Boxing

2:19 AM ET Floyd Mayweather is still winning boxing matches, even if they won’t go on his official pro record. The legendary boxer stopped Japanese MMA fighter and YouTuber Mikuru Asakura at the end of the second round with a big right hand on Sunday’s Rizin Fighting Federation card in Saitama, Japan. It was Mayweather’s
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7:27 PM 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 MANCHESTER, England — Amanda Serrano resumed normal service on Saturday, responding to her second professional defeat earlier this year by picking up another world
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9:45 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — The undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. says Japanese fans will be able to “see a glimpse of the old pretty boy” when he fights the Manny Pacquiao-trained Mikuru Asakura in a three-round exhibition on Sunday. The 45-year-old Mayweather told reporters on Saturday that he is in good condition for
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9:02 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Shakur Stevenson returns to his native Newark, New Jersey, squarely on the precipice of pound-for-pound greatness, if not stardom. At 25, Stevenson owns an Olympic silver medal along with titles in two weight classes. Until Thursday, when he failed to make weight, Stevenson was a unified champion at 130 pounds.
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5:59 AM ET Oleksandr Usyk said he wants to face Britain’s Tyson Fury in a bout to unify the world heavyweight titles, as well as a “freak” fight with super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, before he retires from the sport. The 35-year-old Ukrainian retained his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles with a
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Sep 22, 2022 Mike CoppingerESPN Boxer Gervonta Davis will stand trial on Dec. 12 for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run incident, according to court records. A Baltimore Circuit Court judge declined to approve a plea deal on Wednesday that would have avoided jail time for Davis and instead meted out 60 days of house
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3:19 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Shakur Stevenson failed to make weight Thursday ahead of his fight vs. Robson Conceicao on Friday in Newark, New Jersey, and will be stripped of his two 130-pound titles, per championship fight rules governed by the WBO and WBC. The 25-year-old weighed 131.6 pounds and had two hours to shed
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12:02 PM ET Katie Taylor will make the seventh defense of her undisputed lightweight boxing title on Oct. 29 against Karen Elizabeth Carabajal at Wembley Arena in London. It’s the first fight for Taylor since she beat Amanda Serrano by split decision at Madison Square Garden in what has been widely considered the biggest fight
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10:41 AM ET The Claressa Shields-Savannah Marshall undisputed middleweight title fight and the Mikaela Mayer-Alycia Baumgardner junior lightweight unification title bout has been officially rescheduled for Oct. 15 at the O2 Arena in London. The fight card, which is an all-female boxing event, was initially supposed to be Sept. 10, but it was postponed after
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9:22 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 Joseph Parker feels he is in a good place ahead of Saturday’s fight with Joe Joyce and says he is a better boxer now
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8:43 AM ET Devin Haney is the undisputed lightweight champion, after defeating George Kambosos Jr. to win all four major belts in June. The 23-year-old also has earned victories over Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jorge Linares and Yuriorkis Gamboa, making him the man at the top of our annual top 25 fighters under 25. Behind Haney
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12:37 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN LAS VEGAS — After the final bell and 36 rounds together, Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin shared a long embrace, apparently ending a feud that grew personal over the five years since they first met in the ring. In yet another close fight, Alvarez retained his undisputed super middleweight championship
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Sep 17, 2022 Mike CoppingerESPN LAS VEGAS — Canelo Alvarez meets his bitter rival Gennaidy Golovkin for a third time on Saturday — the undisputed 168-pound championship will be on the line — and the feud has grown so heated that boxing’s top star has vowed to “end his career.” GGG is now 40, and
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