Boxing

2:52 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN LOS ANGELES — Nine days and three fights later, we’re still not much closer to finding true clarity in boxing’s loaded lightweight division. Gervonta Davis remained undefeated on Sunday night with a tougher-than-expected unanimous decision victory over Isaac Cruz. For the first time in Tank’s career, he was extended the
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12:46 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN LAS VEGAS — Faced with his stiffest competition yet, Devin Haney came of age with the best performance of his career. Haney, 23, retained his WBC lightweight title with a unanimous-decision victory over Joseph Diaz Jr. on Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena, but the challenger made him earn it
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10:42 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Gennadiy Golovkin’s wait to become a two-time unified champion will have to last a little longer. GGG was slated to meet Ryota Murata in a middleweight title unification on Dec. 29 in Saitama, but the fight is now postponed, sources tell ESPN, due to new COVID restrictions that prohibit foreigners
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7:48 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN George Kambosos Jr.’s victory over Teofimo Lopez shook up the lightweight division in ways few could have anticipated, setting the stage for a scintillating stretch of fights in one of boxing’s deepest divisions. Now that Kambosos stands as the guy at 135 pounds, the hierarchy looks drastically different than it
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4:07 PM ET Undisputed welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill is still scheduled to fight on the undercard of the Devin Haney-Joseph Diaz fight on Saturday night. It’s just her opponent that will change in Las Vegas. McCaskill will now fight Kandi Wyatt, out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, after her initial opponent, Argentinian Victoria Bustos, had travel
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6:07 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano will meet to determine the best junior middleweight in the world – again. The boxers have agreed to terms for a rematch on Feb. 26 at Toyota Center in Houston that will crown an undisputed 154-pound champion, multiple sources tell ESPN. All four belts were
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12:21 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN LAS VEGAS — Terence Crawford jumped up and down in jubilation. Or maybe it was an exorcism. For years, he has been hounded by questions surrounding his résumé. No more. Crawford notched the biggest win of his career on Saturday at Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay with a 10th-round
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8:47 AM ET LAS VEGAS — Shawn Porter’s final moments in the ring showed why he had to walk away. Following his second knockdown in the 10th round of Saturday’s WBO welterweight championship fight against Terence Crawford, Porter scowled and repeatedly smacked the canvas with his gloves as referee Celestino Ruiz issued an 8-count. With
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12:48 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Demetrius Andrade can’t seem to entice a marquee opponent — or anyone remotely close to that level — into the ring with him. And when he does fight these fringe contenders, the bouts often last the distance despite the obvious disparity in talent. That has been the case in several
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