Boxing

2:58 PM ET The World Boxing Council has suspended super middleweight Alejandra Jimenez for a nine-month period and stripped her of her title, stemming from a positive doping result in January. Jimenez, of Mexico, defeated Franchon Crews-Dezurn by split decision on Jan. 11 in San Antonio to win the WBC and WBO belts. However, the
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9:24 PM ET Steve KimESPN Although no opponent or date has been finalized, Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez said Canelo Alvarez is willing to fight without a live audience in his next outing. Alvarez, who holds titles at 160 and 168 pounds, is one of the biggest draws in the sport. But regulations related
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8:09 AM ET This story about laying boxing legend Muhammad Ali to rest was originally published in ESPN The Magazine’s June 12, 2017, World Fame Issue. June 3 marks the fourth anniversary of his death. A WEEK BEFORE her husband dies, Lonnie Ali changes the plans for his funeral. The funeral she had envisioned is
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6:09 PM ET Steve KimESPN Floyd Mayweather will be paying for the funeral services for George Floyd, according to a Mayweather representative. Floyd, who was black, died last week in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. Chauvin, fired last Tuesday, was charged Friday with
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8:21 PM ET Associated Press DALLAS — Curtis Cokes, the Hall of Fame welterweight who became Dallas’ first world champion in 1966, has died. He was 82. Erwin “Sparky” Sparks, Cokes’ partner at Dallas’ Home of Champions gym, told The Dallas Morning News that Cokes died Friday after a week in hospice. Cokes took the
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5:37 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 Dereck Chisora is considering a mixed martial arts fight in July while he waits for a date for his heavyweight fight with Oleksandr Usyk.
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5:58 PM ET Steve KimESPN The California State Athletic Commission passed emergency regulations Friday with an eye to resuming combat events in the summer months. The commission met via video conference Friday morning and its guidelines were sent to the California Office of Administrative Law. “When that process is finished, we’ll start,” said Andy Foster,
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9:28 PM ET Steve KimESPN A 10-round junior welterweight matchup between Ivan Baranchyk and Jose Zepeda has been finalized for July 7 in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN on Thursday. Baranchyk, 27, (20-1, 13 KOs), the former IBF junior welterweight titleholder, is coming off a fourth-round stoppage of Gabriel Bracero in October. His lone loss
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3:35 AM ET Associated Press PARIS — Hassan N’Dam, former middleweight boxing champion of the world, wanted to repay the French hospital that cared for his father-in-law through his bout with the coronavirus. Perhaps with Champagne? Or chocolate? No, N’Dam thought: “These are things that won’t last. I wanted to leave something quite memorable.” It
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9:28 PM ET Steve KimESPN A 10-round junior welterweight matchup between Ivan Baranchyk and Jose Zepeda has been finalized for July 9 in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN on Thursday. Baranchyk, 27, (20-1, 13 KOs), the former IBF junior welterweight titleholder, is coming off a fourth-round stoppage of Gabriel Bracero in October. His lone loss
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May 29, 2020 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 Elite boxers will be hit harder than lower level fighters due to the limitations on sports events caused by the coronavirus pandemic, MTK Global
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7:03 PM ET Steve KimESPN The Dominican Republic government has called off a boxing card scheduled for Saturday night at the Coliseo Carlos “Teo” Cruz in Santo Domingo. The six-fight event was to have taken place without fans in attendance. Efforts to reach promoters Shuan Boxing were unsuccessful. There was no immediate word on whether
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