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Tyson Fury ordered to defend belt vs. challenger Dillian Whyte

The World Boxing Council (WBC) on Tuesday ordered heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to defend his title against Dillian Whyte, a fellow Briton who has been waiting for his shot at the title. Whyte has held an interim heavyweight title since March, giving him the mandatory position to challenge for Fury’s belt. “The WBC hereby orders […]

  • Roy Jones Jr., James ‘Lights Out’ Toney elected to Hall of Fame

    Roy Jones Jr. and James “Lights Out” Toney once met in the ring to determine who was the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. Some 27 years later, Jones and Toney were elected for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The duo will be inducted on June 12 in Canastota, N.Y., […]

  • Frank Gore to fight Deron Williams in December undercard

    Former NBA All-Star Deron Williams will fight former Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore on the undercard of the Jake Paul-Tommy Fury main event next month. The four-round fight on Dec. 18 in Tampa, Fla., will mark the pro boxing debuts for both men. “I’m excited to be fighting on this card and can’t wait […]

  • Dad: Tyson Fury had surgery on both elbows

    Tyson Fury had surgery on both elbows to remove bone spurs after his latest fight against Deontay Wilder, the boxer’s father said in an interview. John Fury made the comments during an interview with BT Sport Boxing, adding that his son was “badly injured” heading into the trilogy fight against Wilder last month. Fury won […]

  • Jake Paul sets bout with Tommy Fury, Tyson Fury’s half-brother

    Jake Paul, the YouTuber who has made a surprisingly successful run at a boxing career, has agreed to a fight against Tommy Fury on Dec. 18 in Tampa, Fla., in a battle of two unbeatens. Paul is 4-0 since his debut as a professional boxer in January 2020. He earned a knockout against former NBA […]

  • Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder by TKO, retains WBC belt

    Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight title with a TKO over Deontay Wilder in the 11th round Saturday night in Las Vegas. With the win, Fury also wins the trilogy between the pair. Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) decked an exhausted Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) for the third time on the night and the referee stopped […]

  • Tyson Fury favored, but action split in Deontay Wilder trilogy bout

    Tyson Fury is the heavy favorite entering Saturday night’s trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder, but sportsbooks are seeing a wide variety of betting action. Fury opened at -330 at PointsBet, where his odds have since lengthened slightly to -300 with 55 percent of the bets backing Wilder (+245). However, 74 percent of the money has […]

  • Tyson Fury defends title in trilogy match with Deontay Wilder

    The newest heavyweight rivalry takes another turn Saturday night. Already quite familiar with each other, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will have their third title fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Fury is favored in the first defense of his World Boxing Council belt against the opponent he dethroned 20 months ago. “Make no […]

  • Manny Pacquiao announces retirement at 42

    Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is stepping away from the ring, ending his decorated career one month after his final fight. “It is difficult for me to accept that my time as a boxer is over,” Pacquiao said in a lengthy video announcement. “Today, I am announcing my retirement. I never thought that this day would […]

  • Donald Trump, son to provide boxing commentary Saturday

    Former President Donald Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., have agreed to provide commentary during Triller’s gamecast of four boxing matches on Saturday. Triller, a video sharing service, confirmed the news to ESPN on Tuesday. Both Trumps will be present at the fights in Hollywood, Florida. The card is headlined by the Evander Holyfield-Vitor […]

  • Evander Holyfield replacing Oscar De La Hoya (COVID)

    Evander Holyfield plans to step in the ring as a replacement for Oscar De La Hoya to box Vitor Belfort on Sept. 11. De La Hoya had to withdraw due to a positive COVID-19 test. De La Hoya’s last fight came in 2008. Triller Fight Club, the promotion that backed Jake Paul’s breakthrough bout, is […]

  • Jake Paul, Tyron Woodley splitting action ahead of bout

    The betting action has been split ahead of Sunday night’s bout between Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland. Woodley, who is fighting in his hometown, has been backed by 58 percent of the total bets at PointsBet. The 39-year-old former welterweight champion left UFC on a four-fight losing streak and […]

  • Canelo Alvarez, Caleb Plant set title fight for November

    Canelo Alvarez, considered the best pound-for-pound boxer active today, will return to the ring in November. Alvarez announced Thursday he will fight Caleb Plant on Nov. 6 in Las Vegas for the undisputed super middleweight crown. “This Nov 6th we’ll put mexican boxing on top,” Alvarez wrote on Twitter. “Going for the missing belt!” Premier […]

  • Anderson Silva, Tito Ortiz set to box in Sept. 11 bout

    UFC legends Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz will square off in an eight-round boxing match on Sept. 11 at the Staples Center in Las Angeles, according to multiple reports Wednesday. The fight, which will be broadcast by Triller PPV, which will also feature former Olympic gold medalist and 11-time world champion Oscar De La Hoya […]

  • Anthony Joshua-Oleksandr Usyk bout set for Sept. 25 in London

    Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua of England will defend his titles against Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk on Sept. 25 at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The 31-year-old Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) will put his IBF, WBA and WBO belts on the line against the 34-year-old Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs), who is his mandatory WBO challenger. Both boxers won […]

  • Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder III rescheduled for Oct. 9

    Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will complete their trilogy battle for the WBC heavyweight championship on Oct. 9, Top Rank Boxing announced Thursday. The fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas initially was scheduled for July 24 before Fury’s positive COVID-19 test forced its postponement last Thursday. He has since tested negative and has been […]

  • Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley to fight Aug. 29 in Cleveland

    The Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley bout now has a venue and will be fought one day later than originally reported — Aug. 29 in Woodley’s hometown of Cleveland. The site will be Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The pair will fight at 190 pounds. Showtime, which will broadcast the card on pay-per-view, also announced Monday that Amanda Serrano […]

  • Reports: Tyson Fury tests positive, bout vs. Deontay Wilder postponed

    Tyson Fury tested positive for COVID-19 and his July 24 heavyweight championship bout with Deontay Wilder has been postponed, Dan Rafael and ESPN reported Thursday night. At least three other people in Fury’s camp also tested positive, per Rafael. ESPN reported that a weekend date in October is being targeted for the highly anticipated third […]

  • Report: COVID threatens Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder fight

    A COVID-19 outbreak in Tyson Fury’s camp threatens to postpone his July 24 heavyweight championship bout with Deontay Wilder, ESPN reported Thursday. No official updates have been announced for the pay-per-view fight, scheduled for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Sources told ESPN that, if necessary, the highly anticipated third match between Fury, 32, and Wilder, […]

  • Atlanta to unveil statue of Evander Holyfield on Friday

    A statue of retired boxing legend Evander Holyfield will be unveiled Friday outside of State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Holyfield, 58, was born in Alabama but his family moved to Atlanta in his early years, and he learned to box there. He is the only four-time world heavyweight boxing champion and Olympic medalist. He won […]

  • Teofimo Lopez delays Kambosos fight after positive COVID-19 test

    Unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez tested positive for COVID-19, pushing Saturday’s scheduled bout with George Kambosos in Miami back to Aug. 14. “We send our best to Teofimo and his family and hope they get well soon, and look forward to seeing this epic battle on August 14, 2021,” event organizer Triller Fight Club co-founder […]

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