Boxing

12:16 PM ET Steve KimESPN A light heavyweight bout between Eleider Alvarez and Joe Smith Jr. has been rescheduled for the third week of August, Yvon Michel, who promotes Alvarez, told ESPN on Friday. The fight had originally been slated for July 16 inside the “bubble” at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas,
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5:33 PM ET Steve KimESPN A fight between unified junior welterweight titleholder Jose Ramirez and Viktor Postol, his WBC mandatory challenger, will take place the last week of August, according to Top Rank president Todd duBoef. The fight will be broadcast on an ESPN network. While there is not a date set for the fight,
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8:12 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 Professional boxing looked very different on its return in the UK on Friday, but in the main event Brad Foster ensured his status as
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6:18 PM ET Steve KimESPN Shakur Stevenson is vacating the WBO featherweight world title to move up to the junior lightweight division. “We’re moving on up … We’re getting all the belts, and everyone at 130 (pounds) can get it,” Antonio Leonard, who co-promotes Stevenson, told ESPN on Thursday. Stevenson, 23, won the vacant featherweight
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11:25 PM ET The tentative date for one of boxing’s biggest fights is on the move. The lightweight unification title fight between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez Jr. might now take place on Oct. 3 in Las Vegas, Top Rank president Todd duBoef confirmed to ESPN’s Steve Kim on Wednesday night. Recently, Top Rank chairman
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11:59 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 Katie Taylor and Delfine Persoon will meet in a rematch on August 22, according to Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn. The announcement came as a
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11:44 PM ET Steve KimESPN Jose Zepeda easily outpointed Kendo Castaneda over 10 rounds in a clinical performance, earning a unanimous decision victory Tuesday night inside “The Bubble” at the MGM Grand Convention Center in Las Vegas. Zepeda (32-2, 25 KOs) was able to keep his focus and win by scores of 97-93, 98-92 and
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11:23 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 Brad Foster has said a sterile venue without fans will not stop him producing an exciting display in the first professional boxing event in
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