Boxing

9:21 PM ET A trilogy fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin seems less likely after Alvarez and his trainer expressed Friday that he wants to remain at super middleweight after his Dec. 19 fight against Callum Smith and that his priority is to unify the division. Alvarez is currently a secondary titleholder in the
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Dec 2, 2020 WBC flyweight world titlist Julio Cesar Martinez will defend his belt against Francisco Rodriguez Jr. on the Canelo Alvarez-Callum Smith undercard on Dec. 19 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The matchup was announced Wednesday. Martinez (17-1, 13 KOs) won the title in a ninth-round TKO victory over Cristofer Rosales in December
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6:11 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’s heavyweight world title defence against Kubrat Pulev will have 1,000 supporters present at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London on Dec. 12.
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8:26 PM ET Snoop Dogg is coming to boxing on a more permanent basis. The legendary rapper announced Tuesday he is partnering with Triller, an entertainment and music platform that put on Saturday’s Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. fight, to create a new boxing league called The Fight Club. The league will have multiple events per
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5:05 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 Anthony Joshua says he believes he’s more likely to face Oleksandr Usyk in 2021 than his rival world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Promoters of
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2:24 PM ET Boxing’s Jarrell Miller has been suspended for performance-enhancing drug use. Again. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously Wednesday to ban Miller, the heavyweight once tied to a big title fight against Anthony Joshua, for two years due to a positive drug test for the banned substance GW501516. Miller can get
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12:40 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 Daniel Dubois’ promoter Frank Warren has hit back at critics who accused the English heavyweight of quitting in Saturday’s knockout loss to Joe Joyce.
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12:43 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Making his much-anticipated boxing return, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s exhibition fight against fellow legend Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday night was unofficially ruled a draw. After the eight-round bout at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Tyson, who last fought in 2005, said he will “absolutely” do another exhibition. Both
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Nov 28, 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 Joe Joyce’s accurate punching caused Daniel Dubois’ left eye to swell shut, and it was a simple jab in the 10th round Saturday that
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5:29 PM ET Former world champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will meet in an eight-round exhibition fight Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The fight is the main event of an six-fight PPV event. Tyson, 54, hasn’t fought since losing to Kevin McBride in 2005. Jones, 51, hasn’t had a significant
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