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Joshua-Fury title fight deal done, promoter says

11:46 AM ETAnthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn said a deal for the world heavyweight champion to meet Tyson Fury in an undisputed world heavyweight title bout this year is all but done, with a venue in the Middle East a front-runner to host it.Joshua beat Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev last month

Povetkin-Whyte II confirmed as Brit eyes revenge


3:16 PM ETNick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for, as well as several national newspapers •Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years •Appears on BoxNation's Boxing Matters show Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte will face each other in a heavyweight rematch on March 6, promoter Matchroom announced Friday. Despite the

Kovalev-Melikuziev off due to failed drug test

2:28 PM ETOne of boxing's top events in early 2021 is officially canceled.The Jan. 30 bout between former light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and Bek Melikuziev has been nixed after Kovalev failed a drug test because of banned substances, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Friday.2 RelatedKovalev was informed earlier this

Ryan Garcia aiming to retire at 26, then try MMA

3:31 PM ETRyan Garcia believes he'll be done with boxing early. He plans to retire at the age of 26. But the red-hot prospect is not saying he'll give up all combat sport at that time.The popular Garcia said on The Rich Eisen Show on Thursday that he will consider

Beterbiev healthy, title bout vs. Deines March 20

5:25 PM ETUnified light heavyweight world titlist Artur Beterbiev's title defense against Adam Deines has been rescheduled for March 20, most likely in Russia, according to the WBC.Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs), of Russia, who also owns the IBF title, was scheduled to face Meng Fanlong in March 2020, but the

Kovalev fails PED test; Jan. 30 bout in jeopardy

3:36 PM ETFormer light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev has tested positive for banned substances ahead of his next fight.The 37-year-old's test by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association showed external testosterone and metabolites, according to results obtained by ESPN on Thursday. The sample was taken on Dec. 30 and now places his

Herring-Frampton title fight now set for Feb. 27

2:11 PM ETWBO junior lightweight champion Jamel Herring will defend his title against former two-division champion Carl Frampton on Feb. 27 in London, promoter Frank Warren announced Tuesday.It's a long-awaited battle between Herring (22-2, 10 KOs) and Frampton (28-2, 16 KOs) that had been delayed by COVID-19 issues, but

Eubank Jr. targets world title with Team Sauerland

6:32 AM ET Nick Parkinson •Reports on boxing for, as well as several national newspapers •Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years •Appears on BoxNation's Boxing Matters show Middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr. has signed with European promoter Team Sauerland as he targets a world title shot in 2021. Eubank