33mNigel Collins

Collins: The contrast between boxing and risking it all

As evidenced by the conflicting performances from Guillermo Rigondeaux and Francisco Vargas last Saturday, our greatest heroes in boxing are always at risk, or they wouldn't be heroes.

28mBrian Campbell

Chat: Brian Campbell talks boxing, LIVE

Boxing editor Brian Campbell stops by to chat about the latest news, including Canelo Alvarez's victory over middleweight champion Miguel Cotto.

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27mDan Rafael

Chat wrap: Dan Rafael talks boxing

Senior writer Dan Rafael answers your questions recapping Cotto-Canelo, previewing Wednesday's PBC on ESPN card and much more.

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P4P rankings: Alvarez makes waves

With his impressive victory over Miguel Cotto on Saturday, newly crowned middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez made a jump in ESPN's pound-for-pound rankings.

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Lara primed for big things in 2016

Junior middleweight titlist Erislandy Lara prepares to defend his belt on Wednesday against experienced Jan Zaveck, but he's already thinking about next year.

Lara fights for family, freedom (5:06)
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3hDan Rafael

Flanagan-Mathews II set for Feb. 13 in Liverpool

Derry Mathews will challenge Terry Flanagan for his lightweight world title Feb. 13 in Liverpool. The two last met in 2012, with Flanagan winning by decision.

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21hDan Rafael

Taffet to leave HBO; molded PPV model in boxing

Mark Taffet, the pioneer behind the PPV model in boxing, is leaving HBO at the end of the year. Taffet, 58, plans to remain in the sport as it enters "its next great era."

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1dDan Rafael

Rankings: Alvarez, the new face of boxing

Following his very strong performance in a decision victory against Miguel Cotto on Saturday, middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez made a case to be considered the new face of boxing.

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ESPN3 replay: Lara-Zaveck weigh-in

Watch as junior middleweight titlist Erislandy Lara and contender Jan Zaveck hit the scales for Wednesday's PBC on ESPN card in Hialeah, Florida.

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Nick Parkinson

Haye to face De Mori in January ring return

David Haye will end a three-and-a-half year retirement when he returns to the ring to face Australian Mark De Mori at London's O2 Arena on January 16.

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Nick Parkinson

DeGale: Bute 'nervous' since Froch defeat

Super middleweight titlist James DeGale says his challenger on Saturday, Lucian Bute, has not looked the same since losing to his fellow Briton Carl Froch.

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ESPN Staff

Fury: Boxing has a 'big' doping problem

Tyson Fury believes boxing has a big drugs problem and says sport should address the issue of substance misuse by legalising them.

Stephen A. on Cotto-Alvarez: 'The better fighter won' (1:58)
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Alvarez cements elite status with victory

Canelo Alvarez did more than just capture the middleweight title from Miguel Cotto on Saturday -- he earned the critical respect that has long eluded him and set up bigger fights to come.

Does Alvarez's victory make him a boxing superstar? (4:14)
One Nación: Canelo tops Cotto for title (1:38)
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3dDan Rafael

Canelo tops Cotto to claim middleweight title

In one of the most anticipated fights of the year, Canelo Alvarez defeated Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision to claim the vacant middleweight belt Saturday night in Las Vegas.

How did Canelo Alvarez earn his victory? (1:29)
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22hDan Rafael

Vargas stops Miura in a thriller

Francisco Vargas scored a tremendous TKO victory over Takashi Miura in the ninth round to win a junior lightweight world title Saturday night in Las Vegas.

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ESPN3 replay: Cotto-Alvarez non-televised undercard

Watch as bantamweight prospect Jose Martinez outpoints Oscar Mojica on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez showdown Saturday night in Las Vegas.

5dAndrew Davis and Malik Smith, ESPN Stats & Information

Cotto, Alvarez fighting for pride over titles

ESPN Stats & Information goes inside the numbers to break down Saturday's middleweight title fight between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez.

5dDan Rafael

High drama expected in Cotto-Alvarez

In the aftermath of a Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao superfight that failed to satisfy, Saturday's Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez middleweight title bout could be the perfect tonic for fans.

Is there value in betting for Cotto? (1:42)
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5dDan Rafael

Ramirez beats Khatchikian by unanimous decision

Super middleweight contender Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez rolled to a unanimous decision win over Gevorg Khatchikian, keeping him in line for a shot at the 168-pound belt held by Arthur Abraham.

Michael B. Jordan: 'Wow this is really happening' (1:44)
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19mDan Rafael

Chat wrap: Dan Rafael talks boxing

ESPN.com's senior boxing writer Dan Rafael answers your questions entering Saturday's Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez superfight.

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ESPN3 replay: Cotto-Alvarez weigh-in

Watch as middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and former junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez hit the scales for Saturday's fight in Las Vegas.

Juan Manuel Márquez previews Cotto-Alvarez (1:18)
Sport Science - Canelo's Weight Gain (2:44)
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5dDan Rafael

Lee, Saunders break down Cotto-Alvarez

Middleweight titlist Andy Lee and mandatory challenger Billy Joe Saunders will keep a close eye on Saturday's Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez bout.

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How to bet the Cotto-Canelo fight

Boxing handicapper Johnny Wilds takes a look at Saturday's Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez fight and breaks down where the betting value lies, along with a prediction.

6dBernardo Pilatti

Five keys for Cotto against Alvarez

Will Miguel Cotto's experience be enough to overcome Canelo Alvarez's power and youth? Bernardo Pilatti highlights five keys to victory for the middleweight champion.

Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez (1:41)


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10 rd. jr. middle bout between Yudel Jhonson, 17-2 (9 KOs) & Daquan Arnett, 14-1 (8 KOs) will be streamed live tonight on ESPN3 at 7 p.m. ET

Updated pound-for-pound rankings

Despite his win over Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez still isn't even in the top five. ESPN's top 10

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