Boxing

11:39 PM ET While most of the boxing world’s attention this week has been on the two-city, cross-country media tour as Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman promote their welterweight world title fight, super middleweight titlist Caleb Plant and challenger Mike Lee were also along for the stops in New York and Los Angeles to talk
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12:44 PM ET Associated Press LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport’s governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee said its executive board on Wednesday proposed suspending
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4:16 PM ET The fight between welterweight world titlist Keith Thurman and the legend Manny Pacquiao, who holds a secondary belt, matches fighters with a 10-year gap in their ages and untold miles on their boxing odometers. Thurman’s issues haven’t been hard, grueling fights but injuries that have kept the 30-year old relatively inactive in
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11:01 AM ET Super middleweight world titlist Callum Smith’s first defense will come against former middleweight titlist Hassan N’Dam, one of his former sparring partners, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced Tuesday. The fight, in the works in recent weeks, will serve as the co-feature for unified heavyweight world titlist Anthony Joshua’s United States’ debut
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11:35 PM ET NEW YORK — In the acrimonious lead-up to heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder’s defense against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale, Wilder spent a lot of time talking about how much he wanted to hurt him. Wilder even accentuated that he could legally kill his opponent in the ring, saying a few days before
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3:34 AM ET NEW YORK — Featherweight world titlist Gary Russell Jr. has been fighting just once a year since he won the belt in 2015, and he made his annual appearance on Saturday, battering former junior featherweight world titlist Kiko Martinez in a fifth-round knockout victory at Barclays Center. Fighting in the co-feature of
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10:26 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 GLASGOW, Scotland — WBA junior welterweight champion Regis Prograis described a junior welterweight world title unification clash with Josh Taylor as a “a superfight”
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