Boxing

7:51 PM ET YouTube star Jake Paul faces former MMA champion Ben Askren in an eight-round cruiserweight battle Saturday night at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia (PPV, 9 p.m. ET). The fight will headline a Triller Fight Club card that also includes a 10-round junior welterweight fight between former titlist Regis Prograis and
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4:45 PM ET Elwin Soto will defend his WBO flyweight world title against former strawweight champion Katsunari Takayama on the Canelo Alvarez-Billy Joe Saunders undercard on May 8 at AT&T Stadium, multiple sources told ESPN on Friday. Soto (18-1, 12 KOs), 24, of Mexico, will be making the first defense under the Matchroom Boxing banner,
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7:47 AM ET Ben Baby Close ESPN Staff Writer ESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduate 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
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5:15 PM ET Gervonta “Tank” Davis and title defenses by both Charlo twins headline Showtime’s upcoming fight schedule. Davis will face Mario Barrios on May 26 for an inferior version of the WBA’s junior welterweight title. Barrios (26-0, 17 KOs) currently holds the WBA’s No. 2 belt in the division, while Davis (24-0, 23 KOs)
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11:21 AM ET ESPN News Services LOS ANGELES — Two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields has a date and an opponent for her mixed martial arts debut with the Professional Fighters League. Shields will fight Brittney Elkin on June 10, the PFL announced Wednesday (TV: 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+; 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2). The
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5:25 PM ET A star on the social media platform TikTok said that YouTube-star-turned-boxer Jake Paul forced her to perform a sex act without consent in the summer of 2019. Justine Paradise said in a 20-minute video posted on YouTube last Friday that she didn’t say anything about the alleged attack sooner because she signed
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11:54 AM ET The date for Ryan Garcia bout against Javier Fortuna has been finalized. Garcia will face Fortuna on July 9, Golden Boy Promotions announced Tuesday. Venue and undercard details have yet to be determined. Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) is coming off the biggest win of his young career. The 22-year-old recovered after an
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7:30 PM ET Another boxing legend is stepping back into the ring. Evander Holyfield will fight Kevin McBride in an exhibition on June 5, Triller Fight Club’s Peter Kahn confirmed to ESPN’s Mark Kriegel on Sunday. Holyfield’s return will be on the undercard of Teofimo Lopez’s unified lightweight title defense against George Kambosos in Miami
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12:40 AM ET Ben Baby Close ESPN Staff Writer ESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduate Michael Rothstein Close ESPN Staff Writer Previously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Joe Smith Jr.’s best
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11:07 PM ET WBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and WBC and lineal champion Tyson Fury on Sunday will be presented with final offers regarding the date and venue for their upcoming fight, promoter Eddie Hearn told ESPN’s Mark Kriegel. Hearn said there are “several” offers from locations around the globe that hope to host the
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6:29 PM ET WBO junior flyweight champion Elwin Soto has officially switched one of his promoters. Soto has signed with Matchroom Boxing, the company announced Friday afternoon. Soto joins the Eddie Hearn-led outfit ahead of an upcoming defense of his 108-pound belt, which Matchroom said would be announced soon. “I’m very excited to announce my
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