Boxing

5:34 PM ET Steve KimESPN WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence said Monday he is hoping to return to the ring by September or October and would like to fight Manny Pacquiao or Terence Crawford. Spence, 29, has been sidelined since he was involved in a horrific, one-car accident on Oct. 10. He crashed his Ferrari
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2:16 PM ET The IBF’s mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev said he will donate half of his purse from the world heavyweight title fight against Briton Anthony Joshua to help medical workers fight the “devilish” coronavirus. The 38-year-old Bulgarian is expected to earn around $5 million from the fight, which has been postponed due to the
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4:25 PM ET British light heavyweight contender Anthony Yarde, whose father died on Sunday due to the coronavirus, has now also lost his grandmother to COVID-19. Yarde said Friday on social media that his grandmother died on Thursday. “We have now lost my nana to this virus,” Yarde wrote. “My dad and his mother have
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12:00 PM ET Anthony Joshua’s mandatory heavyweight world title defense against Kubrat Pulev was formally postponed on Friday due to the coronavirus pandemic, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced. England’s Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs), who holds three of the four major heavyweight world titles, and Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs), of Bulgaria, were due to meet
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Apr 2, 2020 Former boxing world titleholder Orlando Salido said he would donate his salary as an elected deputy of the Sonora state legislature to help area families most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Mexican boxer, who won four titles as a featherweight and junior lightweight, said the economic consequences of the outbreak have
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2:57 PM ET The fight between unified junior welterweight world titleholder Jose Ramirez and mandatory challenger and former world titlist Viktor Postol has been postponed for a second time due to the coronavirus pandemic, Top Rank announced Tuesday. The Ramirez-Postol fight was originally scheduled to take place as the main event of a Top Rank
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11:19 AM ET Days after boxing regulators in Japan announced that professional fights would resume with a card May 2, they reversed course. The Japan Boxing Commission and the Japan Professional Boxing Association met on Monday and decided to cancel all shows until mid-May due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has worsened in Japan. Previously,
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Mar 31, 2020 Steve KimESPN As boxers sit idle with no fights on the horizon, each fighter has had to assess how they will react to this sudden, unexpected layoff. There are those with the means and accomplishments to stand pat and wait for their next opportunity, but not every fighter is so fortunate. Others
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5:15 PM ET Professional boxing is tentatively scheduled to resume in Japan in May. Previously, the Japan Boxing Commission and the Japan Professional Boxing Association, which is the union of some 270 licensed boxing club owners in the country, shut boxing down until at least April 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Then the deadline
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10:49 AM ET The British Boxing Board of Control suspended the license of super middleweight world titlist Billy Joe Saunders on Monday over a video he posted to social media in which he claimed to demonstrate ways men could abuse their wives. “The British Boxing Board of Control, having considered comments made by Billy Joe
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8:09 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 The suspension of professional boxing in the UK has been extended until the end of May, meaning the postponement of two big heavyweight fights:
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8:42 PM ET The International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday postponed the 31st annual induction weekend because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Class of 2020 was due to be enshrined during ceremonies at the Canastota, New York, shrine on June 14 during induction weekend. Instead, the Class of 2020 will be inducted along with
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