Boxing

5:06 AM ET Andy Ruiz Jr. has said that Anthony Joshua is “not good at boxing” with the two fighters set to meet in a rematch before the end of the year. The Mexican produced one of the greatest upsets of all time when he knocked out Joshua in the seventh round at Maddison Square
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4:05 PM ET Steve KimESPN After unifying the cruiserweight division, Oleksandr Usyk made it clear his intentions to campaign as a heavyweight. And it’s evident that he and his team are getting on the fast track to a title shot, as the WBO announced on Saturday night that the World Boxing Organization has designated him
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6:10 PM ET Undisputed middleweight world champion Claressa Shields suffered a knee injury, forcing postponement of her bout against former world champion Ivana Habazin, which had been scheduled for Aug. 17. Shields’ promoter, Dmitriy Salita, said Thursday that a new date for the fight is already being worked out. The bout was scheduled to take
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10:11 PM ET Heavyweights Adam Kownacki and Chris Arreola have reputations for being in action-packed fights, so both are expecting more of the same when they face each other. Kownacki, the rising contender, and Arreola, the former three-time world title challenger on the back side of his career, met face-to-face at a news conference Tuesday
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2:41 PM ET Three of England’s best known boxers, former world titleholders Terry Flanagan and Rocky Fielding and longtime contender Martin Murray, will appear on the same card on July 12, MTK Global has announced. The card, which will take place at the Eventim Olympia in Fielding’s hometown of Liverpool, England, will stream live in
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4:18 PM ET Former heavyweight world titleholder Joseph Parker will face former world title challenger Alex Leapai later this month because a deal for him to face Eric Molina, a former two-time title challenger, fell apart. Parker, in the first fight of a three-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn that was announced earlier
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12:09 AM ET Tyson Fury defeated Tom Schwarz by TKO in the second round Saturday night to retain his lineal heavyweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Fury floored Schwarz with a flurry of punches late in the second round. Schwarz beat the count, but Fury quickly pounced on him against
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11:52 PM ET LAS VEGAS — The light heavyweight fight between Jesse Hart and Sullivan Barrera was not an official eliminator for a shot at a world title but it might as well have been. Both entered their bout on Saturday night — the co-feature of lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s defense against Tom Schwarz
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7:49 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 Josh Warrington survived a scrappy and close fight to edge past English rival Kid Galahad on a split decision and retain his IBF world
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9:19 AM ET Mark KriegelESPN LAS VEGAS, NV. – For centuries now, fighting has been the Fury family business. A clan of Irish Travellers, the Furys were fighters – the bare-knuckle variety, mostly – the way other families were cobblers or farmers or blacksmiths. They’ve fought in mineshafts and quarries, in pubs and on street
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