Boxing

8:01 AM ET 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 Lennox Lewis has branded Floyd Mayweather’s comeback against MMA fighter Conor McGregor “ridiculous”. McGregor will make his professional boxing debut against Mayweather at the
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This week’s official announcement of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight generated a flurry of betting action that caused Las Vegas sportsbooks to significantly trim the odds on the favorite and left them holding lopsided action on the underdog from the UFC. When the fight was announced Wednesday, Mayweather, an undefeated boxing champion, was listed as
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LOS ANGELES — John G. Avildsen, who directed “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid” — two dark-horse, underdog favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises — died Friday at 81. Anthony Avildsen said his father died Friday in Los Angeles from pancreatic cancer. “He was a pretty extraordinary man in my estimation. He was super
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LAS VEGAS — Let’s flash back for a moment to last Nov. 16 at the T-Mobile Arena. That is when then-unified three-belt light heavyweight world titleholder Sergey Kovalev and former super middleweight champion Andre Ward, two of boxing’s elite pound-for-pound fighters, put on a highly entertaining battle. TV lineup for the HBO PPV card on
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MEXICO CITY – Despite the lull in action evident in last month’s much-hyped bout between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Mexico continues to produce electrifying champions and prospects who engage in thrilling fights. Take, for instance, Moises Flores. The super bantamweight champ will face Cuban sensation Guillermo Rigondeaux in a unification bout
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