Usyk targets Fury after Joshua win | The Express Tribune

JEDDAH: Oleksandr Usyk turned his sights on rival heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury on Sunday after beating Britain’s Anthony Joshua on a split points decision to retain his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts in Jeddah. The “Rage on the Red Sea” in Saudi Arabia was a rematch of a fight in London in September, … Read more

Oleksandr Usyk’s victory builds a clear path to the undisputed championship — if Tyson Fury wants it

9:47 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Oleksandr Usyk proved once again that he’s arguably one of the best fighters in the world with a gutsy victory over Anthony Joshua on Saturday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to retain his three heavyweight titles. Now, he’s only one belt short of being called the undisputed heavyweight champion — a … Read more

Joshua brushes off ‘nonsense’ retirement talk | The Express Tribune

JEDDAH: Heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua called retirement speculation “nonsense” on Wednesday after suggestions he could hang up his gloves if he loses to Oleksandr Usyk again this week. Joshua, 32, is bidding to reclaim the world titles he lost to Ukraine’s Usyk, who beat the Briton by unanimous decision in London last September. Some experts … Read more

Teofimo Lopez won, but is he a threat at 140 pounds? Maybe not just yet

12:00 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN When Teofimo Lopez walked through the ropes back in November he was the ruler of the lightweights and one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world following an upset victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko. Nine months later, Lopez entered the ring with uncertainty swirling around him. After the shocking defeat … Read more

Teofimo Lopez won, but is he a threat at 140 pounds? Maybe not just yet

12:00 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN When Teofimo Lopez walked through the ropes back in November he was the ruler of the lightweights and one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world following an upset victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko. Nine months later, Lopez entered the ring with uncertainty swirling around him. After the shocking defeat … Read more

Amir Khan answers question about returning to boxing ring   – SUCH TV

  British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan said that he is done with the sport and has no plans to return to the boxing ring. Khan, during his latest interview, refused to return to the game even if he was offered a handsome amount for a fight. “No, I’m done. Honestly, I’m done [with] the sport,” responded … Read more

‘The only person that beat me was myself’: Will Teofimo Lopez learn from his mistakes?

8:48 AM ET Mark KriegelESPN RINGOES, N.J. — The last time Teofimo Lopez fought it was with a condition later diagnosed as pneumomediastinum, a balloon-like intrusion of air in his thoracic cavity, the likely result of a tiny tear in his esophagus that developed as he rehydrated after the weigh-in. “How he breathed, I can’t … Read more

Two Pakistan boxers abscond in Birmingham after CWG | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: Two members of Pakistan’s delegation at the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England absconded before their journey back home. Boxers Nazeerullah Khan and Suleman Baloch left the village housing the athletes to grab breakfast ahead of their departure on August 9 but didn’t report back. Pakistan boxing team management made every effort to find … Read more