Boxing

2:47 PM ET Heavyweight contenders Hughie Fury and Alexander Povetkin will clash on Aug. 31 at the O2 Arena in London, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced Wednesday. The bout will take place on the undercard when pound-for-pound king and unified lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko defends his belts and goes for a vacant title
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6:11 PM ET Mark KriegelESPN Editor’s note: This story was originally published in March ahead of Conlan’s fight against Ruben Garcia. BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Everybody wants to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Unless you’re a fighter. Then you always want to be Irish. It’s good business, after all. Freddie Roach — who’s, in
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5:40 PM ET The WBC on Tuesday withdrew, at least temporarily, recognition of Dillian Whyte as its interim heavyweight world titleholder because of his recent positive drug test. Despite having failed a pre-fight drug test, British regulators allowed Whyte to fight last Saturday in the main event of a Matchroom Boxing card at the O2
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12:26 PM ET Britain’s Nicola Adams has become a world champion for the first time after previous champion Mexico’s Arely Mucino was unable to defend her title following an injury. The WBO have declared Adams as the world flyweight champion after Mucino was unable to fight Adams in a planned bout later this year having
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8:41 PM ET Former two-time welterweight world titleholder Andre Berto has suffered a torn left biceps, forcing his return to the ring after a one-year layoff to be called off on Monday. Berto was due to fight Miguel Cruz in a 10-round welterweight bout in the opener of a Premier Boxing Champions tripleheader on Saturday
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3:20 PM ET Opening Bell: Everything right about boxing ARLINGTON, Texas – From the negotiations that were handled quickly and professionally, to a good buildup, to a fantastic fight of the year contender, to sportsmanship and humility in the aftermath, the Jose Ramirez-Maurice Hooker junior welterweight title unification fight put everything that is right about
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12:38 AM ET ARLINGTON, Texas — Junior welterweight Jose Ramirez dreamed of winning a world title as a youngster but said even beyond that, his goal was to unify belts. Ramirez realized his dream and did so in explosive fashion Saturday night in an action-packed fight, as he stopped Maurice Hooker in the sixth round
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11:41 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Gervonta Davis stopped Ricardo Nunez midway through the second round to retain the WBA super featherweight title Saturday night in his first fight in his hometown in six years. After the fight, Davis referenced President Donald Trump’s critical comments about Baltimore. “It was amazing to fight in front
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ARLINGTON, Texas — Junior lightweight world titlist Tevin Farmer easily took care of mandatory challenger Guillaume Frenois on Saturday night, winning a lopsided unanimous decision in the co-feature of the Maurice Hooker-Jose Ramirez junior welterweight unification fight at the College Park Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. The judges scored
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1:39 PM ET WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder says Anthony Joshua should wait before fighting Andy Ruiz Jr again, while also hinting he could fight the Mexican himself at some stage. Wilder, speaking exclusively to ESPN, said he is potentially looking at facing Ruiz Jr himself should any rematch with Joshua fail to be
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11:31 AM ET DALLAS – Heavyweight Dillian Whyte was allowed to fight last Saturday despite a positive drug test because he had been cleared in a previously undisclosed hearing by UK Anti-Doping, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn told ESPN. Whyte survived a ninth-round knockdown and won a unanimous decision — 116-111, 115-112, 115-112 — over
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10:54 AM ET Argentine boxer Hugo Alfredo “Dinamita” Santillan died Thursday in Buenos Aires of injuries suffered in the ring after Saturday’s draw against Uruguayan fighter Eduardo Javier Abreu. He was 23. Dr. Graciela Olocco from Hospital Agudos San Felipe confirmed the death on Thursday morning to media outlets. Santillan underwent surgery for a clot
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8:57 AM ET Junior welterweight world titleholder Maurice Hooker recites a recent statistic: There were 20-plus murders in the month of May in Oak Cliff, Texas, the Dallas neighborhood where he grew up. Hooker was 12 when his family’s apartment was robbed at gunpoint. He found his share of trouble during a turbulent youth. According
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Jul 24, 2019 Steve KimESPN Regis Prograis, Josh Taylor, Jose Ramirez and Maurice Hooker are the four junior welterweight belt holders. The quartet, ranked 1-4 in ESPN.com’s divisional rankings, respectively, have clearly separated themselves from the rest of the pack in the division and, due to the lack of boxing’s typical political challenges, are on
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5:16 PM ET When International Boxing Hall of Famer Evander Holyfield came out of the 1984 Olympics, he turned professional under the guidance of promoter Main Events, which helped lead him to the undisputed cruiserweight world title and the undisputed heavyweight world title. Thirty-five years later, Evan Holyfield, the 21-year-old son of the former four-time
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