Boxing

8:38 AM 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 Tyson Fury — and not Anthony Joshua — will fight Deontay Wilder at a U.S. venue in the first half of 2019, promoter Frank
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5:26 PM ET Adrien Broner has won world titles in four weight classes from junior lightweight to welterweight, but his three defeats, all by decision, each came when he stepped up to face the best opponents of his career: Mikey Garcia, Shawn Porter and Marcos Maidana. But with an upset victory against legendary eight-division world
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3:52 PM ET Ryan Songalia LOS ANGELES – What was supposed to be a joint media day on Wednesday for Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner at the Wild Card Boxing gym turned into a mad scramble for reporters when Broner abruptly announced he would be holding his session separately on the other side of town
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10:18 PM ET The time is near for undisputed cruiserweight champion and 2018 ESPN.com fighter of the year Oleksandr Usyk to make a decision on what comes next for him, and it is not necessarily the move up to heavyweight that most expected. After Usyk, the 2012 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist for Ukraine, won the
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6:53 PM ET As two-division world titleholder Badou Jack prepares for his next fight, he can’t help but think of the opponent from his last fight, former light heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson, who remains hospitalized following a catastrophic brain injury suffered in a fight last month. On May 19, in Toronto, Jack challenged then-champion
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1:27 PM ET Ryan Songalia LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. met again Tuesday, though briefly, at Staples Center. Pacquiao was in attendance to take part in the Clippers’ Filipino Heritage Night festivities and Mayweather was courtside to watch the Clippers face the Hornets. Pacquiao was invited on court to throw t-shirts
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2:11 PM ET Steve KimESPN With an increasing number of networks and online platforms investing millions in boxing, the business of the sport has never been so robust and vibrant. It’s also never been as divided as it is at this very moment. There are more ways to watch fights and view boxing content than
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10:45 PM ET A deal for a fight between welterweight world titleholder and pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford and Amir Khan is close to being finalized, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN on Tuesday night. “Everything looks good,” Arum said. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to make an announcement next week. It’s not done until it’s
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9:47 PM ET The WBC, which has long been at the forefront of drug testing and fighter safety among boxing’s major sanctioning organizations, is stepping up its commitment to making sure fighters safely make weight. WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman on Tuesday unveiled a series of initiatives the sanctioning body has instituted beyond its already long-established
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