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Ringside Seat: A big fight for Yarde; a lot on the line for Kovalev

Anthony Yarde is fighting for his first world title, while Sergey Kovalev aims to retain his light heavyweight belt and get a step closer to a unification bout -- or to a megafight with Canelo Alvarez.

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Hard to measure Yarde -- Kovalev set to test Brit's unbeaten run

Anthony Yarde is confident that he will knockout light heavyweight world titlist Sergey Kovalev in Russia on Saturday.

Kovalev fights Yarde on Saturday -- is Canelo next?

A successful title defense against Anthony Yarde on Saturday could lead Sergey Kovalev to a fight with Canelo Alvarez and the hefty payday that comes with it.

Sergey Kovalev vs. Anthony Yarde: How to watch

Looking to watch the light heavyweight title fight between Sergey Kovalev and Anthony Yarde on ESPN+ on Saturday? Here's how to do it.


Ruiz-Joshua II

Andy Ruiz-Anthony Joshua: What we can expect in the rematch

Will the Andy Ruiz Jr.-Anthony Joshua rematch be any different than their first fight back in June? Dan Rafael and Steve Kim share their thoughts.

Source: Ruiz agrees to bout in Saudi Arabia

Andy Ruiz Jr. has agreed to go to Saudi Arabia to face Anthony Joshua in a rematch, a source with direct knowledge of the discussions told ESPN on Thursday.

Fury says Joshua will get KO'd again by Ruiz



Lomachenko vs. Campbell

Unified Lightweight World Championship bout

Saturday 8/31, 5 p.m. ET on ESPN+: Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Luke Campbell

Lomachenko vs. Campbell 5x2


GGG returns

Golovkin-Derevyanchenko title fight official

Gennady Golovkin preferred a third bout with Canelo Alvarez but now gets a shot at the vacant IBF middleweight world title against Sergiy Derevyanchenko.

Canelo raises the stakes of GGG vs. Derevyanchenko even higher

Golovkin-Derevyanchenko is a solid matchup. What does this fight mean for both fighters and more importantly, will the winner get Canelo?



Gvozdyk-Beterbiev a fight that boxing fans can't wait to see

The recently announced light heavyweight unification bout between Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Artur Beterbiev is exactly what fight fans have been waiting for.

Gvozdyk motivated to square off vs. Beterbiev


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Navarrete, Magdaleno shine but face different futures

Is Emanuel Navarrete the best 122-pounder? He'll be back in less than a month, so whom should he fight? Can Jessie Magdaleno get a title shot?

Ward: Navarrete continues to prove he's the real deal


Navarrete stops De Vaca in 3rd round, keeps belt

Junior featherweight world titlist Emanuel Navarrete blew away the overmatched Francisco De Vaca in the third round to retain his belt Saturday night.


Fury goes through list of contenders who turned down next fight


Fury: February date set for rematch with Wilder

Tyson Fury's highly anticipated rematch against Deontay Wilder will take place in February if both fighters get through their next bouts, according to Fury.

Fury confirms rematch with Wilder for February 2020



Fury on Wilder

Fury's father thought Wilder would put him in a wheelchair


Fury confident he'll KO Wilder in rematch


Heavyweight division

Planes, yachts and even the Playboy Mansion: The weird and wonderful venues boxing has dreamt up

Anthony Joshua's trip to Saudi Arabia is far from the weirdest venue in which boxing has taken place. There's the Rumble in the Jungle, but do you remember that time David Haye fought at the Playboy Mansion?

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Fury says Joshua will get KO'd again by Ruiz


Exception allows Ruiz to put 3 belts up vs. Joshua

Heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr. has received an exception to allow him to put all three of his belts on the line against former champ Anthony Joshua.

Emanuel Navarrete

Kriegel: Navarrete ready for the bright lights of LA


Who's the next undisputed junior featherweight champion?

Emanuel Navarrete, Danny Roman and Rey Vargas carry the four belts in boxing's 122-pound division. Do they have what it takes to become the undisputed champion?

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