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Source: Russell Jr. to end long layoff vs. Magsayo

10:03 PM ETMike CoppingerESPN Gary Russell Jr. is ready to end another layoff. The featherweight champion and Mark Magsayo have struck a deal for a Jan. 22 title fight that will headline a PBC on Showtime event, a source confirmed to ESPN. Since Russell (31-1, 18 KOs) captured a 126-pound title in

Jones Jr., Toney, Cotto headline Boxing HOF class

3:53 PM ETMike CoppingerESPN When Roy Jones Jr. defeated James Toney for the super middleweight championship in 1994, they were two of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. Eighteen years later, they'll be enshrined into the International Boxing Hall of Fame together. Jones and Toney, along with Miguel Cotto, highlight

WBC orders Fury to defend title against Whyte

5:02 PM ETMike CoppingerESPN Tyson Fury has his sights set on his potential next opponent. The WBC on Tuesday ordered Fury to defend his heavyweight championship against Dillian Whyte, who was the organization's No. 1 contender for more than 1,000 days without a title shot. Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) has one fight

Fury withdraws from Paul fight, Woodley in

8:30 AM ET Tommy Fury has withdrawn from his upcoming fight against Jake Paul, who confirmed the news on Monday, with Tyron Woodley stepping in. Fury and Paul were set to fight in Tampa, Florida, on Dec. 18, but reports said Fury -- half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury -- was injured

Davis pushed to brink but earns decision vs. Cruz

12:33 AM ETMike CoppingerESPN LOS ANGELES -- Gervonta Davis shot to stardom with the support of Floyd Mayweather and a bundle of explosive knockouts. "Tank" had his promoter and mentor watching from ringside, but the fight-ending shot never materialized. In fact, Isaac Cruz, a major underdog from Mexico, never appeared to