Boxing

4:42 PM ET Rob Brant’s most recent ring performance so impressed Top Rank promoter Bob Arum that on Tuesday he signed him to a multiyear co-promotional deal. Along with Greg Cohen and Rapacz Boxing, Top Rank will promote Brant, who will fight on Top Rank’s ESPN cards. On Oct. 20, in Las Vegas, Brant shut
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2:55 PM ET Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings, seeking another world title opportunity, and Oscar Rivas, looking for his first, will square off in a scheduled 12-round bout on Jan. 18 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, Top Rank announced on Tuesday. The fight will headline a Top Rank Boxing on ESPN+
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1:13 PM ET Martin Murray and Hassan N’Dam, both longing for another opportunity to fight for a middleweight world title, will square off with each other in an effort to get a step closer on Dec. 22 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, promoter Frank Warren announced Tuesday. The bout will take place on the
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9:37 PM ET Super middleweight Vijender Singh, a three-time Olympian from India, signed a multiyear promotional contract with Top Rank on Monday, the company announced. Singh (10-0, 7 KOs), 33, represented India in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, taking home a bronze medal from the 2008 Beijing Games. Top Rank said Singh will make
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3:02 PM ET Unified women’s middleweight world titleholder Claressa Shields is not going to waste any time getting back into the ring for her next defense. Shields, the two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist, cruised to a shutout decision over Hannah Rankin to retain her two 160-pound belts as well as add a vacant world title
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There was much at stake when junior welterweight titlist Maurice Hooker and mandatory challenger Alex Saucedo squared off for the belt in Saucedo’s hometown of Oklahoma City. Besides the title, their undefeated records and the prospects of much bigger fights down the line for the fighters, the promoters also had a lot at stake on
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11:52 AM ET Manny Pacquiao will return to the fight in the United States for the first time in two years when he will defend his secondary welterweight world title against former four-division titlist Adrien Broner. The fight, formally announced on Monday at a news conference in New York, will take place on Jan. 19
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10:36 PM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — Undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk is headed to the heavyweight division eventually but not for a showdown with unified world titleholder Anthony Joshua in April and not necessarily for his next fight, Usyk manager Egis Klimas told ESPN. With Joshua already scheduled to defend his three major belts
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1:37 AM ET Steve KimESPN Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) continued his productive 2018 campaign by knocking out Bogdan Dinu (18-1, 14 KOs) in the fourth round at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. For Miller, a 30-year old native of Brooklyn, it was his third stoppage victory of the year as
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