGAS — Canelo Alvarez emerged from his rivalry with Gennadiy Golovkin all smiles, the bad blood that brewed over the past five years finally put to rest. A clear victory over GGG to retain his 168-pound undisputed championship on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena appeared to bring Alvarez solace, if … Read more

Canelo Alvarez-Gennadiy Golovkin 3 boxing results and analysis

11:11 PM ET Mike Coppinger Ben Baby Close ESPN Staff Writer ESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduate LAS VEGAS — Undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez faces Gennadiy Golovkin for the third time in a winner-take-all bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas … Read more

With his legacy on the line, Canelo Alvarez battles the ghosts of Mexico’s boxing tradition

THIS PAST MAY 6th, one day before Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez lost, it would have been difficult to find someone in Las Vegas who thought that would happen. On that day, standing among the thousands who’d traveled from all over the country and farther, gathering outside at the Toshiba Plaza just to watch him weigh in, … Read more

All the key moments of the heated rivalry that brought us here

7:47 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN One of the most heated rivalries in boxing history will finally reach its conclusion Saturday when Canelo Alvarez defends the undisputed super middleweight championship against Gennadiy Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (DAZN PPV, 8 p.m. ET). The third fight between Canelo and GGG comes four years after their … Read more

Middleweight championship fight between Claressa Shields, Savannah Marshall postponed due to death of Queen Elizabeth II

The undisputed middleweight championship fight between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall along with the unification junior lightweight title bout between Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner has been postponed due to mourning after the death of Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland on Thursday. The bouts have been rescheduled for the provisional date of Oct. 15 at … Read more

Facing the one boxer who beat her, Claressa Shields focuses on the future, not the past

THE PROMOTER, TRAINER and fighter were in a chauffeur-driven car heading to a press conference in London earlier this year, and Dmitry Salita couldn’t help himself. He’s always been a big James Brown fan, and the serious promoter with a wry sense of humor found a chance to offer some levity with a message. Salita’s … Read more