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12:32 AM ET Ben Baby Close ESPN Staff Writer ESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduate Michael Rothstein Close ESPN Staff Writer Previously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Another Canelo Alvarez fight,
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11:18 PM ET From the opening bell Saturday night, Canelo Alvarez appeared destined for a knockout victory against mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim. Alvarez didn’t have to wait long for that. Yildirim’s corner threw in the towel at the end of the third round, as Alvarez picked up a technical knockout victory and retained his WBC
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1:34 PM ET Former junior welterweight champion Regis Prograis will be featured on a unique boxing card. Prograis will face Ivan Redkach on the undercard of the Jake Paul-Ben Askren event on April 17 that will be produced by Triller, a source confirmed to ESPN on Saturday. The recent development comes on the heels of
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8:08 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 and Anthony Joshua are close to agreeing a deal for their world heavyweight title unification fight, Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren has told
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12:41 PM ET Undefeated light heavyweight Gilberto Ramirez has signed a promotional deal with Golden Boy for multiple fights. The 29-year-old Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) had won the WBO super middleweight belt, but after five title defenses he decided to jump to light heavyweight, where he has won two fights. “They understood the goals and
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8:06 PM ET WBC flyweight world titleholder Julio Cesar Martinez has withdrawn from his fight against mandatory challenger McWilliams Arroyo because of a hand injury, Matchroom Boxing announced Thursday. The fight was scheduled to take place on Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez-Avni Yildirim card at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Martinez said in an Instagram post Thursday
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1:18 PM ET Triller just threw its name in the ring to promote the next fight of one of boxing’s rising stars. The upstart tech company won the rights to promote Teofimo Lopez’s lightweight title defense against George Kambosos with a bid of more than $6 million, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. Triller,
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12:55 PM ET Three-division world titlist and current middleweight undisputed champion Claressa Shields has called for women’s world title bouts to be the same length as men’s fights, arguing that existing regulations strengthen the argument that women should be paid less. Women’s world title fights are conducted over 10 rounds of two minutes while men
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7:27 PM ET Jamel Herring’s constantly moving WBO junior lightweight title defense against Carl Frampton has a new date. The Herring-Frampton fight, which was supposed to happen Saturday in Great Britain, will now take place April 3 in Dubai, it was announced Wednesday. The fight was postponed last week because of a hand injury to
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12:02 PM ET WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury says he will absolutely fight twice in 2021, regardless of whether a megafight against Anthony Joshua comes together. Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) has not stepped into the ring for over a year now, as the anniversary of his sensational knockout of Deontay Wilder passed on Monday.
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