Boxing

Badou Jack has vacated his secondary light heavyweight world title less than a month after winning it. Jack sent a letter to the WBA on Saturday formally relinquishing the 175-pound “regular” title belt he won by one-sided fifth-round knockout of Welshman Nathan Cleverly on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor undercard on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile
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Yunier Dorticos more than lived up to his nickname, “The KO Doctor,” on Saturday night. Dorticos scored a massive second-round knockout of “The Russian Hammer” Dmitry Kudryashov to retain his cruiserweight world title for the first time in the quarterfinals of the World Boxing Super Series tournament at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Given the
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Sep 23, 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 It was not the declaration of intent he wanted to send to his fellow heavyweight world titleholders, but Joseph Parker felt he did enough
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The owners who bought and restored Muhammad Ali’s boyhood home in the boxer’s hometown of Louisville are closing the tourist attraction. The modest shotgun home where Ali was known as Cassius Clay opened as a museum-style attraction just days before the boxer’s death in June 2016. Co-owner George Bochetto told The Courier-Journal
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Andre Ward’s announcement on Thursday that he was retiring at age 33 took the boxing world by surprise. “I want to be clear — I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there,” Andre Ward said in
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When the World Boxing Super Series brackets for the eight-man, single-elimination tournaments in the cruiserweight and super middleweight divisions were unveiled in July, one bout more than any stood out as a potential fight of the year candidate on paper. It was the cruiserweight quarterfinal bout between world titleholder Yunier “The KO Doctor” Dorticos and
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James DeGale wants to return to the ring in December after recovering from the shoulder injury that forced him to miss out on the World Boxing Super Series. The super-middleweight edition of the eight-fighter competition began on Saturday when Callum Smith defeated Erik Skoglund, and DeGale’s rivals George Groves and Chris Eubank Jnr will also
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