Boxing

4:55 PM ET Premier Boxing Champions rounded out the Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz II pay-per-view card on Tuesday by adding a pair of potentially action-packed fights. Brandon Figueroa will defend his junior featherweight world title against former titleholder Julio Ceja, while former bantamweight titleholders Luis Nery and Emmanuel Rodriguez will square off on Nov. 23 (Fox
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10:13 AM ET Former lightweight world titlist Anthony Crolla has an opponent for his farewell fight: Frank Urquiaga. Crolla plans to say goodbye to his fans with a final fight at his hometown Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, on Nov. 2 (DAZN) in the co-feature of the card headlined by undisputed women’s lightweight world champion
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11:54 PM ET Super middleweight contender Avni Yildirim is off the hook for his positive drug test for two banned substances and has been reinstated as the mandatory challenger for world titleholder David Benavidez, the WBC announced. Yildirim tested positive for two performance-enhancing drugs in samples collected by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association on Sept. 13
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12:35 PM ET Steve KimESPN Hard-hitting heavyweight Efe Ajagba (11-0, 9 KOs) has pulled out of his bout against Jack Mulowayi with a back injury suffered during training. The bout was scheduled to be the opener of the Showtime telecast from Reading, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. Sources tell ESPN that the replacement bout will feature another
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11:06 AM ET Former light heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk was released from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia on Sunday morning after spending two nights there. Gvozdyk lost the lineal 175-pound title and his sanctioning organization belt by 10th-round stoppage to Artur Beterbiev in an action-packed unification fight on Friday night at the Liacouras Center
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10:24 PM ET Former light heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk will remain at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia for a second straight night, trainer Teddy Atlas told ESPN on Saturday night. Gvozdyk lost the lineal 175-pound title and his sanctioning organization belt by 10th-round technical knockout to Artur Beterbiev in an action-packed unification fight on
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12:39 AM ET PHILADELPHIA — There had never been a light heavyweight world title unification fight between undefeated titleholders until Artur Beterbiev and Oleksandr Gvozdyk squared off on Friday night, and when it was over it was the powerful Beterbiev who had scored three knockdowns in the 10th round for the knockout victory. It had
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9:17 PM ET PHILADELPHIA — Welterweight Kudratillo Abdukakhorov, who risked his status as one of the mandatory challengers for unified world titleholder Errol Spence Jr., dominated former world titlist Luis Collazo en route to a 10th-round technical decision victory on Friday night. Abdukakhorov won by scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93 when the fight was
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