Boxing

All you need to know about the first title fight for the WBC bridgerweight belt

7:48 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Boxing has 17 weight classes, more than double the number the UFC, the top organization in MMA, carries. But that didn’t stop the WBC from creating an 18th division. When Oscar Rivas and Ryan Rozicki meet on Friday in Montreal (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET), that new division, bridgerweight (named after …

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Champs and stars are back this weekend, but fights for Navarrete and Garcia are missing something

10:35 AM ET As the boxing world moves on from Tyson Fury’s incredible victory over Deontay Wilder, this weekend offers a number of solid fights which include the return of some of the sport’s bigger names. Fight night features the second title defense for WBO featherweight champion Emanuel Navarrete. His opponent is Joet Gonzalez (24-1, …

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