Boxing

9:21 PM ET A trilogy fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin seems less likely after Alvarez and his trainer expressed Friday that he wants to remain at super middleweight after his Dec. 19 fight against Callum Smith and that his priority is to unify the division. Alvarez is currently a secondary titleholder in the
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6:39 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 Billy Joe Saunders stayed in contention to face Saul “Canelo” Alvarez by retaining his world super-middleweight title via a slick, unanimous points win over
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Dec 2, 2020 WBC flyweight world titlist Julio Cesar Martinez will defend his belt against Francisco Rodriguez Jr. on the Canelo Alvarez-Callum Smith undercard on Dec. 19 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The matchup was announced Wednesday. Martinez (17-1, 13 KOs) won the title in a ninth-round TKO victory over Cristofer Rosales in December
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8:26 PM ET Snoop Dogg is coming to boxing on a more permanent basis. The legendary rapper announced Tuesday he is partnering with Triller, an entertainment and music platform that put on Saturday’s Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. fight, to create a new boxing league called The Fight Club. The league will have multiple events per
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5:05 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 Anthony Joshua says he believes he’s more likely to face Oleksandr Usyk in 2021 than his rival world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Promoters of
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2:24 PM ET Boxing’s Jarrell Miller has been suspended for performance-enhancing drug use. Again. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously Wednesday to ban Miller, the heavyweight once tied to a big title fight against Anthony Joshua, for two years due to a positive drug test for the banned substance GW501516. Miller can get
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6:11 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 Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight world title defence against Kubrat Pulev will have 1,000 supporters present at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London on Dec. 12.
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