Boxing

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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7:15 PM 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 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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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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7:40 PM ET Steve KimESPN Lightweight Avery Sparrow was arrested Friday morning, and his scheduled bout Saturday night against Ryan Garcia in Carson, California, has been canceled. Sparrow’s promoter, Russell Peltz, said the fighter was wanted for allegedly “brandishing a handgun in a domestic dispute in April.” “You can’t serve Avery because he doesn’t live
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2:42 PM ET LAS VEGAS – Top Rank on Friday formally unveiled most of its loaded fall schedule of main events, which includes four consecutive weeks of world title bouts on ESPN or ESPN+. “This is a tremendous lineup of fights that Top Rank is bringing to ESPN and ESPN+ in the fall,” Arum said.
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1:17 PM ET Dan Rafael Close ESPN Senior Writer 2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for excellence in boxing journalism ESPN.com boxing writer since 2005 Five years at USA Today Steve Kim Middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez finally has an opponent to fight this fall, but it won’t be a title defense. Instead, Alvarez, who decided
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1:12 PM ET Middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez will climb two weight divisions to challenge light heavyweight world titlist Sergey Kovalev in a fight that was finalized Friday. Alvarez, who did not demand a catchweight in an attempt to drain Kovalev lower than the division limit of 175 pounds, and Kovalev will meet Nov. 2
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10:17 PM ET LAS VEGAS — Less than a month ago, junior featherweight world titleholder Emanuel Navarrete defended his belt, but in throwback fashion, he will be back in the ring Saturday night for another defense, this one against Juan Miguel Elorde. That sort of quick turnaround is generally unheard of in today’s era of
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Sep 5, 2019 Steve KimESPN Ask Tyson Fury a question — any question — and he’ll answer it as bluntly as possible. It doesn’t matter the setting, the talkative heavyweight lineal champion never shies away from verbally letting his hands go. Back in June, Fury made his Las Vegas debut by stopping Tom Schwarz in
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10:49 PM ET Unified junior welterweight world titlist Jose Ramirez will be out of action for the rest of the year because of a left hand injury that required surgery combined with a packed fall schedule that left him without a date when he would able to return. Ramirez had surgery on his hand in
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8:20 AM ET In 1959, Ingemar Johansson traveled to New York and upset Floyd Patterson to win the heavyweight championship, knocking him down an astonishing seven times en route to a third-round TKO victory at Yankee Stadium. Although Patterson regained the title by fifth-round knockout in an immediate rematch with Johansson and then knocked him
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