Boxing

Andreas Hale, ESPNMay 21, 2024, 07:41 AM ET Open Extended Reactions The first international signee of Jake Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions will debut on the undercard of Paul’s July 20 showdown with Mike Tyson, officials confirmed with ESPN on Tuesday. India’s Neeraj Goyat (18-4-2, 8 KOs) will compete for the first time under the MVP
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Nick ParkinsonMay 18, 2024, 05:26 PM ET Close Reports on boxing for ESPN.com and has been covering British boxing for over 25 years. Open Extended Reactions Anthony Cacace pulled off a shock, eighth-round TKO win when he overwhelmed Joe Cordina for the IBF world junior lightweight title on Saturday. Cacace (22-1, 8 KOs), 35, from
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Mike Coppinger, ESPNMay 18, 2024, 08:28 PM ET Open Extended Reactions RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Jai Opetaia survived a late surge from Mairis Briedis to hang on for a unanimous-decision victory and regain the IBF cruiserweight title early Sunday at Kingdom Arena. Opetaia, ESPN’s No. 1 cruiserweight, was badly hurt in Round 10 and lost
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Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff WriterMay 19, 2024, 09:18 PM ET Close MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Open Extended Reactions One of the greatest rivalries in mixed martial arts history will recommence next month. Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will face Chael Sonnen in a boxing
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Jeff Wagenheim May 19, 2024, 01:23 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Denys Berinchyk put a bow on the greatest day in Ukrainian boxing history, upsetting Emanuel Navarrete by split decision on Saturday in San Diego to capture the vacant WBO lightweight championship. It was not a pretty bow, as the fighters spent all 12 rounds
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Mike Coppinger, ESPNMay 18, 2024, 07:40 PM ET Open Extended Reactions RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — There hadn’t been an undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield in a rematch of all-time greats in November 1999 in Las Vegas. Halfway around the world — and nearly 25 years later — another undisputed champion in
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Mike Coppinger, ESPNMay 17, 2024, 03:55 PM ET Open Extended Reactions RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Tyson Fury delivered a lackluster performance vs. Francis Ngannou in October, but “The Gypsy King” appeared in far better shape during Friday’s weigh-in at 262 pounds ahead of his undisputed heavyweight championship fight vs. Oleksandr Usyk. England’s Fury was 277.5
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James Regan May 15, 2024, 10:02 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Rising cruiserweight David Nyika will be fighting in a big stage in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday night. The New Zealander is all too aware he needs to impress after being handed a golden opportunity to fight on the spectacular undercard which will precede
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Mike Coppinger, ESPNMay 15, 2024, 08:31 PM ET Open Extended Reactions RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Tyson Fury danced and sang along to some of his favorite hits during a light workout Wednesday evening, three days out from his undisputed heavyweight championship clash with Oleksandr Usyk. England’s Fury, 35, wrapped his hands to the tune of
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Andreas Hale, ESPNMay 15, 2024, 09:02 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Former UFC welterweight title contender Darren Till will be the latest to make the jump from MMA to boxing when he steps into the ring for his professional boxing debut against former WBC world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on the undercard of
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Mike Coppinger, ESPNMay 14, 2024, 01:00 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Boxer Devin Haney, in a letter to the New York State Athletic Commission obtained by ESPN, formally requested Saturday that last month’s loss to Ryan Garcia be overturned to a disqualification win after Garcia’s failed doping test. Garcia’s A-sample tested positive for the anabolic
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May 13, 2024, 11:51 AM ET British middleweight Sherif Lawal has died after collapsing in the ring during his professional debut on Sunday, fight organisers said. The British Boxing Board of Control sent a note of condolences on Monday. Media reports said Lawal, 29, was hit on the temple in the fourth of six scheduled
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