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SPORTING NEWS - 2018-08-17 00:29:45

Doheny upsets Iwasa, gets unanimous decision

TJ Doheny, cheered on by a passionate group of Irish fans who made the trip to Tokyo, upset Ryosuke Iwasa to win a junior featherweight world title on Thursday at Korakuen Hall.

ESPN - 2018-08-16 13:04:56

Bellew: Usyk fight seems "inevitable"

9:03 AM ETESPNTony Bellew believes an agreement to fight Oleksandr Usyk (15-0, 11 KOs) is "inevitable", but has warned the Ukrainian it must happen this year.Negotiations between the two camps are already underway as Bellew (30-2, 20 KOs), who is due to retire at the end of 2018, looks to secure one

ESPN - 2018-08-16 12:08:43

Tyson Fury vs. Francesco Pianeta: Fight Time, Date, Live Stream and TV Info

Charles McQuillan/Getty ImagesTyson Fury (26-0, 19 KOs) has a very winnable fight on Saturday against an experienced pro in Francesco Pianeta (35-4-1, 21 KOs), but all the sound coming from the Fury camp seems to be about the boxer he wants to take on after this upcoming bout. Fury wants WBC world h

BLEACHER REPORT - 2018-08-16 11:00:48

J.M. Marquez to help train Diaz for 1st title fight

Iran Diaz will be a big-time underdog when he challenges junior bantamweight world champion and top 10 pound-for-pound fighter Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, but he has enlisted a legend, Juan Manuel Marquez, to be part of his team as he aims for what would be a monumental upset.

ESPN - 2018-08-16 03:02:56

Eddie Hearn 'shocked' by rumored Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury clash

CHICAGO - When Tyson Fury announced on social media several weeks ago that he was in negotiations to face WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, later this year, many were surprised. Fury had just returned in June after a 2 1/2 year layoff to defeat Sefer Seferi in a fight that lacked any signifi

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-08-15 19:21:29

Top Rank wins bid for Maurice Hooker vs. Alex Saucedo title fight; bout to air on an ESPN platform in November

On Tuesday morning at the WBO offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Top Rank narrowly outbid Matchroom Boxing to win the promotional rights to the fight between WBO junior featherweight champion Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo.


Who is 'The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury?

Tyson Fury aka ‘The Gypsy King’ might be claiming to be the greatest heavyweight to ever live, but how did the current lineal heavyweight champion of the world get to where he is now?

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-08-15 18:57:13

Sugar Ray Leonard, Brian Kenny in talks to call DAZN fights, sources say

Streaming service DAZN is building a heavyweight team of announcers and ring analysts to call its fights. DAZN is in final negotiations to sign boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and veteran boxing announcer Brian Kenny, sources tell Sporting News.Leonard waged epic ring battles with top opponents such

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-08-16 01:25:56

Antonio Tarver Arrested for Domestic Battery After Alleged Fight with Stepson

Elsa/Getty ImagesFormer light heavyweight boxing champion Antonio Tarver was arrested for domestic battery Monday after allegedly punching his 18-year-old stepson in the face.According toTMZ Sports, Aziya Taylor alleged that Tarver punched him multiple times during an altercation at a Florida home.T

BLEACHER REPORT - 2018-08-15 16:33:26

Magdaleno signs extension with Top Rank

"Jessie has consistently been in thrilling contests, including against Nonito Donaire and Isaac Dogboe. His style makes him must-watch TV," Top Rank president Todd duBoef told ESPN on Wednesday. "We believe that there are many compelling matches that will excite the fans as he looks to secure anothe

ESPN - 2018-08-15 18:19:40

Gondarenda title defence to light up Harare

"Gondarenda's record is misleading: reading through his opponents is like reading through a list of the most talented Cruiserweights from Africa from the past decade: Mchunu, Chilembe, Moyo, Mwekasa, Makabu.

ESPN - 2018-08-15 09:46:28

Top Rank wins bid for Hooker-Saucedo fight

Junior welterweight contender Alex Saucedo's world title shot will come in front of a hometown crowd in Oklahoma City and on an ESPN platform this fall thanks to his promoter, Top Rank, winning the purse bid Tuesday for his mandatory fight against titlist Maurice Hooker.


Boxing: Bulgarian ace Pulev terminates contract with promoter Team Sauerland

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, who will meet Briton Hughie Fury in October in a fight to decide the challenger for the International Boxing Federation's (IBF) world heavyweight title, has terminated his contract with German promoter Team Sauerland.

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Lennox Lewis to face Vitali Klitschko in chess match 15 years after they clashed in the ring

Klitschko, who is now the Mayor of Kiev, will get his chance for revenge in a chess match at the WBC Convention at the end of September.

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

GGG, Canelo within weight limit ahead of fight

At his 30-day weight check at his training camp in Big Bear Lake, California, Golovkin weighed 168.3 pounds, well below the 176-pound limit allowed this far out from their 160-pound world championship fight. Alvarez, training for the fight at his compound in San Diego, was 167.4 pounds.


Female boxer Petecio inspired by Duterte's send-off speech

During the short ceremony, Duterte talked to the athletes who were present, a small part of the 272-person delegation that will be competing in 35 different sports in Jakarta.


Deontay Wilder 'Done With' Anthony Joshua Talks, Focused on Tyson Fury Fight

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has accusedAnthony Joshuaand his promoter, Eddie Hearn, of lying about negotiations around a potential clash between the pair.


Jermain Taylor's Domestic Violence Charges Dropped, Accuser Stopped Cooperating

Danny Johnston/Associated PressAshley White, the ex-girlfriend of former boxerJermain Taylorwho accused him of domestic violence, reportedly stopped cooperating with authorities in that case, and prosecutors dropped the charges Monday, according toTMZ Sports.Per that report:"Taylor—the former undisp


Frampton cautious ahead of dream fight

10:30 AM GMTCarl Frampton knows his dream fight will turn into a nightmare if he underestimates Luke Jackson on Saturday.The Northern Irish featherweight wanted a marquee name for his long-awaited appearance at the redeveloped Windsor Park in Belfast, home of the nation's football team.But Frampton