Boxing

9:34 PM ET Less than a year ago, Emanuel Navarrete was a little-known fighter harboring dreams familiar to most boxers. He wanted to win a world title. He got the opportunity to challenge heavily favored junior featherweight world titlist Isaac Dogboe in December and defeated him by unanimous decision to claim a 122-pound world title.
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4:18 PM ET Junior welterweight contender Amir Imam, having settled a lawsuit with promoter Don King that has kept him out of the ring for more than a year, has signed a multiyear promotional agreement with Top Rank, the company announced on Thursday. Imam came to the attention of Top Rank officials in his last
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12:06 PM ET Before unified heavyweight world titleholder Andy Ruiz Jr. and former titlist Anthony Joshua fight in the ring in their much-anticipated rematch, there apparently will be a fight over where the bout will take place. Ruiz was vocal about not wanting to have the rematch on Joshua’s turf in the United Kingdom when
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4:27 AM ET Tyson Fury has told ESPN he believes Anthony Joshua will be knocked out again by ‘three-headed monster’ Andy Ruiz Jr. when the pair meet in a rematch in December. Joshua (21-1, 20 KOs) was knocked down three times at Madison Square Garden, New York, on his way to a shock defeat to
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9:53 PM ET Steve KimESPN LOS ANGELES — Oscar De La Hoya, founder of Golden Boy Promotions, said he was confident that a trilogy fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will happen. De La Hoya made the statement during a rare public appearance on Tuesday to announce the company’s Sept. 14 card that will
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4:01 PM ET Fights involving a pair of boxers on the rise and two veterans seeking a notable win to push them closer to another title shot will highlight the undercard of the welterweight unification fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter. Junior welterweight up-and-comers Mario Barrios and Batyr Akhmedov will meet for a
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4:42 AM ET British super middleweight Billy Joe Saunders has signed with Matchroom Boxing. Matchroom, which is led by promoter Eddie Hearn, counts former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk and Dillian Whyte — who was at the centre of a doping controversy last month — among its fighters. Saunders last fought in May, defeating
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4:04 PM ET Unified heavyweight world titleholder Andy Ruiz Jr. and former titlist Anthony Joshua were not in attendance but there will be plenty of time for them to discuss their Dec. 7 rematch in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Instead, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn and Omar Khalil, the managing partner of Skill Challenge Entertainment, the
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12:32 AM ET Steve KimESPN Vergil Ortiz continued his ascension as one of boxing’s young rising stars by stopping the experienced Antonio Orozco in the sixth round, in front of his hometown fans in Grand Prairie, Texas This match-up for the 21-year-old Ortiz (14-0, 14 KOs) was considered a legitimate step up fight, given that
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12:40 AM ET Junior lightweight Jason Sosa relentlessly pounded Haskell Lydell Rhodes to the body and scored three knockdowns in a dominating seventh-round knockout victory in the main event of the Top Rank Boxing on ESPN+ card on Saturday at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Sosa, from nearby Camden, New Jersey, and the favorite of
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9:30 AM ET Junior middleweight world titlist Jaime Munguia knows the importance to Mexican fighters of boxing on the second weekend of September, which is Mexican Independence Day weekend and one of the biggest boxing dates of the year. With middleweight world champion and Mexican star Canelo Alvarez electing to move to a date late
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2:02 PM ET With undisputed women’s middleweight world champion Claressa Shields back in training after a knee injury, her fight against Ivana Habazin for a vacant junior middleweight title has been rescheduled, Salita Promotions and Showtime announced on Tuesday. Shields, bidding for world title in a third weight division as she moves down to 154
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Aug 9, 2019 Junior welterweight world titlist Regis Prograis has pulled out of the World Boxing Super Series tournament final. Prograis and Lou DiBella, his promoter, also filed suit Friday against tournament organizer Comosa AG, a Swiss company, in U.S. federal court for the district of New Jersey. They accused Comosa AG of refusing to
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1:43 PM ET The heavyweight world title rematch between three-belt titleholder Andy Ruiz Jr. and former titlist Anthony Joshua will take place on Dec. 7 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing announced on Friday. Hearn was mum on any other details about the event — dubbed “Clash on the Dunes” —
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11:52 PM ET Top Rank on Wednesday finalized the undercard for the fight between junior featherweight world titlist Emanuel Navarrete and Francisco “Panchito” De Vaca. The world title bout will headline the Top Rank Boxing on ESPN card on Aug. 17 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, the undercard bouts
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4:02 PM ET Steve KimESPN Bantamweight world titlists Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire will meet in the finals of the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight finals on Nov. 7. The two will square off for the Muhammad Ali Trophy at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Inoue (18-0, 16 KOs), aka “The Monster,” has
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