Boxing

4:06 PM ET Opening Bell: Lomachenko is the man LOS ANGELES — Pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko, the unified lightweight champion, is everything fans should want in a prizefighter. He fights regularly. Always comes in shape. Always entertains. No ducking either, because he’s willing to fight the best opponents available. And he has skills so supreme
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7:07 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — One of two brothers who say actor Jussie Smollett paid them to help him stage a racist, anti-gay attack against himself has won an amateur boxing title in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo became a Chicago Golden Gloves champion with a technical knockout Friday
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2:19 AM ET The 12-round super middleweight bout between Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and “Golden” Caleb Truax ended in a no-contest at the end of the second round on Saturday after an accidental head-butt opened a deep gash between Truax’s right eye and nose. The ringside doctor ruled that the cut was down to the
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2:31 PM ET The 12-round super middleweight bout between Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and “Golden” Caleb Truax ended in a no-decision at the end of the second round on Saturday after an accidental head-butt opened a deep gash between Truax’s right eye and nose. The ringside doctor ruled that the cut was down to the
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1:59 AM ET Steve KimESPN Jaime Munguia should consider himself very fortunate, if not downright lucky, to have retained his WBO junior middleweight title versus Dennis Hogan. While the three judges in Monterrey, Mexico, had him winning by scores of 114-114, 115-113 and 116-112, the majority of observers believe the challenger should have had his
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12:33 AM ET A few days before Claressa Shields met Christina Hammer for the undisputed women’s middleweight world championship on Saturday, Shields made clear how the fight would go and what she wanted people to say when it was over. “When I beat Christina Hammer on Saturday, I want everyone’s headline to say, ‘Shields nails
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9:32 PM ET Steve KimESPN Vasiliy Lomachenko’s right hand injury, suffered during his KO victory over Anthony Crolla Friday night, is not as serious as previously feared, Lomachenko’s manager, Egis Klimas, confirmed to ESPN on Saturday. “His knuckle, it’s just dislocated, no surgery needed,” Klimas said after an MRI was performed in a Los Angeles
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12:46 AM ET Unified lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko knocked out mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla in the fourth round to retain his belts Friday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Lomachenko scored a knockdown in the final seconds of the third round and finished the job with a hard right hook to the head,
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9:31 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Heavyweight Guido Vianello (2-0, 2 KOs), 24, a 2016 Olympian from Italy, blew away Lawrence Gabriel (3-2-1, 2 KOs), 32, of Syracuse, New York, in just 49 seconds. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Vianello badly hurt the 6-4, 208-pound Lawrence with a right hand and then pounded him to the ground
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