Boxing

12:47 AM ET NEW YORK — The argument over who is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world has been largely a two-man discussion between unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and welterweight titlist Terence Crawford, who have had a chance to make their latest statements within eight days of each other. Last week it was
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1:49 PM ET Former junior featherweight world titlist Scott Quigg has suffered a torn tendon in his left arm, forcing him to withdraw from his upcoming junior lightweight bout with Jayson Velez. Quigg was due to face Velez in a 10-round fight on the April 26 DAZN card headlined by the rematch between junior bantamweight
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5:38 PM ET NEW YORK – Welterweight world titlist Terence Crawford and challenger Amir Khan have been all business in the build up to their fight and that continued on Friday at the weigh-in at Madison Square Garden. Both appeared to easily make weight early Friday afternoon inside the Garden’s expo center before appearing at
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7:29 AM ET NEW YORK — Junior welterweight world titlist Ivan Baranchyk has reached an agreement with the World Boxing Super Series to rejoin the tournament after withdrawing earlier this year over a variety of issues, manager David McWater told ESPN on Thursday. Baranchyk will go through with his semifinal fight with Josh Taylor as
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7:46 PM ET Former unified cruiserweight word titlist Murat Gassiev is moving up to the heavyweight division and will get started in June after signing a co-promotional agreement with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn on Thursday. Gassiev, a devastating puncher, brought on Matchroom Boxing to co-promote him along with Ural Boxing and Warriors Boxing and
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10:10 PM ET Welterweight world titlist Terence Crawford and Amir Khan both were offered lucrative fights to face opponents that surely would pose less risk than they face by fighting each other, but both wanted the challenge. And so they met on Wednesday at the final prefight news conference at Madison Square Garden in New
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5:46 PM ET Former middleweight world titleholder David Lemieux, due to move up to the super middleweight division on May 4, has suffered a right hand injury, causing his 12-round bout with John Ryder to be canceled, Golden Boy Promotions announced Wednesday. The Lemieux-Ryder bout was supposed to serve as the co-feature on the DAZN
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1:43 PM ET Former three-division world titlist Kazuto Ioka and former title challenger Aston Palicte will collide for a vacant junior bantamweight world title on June 19 at the Osaka Prefectural Gym in Osaka, Japan, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions has announced. The bout will mark the first world title fight to stream on UFC
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1:03 AM ET Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza and John Riel Casimero will meet for a vacant interim bantamweight world title on Saturday after the WBO ruled in favor of the petition filed trying to force the bout last week. The WBO ruled on Tuesday that Espinoza (23-2, 20 KOs), 21, of Mexico, and Casimero (26-4, 17
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9:45 PM ET Heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller has tested positive for the banned substance GW1516 ahead of his scheduled challenge of unified world titleholder Anthony Joshua, three sources with knowledge of the results told ESPN on Tuesday night. The fight is due to take place on June 1 at New York’s Madison Square
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4:06 PM ET Opening Bell: Lomachenko is the man LOS ANGELES — Pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko, the unified lightweight champion, is everything fans should want in a prizefighter. He fights regularly. Always comes in shape. Always entertains. No ducking either, because he’s willing to fight the best opponents available. And he has skills so supreme
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7:07 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — One of two brothers who say actor Jussie Smollett paid them to help him stage a racist, anti-gay attack against himself has won an amateur boxing title in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo became a Chicago Golden Gloves champion with a technical knockout Friday
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