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Junior welterweight Ryan Martin suspended 4 years for positive tests

Junior welterweight Ryan Martin has been suspended for four years by UK Anti-Doping because he tested positive for two banned substances following his fight with Josh Taylor on Nov. 3, 2018.Taylor knocked out Martin in the seventh round of...

Nevada commission extends Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s suspension

LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada State Athletic Commission extended the suspension of former middleweight world titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at its monthly meeting Wednesday, potentially putting the state at odds with the Arizona commission if it allows Chavez...

Floyd Mayweather to stay retired — Health is my wealth

Floyd Mayweather says he's definitively done with his in-ring boxing career, citing health concerns and recent deaths in the sport.The undefeated boxing legend has returned from retirement in the past, most recently for a 2017 blockbuster fight against UFC...

Floyd Mayweather says he’s retired, teases 2020 event with Dana White

Floyd Mayweather says he's definitively done with his in-ring boxing career, citing health concerns and recent deaths in the sport.The undefeated boxing legend has returned from retirement in the past, most recently for a 2017 blockbuster fight against UFC...

What’s the Golden Contract super lightweight tournament, and who’s in it?

8:37 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 showGolden Contract, a new eight-man elimination tournament, has its second instalment at...

Two fight cards on ESPN+ this weekend — How to watch

Fight cards from London and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will air live on ESPN+ on Friday.First, at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, unbeaten British junior welterweight contender Jack Catterall faces Timo Schwarzkopf in a 10-round battle (ESPN+ 10:30 a.m. ET).England's...

Jose Ramirez-Viktor Postol fight set for Feb. 1 in China

Unified junior welterweight world titlist Jose Ramirez and former titlist Viktor Postol, whose representatives came to agreement three weeks ago, now have an official date and location for the mandatory bout.Top Rank, Ramirez's promoter, announced on Thursday that the...

Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz 2 predictions — Who will win?

At this point, it's the only question worth asking: Who will win Saturday's heavyweight world title bout between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas?Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs), who holds the WBC...

Why junior lightweight is the division to watch in 2020

9:11 AM ETSteve KimESPN Boxing's 130-pound division will be one of the most vibrant and compelling the sport has to offer in 2020. It has a solid quartet of belt holders, and an influx of talent from 126 pounds...

All Rio boxing officials barred from Tokyo 2020 Olympics, says IOC

Boxing referees and judges involved in the Rio Olympics, who were all suspended following the Games, will not be allowed to officiate at Tokyo 2020, an International Olympic Committee (IOC) task force said on Wednesday.All 36 referees and judges...

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