Boxing

12:37 PM ET Women’s boxing titlists Natasha Jonas and Marie-Eve Dicaire are one step closer to bringing all the belts in the junior middleweight division together. Jonas and Dicaire have agreed to a unification fight on Nov. 12 in Manchester, England, putting Jonas’ WBC and WBO and Dicaire’s IBF titles on the line. It’s been
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5:28 AM ET Dillian Whyte has called out Anthony Joshua, offering to step in to fight the former heavyweight champion in December in place of Tyson Fury. Fury ended his interest in a long-awaited bout with Joshua when his self-imposed deadline to sign a contract for a proposed Dec.3 fight passed on Monday. 1 Related
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6:12 PM ET WBO junior featherweight champion Segolene Lefebvre has pulled out of the second defense of her title in October due to a right hand injury she suffered in sparring. Lefebvre posted the news on Instagram on Monday, saying she had to have “emergency surgery for a dislocated fracture of the first metacarp,” according
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3:41 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said on Instagram that a self-imposed 5 p.m. Monday deadline in the United Kingdom has passed without a signed contract returned from Anthony Joshua for a proposed Dec. 3 bout in Cardiff, Wales, and that he’s now pulled the deal off the table. Fury made the
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5:02 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Umar Kremlev will remain the president of the International Boxing Association after the amateur sport’s governing body voted against holding a new election Sunday, a decision that puts the Olympic future of boxing in serious doubt. The International Olympic Committee issued a statement saying it was “extremely
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2:19 AM ET Floyd Mayweather is still winning boxing matches, even if they won’t go on his official pro record. The legendary boxer stopped Japanese MMA fighter and YouTuber Mikuru Asakura at the end of the second round with a big right hand on Sunday’s Rizin Fighting Federation card in Saitama, Japan. It was Mayweather’s
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7:27 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 MANCHESTER, England — Amanda Serrano resumed normal service on Saturday, responding to her second professional defeat earlier this year by picking up another world
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7:14 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 MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Joe Joyce provided more proof he is ready for a world heavyweight title shot by coming through a fierce fight to
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Sep 24, 2022 Less than a year after losing her junior lightweight title, Terri Harper moved up multiple divisions and took another crown. Harper beat Hannah Rankin by unanimous decision Saturday in Nottingham, England, to win Rankin’s WBA junior middleweight title, a massive change for the former WBC junior lightweight champion. All three judges scored
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9:45 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — The undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. says Japanese fans will be able to “see a glimpse of the old pretty boy” when he fights the Manny Pacquiao-trained Mikuru Asakura in a three-round exhibition on Sunday. The 45-year-old Mayweather told reporters on Saturday that he is in good condition for
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9:02 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Shakur Stevenson returns to his native Newark, New Jersey, squarely on the precipice of pound-for-pound greatness, if not stardom. At 25, Stevenson owns an Olympic silver medal along with titles in two weight classes. Until Thursday, when he failed to make weight, Stevenson was a unified champion at 130 pounds.
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5:59 AM ET Oleksandr Usyk said he wants to face Britain’s Tyson Fury in a bout to unify the world heavyweight titles, as well as a “freak” fight with super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, before he retires from the sport. The 35-year-old Ukrainian retained his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles with a
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Sep 22, 2022 Mike CoppingerESPN Boxer Gervonta Davis will stand trial on Dec. 12 for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run incident, according to court records. A Baltimore Circuit Court judge declined to approve a plea deal on Wednesday that would have avoided jail time for Davis and instead meted out 60 days of house
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3:19 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Shakur Stevenson failed to make weight Thursday ahead of his fight against Robson Conceicao on Friday in Newark, New Jersey, and will be stripped of his two 130-pound titles, per championship fight rules governed by the WBO and WBC. The 25-year-old weighed 131.6 pounds and had two hours to shed
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