Boxing

6:39 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Ryan Garcia has resumed training after a sabbatical to address his mental health, and his return fight is already being planned. That comeback bout could come this fall against Joseph Diaz Jr., multiple sources told ESPN. It will be a clash of Mexican Americans from Southern California. The fight, if
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8:36 AM ET Associated Press PARIS — The home of the French Open tennis championship will host boxing matches in September, 75 years after French great Marcel Cerdan fought and won there. The French Tennis Federation said Wednesday that French boxer Tony Yoka and other boxers will fight on Court Philippe-Chatrier at Roland Garros on
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8:01 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 Frazer Clarke will begin his attempt to win Olympic gold in the men’s super heavyweight category on Saturday, and although Tokyo 2020 was delayed
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1:24 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Terence Crawford, ESPN’s No. 2 pound-for-pound boxer, could be preparing for a quantum leap in competition. A fight between the welterweight champion and former titleholder Shawn Porter was ordered by the WBO late Wednesday night. In the letter, sent to Crawford’s promoter, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, and Tom Brown,
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6:48 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Oscar De La Hoya’s comeback fight at 48 is now exactly that — a fight. The Hall of Fame boxer’s Sept. 11 return against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort, originally planned as a boxing exhibition, now will be a sanctioned fight, Triller Fight Club founder Ryan Kavanaugh told ESPN on
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11:00 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 Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk in front of what is hoped will be a
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12:29 AM ET Mike CoppingerESPN SAN ANTONIO — Brian Castano appeared to clearly topple Jermell Charlo to claim the undisputed 154-pound championship in an upset, but two judges disagreed, delivering a controversial split draw Saturday night at AT&T Center. One judge scored it 114-114, while another scored it 114-113 for Castano; a third judge turned
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