Boxing

1:12 PM ET Steve KimESPN After losing his WBA junior bantamweight crown to Joshua Franco on June 23 in a hard-fought battle, Andrew Moloney is going to get a rematch, he announced Thursday. “I’m extremely excited to announce that I will be having a rematch with Joshua Franco,” Moloney said in a post on Twitter.
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9:24 PM ET Steve KimESPN The WBC has ordered a fight between Luke Campbell and Ryan Garcia for the organization’s interim lightweight title. This opportunity became available after the WBC’s top-rated lightweight, Javier Fortuna, opted to face Jorge Linares on Aug. 28. Campbell and Garcia are ranked second and third by the WBC, respectively. “I’m
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1:21 PM ET Steve KimESPN One of the proposed dates for the third fight in the trilogy between WBC heavyweight titlist and lineal champion Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder is Dec. 19, Top Rank president Todd duBoef said. “Us, and the Fury and Wilder camps are targeting that as one of the potential dates,” duBoef
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11:42 PM ET Steve KimESPN Alex Saucedo scored a hard-earned decision junior welterweight victory over Sonny Fredrickson in the main event of Top Rank’s card Tuesday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Punch Stats Punches Saucedo Fredrickson Total landed 318 172 Total thrown 885 584 Percent 36% 30% Jabs landed 124 39 Jabs
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Jun 29, 2020 Steve KimESPN WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez will be defending his title against top-rated McWilliams Arroyo on Aug. 15 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Women’s welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus will also fight Jessica McCaskill on this card. The 25-year-old Martinez (16-1-1, 12 KOs) is an aggressive, hard-hitting fighter who won the vacant title
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12:15 PM ET Steve KimESPN Highly regarded welterweight Vergil Ortiz will face veteran Samuel Vargas on July 24 in Golden Boy’s first fight card since the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to boxing events across the world in mid-March. The card will take place at the Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, California. “We’re just
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12:23 PM ET Steve KimESPN Three-time world champion Jorge Linares (47-5, 29 KOs) will face Javier Fortuna (35-2-1, 24 KOs) on Aug. 28 at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, California. After Linares dispatched Carlos Morales in four rounds on Feb. 14, a showdown with the undefeated Ryan Garcia was heavily bandied about
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1:56 AM ET Steve KimESPN It might have gone longer than expected, but Miguel Berchelt dispatched the tough Eleazar Valenzuela in six rounds at the TV Azteco Studios in Mexico City on Saturday. For Berchelt, the reigning WBC junior lightweight champion, this was a non-title bout intended to keep him busy as he looks ahead
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Jun 25, 2020 Boxing legend Roberto Durán tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday and remains in a hospital in Panama City, Panama, where he was admitted due to a viral infection. “My father’s tests have just arrived and confirm that he is positive for COVID-19. Thank God he is not having symptoms beyond something
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