Boxing

4:16 PM ET The fight between welterweight world titlist Keith Thurman and the legend Manny Pacquiao, who holds a secondary belt, matches fighters with a 10-year gap in their ages and untold miles on their boxing odometers. Thurman’s issues haven’t been hard, grueling fights but injuries that have kept the 30-year old relatively inactive in
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11:35 PM ET NEW YORK — In the acrimonious lead-up to heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder’s defense against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale, Wilder spent a lot of time talking about how much he wanted to hurt him. Wilder even accentuated that he could legally kill his opponent in the ring, saying a few days before
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3:34 AM ET NEW YORK — Featherweight world titlist Gary Russell Jr. has been fighting just once a year since he won the belt in 2015, and he made his annual appearance on Saturday, battering former junior featherweight world titlist Kiko Martinez in a fifth-round knockout victory at Barclays Center. Fighting in the co-feature of
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10:26 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 GLASGOW, Scotland — WBA junior welterweight champion Regis Prograis described a junior welterweight world title unification clash with Josh Taylor as a “a superfight”
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7:30 PM ET Steve KimESPN Billy Joe Saunders became a two-division world champion after he easily outpointed Shefat Isufi over 12 rounds to capture the vacant WBO super middleweight title Saturday. While Saunders was certainly effective boxing from his southpaw stance, he was far from scintillating in front of the partisan crowd at Lamex Stadium
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6:21 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 GLASGOW, Scotland — Josh Taylor set up a world title unification fight with Regis Prograis after controlling Ivan Baranchyk for most of a unanimous
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5:23 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 GLASGOW, Scotland — Naoya Inoue strengthened his grip on the bantamweight division with a crushing two-round victory over Emmanuel Rodriguez in their world title
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5:56 PM ET Steve KimESPN Ryan Burnett got back on the winning track Friday by stopping Jelbirt Gomera with a series of body blows in the sixth round of their scheduled 10-round bout at the Ulster Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Fighting with his hands low, the former unified bantamweight titlist, was able to evade
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May 15, 2019 Steve KimESPN Whether or not you take pound-for-pound lists in boxing seriously, one thing you’ll immediately notice about those rankings nowadays is that either unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko or welterweight world titleholder Terence Crawford sits at No. 1. That duo is typically followed by the likes of unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr
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