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10:02 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 Eddie Hearn has announced he will host three events on back-to-back Saturdays in July in August in the garden of the company’s headquarters
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1:42 AM ET Lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez and Top Rank Promotions are back on good terms. Lopez and Top Rank have agreed to a restructured contract, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe. In the new agreement, Lopez will have his minimum purses raised from the previous amount of $1.25 million and will have the opportunity
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2:01 PM ET Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin said on Sunday he was retiring, citing lingering injuries that require treatment. The 41-year-old was the 2004 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist before turning professional. He held the World Boxing Association (WBA) world heavyweight title between 2011 and 2013. Povetkin had 36 wins, three losses and one draw in
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12:28 AM ET LAS VEGAS — Shakur Stevenson did everything well Saturday night except finish Jeremiah Nakathila for a knockout. Instead, Stevenson (16-0, 8 KOs) dominated every second of the fight cruising to a shutout unanimous decision victory to win the WBO interim junior lightweight title. All three judges scored the bout 120-107 in favor
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10:28 PM ET Jaime Munguia will have a new opponent in his main event on June 19 in El Paso, Texas, with Kamil Szeremeta stepping in on short-notice to take the bout, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday. Munguia (36-0, 29 KO), the former WBO light middleweight champion, has since moved up to middleweight.
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5:39 PM ET LAS VEGAS – WBC junior lightweight champion Oscar Valdez is set to return to the ring in September for a voluntary title defense against veteran Andrew Cancio in Arizona, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN Thursday. Valdez (29-0, 23 KOs) is coming off a significant upset victory over Miguel Berchelt in
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8:38 AM ET Shakur Stevenson’s smile disappears. He’s approached with the one question that he’s thought about plenty over the past six months: What’s next? It’s frustrated him. He’s tired of waiting. Stevenson sits up straight, looks ahead and without hesitation says, “I want Oscar Valdez next. Nothing else. That’s the big fight. That’s the
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7:30 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 Anthony Joshua could defend his world heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, in September, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed to
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12:22 PM ET Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Keyshawn Davis’ quest for Olympic gold is back on. Davis and two fellow American boxers were awarded places in the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, allowing Davis to make an improbable return to USA Boxing five months after the touted lightweight turned professional amid conflict with the
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11:49 PM ET MIAMI GARDENS, Florida — Logan Paul raised his right glove and pointed to the sky. He then made a face at Floyd Mayweather, taunting him. And then flicked out a jab. It was a surreal moment in a surreal buildup and fight. YouTube star-turned-prizefighter Logan Paul went the distance with Floyd Mayweather
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9:17 PM ET MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Chad Johnson’s boxing debut was off to a surprisingly impressive showing until midway through the fourth round when a big right hook from Brian Maxwell dropped him to the canvas. Getting knocked down will be the highlight that comes out of Ochocinco’s journey into the ring Sunday night