Boxing

4:46 PM ET Ginny Fuchs, the captain of the 2020 U.S. Olympic women’s boxing team in Tokyo, told ESPN she has decided to turn professional. The 33-year-old Houston native will begin her career at flyweight, the weight she has competed at over the past eight years — including in Tokyo, where she reached the second
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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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1:44 PM ET Claressa Shields, who has been the undisputed champion at junior middleweight since defeating Marie-Eve Dicaire, is vacating some of her titles in the division as she pursues an undisputed title at middleweight. It will be the second time Shields attempts to become the undisputed middleweight title holder. The 26-year-old, who holds the
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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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8:46 AM ET Britian’s Amir Khan and Kell Brook will face one another in a welterweight showdown on Feb. 19, 2022, promoters announced on Monday. Promoters Boxxer said the long-awaited bout had been signed and confirmed after lengthy delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Last week Ben Shalom, told ESPN the deal was close, and
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12:03 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN NEW YORK — Teofimo Lopez promised a first-round knockout and pushed hard to accomplish just that by unloading on George Kambosos, but the opening round ended with the champion on the canvas. Turns out, the knockdown wasn’t a fluke but a harbinger of what was to come Saturday night at
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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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8:37 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 Amir Khan and Kell Brook are close to agreeing terms on a long-awaited, and almost forgotten, welterweight fight in Manchester on Feb. 19, according
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