Boxing

12:27 AM ET Steve KimESPN A relatively tame and forgettable bout came to an explosive finish as light heavyweight Eleider Alvarez scored a seventh-round knockout of Michael Seals at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York. The finish came near the end the round, with both men throwing right hands simultaneously, but
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10:51 PM ET PHILADELPHIA — Jeison Rosario’s only defeat came against an opponent Julian “J Rock” Williams had beaten easily, but that meant nothing when they met each other. In a major upset, Rosario stopped Williams in the fifth round of Williams’ homecoming fight to take his unified junior middleweight world title in the Premier
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6:55 PM ET Contender Adam Kownacki will headline a night of heavyweights at his hometown arena, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Kownacki, born in Poland and a big draw in Brooklyn, where he has lived since he was a kid, will take on Robert Helenius in a world title elimination fight in the main
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10:09 AM ET Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez, onetime rivals, will take home the biggest prizes in the annual Boxing Writers Association of America awards. In balloting results announced on Friday, Mayweather was voted winner of the Joe Louis Fighter of the Decade award and Alvarez, a fighter of the decade nominee, won the 2019
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2:57 PM ET Former pound-for-pound king and four-division world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez will get a chance to win another title next month. Gonzalez will challenge junior bantamweight world titlist Kal Yafai on Feb. 29 (DAZN) at the Ford Center at The Star, the Dallas Cowboys training facility in Frisco, Texas, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie
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7:49 AM ET Steve Kim 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 Josh Taylor recently signed a multifight deal with Top Rank, leaving his former promoter, Barry McGuigan’s Cyclone Promotions. The move means Taylor
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7:23 PM ET Steve KimESPN Alexander Besputin was notified by the Monaco Boxing Federation of an ”abnormal test result” in the wake of his victory over Radzhab Butaev on Nov. 30, which was contested for a version of the WBA welterweight. The two met in Monte Carlo in what was a fast-paced affair that saw
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12:11 PM ET With unified welterweight world titlist Errol Spence Jr. sidelined until at least the spring following an Oct. 10 car accident and due to make a mandatory defense of his WBC belt, the IBF has ordered Kudratillo Abdukakhorov and Sergey Lipinets to meet for its interim title. After Abdukakhorov, Spence’s IBF mandatory challenger,
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8:30 PM ET Steve KimESPN WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury met face to face in Los Angeles on Monday to discuss their long-awaited rematch Feb. 22 in Las Vegas for the first time. On Dec. 1, 2018, Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) and Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) fought to a disputed draw at
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Jan 13, 2020 Yuriorkis Gamboa has been diagnosed with a complete tear of his right Achilles tendon and will undergo surgery to repair the injury. Gamboa, a former unified featherweight world titleholder, got knocked down three times in a 12th-round knockout loss to Gervonta “Tank” Davis while fighting for a vacant secondary lightweight world title
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1:27 AM ET Steve KimESPN Former WBO junior middleweight titlist Jaime Munguia made a successful debut at middleweight by stopping the plucky Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan with an 11th-round TKO at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday night. While he was able to dominate the late stage of the contest, there were certainly some
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12:22 AM ET ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Light heavyweight contender Joe Smith Jr., best known for ending the career of legend Bernard Hopkins, put a serious dent in the career of Hopkins’ protégé, Jesse Hart, on Saturday night. Smith, a heavy puncher, rocked, rattled and dropped Hart and won a split decision in an exciting
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12:08 AM ET ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Claressa Shields, who has already unified two women’s world titles at super middleweight and then collected all four major belts to become the undisputed middleweight champion, made history on Friday night at the Ocean Casino Resort. Shields, moving down in weight yet again, thoroughly dominated Ivana Habazin en
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