Boxing

4:25 PM ET British light heavyweight contender Anthony Yarde, whose father died on Sunday due to the coronavirus, has now also lost his grandmother to COVID-19. Yarde said Friday on social media that his grandmother died on Thursday. “We have now lost my nana to this virus,” Yarde wrote. “My dad and his mother have
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12:00 PM ET Anthony Joshua’s mandatory heavyweight world title defense against Kubrat Pulev was formally postponed on Friday due to the coronavirus pandemic, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced. England’s Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs), who holds three of the four major heavyweight world titles, and Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs), of Bulgaria, were due to meet
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2:57 PM ET The fight between unified junior welterweight world titleholder Jose Ramirez and mandatory challenger and former world titlist Viktor Postol has been postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic for a second time, Top Rank announced Tuesday. The Ramirez-Postol fight was originally scheduled to take place as the main event of a Top Rank
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Mar 31, 2020 Days after boxing regulators in Japan announced that professional fights would resume with a card May 2, they reversed course. The Japan Boxing Commission and the Japan Professional Boxing Association met on Monday and decided to cancel all shows until mid-May due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has worsened in Japan. Previously,
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5:15 PM ET Professional boxing is tentatively scheduled to resume in Japan in May. Previously, the Japan Boxing Commission and the Japan Professional Boxing Association, which is the union of some 270 licensed boxing club owners in the country, shut boxing down until at least April 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Then the deadline
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10:49 AM ET The British Boxing Board of Control suspended the license of super middleweight world titlist Billy Joe Saunders on Monday over a video he posted to social media in which he claimed to demonstrate ways men could abuse their wives. “The British Boxing Board of Control, having considered comments made by Billy Joe
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8:42 PM ET The International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday postponed the 31st annual induction weekend because of the coronavirus pandemic. The class of 2020 was due to be enshrined during ceremonies at the Canastota, New York, shrine on June 14 during induction weekend. Instead, the class of 2020 will be inducted along with
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2:45 AM ET Eros Villanueva One day after he and his family were asked to stay home, eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao says he has tested negative for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a statement, the Philippines senator clarified that he had been in self-isolation after a special Senate session last Monday, and had used
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6:15 PM ET The women’s undisputed junior middleweight world title fight between Claressa Shields and Marie-Eve Dicaire has been postponed, as expected, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Salita Promotions announced Wednesday. Shields’ two world titles, Dicaire’s one, and a vacant title were all to be on the line on May 9 in the main event
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6:48 AM ET Amateur boxing’s international governing body (AIBA) should be able to complete its reforms and have its suspension lifted before the Tokyo Games are held in 2021, a Russian boxing official who also holds a senior position at AIBA said on Wednesday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) last year suspended AIBA, the International
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