Boxing

2:57 PM ET Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has missed weight once again. The son of the legendary Mexican boxer weighed in at 184 pounds Friday, two pounds over the contracted weight for his scheduled fight with UFC all-time great Anderson Silva, promotion officials confirmed with ESPN. The bout will go on Saturday in Guadalajara, Mexico,
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1:34 PM ET Oscar De La Hoya’s comeback to the ring is set. The boxing legend will meet MMA luminary Vitor Belfort in an exhibition boxing match Sept. 11 under the Triller Fight Club banner, promoter Ryan Kavanaugh confirmed Thursday to ESPN. The Athletic first reported the news. De La Hoya has not competed since
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3:30 PM ET WBC junior lightweight champion Oscar Valdez has signed a new multifight contract with Top Rank, including his first defense of that belt this fall. The 30-year-old Valdez won the title in his last fight, upsetting Miguel Berchelt on Feb. 20. He is 29-0 with 23 knockouts, including winning four of his past
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10:40 AM ET Aramide Oladipo Lightweight undisputed champion Katie Taylor is in discussions with Estelle Yoka-Mossely over a potential fight, sources have told ESPN. Taylor, who is No. 1 in ESPN’s pound-for-pound rankings, has not fought since coming away with an unanimous decision victory over Natasha Jonas on May 1. Taylor (18-0, 6 KOs) appears
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6:58 PM ET LOS ANGELES — Deontay Wilder, clad in dark sunglasses and wearing headphones with music blaring into them, stared straight ahead during Tuesday’s news conference when emcee Crystina Poncher, sitting to his right, addressed him with a question. That was Wilder’s afternoon in a nutshell. The heavyweight boxing star gave an opening statement
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8:13 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 doubts a fight with Tyson Fury will now happen, according to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn. Talks to stage Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs)
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2:07 PM ET MIAMI — Teofimo Lopez has tested positive for COVID-19 and he’s symptomatic. His Saturday bout vs. George Kambosos that was scheduled to be in Miami and the whole undercard has been moved to Aug. 14, sources told ESPN. Lopez, the unified lightweight champion and No. 5 on ESPN’s pound-for-pound list, was in
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7:51 AM ET Editor’s note: The Teofimo Lopez-George Kambosos Jr. lightweight title fight, and Franchon Crews-Dezurn’s super middleweight unification fight against Elin Cederroos were originally on this list before that card was postponed due to Lopez testing positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Multiple title fights. Famous names in exhibitions. A bunch of younger fighters in
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1:42 AM ET Lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez and Top Rank Promotions are back on good terms. Lopez and Top Rank have agreed to a restructured contract, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe. In the new agreement, Lopez will have his minimum purses raised from the previous amount of $1.25 million and will have the opportunity
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10:02 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 Promoter Eddie Hearn has announced he will host three events on back-to-back Saturdays in July in August in the garden of the company’s headquarters
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2:01 PM ET Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin said on Sunday he was retiring, citing lingering injuries that require treatment. The 41-year-old was the 2004 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist before turning professional. He held the World Boxing Association (WBA) world heavyweight title between 2011 and 2013. Povetkin had 36 wins, three losses and one draw in
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12:28 AM ET LAS VEGAS — Shakur Stevenson did everything well Saturday night except finish Jeremiah Nakathila for a knockout. Instead, Stevenson (16-0, 8 KOs) dominated every second of the fight cruising to a shutout unanimous decision victory to win the WBO interim junior lightweight title. All three judges scored the bout 120-107 in favor
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