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Jose Ramirez, Viktor Postol bout postponed due to Wuhan coronavirus

[ad_1] Unified junior welterweight world titlist Jose Ramirez's mandatory defense against Viktor Postol, scheduled for Feb. 1 in the main event of the Top Rank Boxing on ESPN card at Mission Hills Haikou resort in Haikou, China, was postponed on Thursday night because of the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus in China."It's definitely off," Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN. "What happened was we needed to talk to the
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Bob Arum proposes two-fight deal between Terence Crawford and UFC star Conor McGregor

[ad_1] UFC superstar Conor McGregor has made it no secret that he has interest in trying his hand at boxing again, be it in a rematch of his 2017 knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather in the second-highest grossing pay-per-view in history or perhaps a showdown with another legend, Manny Pacquiao, both of whom have also shown interest in facing him.But Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has another idea for McGregor
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The five wins that define Danny Garcia’s career

[ad_1] 8:12 AM ETSteve KimESPN What does Danny Garcia's current career résumé tell us about how good he really is? His staunchest supporters, led by his boisterous father, Angel, will tell you that he is among the elite fighters in the sport. His detractors say that he's vastly overrated.The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.The 31-year-old Philadelphia native has had a very productive and lucrative run as a professional
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Who reigns supreme at junior middleweight? It’s anyone’s guess

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA -- The junior middleweight division is as fun, interesting and unpredictable as any in boxing.This time it was unheralded Dominican Jeison Rosario who turned the 154-pound weight class on its head with his wholly unexpected fifth-round knockout of Julian "J Rock" Williams in what had been a very competitive action fight. Rosario, 24, won the unified belts (IBF/WBA) on Saturday night at Temple University's Liacouras Center.Williams (27-2-1, 16
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Jaison Rosario upsets Julian Williams; Eleider Alvarez KOs Michael Seals. What’s next?

[ad_1] 12:24 AM ETDan RafaelCloseESPN Senior Writer2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for excellence in boxing journalism ESPN.com boxing writer since 2005 Five years at USA TodaySteve KimJeison Rosario, a 25-to-1 underdog, stopped Julian "J Rock" Williams in the fifth round in a major upset on Saturday night at the Liacouras Center in Williams' hometown of Philadelphia -- shocking Williams and taking his two junior middleweight world titles.In Verona, New
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Jeison Rosario stuns Julian Williams for unified junior middleweight title

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA -- Jeison Rosario's only defeat came against an opponent Julian "J Rock" Williams had beaten easily, but that meant nothing when they met each other.In a major upset, Rosario stopped Williams in the fifth round of Williams' homecoming fight to take Williams' unified junior middleweight world title in the Premier Boxing Champions on Fox main event on Saturday night at Temple University's Liacouras Center.Williams was making the first
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Who could step in as Josh Taylor’s new head trainer?

[ad_1] 7:49 AM ETSteve KimNick 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 showJosh Taylor recently signed a multifight deal with Top Rank, leaving his former promoter, Barry McGuigan's Cyclone Promotions. The move means Taylor will no longer work with his current trainer, Shane McGuigan, who is Barry's son.With "The Tartan Tornado" in the
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How Facebook (and a couple of KOs) breathed new life into Michael Seals’ career

[ad_1] 9:03 AM ETSteve KimESPN It was an early morning at the beginning of 2019, and Michael Seals had just completed his customary run. The hard-hitting light heavyweight hadn't fought since September 2018 and had no fights scheduled. Yet he was still dutifully hitting the pavement each day, hoping that a call would come with his next paid assignment inside the ring.Seals was starting to feel a bit despondent about
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Conor McGregor eyes rematch with Floyd Mayweather in boxing ring

[ad_1] As Conor McGregor nears his return to the Octagon, the thought of having another high-profile boxing match -- whether it's a rematch against Floyd Mayweather or a bout against Manny Pacquiao -- is something he believes will become reality."I'd like to rematch Floyd," McGregor said in a wide-ranging interview that aired Monday on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show. "I think we should rematch Floyd."I mean, he's flirting with it ...