Boxing

There was much at stake when junior welterweight titlist Maurice Hooker and mandatory challenger Alex Saucedo squared off for the belt in Saucedo’s hometown of Oklahoma City. Besides the title, their undefeated records and the prospects of much bigger fights down the line for the fighters, the promoters also had a lot at stake on
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11:52 AM ET Manny Pacquiao will return to the fight in the United States for the first time in two years when he will defend his secondary welterweight world title against former four-division titlist Adrien Broner. The fight, formally announced on Monday at a news conference in New York, will take place on Jan. 19
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10:36 PM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — Undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk is headed to the heavyweight division eventually but not for a showdown with unified world titleholder Anthony Joshua in April and not necessarily for his next fight, Usyk manager Egis Klimas told ESPN. With Joshua already scheduled to defend his three major belts
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1:37 AM ET Steve KimESPN Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) continued his productive 2018 campaign by knocking out Bogdan Dinu (18-1, 14 KOs) in the fourth round at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. For Miller, a 30-year old native of Brooklyn, it was his third stoppage victory of the year as
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1:06 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — Junior welterweight world titleholder Maurice Hooker was a successful road warrior again on Friday night. Hooker, in the hometown of mandatory challenger Alex Saucedo, survived a hard knockdown in the second round and came back to stop Saucedo in the seventh of a wild action-packed fight as he retained
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12:16 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — The eventual big prize is a fight with welterweight world titleholder Terence Crawford, but first the “Mean Machine” Egidijus Kavaliauskas had to get through Roberto Arriaza, and he did just that. Kavaliauskas, with blood pouring down the right side of his face and Crawford watching intently from ringside, knocked
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10:20 PM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — Vikas Krishan, a two-time Olympian and the most decorated amateur boxer in Indian history, signed a multiyear promotional agreement on Thursday to turn pro with Top Rank. Krishan — “The Indian Tank” — is on hand for Friday night’s Maurice Hooker-Alex Saucedo junior welterweight world title fight that headlines
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Nov 15, 2018 Hughie Fury has been ordered to defend his British Heavyweight title against unbeaten challenger Joe Joyce. Hughie — the brother of Tyson Fury, who challenges Deontay Wilder for the WBC world heavyweight title on Dec. 1 — lost out to Kubrat Pulev in a final eliminator for the IBF heavyweight title last
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12:40 PM ET Former world titleholders David Lemieux and Sadam Ali will highlight the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez-Rocky Fielding undercard, Golden Boy Promotions announced Thursday. Former middleweight titlist Lemieux will face Tureano Johnson in the 12-round co-feature on the card on Dec. 15 (DAZN) at Madison Square Garden in New York. Ali will face
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11:48 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — Maurice Hooker, with a smile on his face the whole time, seemed as relaxed as could be without care in the world when asked for his feelings about defending his junior welterweight world title in his opponent’s hometown. Hooker has made the trip from his home in Dallas across
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11:08 AM ET Unretiring former two-division world titleholder Robert Guerrero, former heavyweight title challenger Chris Arreola, a strawweight world title fight and up-and-coming light heavyweight Anthony Yarde will highlight the non-televised undercard of the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury heavyweight title fight on Dec. 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The main event and three
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