Boxing

2:16 AM ET Super middleweights Alfredo Angulo and “Kid Chocolate” Peter Quillin are both in the twilight of their nearly 15-year pro careers, but each still possesses enormous heart and determination. Both of those attributes were on full display as they waged a ferocious all-action battle that Angulo won by split decision in a candidate
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4:29 PM ET Super middleweight world titleholder Billy Joe Saunders is set for his United States debut. England’s Saunders will make his first 168-pound title defense against an opponent to be determined on Nov. 9 (DAZN) on the undercard of the six-round novelty cruiserweight fight between YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul at the Staples
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9:08 AM ET Steve KimESPN WBC super middleweight world titleholder Anthony Dirrell faces former titlist David Benavidez on Sept. 28 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The winner will join the other three belt-holders in the division: Callum Smith (WBA), Billy Joe Saunders (WBO) and Caleb Plant (IBF). Benavidez never lost his title in the
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3:57 PM ET Former junior middleweight world titlist Brian Castano and “Lucky Boy” Wale Omotoso will square off in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card on Nov. 2, PBC announced on Thursday. The bout — scheduled for 10 rounds, though it could become a 12-round elimination bout — will take place at
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1:10 AM ET When middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez and light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev moved close to each other and stood face-to-face for the requisite staredown on Wednesday evening, the size difference between the two was stark. The 6-foot Kovalev, who packs tremendous power, is quite obviously a much larger man than the 5-foot-8
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7:03 PM ET The relationship between Golden Boy Promotions and prized lightweight prospect Ryan Garcia, which was seemingly fractured beyond repair last week, took a 180-degree turn Wednesday when Garcia signed a multiyear deal to extend his contract. Golden Boy announced that Garcia’s next fight will take place as the co-feature of the Sergey Kovalev-Canelo
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8:59 AM ET Katie Taylor, the undisputed women’s lightweight world champion, is pursuing her next goal — to win a title in a second weight division. Taylor will move up one weight class to challenge Christina Linardatou for her junior welterweight world title on Nov. 2 (DAZN) at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, Matchroom Boxing
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10:01 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 Kell Brook is back with trainer Dominic Ingle and looking to return to action by the end of the year. Brook (38-2, 26 KOs),
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1:12 AM ET Tyson Fury overcame a significant cut over his right eye and went on to defeat Otto Wallin by unanimous decision to retain his lineal heavyweight crown Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The judges scored the bout 116-112, 117-111 and 118-110 for Fury. The fight, which was the main event
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11:30 PM ET LAS VEGAS — Junior featherweight world titlist Emanuel Navarrete retained his belt for the second time in a month as he stopped Juan Miguel Elorde in the fourth round on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena. Fighting in the Top Rank Boxing on ESPN+ co-feature of lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s fight against
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Sep 14, 2019 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 Brad Foster held on to the British and Commonwealth junior featherweight titles after a brutal bout with Lucien Reid ended in a majority points
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12:51 AM ET Steve KimESPN Devin Haney captured the WBC interim lightweight title and took another step toward a title shot with a dominant fourth-round TKO victory over the previously undefeated Zaur Abdullaev on Friday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. By winning the interim belt, Haney (23-0, 16 KOs) positioned himself to
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