Boxing

5:05 PM ET Top Rank, already loaded with top fighters in the light heavyweight division, has added another 175-pounder to its stable, announcing Tuesday that it has signed contender Umar Salamov to a multifight promotional agreement. Salamov is due to make his Top Rank debut on a date to be determined in the early summer,
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6:49 PM ET Steve KimESPN Former light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev was arrested early Monday morning in Los Angeles for driving under the influence of alcohol. According to an arrest report obtained by ESPN, Kovalev was pulled over around 2 a.m. local time by the California Highway Patrol and placed under arrest after officers conducted
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2:52 PM ET After a dominant stoppage of Deontay Wilder on Saturday night, there’s still a highly anticipated heavyweight title fight left for Tyson Fury. That opponent would be Anthony Joshua. And Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing, said that is the bout his team would like to make next. “We want the Tyson
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8:44 AM ET An International Boxing Federation (IBF) title fight scheduled to take place in Italy on Friday has been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak. With two confirmed deaths in Italy resulting from the virus — which has killed more than 2,500 people in China, the country of the disease’s origin — Italian authorities have
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2:58 PM ET Claressa Shields told ESPN’s Myron Medcalf in a radio interview that she’s willing to fight Laila Ali and vowed to knock her out if they get into the ring. Shields, the unbeaten three-division world champion and the face of women’s boxing in the United States, was responding to comments made by Ali
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11:24 AM ET LAS VEGAS — Rivals Top Rank and Premier Boxing Champions, working together on Saturday night’s Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury heavyweight championship rematch, have gotten additional business done during fight week, finalizing two more deals. They put the finishing touches on rescheduling unified junior welterweight world titlist Jose Ramirez’s mandatory defense against PBC fighter
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9:41 PM ET Junior middleweight world titlist Patrick Teixeira has signed an extension of his promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, the company announced on Friday. “I am very happy to re-sign with Golden Boy,” Teixeira said. “Thanks to this great promotional company, I was able to achieve my dream of becoming a world champion,
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7:43 PM ET LAS VEGAS — Hoping to avoid a repeat of the pushing and shoving that took place between heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury at their final pre-fight news conference on Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission mandated that the big men would not be permitted to face off
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1:20 PM ET LAS VEGAS – Laila Ali, considered by many to be the greatest female boxer of all time, said on Friday that she would entertain the possibility of exiting her more than decade in retirement to fight Claressa Shields, the unbeaten three-division world champion and the face of women’s boxing in the United
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8:49 PM ET LAS VEGAS — Junior welterweight contender Subriel Matias won’t forget what happened seven months ago, but he also doesn’t plan to let it dictate the rest of his career. Last July 19, Matias, a big puncher from Puerto Rico, stopped then-unbeaten rising contender Maxim Dadashev in the 11th round in a 140-pound
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4:35 PM ET The Nevada State Athletic Commission has banned Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury from engaging in a faceoff after they weigh-in for their heavyweight championship rematch Friday afternoon, Top Rank president Todd duBoef told ESPN’s Dan Rafael on Thursday. “In my 25 years in boxing I’ve never heard of an administrative body stepping
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8:52 PM ET LAS VEGAS — Heavyweight world titlist Deontay Wilder made his walk to the stage first, and when lineal champion Tyson Fury joined him moments later all of the niceties and mutual respect they have shown each other throughout the build-up to their rematch was out the window. Instead, the two giants went
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