Boxing

4:09 PM ET ARLINGTON, Texas — Even the first official event for Saturday’s super middleweight unification fight between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders wasn’t immune to controversy. Saunders did not show for a press event and arrival photos on Tuesday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. His father, Tom, told ESPN that Saunders was
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5:45 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 Billy Joe Saunders is hoping Saturday’s fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez does not end in controversy after learning there will not be a British
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7:52 AM ET Former heavyweight world titleholder Andy Ruiz Jr. and Joseph Parker got up from the canvas to score impressive victories over Chris Arreola and Dereck Chisora, respectively, on Saturday. But are they the best heavyweights after champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua? Canelo Alvarez, who owns the WBC and WBA super middleweight titles,
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4:45 PM ET MIAMI — Former NFL star receiver Chad Johnson is planning to trade in his cleats for boxing gloves next month. Johnson has agreed to fight in an exhibition bout on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Logan Paul on June 6 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, Mayweather’s promotion
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4:31 PM ET ESPN News Services A 27-year-old woman whose body was found in a lagoon in Puerto Rico was a companion of lightweight boxer Felix Verdejo, who has been questioned by police and whose car was seized overnight, Puerto Rican authorities said Sunday. No one has been arrested in the case, and Verdejo and
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7:53 PM 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 Joseph Parker overcame an early scare to earn a split decision win over Derek Chisora on Saturday, which keeps him in the hunt for
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1:40 AM ET Lightweight contender Felix Verdejo met with local police this week in Puerto Rico regarding an investigation into the disappearance of a 27-year-old woman, according to multiple reports. Verdejo (27-2, 17 KOs) reportedly met with police on Friday morning and refused to answer questions about the disappearance of Keishla Marlen Rodriguez. According to
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2:44 PM ET King Fury, the 20-1 horse named after lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has been scratched from Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. King Fury’s trainer, Kenny McPeek, tweeted the horse spiked 104 degree fever with an elevated white count on Friday afternoon after a galloping session in the morning, leading to the decision to pull
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12:09 PM ET Associated Press BROCKTON, Mass. — – Middleweight boxing champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler is being celebrated in his Massachusetts hometown with a street named in his honor. The Brockton City Council on Monday approved a proposal by two councilors to name a currently under-construction street Marvin Hagler Drive, The Enterprise reported Wednesday. Hagler,
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9:43 PM ET Top Rank promoter Bob Arum turned the Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua fight negotiating drama up a notch on Thursday when he referred to the discussed blockbuster boxing match for this summer as “dead in the water.” It happened as Arum, who co-promotes Fury in the United States, told the UK’s Telegraph that talks
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7:53 PM ET Tyson Fury, the heavyweight champion of the world, is looking to add another honor on Saturday. It’s one he has no control over and something he didn’t even know about until this week. Depending what happens in Louisville, Fury might be the namesake of a Kentucky Derby champion. The horse, King Fury,
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