Boxing

6:11 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 If you were wondering who is going to be the next serious heavyweight contender, then check out how Joe Joyce dealt with Christian Hammer
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1:06 PM ET The Mikaela Mayer-Alycia Baumgardner title unification fight at 130 pounds will take place on the Claressa Shields-Savannah Marshall card at O2 Arena in London on Sept. 10, a source told ESPN. Mayer, the WBO and IBF champion, and Baumgardner, the WBC champion, agreed to the fight in May with a location unknown,
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12:42 PM ET Junior welterweight Josh Taylor has opted to give up one of his titles. The unified 140-pound champion relinquished his WBC belt ahead of a scheduled purse bid on Friday afternoon for a matchup against Jose Zepeda, the WBC announced. The sanctioning body had ordered the purse bid for the fight between two
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4:00 PM ET Connor O’Halloran Oleksandr Usyk has said he will return to Ukraine following the first defence of his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight title belts against Anthony Joshua in August. Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs), 35, will rematch Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs), 32, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Aug. 20, having become heavyweight champion
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1:57 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Social media influencer Logan Paul has signed a deal with WWE, the organization announced on Thursday. The pact is a multi-event deal, sources told ESPN, that will push into 2023. Paul will compete in the ring at multiple WWE premium live events (formerly called pay-per-views by the company) and will
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5:30 PM ET Connor O’Halloran LONDON, England — Anthony Joshua has said he wants to use his power and size advantage over Oleksandr Usyk when the pair meet in a rematch in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in August. Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs), 32, will be bidding to reclaim his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight title belts
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6:29 PM ET Kali Reis, the WBA and WBO junior welterweight champion, is once again heading to Hollywood, cast as one of the leads in Season 4 of “True Detective” on HBO opposite two-time Best Actress Oscar-winner Jodie Foster. The cable network announced the fourth season of the show, which will be officially called “True
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3:37 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Mikey Garcia, a former four-division champion, confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday that he has retired from boxing. In a sport filled with self-promoting fighters, Garcia was understated. And in typical fashion for Garcia, he simply changed his Instagram profile to indicate he’s a “retired world champ” in lieu of a
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5:50 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Adrian Peterson and Le’Veon Bell have signed contracts for a heavyweight boxing exhibition on July 30 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, sources tell ESPN. The former All-Pro running backs will both be competing in a boxing ring for the first time, but since it’s an exhibition, the fight won’t
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6:52 PM ET The stakes have been raised for this summer’s Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury boxing match. Paul and Tyson Fury, Tommy’s older half-brother and boxing heavyweight champ, have agreed to a $1 million bet on the Aug. 6 bout, which will take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The wager was brokered
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11:40 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Shakur Stevenson is set to defend his unified 130-pound championship on Sept. 23 in his native Newark, New Jersey, sources tell ESPN. There’s no agreement yet, sources said, but Stevenson and Robson Conceicao are closing in on a deal for a Top Rank Boxing on ESPN main event that would
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