Boxing

11:42 PM ET Steve KimESPN Alex Saucedo scored a hard-earned junior welterweight victory over Sonny Fredrickson in the main event of Top Rank’s card Tuesday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Saucedo set a quick pace from the start and constantly let both hands go, throwing 301 more punches than Fredrickson over the
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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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9:20 PM ET Three days after failing a drug test and having his July 9 fight against Jerry Forrest canceled, Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller made his first public comments about the failure, pushing back against the allegations. “I have never, ever willingly taken a steroid for performance-enhancing purposes,” Miller told Fight Network. “Did I take
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10:53 PM ET ESPN’s top pound-for-pound fighter has a new date to face one of boxing’s rising stars. Lightweight titlist Vasiliy Lomachenko is scheduled to face Teofimo Lopez in a unification bout on Sept. 19, Top Rank chief Bob Arum told ESPN’s Mark Kriegel. Lomachenko, who holds the WBO and WBA lightweight belts, was initially
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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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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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5:07 PM ET 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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1:56 AM ET Steve KimESPN It might have gone longer than expected, but Miguel Berchelt dispatched the tough Eleazar Valenzuela in six rounds on Saturday at the TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City. 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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7:12 PM ET Steve KimESPN Junior welterweight contender Ivan Baranchyk suffered an undisclosed injury during a sparring session on Thursday, forcing his July 7 bout against Jose Zepeda to be postponed. The 10-round fight was scheduled to headline a Top Rank on ESPN card at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. “I don’t
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11:19 AM ET Steve KimESPN Matchroom Sports on Friday announced a series of fights that will take place in an outdoor setting at Matchroom’s headquarters in Brentwood, England. Matchroom’s “Fight Camp” begins Aug. 1 and is highlighted by a heavyweight clash between Dillian Whyte (27-1, 18 KOs) and Alexander Povetkin (35-2-1, 24 KOs) on Aug.
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12:16 AM ET Steve KimESPN Two days after Andrew Moloney failed to retain his junior bantamweight title, his twin brother Jason Moloney stepped into the same ring and got the job done. Maloney put forth a strong, committed effort as he stopped Leonardo Baez in seven rounds at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las
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