Boxing

WBA “regular” welterweight titleholder Lucas Matthysse defends his belt against boxing’s only eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao in a fight that will air live on ESPN+ in the United States at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday from the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Matthysse won the title by stopping Tewa Kiram in the eighth round
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Clayton Laurent Jr., a 2016 Olympic heavyweight from the U.S. Virgin Islands, has signed with promoter Lou DiBella. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Laurent, who turns 28 later this month, is the stepson of former junior middleweight and middleweight world champion Julian Jackson and the stepbrother of active professionals John and Julius Jackson. “I’m thrilled to add
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Amateur boxing star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez abandoned the Cuban national team during a training camp this week in Aguascalientes, Mexico, a possible step toward his defection in pursuit of a professional career. The Cuban Sports Institute reported the information on its website on Thursday, saying Ramirez, whose whereabouts were not known,
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Canadian promoter Yvon Michel’s purse bid has been ratified by the WBC as the winner for the right to promote the light heavyweight world championship fight between Adonis Stevenson and Oleksandr Gvozdyk. Michel, who promotes longtime champion Stevenson, bid $2.101 million for the promotional rights at the purse bid Monday in Manhattan to finish second
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