Boxing

1:44 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Turns out, it’s status quo for Canelo Alvarez despite an unexpected defeat against Dmitry Bivol. Boxing’s top star indicated at the post-fight news conference that he would exercise his rematch clause for a return bout with Bivol in September, but on Monday, he reversed course. “We already had that contract
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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 Joshua Buatsi edged closer to a world title shot after winning a unanimous points decision over Craig Richards in an eliminator for Dmitry Bivol’s
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10:57 PM ET Former junior lightweight champion Jamel Herring indicated that he will retire following a loss to Jamaine Ortiz on Saturday night at the Resorts World Las Vegas. “I appreciate everything,” Herring said in a tweet. “Thank you all. It’s time to move on and enjoy more time with my family.” Herring suffered a
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10:50 PM ET Jeff Wagenheim Janibek Alimkhanuly announced his arrival as a force in the middleweight division on Saturday night in Las Vegas, and he did it with thunderous force, capturing the vacant WBO interim world title with a second-round knockout of a thoroughly outclassed Danny Dignum. Alimkhanuly (12-0, 8 KOs), who is 29 and
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1:19 AM ET The speed. The power. The precision. David Benavidez displayed all of those attributes on Saturday night against David Lemieux. And in front of a rocking home crowd, the undefeated Benavidez showed why he deserves another shot at a title. Benavidez bloodied and battered Lemieux and forced a third-round stoppage at the Gila
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11:48 AM ET The two-sport plan for WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Claressa Shields over the next 18 months is starting to take shape, but it’s no longer clear whether it will include an undisputed middleweight title fight against WBO champion Savannah Marshall. Shields told ESPN on Tuesday that a possible fight with Marshall,
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3:42 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Floyd Mayweather’s latest stop on his post-retirement exhibition tour has been rescheduled. The event with Don Moore will take place Saturday on a helipad in Dubai, “Money” Mayweather announced via Instagram on Tuesday. The event was postponed one week after the death of UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al
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7:53 AM ET Britain’s former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan announced his retirement from boxing on Friday. Khan (34-6, 21 KOs), Olympic lightweight silver medallist at the 2004 Athens Games when he was 17 years old, won the WBA light-welter belt from Ukrainian Andriy Kotelnyk in 2009 and added the IBF title in 2011 when
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9:55 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Josh Taylor is no longer undisputed at 140 pounds. The Scotland native was stripped of his WBA title, the organization announced Saturday, for his refusal to proceed with a mandatory defense vs. Alberto Puello. Puello, of the Dominican Republic, is now lined up to fight Ismael Barroso of Venezuela for
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12:35 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN CARSON, Calif. — Brian Castano crumbled in a heap, the product of a right hand to the body followed by a left hook to the head from Jermell Charlo in Round 10 of an instant classic Saturday at Dignity Health Sports Park. Somehow, someway, Castano made it to his feet
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1:40 PM ET Associated Press GENEVA — With boxing’s status at the Olympics in doubt, the IOC was not impressed on Saturday with the leadership election of the sport’s governing body which was stripped of recognition in 2019. International Boxing Association members re-elected their Russian president Umar Kremlev by acclamation two days after the only
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