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‘He’s a true heavyweight now’: Oleksandr Usyk ready for Anthony Joshua

7:54 AM ETNick ParkinsonClose•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 showOleksandr Usyk's journey to his heavyweight title fight against unified champion Anthony Joshua in London on Sept. 25 has not been without success

Fulton-Figueroa unification bout set for Nov. 27

2:16 PM ETMike CoppingerESPN Stephen Fulton and Brandon Figueroa will put their respective 122-pound titles on the line when they meet Nov. 27 at Park MGM in Las Vegas, Premier Boxing Champions announced Thursday.The Showtime main event was set for Sept. 18 but was postponed after Figueroa tested positive for

AIBA to pay medalists at amateur boxing worlds

8:35 AM ETAssociated Press LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The boundary between amateur and professional boxing blurred further Thursday with the International Boxing Association offering prize money of up to $100,000 for the first time at the historically amateur men's world championships.AIBA said a total prize fund of $2.6 million was in

Sources: Whyte, Wallin agree to Oct. 30 clash

4:22 PM ETMike CoppingerESPN Dillian Whyte, who has made a career out of taking on tough opposition, has another formidable opponent lined up."The Body Snatcher" and Otto Wallin have agreed to terms for an Oct. 30 bout at the O2 Arena in London, sources tell ESPN.Whyte, ESPN's No. 6 heavyweight,

Sources: Crawford, Porter agree on Nov. 20 bout

10:58 AM ETMike CoppingerESPN Terence Crawford finally has the big fight he's been looking for.Crawford, ESPN's No. 2 pound-for-pound boxer, and Shawn Porter have struck a deal for a welterweight title fight on Nov. 20 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay on ESPN+ pay-per-view, multiple sources tell ESPN, avoiding a purse

Paul moves on from Woodley rematch: No tattoo

7:08 PM ETJake Paul is moving on from the idea of a rematch with Tyron Woodley because Woodley failed to live up to a tattoo bet the pair made after the first fight, Paul told ESPN on Monday.Paul and Woodley seemed to make a gentlemen's agreement in the ring after

Conceicao files complaint over loss to Valdez

9:40 PM ETMike CoppingerESPN Robson Conceicao has filed a complaint with the WBC following his unanimous-decision defeat to Oscar Valdez on Friday in Tucson, Arizona, his manager, Sergio Batarelli, told ESPN.Among the grievances: the officiating, the judging and the fact Valdez was allowed to retain his title despite testing positive

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