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Heavyweight contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz was not in a talkative mood on Tuesday, but manager Jay Jimenez was in an argumentative one. They were part of a media conference call, along with heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder and promoter Lou DiBella, to discuss the Wilder-Ortiz title fight, which is scheduled for March 3 (Showtime,
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Ireland’s Andy Lee, who won a middleweight world title after a stellar amateur career, announced his retirement from boxing on Tuesday. Lee, 33, appearing on the Irish radio broadcaster Newstalk’s “Off The Ball” sports show, said he was done boxing and decided to end his career because “now is the right time.” In December 2014,
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Late last year, Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing promotional company and the WBC announced that they would team up to stage an eight-man single-elimination tournament in the welterweight division. On Monday, they announced the participants in the Jose Sulaiman World Invitational, named after the late longtime WBC president, and that the first bouts of the
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Devon Alexander, left, and Victor Ortiz fought to a majority draw on Saturday. Juan Yepez/Premier Boxing Champions Though it was not an official elimination fight for a shot at a world title, former welterweight world titleholders Devon Alexander and Victor Ortiz both badly needed a victory against a well-known opponent to have a chance to land
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7:27 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •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 show MANCHESTER, England — George Groves thoroughly disproved the theory by Chris Eubank Jr. that the WBA super middleweight champion was past his prime by
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