Boxing

1:50 AM ET LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao vowed to show that in his first fight since turning 40 last month that he was still a force to be reckoned with in boxing. He is. While he might not be the overwhelming force he was in his electrifying prime, boxing’s only eight-division world champion showed
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10:50 AM ET Former unified light heavyweight world titleholder Sergey Kovalev faces a maximum of four years in prison because of a felony assault charge. Kovalev was arrested on June 9 in connection with an incident in Big Bear Lake, California, in which he is accused of punching a woman in the face, according to
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7:52 AM ET Anthony Joshua’s next opponent could be confirmed next week according to promoter Eddie Hearn, with a U.S. debut against Jarrell Miller looking increasingly likely. Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) has London’s Wembley Stadium booked on Apr. 13 for his next fight, with the plan having been to face WBC champion Deontay Wilder to
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1:12 AM ET Smooth boxing stylist Demetrius Andrade retained a middleweight title with a 12th-round TKO over Artur Akavov at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday night. Andrade was originally scheduled to fight Billy Joe Saunders, but Saunders, who won a 12-round decision over Akavov in March 2016, failed a prefight drug
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2:44 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show WBA “regular” welterweight titleholder Manny Pacquiao defends his secondary world title against Adrien Broner at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada,
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10:10 AM ET Junior welterweight Shohjahon Ergashev, one of boxing’s top prospects, will take on fellow unbeaten Mykal Fox on Feb. 15 at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas, Showtime has announced. The scheduled 10-round fight will headline a “ShoBox: The New Generation” doubleheader (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET/PT). Uzbekistan’s Shohjahon Ergashev defeated China’s Zhimin
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10:02 PM ET Former junior middleweight world titlist Erislandy Lara, coming off a close loss in the 2018 ESPN fight of the year, will return to challenge secondary titlist Brian Castano, Premier Boxing Champions announced Thursday. The fight will take place March 2 and headline a Showtime-televised tripleheader (9 p.m. ET) at Barclays Center in
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10:17 PM ET LAS VEGAS — The final news conference for Manny Pacquiao’s secondary welterweight world title defense against Adrien Broner on Wednesday at the MGM Grand’s David Copperfield Theater played out just as most would have expected. There was Pacquiao, the beloved eight-division world champion and regal senator from the Philippines, cracking jokes, smiling,
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