Boxing

5:34 PM ET Two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez has signed a multiyear promotional contract with Top Rank, the company announced Friday. The signing of Ramirez, one of the most sought-after amateur boxers in the world, comes nearly one year after he abandoned the Cuban national team during a training camp last July in
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3:57 PM ET Six undefeated prospects with a combined record of 91-0, led by 6-foot-7 junior middleweight Sebastian Fundora, will pair off in a tripleheader on June 21, Showtime and promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing announced on Friday. The “ShoBox: The New Generation” card (10 p.m. ET/PT) will take place at the WinnaVegas Casino
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4:19 PM ET Throughout his boxing career, former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson knocked out 44 opponents. Now, 14 years after retiring from boxing, Tyson wants to get another knockout, this time in esports. On Thursday, Tyson announced a strategic investment in Fade 2 Karma, a professional esports team best known for its time in
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2:43 PM ET Mark KriegelESPN COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Some fighters you love for what they can do in the ring — a sublime skill, perhaps, or an aptitude for devastation. Then there are others, even more rare, you come to love for what they represent. On Saturday night, Jamel Herring should be recognized as
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9:16 PM ET Daniel Franco, a once aspiring featherweight boxer who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a knockout loss that ended his career and nearly his life in 2017, filed a lawsuit this week against former promoter Roc Nation Sports and its founder, music mogul Jay Z, claiming negligence. Franco filed suit Tuesday in
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11:39 PM ET While most of the boxing world’s attention this week has been on the two-city, cross-country media tour as Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman promote their welterweight world title fight, super middleweight titlist Caleb Plant and challenger Mike Lee were also along for the stops in New York and Los Angeles to talk
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12:44 PM ET Associated Press LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport’s governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee said its executive board on Wednesday proposed suspending
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