Boxing

8:59 AM ET There are thousands of professional boxers in the world. Some are internationally known and heralded while others are just getting their first professional bouts under their belts. The very best stand out among the weight classes and hold their titles high, and the elite of the elite are given pound-for-pound status. Who
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8:17 AM ET Steve KimESPN There are thousands of professional boxers in the world. Some are internationally known and heralded while others are just getting their first professional bouts under their belts. The very best stand out among the weight classes and hold their titles high, and the elite of the elite are given pound-for-pound
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11:56 PM ET Three months ago undisputed women’s middleweight world champion Claressa Shields was scheduled to drop down to the junior middleweight division and fight Ivana Habazin for two vacant world titles in an effort to win a title in a third weight class. Shields and Habazin had arrived at the weigh-in on Oct. 4,
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5:48 PM ET Former three-time light heavyweight world titlist Sergey Kovalev, who faces up to four years in prison if convicted of the felony assault charge he faces in California, has changed attorneys and had his trial delayed. At a hearing on Monday, when Kovalev’s trial date was supposed be scheduled, Judge Dwight W. Moore
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4:44 PM ET Featherweight world titleholder Gary Russell Jr. will come out of his annual hibernation to take on mandatory challenger Tugstsogt “King Tug” Nyambayar on Feb. 8, Premier Boxing Champions announced on Monday. The fight, which will headline a “Showtime Championship Boxing” tripleheader (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET), will take place at the PPL Center
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2:29 PM ET Steve KimESPN Canelo Alvarez’s next fight likely will be on May 2, centered around the Cinco De Mayo holiday, which has become a traditional date for the Mexican superstar, according to Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez. “That’s his weekend,” said Gomez, who says that where they will take this event has
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11:33 AM ET Welterweight world titlist Terence Crawford, perhaps frustrated by his inability to land a major fight in his own division, stepped up his public outcry for a unification fight with Errol Spence Jr. on Sunday night. Spence, who has begun training for a return to the ring following a horrific one-car accident in
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Jan 6, 2020 Former three-division world titlist Jorge Linares, looking to continue his comeback from a disastrous 2019, got an opponent Monday for his fight on Feb. 14. Golden Boy Promotions said Linares will face Carlos Morales in a 12-round lightweight fight that will serve as the co-feature on the DAZN card headlined by the
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3:33 PM ET Fresh off winning a flyweight world title in action-packed fashion, Julio Cesar Martinez will be back in the ring quickly to defend his belt for the first time Feb. 29. Martinez will square off with European champion Jay Harris on the undercard of the Mikey Garcia-Jessie Vargas welterweight fight that headlines the
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1:05 PM ET While featherweight world titleholders Shakur Stevenson and Josh Warrington are on an apparent collision course to unify their belts in the spring, Stevenson could fight once more before that fight, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN on Friday. Arum, Stevenson’s promoter, and Frank Warren, who represents Warrington, are close to a
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7:31 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •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 After some high-profile retirees from British and Irish boxing in the last year or so, who will fill their place? James DeGale, George Groves,
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11:26 AM ET Valentine’s Day is for love, but this year it will also be for fighting, at least in the case of rising lightweight star Ryan Garcia. Garcia will face former two-time world title challenger Francisco Fonseca in a 12-round bout on Feb. 14 (DAZN) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, Golden Boy
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2:51 PM ET Chinese promoter Longjoy Sports on Monday surprisingly won the purse bid for the mandatory fight between unified light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev and Meng Fanlong after their promoters were unable to make a deal. Longjoy Sports, which has worked with Fanlong promoter Roc Nation Sports in the past and will co-promote
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12:59 AM ET Gervonta “Tank” Davis, one of boxing’s top young stars, moved up to lightweight and won a belt in a second weight division, dropping Yuriorkis Gamboa three times en route to a one-sided 12th-round knockout victory on Saturday night at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Although Davis dominated the fight to claim a
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