Boxing

11:05 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 David Haye, who has pulled out of facing Tony Bellew on Dec. 17, has a long history of postponements and injuries. The British heavyweight
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Junior flyweight title unification fights are rare, but one will take place when Milan Melindo and Ryoichi Taguchi, the top two 108-pound boxers in the world, meet Dec. 31 at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo. Melindo promoter ALA Promotions and Taguchi promoter Watanabe Gym made the announcement Friday at simultaneous news conferences, with ALA
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After a 13-month layoff, former welterweight world titleholder Jessie Vargas is returning to the ring. Vargas will square off with Aaron Herrera in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card on Dec. 15 (Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes, 10 p.m. ET) at the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster, California, promoter Tom Brown of
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Junior lightweight world titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko wanted to face a top opponent so badly that he acquiesced to the request from junior featherweight titleholder Guillermo Rigondeaux during negotiations that there be a weight check on the day of the fight. Lomachenko will put his 130-pound world title on the line against 122-pound titleholder Rigondeaux, who
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WBO heavyweight champion Jospeh Parker is still hopeful of a showdown with Anthony Joshua in 2018 and has challenged his fellow world title holders, including WBC holder Deontay Wilder, to see who the real heavyweight champion is. Eddie Hearn has been in negotiations with Parker’s camp over a unification bout with WBA and IBF champion
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