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Super middleweights Alfredo Angulo and “Kid Chocolate” Peter Quillin are both in the twilight of their nearly 15-year pro careers, but each still possesses enormous heart and determination. Both of those attributes were on full display as they waged a ferocious all-action battle that Angulo won by split decision in a candidate for fight of
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Super middleweight world titleholder Billy Joe Saunders is set for his United States debut. England’s Saunders will make his first 168-pound title defense against an opponent to be determined on Nov. 9 (DAZN) on the undercard of the six-round novelty cruiserweight fight between YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul at the Staples Center in Los
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9:08 AM ET Steve KimESPN WBC super middleweight world titleholder Anthony Dirrell faces former titlist David Benavidez on Sept. 28 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The winner will join the other three belt-holders in the division: Callum Smith (WBA), Billy Joe Saunders (WBO) and Caleb Plant (IBF). Benavidez never lost his title in the
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Former junior middleweight world titlist Brian Castano and “Lucky Boy” Wale Omotoso will square off in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card on Nov. 2, PBC announced on Thursday. The bout — scheduled for 10 rounds, though it could become a 12-round elimination bout — will take place at the MGM National
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When middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez and light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev moved close to each other and stood face-to-face for the requisite staredown on Wednesday evening, the size difference between the two was stark. The 6-foot Kovalev, who packs tremendous power, is quite obviously a much larger man than the 5-foot-8 Alvarez. But Alvarez
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The relationship between Golden Boy Promotions and prized lightweight prospect Ryan Garcia, which was seemingly fractured beyond repair last week, took a 180-degree turn Wednesday when Garcia signed a multiyear deal to extend his contract. Golden Boy announced that Garcia’s next fight will take place as the co-feature of the Sergey Kovalev-Canelo Alvarez light heavyweight
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission was thrilled with its flawless use of instant replay for the first time during Saturday night’s fight between lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Otto Wallin but admitted on Wednesday that it made a serious error after its use. With about 40 seconds left in the third round, Fury, who
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Katie Taylor, the undisputed women’s lightweight world champion, is pursuing her next goal — to win a title in a second weight division. Taylor will move up one weight class to challenge Christina Linardatou for her junior welterweight world title on Nov. 2 (DAZN) at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn
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10:01 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 Kell Brook is back with trainer Dominic Ingle and looking to return to action by the end of the year. Brook (38-2, 26 KOs),
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LAS VEGAS — Perhaps on paper the unknown and untested Otto Wallin looked like a second consecutive soft touch for lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, but it turned out nothing could have been further from the truth. Fury had to overcome a tremendously spirited effort from Wallin and two horrendous cuts over his right eye
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