Boxing

1:52 AM ET LAS VEGAS — Super middleweight world titlist Caleb Plant and Mike Lee traded plenty of harsh words during the lead-up to their fight, with Plant ultimately promising to teach Lee the kinds of lessons he never learned on his way to a finance degree from Notre Dame. Did he ever. Plant dominated
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1:24 AM ET LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao, the all-time boxing legend, aimed to prove that he could still take care of business against an elite opponent at age 40. He did just that as he added yet another enormous victory to his storied 24-year-year career by defeating Keith Thurman, a man 10 years his
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7:00 AM ET Unified lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound king, can move a step closer to becoming the undisputed champion when he returns to the site of his second Olympic gold-medal victory. Lomachenko, the owner of two 135-pound belts, will defend those titles and compete for the belt vacated by Mikey Garcia when
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1:01 AM ET Steve KimESPN OXON HILL, Md. — Previously undefeated Maxim Dadashev was taken to a hospital following his 11th-round loss to Subriel Matias on Friday night and will be heading into surgery due to brain swelling, a source told ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna. Doctors at UM Prince George’s Hospital Center were attempting to contact
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2:34 PM ET After appearing at the final prefight news conference Wednesday, welterweight John Molina withdrew from his bout with Sergey Lipinets on Thursday night because of a back problem. “Very frustrated right now. My back went out last night,” Molina told ESPN in a text message Friday. Molina was due to fight former junior
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2:51 PM ET LAS VEGAS – Welterweight contender Yordenis Ugas said he has put the disappointment of losing a disputed split decision for a world title in March behind him as he looks ahead to the opportunity to earn another shot on Saturday. “I’m really happy to get a second opportunity to earn a world
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11:50 AM ET Light heavyweight world titlist Sergey Kovalev is going home and could not be happier about it. When talks for a Sept. 14 title defense against middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez stalled, Kovalev’s overdue mandatory defense against Anthony Yarde was finalized and on Thursday promoter Main Events made the fight official. Los Angeles-based Kovalev
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