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Usyk-Fury set Dec. 21 rematch in Saudi Arabia

May 29, 2024, 06:15 AM ET Open Extended Reactions The heavyweight championship rematch between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will take place on Dec. 21 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, chairman of Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority Turki Alalshikh announced on Wednesday. Usyk became undisputed heavyweight champion when he beat Fury via a split

IBA to award boxers $50K for Paris Olympic golds

May 29, 2024, 05:48 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Boxing becomes the second Olympic sport to award prize money at the Paris Olympics this summer. Gao Jing/Xinhua via Getty Images The International Boxing Association (IBA) will offer prize money to all those who become Olympic champions and medalists at the Paris Games, the body

Ranking the fights: Wilder-Zhang, Bivol-Zinad, Dubois-Hrgovic, more

Nick ParkinsonMay 29, 2024, 06:41 AM ETCloseReports on boxing for ESPN.com and has been covering British boxing for over 25 years. Open Extended Reactions Since Saudi Arabia entered big-time boxing in 2019 (the rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua), the Kingdom has staged some great cards featuring multiple fights that

Fury-Usyk set for Dec. 21 rematch in Saudi Arabia

May 29, 2024, 06:15 AM ET Open Extended Reactions The heavyweight championship rematch between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will take place on Dec. 21 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, chairman of Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority Turki Alalshikh announced on Wednesday. Usyk became undisputed heavyweight champion when he beat Fury via a split

WBC says Crawford welterweight champ in recess

Andreas Hale, ESPNMay 27, 2024, 10:54 PM ET Open Extended Reactions The World Boxing Council announced Monday that Terence Crawford has been downgraded to "champion in recess" in the welterweight division just a few months ahead of his debut at super welterweight against WBA 154-pound champion Israil Madrimov on Aug. 3. "The WBC

Tyson ‘doing great’ after health scare on flight

Andreas Hale, ESPNMay 27, 2024, 12:35 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Mike Tyson is "doing great" following a reported health scare the former heavyweight champion had on a flight from Miami to Los Angeles on Sunday. According to a report by In Touch Weekly, Tyson -- who is scheduled to face Jake Paul

Catterall avenges Taylor loss, Arum slams judges

James ReganMay 25, 2024, 07:06 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LEEDS, England -- Jack Catterall got the revenge he has craved for so long, beating Josh Taylor by unanimous decision in their junior welterweight rematch in Leeds on Saturday night. After losing the first fight in controversial fashion in February 2022 in Scotland,

Can Jack Catterall challenge the top 140-pound fighters?

James ReganMay 25, 2024, 09:09 PM ET Open Extended Reactions LEEDS, England -- The rematch between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall was a thrilling battle, cheered on by an emphatic crowd Saturday night, but the outcome still leaves plenty of questions for both fighters to answer. Catterall, 30, of Lancashire, England, earned a

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