Boxing

11:19 AM ET 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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8:09 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 The suspension of professional boxing in the UK has been extended until the end of May, meaning the postponement of two big heavyweight fights:
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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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Mar 3, 2015 When pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally put pen to paper and showed the world a photo of the contract he signed on Feb. 20 for his long awaited mega fight with Manny Pacquiao — a deal agonizingly in the making for more than five years — it was a moment many
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Dec 4, 2019 Mark KriegelESPN Editor’s note: This was originally published ahead of Crawford’s fight against Jeff Horn on June 9, 2018. OMAHA, Neb. — Grover Wiley was 25, six years into a pro career that would see him retire the great Julio Cesar Chavez. Terence Crawford Jr. — “Bud,” as everyone called him —
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8:10 PM ET Steve KimESPN With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed until next year due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus, athletes with professional aspirations have difficult decisions to make. Keyshawn Davis, considered the most talented boxer on the U.S. boxing team, seemed as though he had made up his mind. He later clarified
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5:17 PM ET The third fight between heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury and former titlist Deontay Wilder is still on track to take place as their next bout, but it will not be on July 18 as originally planned due to the coronavirus pandemic, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN on Tuesday. After Fury
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