UFC 289: How Irene Aldana can pull off the upset vs. Amanda Nunes

Irene Aldana will look to add to what’s already been an excellent year for Mexican-born fighters at UFC 289 on Saturday (10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV) when she faces defending two-division champion Amanda Nunes in her first shot at the women’s bantamweight title. Aldana, coming off a third-round knockout

Oleksandr Usyk invites Zelensky to attend title fight against Daniel Dubois

Heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will invite Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to attend and sit in the front row when he defends his world titles against Daniel Dubois in Poland. Usyk, who holds the IBF, WBO and WBA belts, was scheduled to meet WBC king Tyson Fury to unify the division

Anthony Joshua responds to Dillian Whyte talks in X-rated social media posts

Anthony Joshua has denied any knowledge of talks to fight Dillian Whyte in a rematch in August. With attempts to revive a showdown with Tyson Fury seemingly falling by the wayside again, two-time heavyweight champion Joshua is now likely to fight in August before taking on Deontay Wilder in Saudi

Fury given lifeline as Gypsy King offered fight with Hrgovic

Tyson Fury calls out Oleksandr Usyk for blockbuster world heavyweight fight Tyson Fury may have his wish fulfilled of fighting a top-rated heavyweight in September. Eddie Hearn has offered Fury a fight with No10 ranked (Ring Magazine) heavyweight Filip Hrgovic in the summer. Fury is running out of options for a

Fury reveals Usyk turned down £13m for money-spinning Wembley showdown

Tyson Fury reveals Oleksandr Usyk turned down £13m for money-spinning undisputed fight… and the Gypsy King had been set to pocket £30m on controversial 70/30 split  Usyk received nearly six times more money for his rematch with Anthony Joshua  The Ukrainian will now take home £4.8m to fight British boxer Daniel

Boxing world interim champion Tim Tszyu undergoes surgery after dog savages arm

WBO interim super-welterweight champion Tim Tszyu has undergone successful surgery after his arm was brutally savaged by a dog. The Australian fighter, who is the son of Ricky Hatton’s former opponent Kostya Tszyu, has now been left sweating on whether his title defence against Carlos Ocampo on the Gold Coast

Despite final-round KO loss in last attempt, Michael Conlan remains focused on world title

•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 Michael Conlan refuses to view being knocked out of the ring in the last round of his first title fight as a painful

Fans voice concern for Conor McGregor after video of UFC star goes viral

Conor McGregor fans have voiced their concern over the UFC fighter following his latest interview. The Notorious, 34, has not stepped inside the octagon since his devastating leg break during the trilogy fight defeat to Dustin Poirier. The Irishman fractured his tibia and fibula in one go but has remained

Campbell Hatton slams heavyweight top dogs for not fighting each other

EXCLUSIVE: Campbell Hatton slams the heavyweight top dogs, insisting ‘there’s NO reason’ why Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Co shouldn’t be fighting each other… while the unbeaten prospect looks to make another statement of his own on Saturday Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have not reached an agreement to fight