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OXON HILL, Md. — Former world titleholders Sergey Lipinets and Lamont Peterson, hoping to position themselves for another shot, put on an absolutely grinding, physical, back-and-forth battle not for the faint of heart Sunday night, but it was the relentless Lipinets who could not be stopped. In a clear fight of the year contender, Lipinets
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8:34 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 Sam Bowen took control in the second half of the fight and stopped Jordan McCorry in the ninth round Saturday in the first defense
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Former three-division world titleholder Abner Mares got the good news he had hoped for Thursday, when his ophthalmologist cleared him to begin training again. Mares was due to challenge junior lightweight world titleholder Gervonta Davis on Feb. 9 in a Showtime-televised main event in front of his home fans at the Dignity Health Sports Park
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — With Olympic boxing under investigation by the International Olympic Committee, the president of the sport’s governing body said on Friday he was stepping aside to let an interim leader take charge. Gafur Rakhimov said he was not resigning as AIBA president, however, and did not call for new elections. Rakhimov’s status on
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Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s first bout since signing a co-promotional deal with Top Rank last month will be against German prospect Tom Schwarz, a source with knowledge of the deal told ESPN. The fight will take place on June 15 and stream live on ESPN+ in the United States. Tyson Fury, right, will fight
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Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s first bout since signing a co-promotional deal with Top Rank last month will be against German prospect Tom Schwarz, the promotion announced Saturday night. The fight will take place on June 15 and stream live on ESPN+ in the United States. Tyson Fury, right, will fight German prospect Tom Schwarz
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Last April, when Jarrett Hurd outpointed Erislandy Lara to unify junior middleweight world titles in the action-packed 2018 fight of the year, 154-pound contender Julian “J Rock” Williams won a decision against Nathaniel Gallimore in a title elimination bout on the undercard, a victory that secured him a mandatory shot at the main event winner.
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Junior welterweight world titleholder Maurice Hooker on Thursday signed to extend his co-promotional contract with Roc Nation Sports and Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. The announcement of the deal came two weeks after Hooker scored a ninth-round knockdown and easily outpointed Mikkel LesPierre to retain his title for the second time on March 9 at the
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