Boxing

Editor’s note: Chantelle Cameron will defend her WBC and IBF junior welterweight world titles on Saturday, and she hopes victory will lead to a showdown with Kali Reis, who holds the other two world titles in the weight division. Cameron (15-0, 8 KOs), 30, from Northampton, England, will fight Victoria Bustos (23-6, 0 KOs), from
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The two-sport plan for WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Claressa Shields over the next 18 months is starting to take shape, but it’s no longer clear whether it will include an undisputed middleweight title fight against WBO champion Savannah Marshall. Shields told ESPN on Tuesday that a possible fight with Marshall, which potentially was
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12:35 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN CARSON, Calif. — Twelve thrilling rounds couldn’t separate Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano when they met in July, and 10 months later not much changed through nine rounds. Wild, brutal exchanges that lifted the spirited crowd at Dignity Health Sports Park. Numerous difficult-to-score rounds. A back-and-forth pitched battle from bell
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GENEVA — With boxing’s status at the Olympics in doubt, the IOC was not impressed on Saturday with the leadership election of the sport’s governing body that was stripped of recognition in 2019. International Boxing Association members reelected their Russian president, Umar Kremlev, by acclamation two days after the only other candidate, from the Netherlands,
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2:50 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition event Saturday in Dubai was postponed following the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday. The UAE’s Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced a three-day suspension of work in all ministries and the private sector, which forced the cancellation. Global Titans, the promoter
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GENEVA — The Court of Arbitration for Sport refused to stop the International Boxing Association’s delayed presidential election on Friday, a day after the challenger was ruled ineligible. The court dismissed Dutch boxing federation president Boris van der Vorst’s request for an urgent ruling to block the vote, according to a decision seen by The
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12:04 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 Amir Khan’s announcement of his retirement aged 35 was both inevitable and a relief, delivered at the right time after a career as one
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GENEVA — The challenger to the Russian incumbent in the presidential election at the troubled International Boxing Association was ruled ineligible Thursday, a day before the vote. Dutch boxing federation president Boris van der Vorst was taken out of Friday’s election by an independent candidate vetting panel after an investigation of complaints that included claims
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Johnny Lewis reckons Harry Garside is “the real deal” after the Olympic bronze medallist retained his Australian lightweight title with a power-packed display in Newcastle. Garside continued his meteoric rise up the professional ranks with a seventh-round TKO over gutsy Tasmanian Layton McFerran on Wednesday night. Lewis, the legendary trainer who presided over the careers
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Unheralded Kris Terzievski is the new Australian heavyweight boxing champion after outlasting Paul Gallen and likely ending the veteran warrior’s decorated sporting career in an epic 10-round battle in Newcastle. Terzievski dominated for much of the encounter but had to survive an heroic ninth-round fightback from Gallen before gaining the judges’ unanimous decision on Wednesday
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Nikita Tszyu throws a punch during his bout against Mason Smith. Mark Evans/Getty Images Nikita Tszyu has lived up to the hype and preserved the proud family name with a brutal victory over Mason Smith in a super-welterweight mismatch in Newcastle. The son of former world champion Kostya and younger brother of undefeated star Tim, Tszyu
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