Boxing

In a surprise, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing on Friday won the purse bid for the fight between unified junior welterweight world titlist Josh Taylor and mandatory challenger Apinun Khongsong. Lewkowicz, Khongsong’s co-promoter, bid $1.32 million to gain promotional rights to the bout, beating the only other bidder, new Taylor promoter Top Rank, which
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6:00 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 Promoter Frank Warren is working on matching unbeaten British fighters Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce for the European heavyweight title. Both Londoners are climbing
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Middleweight world titlist Demetrius Andrade has taken care of an important piece business outside of the ring a week before he attempts to handle important business inside the ring. Andrade has signed a four-fight contract extension with Matchroom Boxing, announcing the deal on Thursday, a week before he will defend his 160-pound crown against Luke
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10:05 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 Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has dismissed Anthony Joshua’s claim he has held talks with rival world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder about a fight
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12:27 AM ET Steve KimESPN A relatively tame and forgettable bout came to an explosive finish as light heavyweight Eleider Alvarez scored a seventh-round knockout of Michael Seals at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York. The finish came near the end the round, with both men throwing right hands simultaneously, but
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