Boxing

3:56 PM ET Former heavyweight world champion Leon Spinks is seriously ill with an undisclosed ailment and is hospitalized in Las Vegas. “Leon is currently hospitalized and in the care of an exceptional team of doctors,” Brenda Glur Spinks, the former fighter’s wife, told ESPN in a statement on Thursday. “We kindly request that privacy
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9:42 AM ET Steve KimESPN Former two-time welterweight titleholder Shawn Porter is trying to understand why Top Rank promoter Bob Arum now considers him a potential fight option for Terence Crawford following previous comments that Porter wasn’t a very good boxer. “Within the last year, Bob has said I’m not a good boxer and has
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1:03 AM ET Anthony Joshua won’t have much time to enjoy the heavyweight world title belts he reclaimed on Saturday in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, with a masterful near-shutout decision against Andy Ruiz Jr. to avenge the monumental upset seventh-round knockout Ruiz authored on June 1. Joshua regained three major belts and with those titles come
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5:39 PM ET When it comes to welterweight world titlist Terence Crawford in recent years the conversation has often been about what really big fight can the pound-for-pound star get. But Crawford on Wednesday said his only focus is on mandatory challenger Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas, whom he will fight in the Top Rank Boxing
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8:01 PM ET Just a few days after Top Rank announced that former middleweight world titlist Rob Brant would face former super middleweight world title challenger Habib “Wild Hurricane” Ahmed in the co-feature of its Jan. 11 ESPN card, Brant withdrew Monday because of torn biceps. With Brant out and the fight off, Top Rank
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3:19 PM ET Former welterweight and junior welterweight world titlist Danny Garcia will face Ivan Redkach in his ring return on Jan. 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the arena announced Monday. The fight will headline a Showtime-televised card, although the network and Premier Boxing Champions don’t plan to put anything out on
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