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Undisputed middleweight world champion Claressa Shields suffered a knee injury, forcing postponement of her bout against former world champion Ivana Habazin, which had been scheduled for Aug. 17. Shields’ promoter, Dmitriy Salita, said Thursday that a new date for the fight is already being worked out. The bout was scheduled to take place at the
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Heavyweights Adam Kownacki and Chris Arreola have reputations for being in action-packed fights, so both are expecting more of the same when they face each other. Kownacki, the rising contender, and Arreola, the former three-time world title challenger on the back side of his career, met face-to-face at a news conference Tuesday at Barclays Center
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Three of England’s best-known boxers, former world titleholders Terry Flanagan and Rocky Fielding and longtime contender Martin Murray, will appear on the same card on July 12, MTK Global has announced. The card, which will take place at the Eventim Olympia in Fielding’s hometown of Liverpool, England, will stream live in the United States on
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Former heavyweight world titleholder Joseph Parker will face former world title challenger Alex Leapai later this month because a deal to face Eric Molina, a former two-time title challenger, fell apart. Parker, in the first fight of a three-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn that was announced earlier this month, will face Leapai
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LAS VEGAS — Tyson Fury, the larger-than-life lineal heavyweight world champion, fancies himself as a showman, and he came to the Las Vegas Strip for the first time to put on a show. He did just that on Saturday night. Fury easily destroyed the unknown Tom Schwarz in the second round to retain the lineal
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LAS VEGAS — The light heavyweight fight between Jesse Hart and Sullivan Barrera was not an official eliminator for a shot at a world title, but it might as well have been. Both entered their bout on Saturday night — the co-feature of lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s defense against Tom Schwarz — at the
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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 Josh Warrington survived a scrappy and close fight to edge past English rival Kid Galahad on a split decision and retain his IBF world
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10:52 AM ET Mark KriegelESPN LAS VEGAS, NV. — For centuries now, fighting has been the Fury family business. A clan of Irish Travellers, the Furys were fighters — the bare-knuckle variety, mostly — the way other families were cobblers or farmers or blacksmiths. They’ve fought in mine shafts and quarries, in pubs and on
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Former heavyweight world title challengers Dereck Chisora and Artur Szpilka will square off on July 20 at the O2 Arena in London, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced Thursday. It’s another notable heavyweight fight added to a card that already is headlined by the showdown between top contender Dillian Whyte and Oscar Rivas, who are
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