Boxing

Feb 3, 2023 Amanda Serrano puts her three featherweight world titles on the line against fellow champion Erika Cruz in a fight for the undisputed championship at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Serrano (43-2-1, 30 KOs) has won world titles in seven different weight classes, but has never been undisputed.
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Feb 3, 2023 NEW YORK — Promoter Eddie Hearn’s attempt to get Ireland’s Katie Taylor her homecoming fight to take place at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland, might be getting some extra help from another Irish fighting legend. From Conor McGregor. McGregor, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion, who along with Taylor are the
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12:49 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Emanuel Navarrete outlasted Liam Wilson in a back-and-forth slugfest on Friday night in Glendale, Arizona, to claim the vacant WBO junior lightweight title with a ninth-round TKO. Navarrete, who is from Mexico, was floored by the 8-1 underdog in Round 4 — the first knockdown of his career — but
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Feb 3, 2023 Katie Taylor’s homecoming fight slated for May. 20 will not be staged at Croke Park because of an on-going dispute over costs between promoters Matchroom and the 82,000 venue. Taylor previously said she wants to have her first fight in her home country, Ireland at a sold-out Croke Park. But the bout
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1:21 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Keyshawn Davis and Emmanuel Tagoe have struck a deal for a lightweight fight on April 8 in Newark, New Jersey, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Davis, ESPN’s reigning Prospect of the Year, will step up in class for his first scheduled 10-rounder. The Olympic silver medalist fought three times in
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8:41 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN When Emanuel Navarrete meets Liam Wilson on Friday in Glendale, Arizona, for the WBO’s vacant 130-pound championship (10 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+), he’ll have the opportunity to join the storied lineage of Mexican boxers with titles in three divisions. Navarrete (36-1, 30 KOs) captured a title at 122 pounds when
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Jan 31, 2023 Associated Press GENEVA — Olympic gold medalist Wladimir Klitschko has joined Ukraine’s fight against IOC plans to let some Russians compete at the 2024 Paris Summer Games. The former heavyweight champion boxer suggested in a video message published Monday that sports leaders will be accomplices to the war if athletes from Russia
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Jan 28, 2023 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 LONDON, England — Artur Beterbiev maintained his 100% knockout record as a professional by stopping Anthony Yarde in eight thrilling rounds to defend his
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7:43 AM ET The fight between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury is finally a done deal. Paul, the YouTube star-turned-boxer, and Fury will meet Feb. 26 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, officials told ESPN on Friday. The anticipated event, which had initially been reported to take place Feb. 25, will partner with Top Rank and broadcast
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8:10 AM ET Mark KriegelESPN In the 29 years that Artur Beterbiev has been boxing, he has suffered just a single cut of any significance: a serpent-shaped gash, about 3 inches long, that squiggled upward from his brow toward his hairline. As there’s little fatty tissue on the forehead — actually, I’m not sure Beterbiev
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11:41 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Eimantas Stanionis will meet in a rescheduled welterweight bout on April 29 in Texas, sources told ESPN on Thursday. The 147-pound matchup was set for March 18 but postponed after Stanionis underwent an emergency appendectomy in his native Lithuania earlier this month. Oritz’s promoter, Golden Boy,
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11:15 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 Having been threatened by guns and knives growing up, Anthony Yarde insists he has no fear or anxiety going into Saturday’s world light heavyweight
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8:09 AM ET ESPN News Services A woman has filed a lawsuit accusing former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson of raping her sometime in the early 1990s after she met him at a nightclub in Albany, New York. The legal action was filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which gives sexual assault victims a
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Jan 25, 2023 Super middleweight Shadasia Green has become the second female boxer and fourth fighter overall to sign with Jake Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions. Green’s first fight promoted by MVP will be Feb. 4 on the undercard of the undisputed featherweight title bout between Amanda Serrano and Erika Cruz at Hulu Theater in New
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