Boxing

3:24 PM ET The former promoter of welterweight world titleholder Terence Crawford has been awarded a judgment of more than $500,000 in a lawsuit against Top Rank that stemmed from a dispute over the percentage of money he was owed for four Crawford title defenses. Judge John M. Gerrard of the U.S. federal court for
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11:52 AM ET Former junior featherweight world titlist Scott Quigg, now campaigning at junior lightweight and targeting a fight with titleholder Tevin Farmer, will take on Jayson Velez on April 26, Matchroom Boxing announced Thursday. Quigg-Velez will be part of the card headlined by the rematch between junior bantamweight world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and
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10:37 AM ET Lightweight world titleholder Richard Commey has been cleared to begin training again with his right hand with a unification fight against Vasiliy Lomachenko probable later in the year. On Feb. 2, Commey won a vacant 135-pound world title in his second opportunity, knocking down Isa Chaniev three times in a one-sided second-round
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5:20 AM ET British boxer Kash Ali has apologised for biting opponent David Price, in his first public statement since being disqualified from Saturday’s heavyweight non-title fight. Ali’s boxing license was suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) following the incident, which saw Ali sink his teeth into former sparring partner Price’s torso
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6:31 PM ET Steve KimESPN Doudou Ngumbu suffered a torn ligament in his right calf Saturday night during his TKO loss to light heavyweight world titlist Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission executive director Greg Sirb told ESPN on Wednesday. The fight was stopped in the fifth round when referee Eric Dali and the ring
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2:07 PM ET The preliminary bouts prior to the April 20 pay-per-view broadcast headlined by welterweight world titlist Terence Crawford defending against Amir Khan will air live on ESPN2, Top Rank announced on Wednesday. The pay-per-view (9 p.m. ET) from Madison Square Garden in New York will feature four bouts with a five-fight broadcast of
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11:32 PM ET Juan Francisco Estrada proclaimed on Tuesday that he is injury free this time around, as he gets ready to again challenge Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for the junior bantamweight world title. “I had a knee injury first time around and my reactions were not the same,” Estrada said. “I could not run the
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11:48 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 England’s Amir Khan has fought multiple times in the United States since 2010, and he believes the sacrifices fighting overseas requires are worth it.
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12:27 PM ET The May 11 edition of Top Rank Boxing on ESPN will feature a pair of rematches with challengers looking to regain the world titles from the men who defeated them. Top Rank announced on Monday that a card that was expected has been finalized and will feature rematches between junior lightweight world
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1:59 PM ET Opening Bell: Light heavyweight landscape PHILADELPHIA — Light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk made it clear after he retained the legit world title for the first time — besides just owning a sanctioning organization belt, he’s the lineal champion — that what he wants next is the opportunity to fight for other belts.
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3:52 AM ET Kash Ali has had his boxing license suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) after he was disqualified for biting opponent David Price on Saturday. Ali was on the ropes in the fifth round against forming sparring partner Price when he bit the Liverpudlian on the torso after the pair
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11:36 PM ET Steve KimESPN Heavyweight Bogdan Dinu, who was stopped in seven rounds by Kubrat Pulev on March 23 in Costa Mesa, California, has filed a protest with the California State Athletic Commission after he was struck in the back of the head by Pulev following a knockdown. Pulev was penalized a point by
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12:55 AM ET Steve KimESPN INDIO, Calif. — Lightweight Ryan Garcia has shown that with his vast social media following he has a certain star power. What’s not as clear is just how good the 20-year-old from Victorville, California, really is. Another victory added to his undefeated record certainly would help. Garcia did just that
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1:19 AM ET PHILADELPHIA — Coming into the first defense of his light heavyweight world title, many wondered if Oleksandr Gvozdyk would be able to put aside the near-tragedy of his title-winning effort on Dec. 1 against Adonis Stevenson. As it turned out, there was no need for concern. Gvozdyk scored a fifth-round stoppage victory
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6:45 AM ET PHILADELPHIA — Welterweight contender “Mean Machine” Egidijus Kavaliauskas, hoping to maintain his position for an eventual world title fight, fought to a disappointing draw with Ray Robinson on Saturday night at the 2300 Arena. Fighting in Robinson’s hometown in the co-feature of the Top Rank Boxing on ESPN card headlined by the
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5:41 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 David Price branded Kash Ali “an animal” after his opponent was disqualified in the fifth round for biting him on the torso on Saturday.
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7:11 PM ET Junior welterweight Arthur Biyarslanov, Canada’s only 2016 Olympic boxer and a sought-after prospect, signed a multifight deal with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn on Friday. Biyarslanov (2-0, 2 KOs), who was 85-13 as an amateur, including winning a gold medal in the 2015 Pan American Games and five Canadian titles, turned pro
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