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Divisional rankings: Canelo now the top middleweight

After his win over Gennady Golovkin in their rematch, Canelo Alvarez takes over the No. 1 spot at 160 pounds. But what other changes appear in ESPN's boxing divisional rankings? Dan Rafael reveals his new world standings and what's next for the fighters.

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De La Hoya wags finger at 'haters' in open letter

Oscar De La Hoya expressed pride and annoyance about some of the reaction in the wake of Canelo Alvarez's win over Gennady Golovkin and addressed it in what he called "An Open Letter to Fight Fans."

Atlas calls Canelo's win 'a robbery'

tephen A. Smith and Teddy Atlas get emotional after Canelo Alvarez defeats Gennady Golovkin.



Boxing history is filled with great trilogies. Will Canelo and GGG be added to the list?

Was the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin rematch good enough to do it one more time? Nigel Collins remembers some of the best trilogies in boxing.

GGG 'absolutely' wants third fight with Canelo


Canelo took a big step forward

Whether you agree with Saturday's decision, thought Gennady Golovkin won or scored the rematch as another draw, there's no denying that Canelo Alvarez showed why he's elite, winning with style-altering aggression.



The key fights between British, Russian boxers

Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin is the latest in a series of fights between British and Russian boxers. ESPN takes a look at what has come before.

Will Joshua's reign continue against Povetkin?

Ahead of Anthony Joshua's fight with Alexander Povetkin, take a look back on his journey so far from Olympic gold medalist to heavyweight champion.


Hearn: Wilder's camp not responding to fight requests

Eddie Hearn claims Deontay Wilder's camp are refusing to respond to his emails over a potential fight against Anthony Joshua.


Canelo wasn't the only winner on Saturday

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin delivered another great fight in the ring on Saturday night, but it was once again Floyd Mayweather who stole the headlines.

Rafael: The world isn't asking for a Mayweather-Pacquiao 2


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Canelo def. GGG

Canelo takes razor-thin decision over Golovkin

It went the distance again, but this time Canelo Alvarez came out on top, defeating Gennady Golovkin in a very close majority decision in their middleweight title bout Saturday night.

Stephen A. 'respectfully disagrees' with decision

Stephen A. Smith said Gennady Golovkin utilized his jab well and should've earned a close win by decision.



Three ways Joshua can beat Povetkin


Three ways Povetkin can overcome Joshua

ESPN's Steve Bunce analyses how Alexander Povetkin can beat Anthony Joshua to become the world heavyweight champion.


What to expect from Joshua-Povetkin

Dan Rafael discusses Saturday's Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin heavyweight title bout and what could've been if Deontay Wilder was there.



Joshua dismisses Fury: 'I am No. 1'

Anthony Joshua has dismissed Tyson Fury's lineal champion claim, stating that he is the No. 1 heavyweight in the world.

Why Joshua's open-days are more Tyson than Klitschko

Anthony Joshua would spend more time doing interviews if he was allowed. But his time is becoming more and more restricted, as Steve Bunce found out at his recent open-day.

Hearn: Toughest fight of Joshua's career

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn talks about Anthony Joshua going up against Alexander Povetkin in what will be a tough fight on September 22nd at Wembley Stadium.



Atlas calls Canelo's win 'a robbery'

tephen A. Smith and Teddy Atlas get emotional after Canelo Alvarez defeats Gennady Golovkin.


Ward: 'No question' Canelo won the fight

Former boxer Andre Ward explains why Canelo Alvarez dominated the fight momentum which led to his victory over Gennady Golovkin.


Canelo beats GGG

Atlas: GGG won the fight

Teddy Atlas breaks down what Gennady Golovkin did well as the larger fighter and how he should have come away victorious.


Punch Zone for Canelo-GGG II

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Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin punch stats.

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Mayweather-Pacquiao II

Mayweather: Pacquiao rematch coming this year

Floyd Mayweather says a rematch of his much-hyped 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao is in the works for this year, posting a video of him jawing with Pacquiao and saying he is eyeing a December fight.

Mayweather-Pacquiao II? We saw it once and it was no good

Another Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight would be like when your favorite '80s band heads out on tour to play the old hits: a nice diversion and a decent night out with your pals, but in the end it doesn't mean much, writes Dan Rafael.

Mayweather: Pacquiao will be 'easy work' in December

Floyd Mayweather says he'll be back in December to fight Manny Pacquiao in a rematch of their 2015 superfight.





Undercard results

Munguia stops Cook; Lemieux smokes O'Sullivan

Jaime Munguia retained his junior middleweight world title for the second time by defeating Brandon Cook by KO in Round 3, and David Lemieux stopped Gary O'Sullivan to earn a world title shot.


How Mayweather vs. Pacquiao 2015 came to be

Max Kellerman traces the origins of Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao from 2007 to the ring in 2015.


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Ramirez defeats Orozco in 'wildly entertaining' fight

Timothy Bradley compliments Jose Ramirez for being patient and poised in defeat of Antonio Orozco to retain his WBC junior welterweight title.


GGG-Canelo II

The Summit Gym in Big Bear, a home away from home for GGG, trainer

Boxing's combination of Gennady Golovkin, Abel Sanchez and this quiet town in the San Bernardino Mountains has become one of the sport's greatest success stories. And the story of how the combination even came to be is pretty great itself.


The inside story of clenbuterol on a Mexican ranch

Canelo Álvarez, who faces rival Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 15, is perhaps the most famous athlete to claim clenbuterol-tainted beef caused a positive drug test. Convenient excuse? We talk to a rancher about the part he plays in the process.

Clenbuterol and the business of cattle doping

Learn about the history and usage of Clenbuterol in cattle and the effects it can have on professional athletes.


Canelo says not knowing beef risks 'my mistake'

In an interview with ESPN, Canelo Alvarez denied using any drugs to enhance his performance but said it was "my mistake" for not knowing more about the risks of eating meat in his native Mexico, which he asserts caused two positive tests for clenbuterol.

GGG-Canelo II

Oficial weigh-in

There's a mariachi band in the concourse entertaining fans who can't find a seat for today's Canelo-GGG weigh-in.

Arash Markazi, ESPN Senior Writer4d ago

They might have been able to fill T-Mobile Arena for the weigh-in. Many fans are watching in the concourse.

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First Take announces Alvarez-Kovalev rematch

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman preview the rematch between Eleider Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev after Alvarez defeated Kovalev in August.




This is how it feels to be in the corner during a round. The corner of middleweight contender Franchon Crews-Dezurn, who's fighting Maricela Cornejo for the WBC title at The Joint at Hard Rock Cafe Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, didn't stop giving her instructions during the fifth round.

Andres Ferrari, ESPN Editor5d ago



Manny Pacquiao to sue Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao will file a court case against Top Rank in a dispute over payments.



Porter defeats Garcia

Porter wins by unanimous decision over Garcia

In a very entertaining fight Saturday night, Shawn Porter beat Danny Garcia to win a unanimous decision and claim the vacant WBC world title.

Khan defeats Vargas by UD

Khan defeats Vargas, wants Pacquiao next

Former junior welterweight world titleholder Amir Khan showed his speed and timing are still there in a convincing unanimous decision win over Samuel Vargas on Saturday. Now he wants the big names in the 147-pound division.

Khan eyes big fight before end of the year

With Manny Pacquiao or Kell Brook on the horizon, Amir Khan hopes to secure a fight before the end of the year after another demolition job in his second comeback fight on Saturday.


Superfly 3

Estrada claims clear decision over game Orucuta

Juan Francisco Estrada got a much tougher challenge than expected from Felipe Orucuta, but Estrada rallied down the stretch to score a unanimous decision Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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