Boxing

8:14 AM ET UFC president Dana White has branded Eddie Hearn “very oversensitive” regarding reports of a potential $500 million deal between the UFC and Anthony Joshua. Hearn has been Joshua’s promoter since he turned professional in 2013, guiding him from his Olympic gold medal to the current unified heavyweight champion of the world. Despite
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11:19 PM ET Welterweight up-and-comer Rashidi Ellis will fight Alberto Mosquera in a scheduled 10-round main event of the June 29 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN, Golden Boy Promotions announced Thursday. The card will take place at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Mexico, and will be televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning
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2:13 PM ET The plan is in place for Claressa Shields, the face of women’s boxing in the United States. Now all she needs to do is execute it. She was the best female amateur boxer in the world for years, fashioning a 77-1 record (loss avenged) and becoming the only American fighter, male or
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12:27 AM ET Top Rank chairman Bob Arum promotes numerous top fighters and elite prospects, but the best of the bunch are lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and welterweight world titlist Terence Crawford, who rank Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, in the ESPN.com pound-for-pound rankings. On Wednesday, Arum offered an update on his two most
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9:10 PM ET When Jarrett Hurd went into his junior middleweight world title unification fight with Erislandy Lara in the spring, he did so with a damaged left shoulder but still managed to win the action-packed fight of the year candidate. On Monday, Hurd announced that he had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator
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6:22 PM ET FRISCO, Texas – About an hour after welterweight world titleholder Errol Spence Jr. demolished overmatched mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo on Saturday night, knocking him out with a wicked right hook to the rib cage in a homecoming fight at the Ford Center, attention quickly turned to what’s next for the emerging star.
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11:42 PM ET The IBF had a busy day on Monday, canceling two purse bids because deals were made and rescheduling two others. The sanctioning organization notified its registered promoters that the purse bid scheduled to determine the promotional rights for the vacant junior welterweight title bout between Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk and Anthony Yigit
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