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The Boxing Writers Association of America has finalized the ballot for its 2017 awards in eight categories, the organization announced on Tuesday. The nominees for the organization’s most prestigious award, the Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year award, are: Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs), the former lightweight world champion, who became the undisputed junior
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Middleweight world titleholder Billy Joe Saunders and former titlist David Lemieux talked a lot of smack before their world title fight. Only Saunders backed it up. England’s Saunders, fighting outside of the United Kingdom for the first time, traveled to Lemieux’s home turf outside of Montreal and put on a dazzling boxing display to retain
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Junior lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, the new No. 1 fighter in the world, pound-for-pound, according to our ESPN panel vote of boxing experts, cemented his status with a surprisingly easy and totally non-competitive sixth-round stoppage of Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday night at the sold-out Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. It was
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Jeff Horn’s rapid ascent to the top of world boxing is just the start of Dean Lonergan’s ambitious plan to revive the sport in Australia. The Duco Events boss is plotting for a fresh crop of fighters to follow the Horn blueprint and go from anonymous domestic battlers to rich international stars. Gary Corcoran attempts
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Dec 14, 2017 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 If Billy Joe Saunders silences David Lemieux’s home fans on Saturday, promoter Frank Warren says he will fight the winner of Gennady Golovkin vs.
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BRISBANE, Australia — Jeff Horn’s successful welterweight title defence has all but earned him a date in Las Vegas with America’s best pound-for-pound boxer Terence Crawford. The Australian managed to stop British challenger Gary Corcoran in the 11th round of their title fight in Brisbane on Wednesday night to improve his professional record to 18-0-1
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Promoter Tom Loeffler’s “Superfly 2” card continued to come together on Tuesday, with the announcement of the opening bout of the Feb. 24 tripleheader at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Former world titleholder Carlos Cuadras and former two-time title challenger McWilliams Arroyo will square off in the scheduled 10-round opener of a “Boxing After Dark”
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A roundup of the past week’s notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at New York Vasiliy Lomachenko TKO6 Guillermo Rigondeaux — Full RecapRetains a junior lightweight titleRecords: Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs); Rigondeaux (17-1, 11 KOs) Vasiliy Lomachenko’s dominating victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux is another example of what he does: snatch the heart and
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The ravages of a 21-year ring career filled with grueling fights finally became enough for former four-time, two-division world titleholder Orlando Salido. Salido, who won world titles at featherweight and junior lightweight and thrilled boxing fans with a series of epic slugfests over the years, announced his retirement from boxing on Saturday night. Salido had
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