Boxing

11:31 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 Martin Murray took out his recent frustrations on Roberto Garcia in a dominant points win, moving him closer to a world title shot. Murray
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1:50 AM ET Claressa Shields, the only American boxer to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals, had faced virtually no adversity through her brilliant amateur career or in her first five professional fights — until Friday night. That’s when Shields, the unified women’s super middleweight world titleholder, dropped down in weight to challenge unified junior middleweight
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5:47 PM ET Junior middleweight world titleholder Jaime Munguia and mandatory challenger Liam “Beefy” Smith will square off on July 21 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The fight, announced by Golden Boy Promotions on Friday, will headline a “Boxing After Dark” card on HBO beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs),
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2:53 PM ET Former middleweight interim titlist Martin Murray returns to the ring for the first time in nine months to face Roberto Garcia; the fight will air live on ESPN+ in the United States at 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday from The O2 Arena in London. Murray (36-4-1, 17 KOs), who won the WBA middleweight
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2:13 PM ET The plan is in place for Claressa Shields, the face of women’s boxing in the United States. Now all she needs to do is execute it. She was the best female amateur boxer in the world for years, fashioning a 77-1 record (loss avenged) and becoming the only American fighter, male or
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12:27 AM ET Top Rank chairman Bob Arum promotes numerous top fighters and elite prospects, but the best of the bunch are lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and welterweight world titlist Terence Crawford, who rank Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, in the ESPN.com pound-for-pound rankings. On Wednesday, Arum offered an update on his two most
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9:10 PM ET When Jarrett Hurd went into his junior middleweight world title unification fight with Erislandy Lara in the spring, he did so with a damaged left shoulder but still managed to win the action-packed fight of the year candidate. On Monday, Hurd announced that he had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator
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6:22 PM ET FRISCO, Texas – About an hour after welterweight world titleholder Errol Spence Jr. demolished overmatched mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo on Saturday night, knocking him out with a wicked right hook to the rib cage in a homecoming fight at the Ford Center, attention quickly turned to what’s next for the emerging star.
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11:42 PM ET The IBF had a busy day on Monday, canceling two purse bids because deals were made and rescheduling two others. The sanctioning organization notified its registered promoters that the purse bid scheduled to determine the promotional rights for the vacant junior welterweight title bout between Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk and Anthony Yigit
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4:12 PM ET The WBC meted out its punishment on Monday to former bantamweight world titlist Luis Nery for failing to make weight for a March title defense, suspending him for six months from participating in any bouts the organization is involved in. Nery was due to defend his 118-pound belt in a rematch with
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5:35 PM ET ESPN staff Deontay Wilder has taunted Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua, as a potential heavyweight unification fight between the two is yet to be confirmed. In a video posted on social media, Wilder insisted he called Hearn’s and Joshua’s bluff when the American offered $50 million to face Anthony Joshua to fight
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2:02 AM ET FRISCO, Texas — Win or lose, junior featherweight world titlist Danny Roman could not lose his belt because Moises “Chucky” Flores failed to make weight and was stripped of his interim title at Friday’s weigh-in. But the fight went on anyway after the camps made a deal for Flores to pay Roman
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11:57 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — Welterweight world titleholder Errol Spence Jr. wanted to dazzle in his first hometown title defense against mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo. He also wanted to send a message to the rest to the top fighters in the deep 147-pound division that he is the man to beat. But the fight
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1:52 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 Martin Murray believes Billy Joe Saunders faked injury to pull out of fighting him on June 23. Saunders postponed a scheduled defence of his
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11:59 AM ET A former world titleholder and a pair of 2016 Olympians head up the undercard of the Top Rank Boxing on ESPN show on June 30, Top Rank announced on Friday. Appearing on the card at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City will be former junior welterweight world titlist Mike Alvarado, Brazilian
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