Boxing

11:59 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN In one of the biggest boxing upsets in recent memory, Spaniard Sandor Martin scored a majority-decision victory over former four-division champion Mikey Garcia on Saturday in Fresno, California. Martin (39-2, 13 KOs) had never competed on the world-level before; this was his first bout outside the U.S. He was meant
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2:42 AM ET Emanuel Navarrete’s face looked clean, like he’d just completed a strenuous run. Across the ring, the face of Joet Gonzalez looked like it was going through what both men were actually doing Friday night — fighting for the WBO featherweight championship. While Navarrete successfully defended his featherweight title with a 118-110, 116-112,
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12:54 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Lightweight star Ryan Garcia announced on Friday that he will undergo surgery on his right wrist, forcing his scheduled Nov. 27 fight with Joseph Diaz Jr. to be be postponed. In a statement, Garcia said he suffered an injury to his right hand during a training session. Surgery is scheduled
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2:51 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Deontay Wilder’s vaunted right hand — the most dangerous weapon in boxing — produced two fourth-round knockdowns of Tyson Fury in their all-time great heavyweight title fight Saturday, but the hand was far from 100% during the second half of the bout. Wilder’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel, told ESPN on Thursday
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4:01 PM ET Junior dos Santos seems to have several options moving forward with his combat sports career following his release from the UFC earlier this year. The former UFC light heavyweight champion will make his professional wrestling match debut Friday for All Elite Wrestling (AEW). And dos Santos told ESPN on Wednesday that he
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3:50 PM ET Colorado is shaking up some of its rules for combat sports. The Colorado State Boxing Commission (CSBC) voted Tuesday to adopt open scoring for boxing and MMA bouts, according to director Tony Cummings. Kansas is the only other state to have approved such a regulation. Open scoring allows for everyone — including
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10:29 AM ET Deontay Wilder has no plans to retire, the American boxer’s trainer Malik Scott said, after he was knocked out by Britain’s Tyson Fury in their WBC heavyweight world championship fight on Saturday. Fury (31-0-1) weathered the early storm to outbox Wilder and landed the decisive blow in the 11th round to close
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8:24 PM ET Jamie Mitchell became the WBA bantamweight title-holder Saturday afternoon in England after beating former champion Shannon Courtenay by majority decision. It was a fight filled with drama before either participant stepped into the ring. Courtenay lost the title on the scales Friday after missing the 118-pound weight limit by 2.5 pounds —
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6:13 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Anthony Joshua exercised his contractual right to an immediate rematch with Oleksandr Usyk for the unified heavyweight championship, Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, announced on Saturday. Hearn said he plans to stage Usyk-Joshua 2 in early spring. “Back in the game and looking for him to become a three-time world champion,”
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12:45 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN LAS VEGAS — Deontay Wilder just simply wouldn’t go away. Not after a third-round knockdown. Not as Tyson Fury battered him around the ring, round after round. But Fury wore down the challenger, scoring another knockdown in Round 10 before brutally finishing Wilder with a highlight-reel knockout in the 11th
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5:56 PM ET Mike Coppinger Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Tyson Fury defends his WBC heavyweight world title and the heavyweight lineal championship against Deontay Wilder on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (ESPN+ PPV, 9 p.m. ET, with
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