Boxing

7:46 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN The age-old pound-for-pound debate rages on year after year. Just who is the baddest man on the planet? Fighters jockey for position in their respective weight classes but they’re also measured against each other time and again. Those who can rack up titles in multiple weight classes sometimes are pushed
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6:14 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 Daniel Dubois has said he believes Saturday’s fight against Kevin Lerena can be his launchpad into the “big league” of world heavyweight title boxing.
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9:58 PM ET The junior flyweight unification fight between WBC champion Kim Clavel and WBA titlist Jessica Nery Plata set for Thursday in Laval, Canada, has been postponed after Clavel came down with the flu, her promoter tweeted Tuesday evening. The fight was set to be the first title defense for both women. Clavel beat
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6:16 AM ET Adriana Garcia Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez has threatened Argentina captain Lionel Messi for supposedly disrespecting his country. A video showed Messi and his Argentina teammates celebrating in the changing room after Saturday’s 2-0 win over Mexico in the World Cup in Qatar. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.) As Messi
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12:55 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Regis Prograis stopped Jose Zepeda in brutal fashion in Round 11 on Saturday in Carson, California, to capture the vacant WBC junior welterweight title. The 140-pound bout was a mostly tactical affair until Round 10, when Zepeda delivered a three-punch combination that stunned Prograis. The following round, Prograis (28-1, 24
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7:10 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 Heavyweight Dillian Whyte earned a hard-fought, majority points win over American Jermaine Franklin on Saturday to help repair some of the damage to his
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6:40 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 John Ryder claimed the WBO world interim super middleweight title after Zach Parker was forced to pull out at the end of the fourth
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6:54 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Sandor Martin has agreed to a deal to fight former lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez on Dec. 10 in New York, sources told ESPN. Martin (40-2, 13 KOs) replaces Jose Pedraza, who withdrew from the 140-pound Top Rank on ESPN bout with a non-COVID illness. Martin, a 29-year-old Spaniard, scored a
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4:50 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia announced on Instagram on Thursday that they’ll meet in a long-awaited superfight next year in Las Vegas. The fight will be contested at a 136-pound catchweight and is slated to take place on April 15, sources told ESPN. Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) tweeted that he’ll
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