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Wilder on Ortiz: 'Once a cheat, always a cheat'

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:11:15 EST

Deontay Wilder was very unhappy when Luis Ortiz tested positive for a banned substance last fall, forcing their anticipated fight to be canceled. While Ortiz says that's in the past, Wilder has his reservations ahead of their March 3 bout.



Brit Joshua seeks U.S. debut after March bout

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:51:59 EST

Anthony Joshua has a March 31 date with Joseph Parker for a heavyweight unification bout, but his promoter is already looking to book the English fighter's first match in the United States.



Featherweight Servania signs with Top Rank

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:10:44 EST

Featherweight Genesis Servania has secured a deal with Top Rank, the promoter announced Wednesday.



Andy Lee announces retirement from boxing

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:10:18 EST

Former middleweight titleholder Andy Lee announces his retirement from boxing.



Smith to face Holzken as Braehmer drops out

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:17:14 EST

Callum Smith is preparing to take on Nieky Holzken in the World Boxing Super Series semifinal on Saturday after the withdrawal of Juergen Braehmer.



McGregor: Floyd walked out of rematch talks

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:13:40 EST

Conor McGregor claims Floyd Mayweather has abandoned talks over a lucrative rematch and says he's proud of his "son" for opting to stay retired.



Real Deal! Welterweight tourney field released

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:54:06 EST

Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing announced the field for an upcoming eight-man single-elimination tournament in the welterweight division which will feature quarterfinal pairings picked by boxing fans.



Garcia KO's Rios in return from 11-month layoff

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:30:42 EST

In his return from an 11-month layoff, Danny Garcia outboxed, outslugged and finally knocked out Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios in the ninth round of a welterweight world title elimination fight Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.



Jacobs-Sulecki fight officially announced

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:24:46 EST

Former middleweight world titlist Daniel Jacobs will face Maciej Sulecki on April 28 in the main event of an HBO-televised card at Barclays Center in Jacobs' hometown of Brooklyn, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced Sunday.



Haye tells Bellew: I love you

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:56:24 EST

Tony Bellew and David Haye are becoming something approaching a comedy duo as the Londoner professed to love the Liverpudlian at Wednesday's press conference.



Smith: Foolish to look to WBSS vs. Groves

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:38:56 EST

Callum Smith has banished all thought from his mind of potentially fighting George Groves this summer.



Divisional rankings: Beltran makes a move

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:12:42 EST

Lightweight Raymundo Beltran accomplished a few things with his recent victory. Beltran won his first major title, showed he has more gas left in the tank and moved up in ESPN's divisional rankings.



'JoJo' Diaz: 'I will remind everyone why I deserve a world title shot'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:25:48 EST

Undefeated featherweight Joseph "JoJo" Diaz faces Victor "Vikingo" Terrazas in the main event of a Golden Boy on ESPN card Thursday night, hoping a victory will push him closer to a title opportunity.



Scorecard: Garcia scores highlight-reel KO, Ortiz gets gift in draw

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:02:43 EST

Former welterweight world titleholder Danny Garcia returned from a long layoff to defeat Brandon Rios with a spectacular knockout, and Devon Alexander was victim of some bad scorecards in his fight against Victor Ortiz.



Visually upset Eubank Jr. needs changes

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:02:41 EST

Nick Parkinson assesses the adjustments Chris Eubank Jr. needs to bounce back from his comprehensive points defeat to world champion George Groves.



Eubank Jr. eyes weight change for world title

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:12:08 EST

Chris Eubank Jr. is not ruling out a return to middleweight after a unanimous points defeat to George Groves on Saturday.



Naseem: Eubank Jr. should retire after defeat

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:12:03 EST

Former featherweight world champion Prince Naseem Hamed believes Chris Eubank Jr. should retire after his defeat to George Groves on Saturday night.



Alexander, Ortiz fail to make mark, fight to draw

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:22:31 EST

Former welterweight world titleholders Devon Alexander and Victor Ortiz fought to a draw Saturday, though Alexander clearly seemed to have a big edge in the main event of a prime time Premier Boxing Champions card in El Paso, Texas.



Groves injures shoulder, place in WBSS final in doubt

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:37:50 EST

George Groves may have beaten Chris Eubank Jr. by unanimous decision Saturday night, but his place in the World Boxing Super Series final is uncertain after he suffered a shoulder injury.



Groves beats Eubank by unanimous decision

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:03:09 EST

George Groves beat Chris Eubank by unanimous decision to win the World Boxing Super Series semifinal and successfully defend his super middleweight title for a second time.



Benavidez beats Gavril, retains 168-pound title

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:06:46 EST

Super middleweight world titleholder David Benavidez dominated from start to finish as he routed Ronald Gavril to retain his belt in another impressive performance Saturday night in Las Vegas.



Beltran outpoints Moses for vacant world title

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:52:27 EST

Raymundo Beltran and former titlist Paulus Moses fought a high-intensity, competitive fight that Beltran won by scores of 117-111, 117-111 and 116-112 to claim a vacant lightweight world title.



From Manny Pacquiao's sparring partner to a true contender

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:47:44 EST

Raymundo Beltran was always expected to lose, but now he's no longer just "the opponent" and is ready for the biggest moment of his career -- and his personal life.



Chat: Dan Rafael talks boxing, noon ET

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:42:56 EST

Senior writer Dan Rafael answers your questions about the sweet science, including this weekend's fights and much more.



Langford: Arnfield fight perfect career boost

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:22:38 EST

The British middleweight champion is hoping that victory over Jack Arnfield will move him closer to a world title shot.



Broner booked for misdemeanor sexual battery

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:37:31 EST

Former four-division world titleholder Adrien Broner was booked into Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on a misdemeanor sexual battery charge and released on $2,000 bail.



Figueroa faces DUI charge ahead of Broner tilt

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:02:47 EST

Former lightweight titlist Omar Figueroa Jr. is facing a charge of driving under the influence just two months before his bout with Adrien Broner.



Boxing fight schedule

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 11:47:48 EST

Want to know what fights are on the horizon? Check out the boxing schedule for 2018.



Scorecard: Berchelt retains junior lightweight belt and shines doing it

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:29:24 EST

Junior lightweight titleholder Miguel Berchelt dominated Maxwell Awuku in a Round 3 TKO victory in Mexico. It was win No. 12 in a row for Berchelt, who hasn't lost a fight in four years.



Charlo faces Centeno, keeps an eye on GGG, Canelo

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 11:45:10 EST

While unified world champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez settle their business in a rematch on May 5, Jermall Charlo faces Hugo Centeno Jr. for a vacant interim title with the hope of getting a crack at the winner.



Jones gets win in final bout of storied career

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:27:19 EST

Roy Jones Jr., once considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, closed out his long and storied career with a decision over journeyman Scott Sigmon on Thursday in front of a hometown crowd in Pensacola, Florida.



Wilder: U.S. does not even know Joshua's name

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 09:25:50 EST

Heavyweight world titlist Deontay Wilder has claimed America does not even know the name of Anthony Joshua and believes 'AJ' will never become a global icon without facing him.



Khan: Joshua needs to box in America

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:16:19 EST

Amir Khan believes Anthony Joshua needs to box in America sooner rather if he is to become a global sporting star.



Crawford: Shot at 147-lb titlist Horn 'real close'

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 15:43:05 EST

2017 ESPN.com fighter of the year Terence Crawford says a fight with welterweight titlist Jeff Horn is "real close," while Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum says he hopes to get the fight confirmed "real soon."



Fury legal battle cost UKAD thousands

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 09:25:52 EST

UK Anti-Doping spent nearly £600,000 on legal fees in the long-running case involving former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his cousin Hughie Fury.



Hatton on Fury: 'Has he done too much damage?'

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 09:30:37 EST

Ricky Hatton fears Tyson Fury may already have done "too much damage" to his career by the time he launches his comeback.



Barrios set for homecoming in San Antonio

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:26:01 EST

Mario Barrios' 10-round fight against Eudy Bernardo will be part of the Showtime Extreme coverage of the March 10 card at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, the network said Monday.



'Zurdo' stops Ahmed, wants 'other champs' next

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 00:51:23 EST

Super middleweight world titlist Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez was dominant in scoring a sixth-round TKO win over Habib Ahmed, then called out "the best in my division" in the hopes of landing a unification fight.