Boxing

Jan 14, 2018 Nick Parkinson Close •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 show With the announcement of Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker, heavyweight boxing is tidying itself up and setting up the possibility of an undisputed champion. Cleaning up
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Heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder is giving Luis “King Kong” Ortiz another chance. Wilder will defend his title against Ortiz on March 3 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, organizers announced Friday. Deontay Wilder will give Luis Ortiz another chance after their first bout was canceled due to Ortiz’ failed drug test. Adam Hunger/USA TODAY
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The last of the four semifinal bouts in the two World Boxing Super Series tournaments has been scheduled. The super middleweight tournament semifinal between England’s Callum Smith and Germany’s Juergen Braehmer will take place Feb. 24 at the Arena Nürnberger Versicherung in Nuremburg, Germany, organizers announced Friday. “Smith vs. Braehmer — England vs. Germany —
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When it comes to the lightweight division, most of the conversation usually centers around world titleholders Mikey Garcia and Jorge Linares, their exploits and whether they will fight each other. They both say this summer is a good possibility if they get past their upcoming assignments. If the conversation is not about that wish-list fight,
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A municipal court judge has sentenced WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to 60 hours of community service for misdemeanor marijuana possession. Judge Ricky McKinney found Wilder, 32, guilty Thursday and ordered him to perform the community service at a local YMCA. Wilder received a 30-day suspended sentence and two years of probation.
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