Boxing

11:54 PM ET Super middleweight contender Avni Yildirim is off the hook for his positive drug test for two banned substances and has been reinstated as the mandatory challenger for world titleholder David Benavidez, the WBC announced. Yildirim tested positive for two performance-enhancing drugs in samples collected by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association on Sept. 13
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12:35 PM ET Steve KimESPN Hard-hitting heavyweight Efe Ajagba (11-0, 9 KOs) has pulled out of his bout against Jack Mulowayi with a back injury suffered during training. The bout was scheduled to be the opener of the Showtime telecast from Reading, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. Sources tell ESPN that the replacement bout will feature another
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11:06 AM ET Former light heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk was released from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia on Sunday morning after spending two nights there. Gvozdyk lost the lineal 175-pound title and his sanctioning organization belt by 10th-round stoppage to Artur Beterbiev in an action-packed unification fight on Friday night at the Liacouras Center
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10:24 PM ET Former light heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk will remain at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia for a second straight night, trainer Teddy Atlas told ESPN on Saturday night. Gvozdyk lost the lineal 175-pound title and his sanctioning organization belt by 10th-round technical knockout to Artur Beterbiev in an action-packed unification fight on
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12:39 AM ET PHILADELPHIA — There had never been a light heavyweight world title unification fight between undefeated titleholders until Artur Beterbiev and Oleksandr Gvozdyk squared off on Friday night, and when it was over it was the powerful Beterbiev who had scored three knockdowns in the 10th round for the knockout victory. It had
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12:02 PM ET Middleweight world titlist Jermall Charlo has gone the 12-round distance in his last two fights, against Matt Korobov and Brandon Adams, and he is not happy about that. Now that Charlo is set to make his second title defense against Dennis Hogan on Dec. 7 (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET) at Barclays Center
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Oct 16, 2019 Junior middleweight Patrick Day, who suffered a 10th-round knockout loss Saturday night, died from brain injuries Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, promoter Lou DiBella said. Day was 27. “On behalf of Patrick’s family, team, and those closest to him, we are grateful for the prayers, expressions of support and outpouring
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