Boxing

1:47 AM ET Steve KimESPN It was a joyous homecoming for Rob Brant, who defended his WBA regular middleweight title by scoring an 11th-round stoppage of Khasan Baysangurov on Friday night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota. The fight was the main event of a card that was broadcast live on ESPN. Not content
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5:57 PM ET Unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua isn’t the only significant Matchroom Boxing fighter headed to the United States for his next bout. Also on the way are undisputed cruiserweight world champion and consensus 2018 fighter of the year Oleksandr Usyk and former welterweight world titlist Kell Brook, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn
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5:18 PM ET Heavyweight Filip Hrgovic, one of the best prospects in boxing, signed a co-promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn on Thursday. Team Sauerland, which signed Hrgovic after he claimed a bronze medal for Croatia at the 2016 Rio Olympics, had been talking to various promoters to gauge their interest in a
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12:02 AM ET Former two-time light heavyweight world title challenger Andrzej Fonfara has announced his retirement from boxing, withdrawing from a cruiserweight bout with Edwin Rodriguez in the process. The 31-year-old Fonfara (30-5, 18 KOs) was due to fight fellow former title challenger Rodriguez (30-2, 20 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature of a Premier Boxing
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5:42 PM ET Steve KimESPN The formal announcement came Wednesday that unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua will make his stateside debut at Madison Square Garden June 1 against Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller. This is a solid matchup given that Joshua is ranked No. 1 by ESPN.com in the heavyweight division, while the bombastic Miller
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10:11 AM ET The deal is done and unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua is coming to the United States. Joshua, the British superstar, will make his American debut by defending his three major world title belts against top contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York in
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10:54 PM ET The World Boxing Super Series announced on Tuesday that the bantamweight semifinal between world titlist Emmanuel Rodriguez and secondary titlist “Monster” Naoya Inoue will take place on May 18 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. However, it remains to be seen if the fight will actually happen on that date or
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8:48 PM ET The purse bid for the rematch between heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury, which was scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed for a second time as the sides get closer on a deal that could be only days away. “Things have gotten delayed a little, but as far as
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10:27 PM ET Local hero Jose Ramirez pleased a crowd of 14,034 at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California, by rallying the second half of the fight to retain a junior welterweight title with a close 12-round majority decision over Jose Zepeda on Sunday. Zepeda (30-2, 25 KOs) out-boxed Ramirez (24-0, 16 KOs) for
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Jose Ramirez defended his junior welterweight world title by defeating a game Jose Zepeda by majority decision Saturday night in front of more than 14,000 fans at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Caifornia. Two judges had the fight for teh local fighter 116-112 and 115-113 while the thrid had it a draw, 114-114.
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2:30 PM ET Junior lightweight world titleholder Gervonta “Tank” Davis could be back in the ring as soon as April — but not for an official fight. Instead, Davis could follow the lead of his promoter, Floyd Mayweather, and go to Japan for a boxing exhibition against Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa, whom Mayweather destroyed
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1:19 AM ET Steve KimESPN Andrew Cancio pulled off a big upset by defeating Alberto Machado by TKO in Round 4 on Saturday night at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. It looked early on as though Cancio was simply overmatched against defending WBA regular junior lightweight titlist Machado, who was facing the champion
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