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Tyson Fury, Derek Chisora finalizing Dec. 3 trilogy bout

Tyson Fury, Derek Chisora finalizing Dec. 3 trilogy bout

Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora are in the process of finalizing a Dec. 3 trilogy fight in the United Kingdom for Fury’s WBC heavyweight title, sources told ESPN. Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs), the WBC heavyweight…

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Derek Chisora ends losing run, calls out Deontay Wilder

Derek Chisora ends losing run, calls out Deontay Wilder

Derek Chisora showed there is more to come in his roller-coaster boxing career after he ended a run of three consecutive losses with a split-decision triumph Saturday to gain revenge over Kubrat Pulev. Chisora celebrated…

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Legendary heavyweight Fabricio Werdum still wants to compete, asks PFL to book June 24 fight

Legendary heavyweight Fabricio Werdum still wants to compete, asks PFL to book June 24 fight

After briefly considering retirement earlier this year, legendary heavyweight Fabricio Werdum still wants to compete in the PFL. A former UFC champion, Werdum, 44, signed with PFL in 2021, but has only made one appearance for the…

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Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk’s world heavyweight rematch likely for April – Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk’s world heavyweight rematch likely for April – Eddie Hearn

WBA-IBF-WBO world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk’s rematch with Anthony Joshua is likely to take place in the United Kingdom in April, according to Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn. The Ukrainian southpaw acquired the belts from Joshua…

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Luis Ortiz defeats Charles Martin via sixth-round stoppage in heavyweight bout

Luis Ortiz defeats Charles Martin via sixth-round stoppage in heavyweight bout

Luis Ortiz survived two knockdowns to score a sixth-round stoppage of Charles Martin in a heavyweight bout Saturday night at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. Ortiz (33-2, 28 KOs) badly buckled Martin with an…

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WBC orders Tyson Fury to defend heavyweight title vs. Dillian Whyte

WBC orders Tyson Fury to defend heavyweight title vs. Dillian Whyte

Tyson Fury has his sights set on his potential next adversary. The WBC on Tuesday ordered Fury to defend his heavyweight championship versus Dillian Whyte, who was the organization’s No. 1 contender for more than…

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Tyson Fury fires back at ‘lying’ Deontay Wilder’s accusations he doctored gloves en route to win

Tyson Fury fires back at ‘lying’ Deontay Wilder’s accusations he doctored gloves en route to win

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury unloaded on Deontay Wilder at Wednesday’s news conference, taking aim at the challenger’s unfounded accusations that Fury doctored his gloves in their February 2020 rematch that “The Gypsy King” achieved via…

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Thiago Santos tops Johnny Walker by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night

Thiago Santos tops Johnny Walker by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night

A fight that was promoted as being a sure bet to produce fireworks ended up being a dud. Thiago Santos edged Johnny Walker via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) in the main event of UFC Fight Night on…

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Former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz recovering from knee surgery, hopes to fight in December

Former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz recovering from knee surgery, hopes to fight in December

Former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. underwent successful surgery on his right knee on Tuesday in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and he’s arranged to return to the ring in December, his team told ESPN Knockout. Ruiz…

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Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk confirmed for Sept 25 at Tottenham’s Stadium

Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk confirmed for Sept 25 at Tottenham’s Stadium

Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles versus Oleksandr Usyk in front of what is hoped will be a crowd of over 60,000 fans at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, on…

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Fury tests positive; Wilder bout postponed

Fury tests positive; Wilder bout postponed

The heavyweight championship saga in 2021 took another unexpected turn on Thursday. The championship trilogy between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has been postponed from July 24 after a COVID-19 outbreak in Fury’s camp, according…

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UFC’s Francis Ngannou wants to fight Jon Jones, and Derrick Lewis

UFC’s Francis Ngannou wants to fight Jon Jones, and Derrick Lewis

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou stated he would like to fight twice more this year, and while he’s not sure what’s going on between the UFC and Jon Jones, he said he wants Jones first and at some…

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Croatia interested in hosting Joshua-Pulev fight

Croatia interested in hosting Joshua-Pulev fight

Add the Pula Arena in Pula, Croatia, to the list of locations interested in host­ing the heavyweight fight between unified world titleholder Anthony Josh­ua and challenger Kubrat Pulev. “We have a very solid of­fer,” CEO…

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Fury-Wilder III pushed back due to coronavirus

Fury-Wilder III pushed back due to coronavirus

The trilogy bout between WBC and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and rival Deontay Wilder will move forward — just not in July as intended. Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN on Tuesday that…