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Misael Rodriguez signs with promoter Schaefer

Misael Rodriguez, Mexico's first boxing medalist since 2000, has signed a promotional agreement with Ringstar Sports' Richard Schaefer, formerly of Golden Boy Promotions.

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Verdejo to return to ring Feb. 3 in Puerto Rico

Lightweight boxer Felix Verdejo will return to the ring on Feb. 3 against an opponent to be determined, his first fight since being injured in a motorbike accident on Aug. 7.

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Olympians Stevenson, Vargas are going pro

Shakur Stevenson, who won silver at the Rio Games, and fellow Olympic boxer Antonio Vargas are going pro after signing management deals on Tuesday.

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Chavez Jr.: 'I want to get back to the top'

Former middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is returning to the ring after a 17-month absence. And he's determined to get back to the top.

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Sonny Liston Excerpt No. 2

Shaun Assael talks about Sonny's uneasy relationship with the civil rights movement

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Wilder: Joshua defeat could burst British bubble

WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder believes British boxing is currently "hitting home runs", but he has warned Anthony Joshua that one defeat could start a decline.

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Saunders 'embarrassed' by win over Akavov

Billy Joe Saunders was "embarrassed" by the first defence of his WBO world middleweight title against Artur Akavov on Saturday.

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Welterweight boxer Ed Brown dies after shooting

Chicago police said the 25-year-old, fast-rising welterweight boxer was sitting in a parked car with his 19-year-old cousin when another car pulled up and started shooting.

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U.S. Olympic boxer Conwell joining pro ranks

Charles Conwell, who represented the United States in the ring at the Rio Olympics, is going professional and has signed a deal with Split T Management.


Ex-boxing promoter convicted of embezzlement

Dan Doyle, a former boxing promoter and founder of a Rhode Island-based sport institute, has been found guilty of a total of 18 counts, including embezzlement, forgery and filing false documents.

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Women's boxing returning to Showtime in January

Showtime says it will air Amanda Serrano's Jan. 14 bout at Barclays Center as part of a card headlined by the Badou Jack-James DeGale super middleweight world title unification fight.

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Boxing fight schedule

Want to know what fights are on the horizon? Check out the boxing schedule for 2016/2017.

Carl Frampton wouldn't mind seeing McGregor in the boxing ring (1:26)
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Photographer puts up Ali-Liston shot for sale

Sports photographer Neil Leifer, who shot the pictures for more than 200 Sports Illustrated covers, is auctioning prints of his best photographs, including a famous one from Ali-Liston II.

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Vargas to fight Berchelt in title bout on Jan. 28

Francisco Vargas will make his second defense of his junior lightweight world title when he takes on Mexican countryman Miguel Berchelt on Jan. 28.

Garcia attempting to claim his third world title (1:29)
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Jones Jr. to fight journeyman Gunn on Feb. 17

Former pound-for-pound king Roy Jones Jr., who will turn 48 in January, is set to take on journeyman Bobby Gunn in a 12-round cruiserweight bout on Feb. 17.

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Dan Rafael ESPN Senior Writer 

A deal was not reached by 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday so the WBA has formally ordered a purse bid for Golovkin-Jacobs. It will be Dec. 19 at the WBA offices in Panama. The sides could still make a deal until the time of the bid.

Dan Rafael ESPN Senior Writer 

Andre Ward's disputed decision victory against Sergey Kovalev to win three light heavyweight title belts on Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas generated a live gate of $3,341,980, according to figures released this week by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Main Events and Roc Nation Sports, which co-promoted the fight, set up the 18,000-seat arena for 14,227 seats for the fight and sold 10,066 tickets. There were 1,636 complimentary tickets given away and 2,525 unsold tickets.