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Sources: Stevenson, Valdez work on title unifier

2:37 PM ETMike CoppingerESPN Shakur Stevenson and Oscar Valdez are in the process of finalizing a deal for a 130-pound title unification fight on April 30 in Las Vegas, sources told ESPN on Sunday. Sources said no financial agreement has been reached for the proposed ESPN main event. After Valdez (30-0, 23

Smith Jr. retains title with TKO of Geffrard in 9th

12:13 AM ETMike CoppingerESPN Joe Smith Jr. made the first defense of his WBO light heavyweight title with a ninth-round TKO of Steven Geffrard on Saturday in Verona, New York. Smith (28-3, 22 KOs) dished a beating on Geffrard (16-3, 12 KOs) from the opening bell before finally dropping him to

Eubank Jr.-Williams confirmed for Feb. 5

9:21 AM ET Chris Eubank Jr.'s bout with Liam Williams has been confirmed for Feb. 5 in the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Boxxer promotions has announced, following uncertainty due to COVID-19 restrictions in Wales. The pair had been scheduled to face off a week earlier on Jan. 29, but the bout was

Crawford sues Top Rank, alleges Arum racial bias

3:55 PM ETMike CoppingerESPN Welterweight champion Terence Crawford filed a lawsuit Wednesday against his former promoter Top Rank in Nevada, alleging racial bias on the part of the company's chairman, Bob Arum. The suit alleges that the 90-year-old Arum "continues to make racist and bigoted statements and purposefully damage the reputations

Sources: Berlanga, Rolls agree to March 19 fight

11:23 AM ETMike CoppingerESPN Edgar Berlanga and Steve Rolls have agreed to terms for a super middleweight fight on March 19 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. The bout will be Berlanga's first since he tore his left biceps in Round 3 of his victory

2021 boxing awards: Who scored the best KO?

Dec 30, 2021Mike CoppingerESPN After 2020 significantly cut down the volume of fights and memorable moments fans are accustomed to in boxing, 2021 delivered in a major way. Looking back at the last 12 months, the year could best be described as "the year of the upset," with several key title

Bold boxing predictions for 2022: Crawford’s biggest fight and a new No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter

Jan 7, 2022Michael RothsteinCloseESPN Staff WriterPreviously covered University of Michigan for and Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal GazetteBen BabyCloseESPN Staff WriterESPN Staff Writer Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News University of North Texas graduate Predicting what could happen in boxing is as difficult as picking