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Hardy, Vincent bring women's boxing back to national stage

On Aug. 21, undefeated rivals Shelly Vincent and Heather Hardy entered the ring for a 10-round title bout in Coney Island. But beyond a belt, both fighters wanted to show that women's boxing could be prime-time entertainment.

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21hDan Rafael

Boxing fight schedule

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

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Plant beats De Angel by decision (0:46)
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2dNick Parkinson

Who is the UK's best P4P boxer?

Great Britain has 14 world champion boxers and experts say there has never been a better time for the sport in the country - but who is ESPN's best UK P4P fighter?

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Hardy, Vincent bring women's boxing back to national stage

On August 21, undefeated rivals Shelly Vincent and Heather Hardy entered the ring for a 10-round title bout in Coney Island. But beyond a belt, both fighters wanted to show that women's boxing could be prime-time entertainment.

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4dDan Rafael

Bantamweight Stevenson leaves pro options open

American Shakur Stevenson, who won the bantamweight silver medal, set the record straight after his loss Saturday, saying he is leaving his pro options open.

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3dDan Rafael

Spence scores sixth-round knockout of Bundu

Welterweight contender Errol Spence Jr. scored an impressive sixth-round knockout against Leonard Bundu in the main event of the Premier Boxing Champions card on Sunday night.

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5dDan Rafael

Cuba's Ramirez takes gold medal over Stevenson

American bantamweight Shakur Stevenson lost a three-round split decision to Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba in the gold-medal bantamweight final on Saturday afternoon.

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7dDan Rafael

Rosado, Monroe Jr. to fight on Canelo-Smith card

With its original plans falling through, Golden Boy announced Thursday that Gabriel Rosado and Willie Monroe Jr. will fight on the co-feature of the Canelo Alvarez-Liam Smith PPV card Sept. 17.

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6dDan Rafael

Heavyweight 'Big Baby' Miller in a hurry

Unbeaten Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller says he's ready for the biggest names in the division -- and has a message for each one of them -- entering Friday's return against veteran Fred Kassi.

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6dDan Rafael

Chat with Dan Rafael

Senior writer Dan Rafael answers your questions about the sweet science, including a preview this weekend's fights and much more.

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The fights before the fight (1:05)
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7dSteve Bunce

The return of toxic boxing in Rio

The outrageous decisions against Vassiliy Levit and Michael Conlan in Rio are the worst in Olympic boxing history since Roy Jones Jr. was denied in Seoul '88, Steve Bunce writes.

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7dDan Rafael

Povetkin avoids ban after positive drug test

The WBC has decided not to ban Russian heavyweight title contender Alexander Povetkin after he tested positive for the banned substance meldonium.

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9dDan Rafael

Fights to watch in 2016: Past, present and future

A bit more than halfway through the year, boxing hasn't been too kind to fight fans. What's on tap for the rest of 2016? Dan Rafael lists some fights to keep an eye on.

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Irish boxer departs Rio with foul-mouthed tirade

Irish boxer Michael Conlan departed the Rio Olympics with a foul-mouthed tirade after finding himself on the wrong end of a controversial unanimous decision.

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