Boxing

7:30 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 Carl Frampton insists his career is still in his own healed hands despite a delay in fighting caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Northern
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10:36 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 Al Bello/Getty Images Tyson Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren insists the WBC world heavyweight champion will box this year, if it is against Deontay Wilder
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9:20 PM ET Steve KimESPN Top Rank has won the purse bid for the bout between Emanuel Navarrete and Jessie Magdaleno for the vacant WBO featherweight title with a bid of $250,000, the organization announced. Top Rank is still formulating its fall schedule at the moment, but intentions are to hold the fight at the
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4:35 PM ET Steve KimESPN The proposed bout between Luke Campbell and Ryan Garcia for the vacant WBC interim lightweight title has been agreed upon. A purse bid for this contest had been scheduled for Tuesday, but a seven-day extension was granted to Golden Boy Promotions, Garcia’s promoter, and Matchroom Sports, who promotes Campbell, to
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4:02 PM ET Steve KimESPN Amateur standout Duke Ragan has signed a multiyear promotional deal with Top Rank and will make his professional boxing debut on Aug. 22 in Las Vegas. Ragan will be co-promoted by Antonio Leonard Promotions. “This opportunity means the world to me,” said Ragan, a featherweight. “Since I didn’t go to
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1:42 AM ET Steve KimESPN Premier Boxing Champions announced its schedule for the rest of the year on Saturday night, highlighted by the return of Shawn Porter and a title defense for Erislandy Lara. Porter (30-3-1, 17 KOs), a former two-time welterweight titleholder, will face Sebastian Formella (22-0, 10 KOs) in an IBF and WBC
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6:32 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 Terri Harper held on to her WBC world junior lightweight title in a first defense after an entertaining points draw with English rival Natasha
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1:35 PM ET Steve KimESPN Jorge Linares has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been removed from his fight against Javier Fortuna on Aug. 28, according to his manager Jose De La Cruz. “He’s feeling OK,” said De La Cruz. “He’s got symptoms, he’s at the hospital, he can’t leave for 10 days. It’s
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2:02 PM ET Steve KimESPN Heavyweight Efe Ajagba is the newest addition to the Top Rank stable, as he has signed a multiyear promotional contract with the company. Twenty-six-year-old Ajagba (13-0, 11 KOs) represented Nigeria in the 2016 Olympics before turning professional in 2017. He signed with Richard Schaefer’s Ringstar Sports. Fighting mostly on PBC
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