Boxing

9:07 AM ET Naoya Inoue is one of the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters, and on Saturday in Las Vegas, he’ll make his promotional debut with Top Rank inside the bubble at the MGM Grand conference center. The 27-year-old bantamweight is a superstar in Japan and his signing with Top Rank presented an opportunity for a
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7:21 PM ET Australian boxing sensation Tim Tszyu has locked in his next fight, which will take place on December 16 at Sydney’s Bankwest Stadium. Tszyu (16-0) will take on New Zealander Bowyn Morgan (21-1) in his first outing since crushing former welterweight world champion Jeff Horn in Townsville. Australian users can personalise their ESPN
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12:17 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 English boxing judge Terry O’Connor did not look at a cell phone while scoring a fight on Oct. 17, according to an investigation by
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Oct 23, 2020 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 Billy Joe Saunders will defend his WBO world super-middleweight title against English rival Martin Murray at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Dec. 4 after
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10:16 PM ET Steve KimESPN Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez scored impressive wins on Friday in Mexico City to set up a potential rematch of their tremendous battle in 2012, which Gonzalez won by unanimous decision. Chocolatito defeated Israel Gonzalez by unanimous decision to retain his WBA junior bantamweight belt, and
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7:37 PM ET Steve KimESPN WBC junior flyweight world titleholder Juan Francisco Estrada did his part to get a rematch with Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, who beat him in 2012, by defeating Carlos Cuadras by 11th-round TKO Friday night at the TV Azteca Studio in Mexico City. But it certainly wasn’t easy, as Estrada had to
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12:59 PM ET Steve KimESPN An all-British super middleweight title clash will take place on Dec. 4, when WBO titlist Billy Joe Saunders faces Martin Murray at the SSE Arena in Wembley. This will be the second title defense for Saunders (29-0, 14 KOs) and his first fight in 2020. “I am very happy to
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12:21 PM ET Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the latest voice to criticize the growing number of championships in boxing. In an interview ahead of a title fight between Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz, Mayweather chastised those in boxing for the litany of title belts throughout the sport, especially the sanctioning bodies with multiple champions
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4:15 PM ET Steve KimESPN A fight between undefeated Michael Conlan and former WBO junior featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe has been agreed upon for Dec. 5. The bout will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on a card slated to be headlined by WBC heavyweight titlist Tyson Fury, sources told ESPN. “I’m
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