Boxing

Mike Coppinger, ESPNApr 21, 2024, 01:24 AM ET Open Extended Reactions NEW YORK — Ryan Garcia’s fitness to fight was questioned in the lead-up to Saturday night’s bout with Devin Haney, a turbulent promotion that was highlighted by Garcia’s erratic comments. Garcia was a major underdog and was virtually counted out entering Saturday evening. His
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Mike Coppinger, ESPNApr 19, 2024, 03:34 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Terence Crawford, ESPN’s No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer, will move up to 154 pounds to challenge Israil Madrimov for his WBA junior middleweight title Aug. 3 in Los Angeles, sources told ESPN. The event will be presented by Riyadh Season under His Excellency Turki Alalshikh,
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Mike Coppinger, ESPNApr 19, 2024, 02:09 PM ET Open Extended Reactions NEW YORK — Ryan Garcia weighed 143.2 pounds Friday, 3.2 pounds over the 140-pound limit for his fight against Devin Haney, and afterward didn’t attempt to lose the extraneous weight, sources told ESPN. Instead, Garcia immediately asked to cut a deal for the fight
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Boxing Australia’s head coach has admitted to “disgusting” sexual misconduct involving female fighters and has withdrawn from the Paris Olympics. Jamie Pittman has apologised at the National Sports Tribunal, which has delivered damning findings about his behaviour. Pittman, national coach since 2021, has withdrawn from the Olympics in Paris, and the tribunal has recommended a
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James Regan Apr 16, 2024, 09:03 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Anthony Joshua last fought in March, knocking out Francis Ngannou inside two rounds. Richard Pelham/Getty Images British heavyweight Anthony Joshua looks set to headline a major fight at London’s Wembley Stadium in September. Promoters Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren confirmed on Tuesday that Turki Alalshikh,
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Marc Raimondi, ESPN Staff WriterApr 16, 2024, 08:44 AM ET Open Extended Reactions The biggest fight in the history of women’s boxing will have an even bigger rematch. Two-weight undisputed champion Katie Taylor will once again face Amanda Serrano on July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as the co-main event of the boxing
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James Regan Apr 15, 2024, 02:48 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Deontay Wilder has hinted his fight against Zhilei Zhang on the undercard of Dmitry Bivol and Artur Beterbiev’s undisputed light heavyweight world title fight in Saudi Arabia could be his last. Heavyweight Wilder was beaten in dominant fashion by Joseph Parker in December, while
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Apr 15, 2024, 07:37 AM ET Willie Limond passed away aged 45. Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Former British and Commonwealth boxing champion Willie Limond died aged 45, his son Jake confirmed on Monday. Limond held the lightweight Commonwealth title between 2006-07, the super-lightweight title from 2013-14 and the British super-lightweight belt in 2014. Limond’s Glasgow-based gym, St
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Mike Coppinger, ESPNApr 14, 2024, 01:20 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Jared Anderson defeated Ryad Merhy on Saturday in Corpus Christi, Texas, via unanimous decision in a 10-round heavyweight bout that produced boos from bell-to-bell for its lack of action. Two judges scored a shutout for Anderson, 100-90, while a third judge found one round
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Mike Coppinger, ESPNApr 11, 2024, 12:51 PM ET Gary Shaw, a prominent boxing promoter who held his final fight in 2015, has died, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said Thursday. He was 79. Shaw promoted or co-promoted 175 events during a 13-year run with his eponymous company, beginning in September 2002. The end came in June
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Associated Press Apr 11, 2024, 12:01 PM ET Open Extended Reactions RENENS, Switzerland — Breakaway governing body World Boxing says it is holding talks with 25 to 30 prospective new member nations as it seeks to be the International Olympic Committee’s preferred partner to run boxing tournaments at the Los Angeles Games in 2028. World
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