Boxing

6:47 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 LONDON, England — Artur Beterbiev maintained his 100% knockout record as a professional by stopping Anthony Yarde in eight thrilling rounds to defend his
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7:43 AM ET The fight between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury is finally a done deal. Paul, the YouTube star-turned-boxer, and Fury will meet Feb. 26 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, officials told ESPN on Friday. The anticipated event, which had initially been reported to take place Feb. 25, will partner with Top Rank and broadcast
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8:10 AM ET Mark KriegelESPN In the 29 years that Artur Beterbiev has been boxing, he has suffered just a single cut of any significance: a serpent-shaped gash, about 3 inches long, that squiggled upward from his brow toward his hairline. As there’s little fatty tissue on the forehead — actually, I’m not sure Beterbiev
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11:41 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Eimantas Stanionis will meet in a rescheduled welterweight bout on April 29 in Texas, sources told ESPN on Thursday. The 147-pound matchup was set for March 18 but postponed after Stanionis underwent an emergency appendectomy in his native Lithuania earlier this month. Oritz’s promoter, Golden Boy,
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11:15 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 Having been threatened by guns and knives growing up, Anthony Yarde insists he has no fear or anxiety going into Saturday’s world light heavyweight
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8:09 AM ET ESPN News Services A woman has filed a lawsuit accusing former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson of raping her sometime in the early 1990s after she met him at a nightclub in Albany, New York. The legal action was filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which gives sexual assault victims a
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7:01 AM ET Super middleweight Shadasia Green has become the second female boxer and fourth fighter overall to sign with Jake Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions. Green’s first fight promoted by MVP will be Feb. 4 on the undercard of the undisputed featherweight title bout between Amanda Serrano and Erika Cruz at Hulu Theater in New
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2:37 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Jermaine Franklin are in the process of finalizing a deal for a fight on April 1 at the O2 Arena in London, sources told ESPN. Terms have been verbally agreed but there are no signed contracts yet, sources said, who added that there are
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