Boxing

4:41 PM ET Lightweight contenders George Kambosos Jr. and Lee Selby will meet in a world title elimination fight on May 9 at Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced Friday. The winner of the fight, which will stream on DAZN in the United States and headline on Sky Sports in
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1:29 PM ET Top Rank has finalized the undercard for popular Irish featherweight Michael Conlan’s annual St. Patrick’s Day bout on March 17 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Before Conlan takes on Belmar Preciado and junior lightweight Mikaela Mayer fights Melissa Hernandez on the main card of the Top
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8:15 AM ET The Japan Boxing Commission and the Japan Professional Boxing Association announced jointly on Thursday that it has extended its cancellation and postponement of all boxing events in the country until at least April 15 due to the coronavirus outbreak. On Feb. 26, they that said all cards scheduled in March would be
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6:53 PM ET Steve KimESPN With the coronavirus spreading across the world, the boxing industry is taking precautions with their upcoming events. “Obviously, everybody in boxing who does international fights is concerned,” said Bob Arum, who’s company, Top Rank, has fights that are taking place abroad and also involve boxers who are flying in from
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3:33 PM ET Middleweight up-and-comer Janibek Alimkhanuly will face Issah Samir in a 10-round battle of unbeaten fighters on March 28 in the co-feature of unified light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev’s mandatory defense against Meng Fanlong, Top Rank announced on Thursday. Both fights will be on the Top Rank Boxing on ESPN card (ESPN
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2:23 PM ET Canelo Alvarez will fight WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders in the traditional Cinco de Mayo weekend boxing slate on May 2, sources told ESPN Deportes’ Salvador Rodriguez. The announcement of the 168-pound unification fight could be made official in the next 24 hours or even sooner, the sources said. Alvarez
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11:19 PM ET Former three-time light heavyweight world titlist Sergey Kovalev will return to the ring on April 25 to fight for the first time since Canelo Alvarez brutally knocked him out and took his belt last fall. Kovalev will face longtime light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera in a 12-round cruiserweight fight contracted at 180
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10:52 AM ET Heavyweight Dillian Whyte will make the first defense of his interim world title against Alexander Povetkin on May 2 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced on Tuesday. The fight, which will be on Sky Box Office pay-per-view in the United Kingdom and likely on DAZN in
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6:41 PM ET Hard-hitting super middleweight prospect Edgar Berlanga will be featured on the undercard of featherweight world titlist Shakur Stevenson’s first defense on March 14 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, Top Rank announced on Monday. Top Rank said Berlanga’s opponent for the scheduled eight-round bout will be finalized
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5:42 AM ET Unified heavyweight world titlist Anthony Joshua is set to face mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on June 20 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, both fighters have confirmed. Joshua’s three major world title belts will be on the line at the north London stadium, which opened in 2019 and seats more than 60,000. “I
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6:49 PM ET Former heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder has officially exercised his right to an immediate third fight with Tyson Fury. Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, Fury’s co-promoter, told ESPN on Sunday that the plan was for the fight to take place July 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the
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12:29 AM ET FRISCO, Texas — After what Mikey Garcia called “a horrible performance” in his first fight in the welterweight division last March, he knew he had to answer an important question in his encore: He had won world titles in four smaller divisions, but was he a viable contender at 147 pounds? Garcia
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