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Two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez has signed a multiyear promotional contract with Top Rank, the company announced Friday. The signing of Ramirez, one of the most sought-after amateur boxers in the world, comes nearly one year after he abandoned the Cuban national team during a training camp last July in Aguascalientes, Mexico. He
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Daniel Franco, a once aspiring featherweight boxer who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a knockout loss that ended his career and nearly his life in 2017, filed a lawsuit this week against former promoter Roc Nation Sports and its founder, music mogul Jay-Z, claiming negligence. Franco filed suit Tuesday in the Superior Court of
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While most of the boxing world’s attention this week has been on the two-city, cross-country media tour as Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman promote their welterweight world title fight, super middleweight titlist Caleb Plant and challenger Mike Lee were also along for the stops in New York and Los Angeles to talk up their showdown.
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the International Olympic Committee has set up a vote next month on removing the sport’s governing body, AIBA, from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The IOC said its executive board on Wednesday proposed suspending AIBA — a move that
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The fight between welterweight world titlist Keith Thurman and the legend Manny Pacquiao, who holds a secondary belt, matches fighters with a 10-year gap in their ages and untold miles on their boxing odometers. Thurman’s issues haven’t been tough, grueling fights but injuries that have kept the 30-year-old relatively inactive in recent years. Pacquiao, the
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Super middleweight world titlist Callum Smith’s first defense will come against former middleweight titlist Hassan N’Dam, one of his former sparring partners, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced on Tuesday. The fight, in the works in recent weeks, will serve as the co-feature for unified heavyweight world titlist Anthony Joshua’s United States’ debut against Andy
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NEW YORK — In the acrimonious lead-up to heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder’s defense against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale, Wilder spent a lot of time talking about how much he wanted to hurt him. Wilder even accentuated that he could legally kill his opponent in the ring, saying a few days before their fight on
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10:33 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 GLASGOW, Scotland — WBA junior welterweight champion Regis Prograis described a junior welterweight world title unification clash with Josh Taylor as a “a superfight”
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May 18, 2019 Steve KimESPN Billy Joe Saunders became a two-division world champion after he easily outpointed Shefat Isufi over 12 rounds to capture the vacant WBO super middleweight title Saturday. While Saunders was certainly effective boxing from his southpaw stance, he was far from scintillating in front of the partisan crowd at Lamex Stadium
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6:33 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 GLASGOW, Scotland — Josh Taylor set up a world title unification fight with Regis Prograis after controlling Ivan Baranchyk for most of a unanimous
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May 18, 2019 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 GLASGOW, Scotland — Naoya Inoue strengthened his grip on the bantamweight division with a crushing two-round victory over Emmanuel Rodriguez in their world title
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6:08 PM ET Steve KimESPN Ryan Burnett got back on the winning track Friday by stopping Jelbirt Gomera with a series of body blows in the sixth round of their scheduled 10-round bout at the Ulster Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Fighting with his hands low, the former unified bantamweight titlist was able to evade
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