Boxing

3:29 AM ET Associated Press Arlen Lopez won his second Olympic boxing gold medal for Cuba, beating Britain’s Benjamin Whittaker in the light heavyweight final at the Kokugikan Arena. Lopez outclassed the defense-minded Whittaker to win the fight on four of the five judges’ scorecards. Cuba had never won gold at light heavyweight in its
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7:18 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN For decades, Team USA was the standard-bearer of Olympic boxing, a factory of future heavyweight champions no matter the weight class. Floyd Paterson won middleweight gold at the 1952 Helsinki Games before capturing the heavyweight championship. Eight years later, Cassius Clay claimed light heavyweight gold in Rome and went on
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1:13 AM ET Associated Press Sena Irie of Japan has claimed the first-ever women’s featherweight boxing gold medal with a unanimous decision over the Philippines’ Nesthy Petecio. Irie became the first female boxer to win a medal for Japan when she secured the first gold of the Tokyo boxing tournament by sweeping the third round
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9:20 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Jamel Herring and Shakur Stevenson are finally going to get their hands on each other after months and months of verbal sparring. “We are in agreement with everything,” Stevenson’s manager, James Prince, told ESPN on Monday. “It’s a done deal. We’re just waiting on the date.” The 130-pound title fight,
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1:09 PM ET Tyson Fury’s brother is being added to the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley undercard — with an eye toward him fighting Paul in the future. Tommy Fury, the half brother of Tyson, will fight MMA fighter Anthony Taylor on the Aug. 29 card from Cleveland in a six-round cruiserweight fight, sources told
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7:36 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 Leigh Wood capitalized on a sluggish performance from Xu Can to pull off the upset and win the WBA “regular” featherweight title by TKO
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5:00 AM ET Former Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell announced his retirement from boxing on Friday, saying that he “achieved more than I expected.” Campbell won bantamweight gold at London 2012 and turned professional after the Games, going onto fight for multiple lightweight world titles. “After a lot of thought and reflection, I have decided
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2:05 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Manny Pacquiao’s battle with Errol Spence Jr. won’t be the only welterweight title fight on Aug. 21 in Las Vegas. Yordenis Ugas will defend his 147-pound title against Fabian Maidana in the chief-support bout on Fox pay-per-view, multiple sources tell ESPN. The other two matchups on the card: a fight
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4:57 PM ET Crystina Poncher and Mikaela Mayer will make history in August — while standing outside the ring instead of inside it. When Mayer and Poncher call the international broadcast of the Joshua Franco-Andrew Moloney card Aug. 14 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, they’ll become the first all-female broadcast team to call a boxing match. “We’ve
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6:27 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Canelo Alvarez is still in search of a foe after a long-negotiated deal with Caleb Plant fell through at the 11th hour. Boxing’s top star traditionally fights on two weekends: Cinco de Mayo and again on Mexican Independence Day weekend in September. Those are the dates Floyd Mayweather and Alvarez’s
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3:02 PM ET Former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe is getting back in the ring. Bowe, 53, will face former NBA player Lamar Odom in a celebrity boxing event on Oct. 2 at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami, event promoter Damon Feldman told ESPN. Bowe, a member of the International Boxing Hall of
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7:51 AM ET The welterweight clash between Conor Benn and Adrian Granados has been postponed as Benn tested positive for COVID-19, DAZN announced on Thursday. Benn (18-0-0) and Granados (21-8-3) were originally scheduled to meet in the WBA continental title fight at Matchroom Boxing’s Essex headquarters on Saturday. DAZN said a new date for the
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