Boxing

6:45 PM ET Junior featherweight world titlist Ryosuke Iwasa’s defense against mandatory challenger TJ Doheny will be available live in the United States on Thursday morning. Jermain Taylor had domestic violence charges dropped after prosecutors said they haven’t been able to find or contact the woman who levied the accusations. Amir Khan, four months after
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1:51 PM ET Junior welterweight contender Alex Saucedo’s world title shot will come in front of a hometown crowd in Oklahoma City and on an ESPN platform this fall thanks to his promoter, Top Rank, winning the purse bid Tuesday for his mandatory fight against titlist Maurice Hooker. In a mild surprise, Top Rank bid
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6:30 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 Carl Frampton knows his dream fight will turn into a nightmare if he underestimates Luke Jackson on Saturday. The Northern Irish featherweight wanted a
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11:35 PM ET Fast-rising junior welterweight prospect “Mad Max” Maxim Dadashev will take on a former world titleholder for the second bout in a row when he faces former lightweight titlist Antonio DeMarco on Sept. 14 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, Top Rank announced on Monday. The scheduled 10-round fight will serve
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10:50 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 Promoter Frank Warren claims Anthony Joshua and his team swerved a world title unification clash with Deontay Wilder. Warren is in talks with Wilder’s
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5:40 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 has dismissed any concerns over his fitness ahead of his pivotal fight on Saturday. The former WBA-IBF-WBO world heavyweight champion, who turned
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1:08 AM ET Joseph Diaz Jr. won the fight but not the belt. Diaz won a grueling unanimous decision over secondary featherweight world titleholder Jesus Rojas on Saturday night at the Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California, but he was not eligible to win the belt because he failed to make the 126-pound division limit at
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10:11 AM ET Deontay Wilder believes Anthony Joshua should be “embarrassed” for his role in the failure to set up a fight between the pair. Despite initial suggestions that a highly awaited unification fight was on the cards, an impasse has been reached in talks between the heavyweight duo’s respective camps. And Wilder (40-0, 39
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10:25 PM ET Featherweight contender Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. failed to make weight Friday, costing himself the opportunity to win a world title. Diaz will still face secondary featherweight titlist Jesus Rojas on Saturday (Facebook Watch, 9 p.m. ET) at the Avalon Hollywood in Hollywood, California, in the main event of the first “Golden Boy
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