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Jesus Soto Karass, Juan Carlos Abreu to meet in main event

Welterweights Jesus Soto Karass and Juan Carlos Abreu will meet in the 10-round main event of “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN” on Nov. 2 at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona, Golden Boy announced on Friday. The card will be televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 11 p.m. ET, with ESPN3’s stream beginning with the preliminary bout at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET. Soto Karass (28-12-4, 18 KOs), 34, of Mexico, is a crowd-pleasing brawler, even though he has lost two fights in a row and is 0-4-1 in…

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Gabriel Rosado, Glen Tapia to fight on Oct. 19 ‘Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN’ card

Middleweights Gabriel Rosado and Glen Tapia, fighters who are on the downside of their careers but who come to the ring to brawl, will square off in the 10-round main event of the “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN” card on Oct. 19, Golden Boy Promotions announced Thursday. The card, which will take place at the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, will air on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes beginning at 11 p.m. ET. Preliminary bouts will stream live on ESPN3 beginning at approximately 9:30…

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Andre Ward’s top wins

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 a statement. Andre Ward, the unified light heavyweight titleholder and the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter, retired on Thursday, opening the door for a new king in ESPN’s P4P rankings. Who took the top spot? 1…

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Joseph Parker eyes UK as second home after Hughie Fury showdown

5:30 PM 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 Joseph Parker hopes Saturday’s WBO world heavyweight title defence leads to a return trip to the UK. The New Zealand boxer makes a second defence of his belt against England’s Hughie Fury at the Manchester Arena on Saturday and victory will keep Parker in the mix for a bigger fight down the line in what is an exciting time…

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Deontay Wilder to defend heavyweight title against Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz

Heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder has heard all the critics, and he is oh, so tired of them. They are the ones who say that he has avoided tough opponents during his nearly three-year title reign. Indeed, he has not exactly fought murders’ row, notching defenses against Eric Molina, Johann Duhaupas, Artur Szpilka, a long-faded Chris Arreola and Gerald Washington. But he did sign to fight top contender Alexander Povetkin and was headed to his home country of Russia to fight him last year when the fight was canceled after…

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World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight quarterfinal between Yunier Dorticos and Dmitry Kudryashov has fight of the year potential

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 stood out as a potential fight-of-the-year candidate. It was the cruiserweight quarterfinal bout between world titleholder “The KO Doctor,” Yunier Dorticos, and “The Russian Hammer,” Dmitry Kudryashov, a pair of knockout artists with crowd-pleasing styles. They meet in the first WBSS bout to take place in the United States on Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio. “The fans are going to get an amazing…

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Tyson, Hughie Fury doping investigation delayed by tribunal ruling

LONDON — Britain’s anti-doping agency says its dispute with former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his cousin Hughie is being delayed while a tribunal weighs an application made by the boxers to exclude certain evidence. The cousins were charged in June 2016 with breaching anti-doping rules and provisionally suspended by UK Anti-Doping. They challenged the findings, and the suspensions were lifted. Tyson Fury has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to win the WBA, IBF and WBO belts. He is currently without a boxing license after…

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Officials ready to discuss Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez rematch

The representatives for unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez plan to begin discussions this week for a rematch, both camps told ESPN on Tuesday. After nearly two years of public desire to see the fight, Golovkin and Alvarez finally met in the year’s most important bout on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and they went to battle for 12 hard rounds. It was a thrilling fight that was ruled a split draw, though most thought Golovkin deserved the decision. Talk of an immediate…

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Former heavyweight contender David Bey killed in construction accident

CAMDEN, N.J. — A former heavyweight boxer who was defeated by Larry Holmes died in a construction accident last Thursday. David Bey, of Philadelphia, was struck by a piece of metal and killed while working on a mixed-use real estate development project in Camden, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He was 60. A representative from his union, Local 179 of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, said Bey was a second-generation pile driver who had worked 37 years in the trade. “David was a gentleman at all…

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WBO Hughie Fury insists biggest battle behind him ahead of Joseph Park world heavyweight title fight

11:03 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 Hughie Fury insists he has already won his biggest fight before facing Joseph Parker for his WBO world heavyweight title on Saturday. The English boxer has recovered from a skin disease called acne conglobata, which left him too tired to train and fearing his career was finished. “That’s all behind me now,” Fury told ESPN. “I’ve got a clean…

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