Boxing

9:26 PM ET Featherweight Ruben Villa, one of the top prospects in boxing, will face Luis Alberto Lopez on May 10 at Omega Products International in Corona, California, co-promoters Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions announced on Tuesday. The fight will headline a tripleheader on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (Showtime, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT). Villa (15-0, 5
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7:25 PM ET Junior welterweight contender Amir Imam has filed a lawsuit against promoter Don King and manager Roosevelt “Stacey” McKinley for breach of contract and for violations of the federal Muhammad Ali Reform Act. Imam, who filed the suit in the 11th Circuit Court for Broward County, Florida, on April 16, is seeking an
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4:49 AM ET Kash Ali has been handed a six-month ban from boxing after he was disqualified for biting opponent David Price last month. Ali has also been fined £10,000 by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) following the incident, which took place at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England on Mar. 30.
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4:37 PM ET It’s no secret that the fight former unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin wants most is a third crack at bitter rival Canelo Alvarez, who took his belts by disputed majority decision in their rematch last September, which came a year after an even more controversial draw that most thought GGG won.
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12:47 AM ET NEW YORK — The argument over who is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world has been largely a two-man discussion between unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and welterweight titlist Terence Crawford, who have had a chance to make their latest statements within eight days of each other. Last week it was
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Apr 20, 2019 NEW YORK — Lightweight Teofimo Lopez Jr., the 2018 ESPN prospect of the year, has become a contender, and he showed it Saturday night. Lopez scored a one-punch, body-shot knockout of former world title challenger and former two-time European champion Edis Tatli in the fifth round of the co-feature of the Top
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5:29 PM ET Heavyweight contenders Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas will meet in a world title elimination fight on July 20 at the O2 Arena in London, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced Saturday. The winner will be in line for a an eventual shot at the belt held by Deontay Wilder, who first has
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5:38 PM ET NEW YORK – Welterweight world titlist Terence Crawford and challenger Amir Khan have been all business in the build up to their fight and that continued on Friday at the weigh-in at Madison Square Garden. Both appeared to easily make weight early Friday afternoon inside the Garden’s expo center before appearing at
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11:57 AM ET Featherweight world titlist Gary Russell Jr. will once again come off of a year of inactivity to defend his belt. Russell will face former junior featherweight world titlist Kiko Martinez on May 18 (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Premier Boxing Champions announced on Friday. The fight
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7:46 PM ET Former unified cruiserweight word titlist Murat Gassiev is moving up to the heavyweight division and will get started in June after signing a co-promotional agreement with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn on Thursday. Gassiev, a devastating puncher, brought on Matchroom Boxing to co-promote him along with Ural Boxing and Warriors Boxing and
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