Boxing

11:40 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Shakur Stevenson is set to defend his unified 130-pound championship on Sept. 23 in his native Newark, New Jersey, sources tell ESPN. There’s no agreement yet, sources said, but Stevenson and Robson Conceicao are closing in on a deal for a Top Rank Boxing on ESPN main event that would
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10:01 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN The 115-pound division — one of boxing’s best — will be in the spotlight again on Saturday when WBC junior bantamweight champion Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez meets former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (DAZN, 8 p.m. ET) in San Antonio. The title fight (Juan Francisco Estrada is the WBC franchise champion) marks
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5:21 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Anthony Joshua acknowledged “change needs to happen” ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk for the unified heavyweight championship on Aug. 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The two-time champ was routed by Usyk via unanimous decision when they met in September in London. In the wake of the lopsided defeat,
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7:55 AM ET Artur Beterbiev’s demolition of Joe Smith Jr. on June 18 impressed most of our panelists on Saturday night. Now the unified light heavyweight champion sits comfortably at No. 7 in ESPN’s pound-for-pound rankings. Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs) is the only current champion with a perfect KO percentage. “He’s ‘The Terminator’. He showed
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3:58 PM ET After months out of the ring waiting for a fight, WBA strawweight champion Seniesa Estrada told ESPN on Tuesday that she is returning to the ring Aug. 6 against Anabel Ortiz. She also announced her return on Twitter on Tuesday and will be on the undercard of the Vergil Ortiz Jr.-Michael McKinson
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3:17 PM ET The Claressa Shields-Savannah Marshall fight for the undisputed middleweight championship will take place on Sept. 10 at the O2 Arena in London, a source told ESPN on Tuesday. The details are still being finalized, the source said, and an official announcement is expected in early July. But the finalization process is not
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