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Wednesday, Jun 19

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Jake Paul to box ex-UFC fighter Mike Perry before facing Mike Tyson

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Paul’s boxing match with Tyson has been delayed from July until November, after the 57-year-old endured a health scare

Sunday, Jun 16

13

Chris Billam-Smith, Richard Riakporhe and the truth about winning ugly

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Billam-Smith was the more visibly damaged of the two fighters on Saturday, but he fought in such a way as to earn a near-shutout at Selhurst Park

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Gervonta Davis returns to the ring with eighth-round knockout of Frank Martin after year away

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David Benavidez won by unanimous decision over Oleksandr Gvozdyk on the same night in Las Vegas

Chris Billam-Smith says experience was the key in avenging Richard Riakporhe loss

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The Bournemouth fighter impressed from the first bell to secure a 116-111, 115-112, 115-112 ruling

Chris Billam-Smith retains world title with victory in Richard Riakporhe rematch

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‘The Gentleman’ avenged his 2019 split-decision defeat by Riakporhe, winning on all three scorecards at Selhurst Park

Saturday, Jun 15

12

Chris Billam-Smith vs Richard Riakporhe 2: Start time and how to watch fight tonight

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Billam-Smith aims to avenge the sole loss of his pro career – and this time, his world title is on the line

Friday, Jun 14

20

Floyd Mayweather and longtime promoter Leonard Ellerbe end working relationship

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Ellerbe, who played a key role in Mayweather’s rise in the early 2000s, will be replaced by Richard Schaefer

Thursday, Jun 13

18

Tyson Fury reveals his motivation for return to training ahead of Oleksandr Usyk rematch

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Fury lost a split decision to Usyk in their undisputed heavyweight title fight in May

Wednesday, Jun 12

14

Saudi Arabia plotting new boxing league to shake up sport

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Saudi Arabia is considering establishing a boxing league with more regular bouts

Tuesday, Jun 11

12

When a boxing ring becomes a time machine: Abass Baraou vs Macaulay McGowan is an old-fashioned fight

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European titles still matter, and Baraou and McGowan will battle for the gold at super-welterweight

Monday, Jun 10

13

Savannah Marshall wins MMA debut and calls for unique Claressa Shields rematch

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The undisputed boxing champion won her mixed martial arts debut via first-round TKO

12

Ryan Garcia cites mother’s health struggles amid reports of arrest

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The 25-year-old’s shock win over Devin Haney was marred by two failed drug tests, and Garcia has now reportedly been arrested

Friday, Jun 7

20

Rosie Eccles taking inspiration from hero Andy Murray in pursuit of Olympic boxing gold

Eccles has bounced back from a horrific battle with Covid and will now try to claim gold for Team GB at Paris 2024 – with a little help from the tennis great

17

New Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul date announced after heavyweight legend’s health scare

Tyson will be 58 when he fights YouTube star Paul, 27, in an officially sanctioned boxing match in November

Thursday, Jun 6

11

Oleksandr Usyk reveals dramatic career move after Tyson Fury rematch

Usyk recently became undisputed heavyweight champion, after achieving the same feat at cruiserweight

Tuesday, Jun 4

17

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson gushes over Oleksandr Usyk as heavyweight champion joins MMA film

Johnson is set to play Mark Kerr in the upcoming biopic The Smashing Machine, which will tell the story of the American MMA legend

Monday, Jun 3

14

Anthony Joshua reacts to Deontay Wilder’s KO loss as super-fight seemingly vanishes for good

Wilder was stopped by Zhilei Zhang in the fifth round of their heavyweight clash in Riyadh on Saturday

09

Deontay Wilder reaches a sad end on unique night that showed boxing’s future

Wilder’s extraordinary career was surely ended by a brutal Zhilei Zhang knockout in Riyadh but the new ‘5v5’ concept on display has legs

Sunday, Jun 2

17

New Bivol vs Beterbiev date confirmed after WBA champion stops Malik Zinad

The original fight was postponed when Beterbiev suffered an injury in training but the pair will finally meet for the undisputed light-heavyweight title later this year

09

Wilder vs Zhang LIVE: Fight updates and undercard results as Queensberry thrash Matchroom

Re-live updates after Queensberry’s Zhilei Zhang knocked out Deontay Wilder, capping off a thrashing of Matchroom in Riyadh

03

Zhilei Zhang knocks out Deontay Wilder as Queensberry thrash Matchroom in 5 vs 5 event

Including extra points for knockouts and captains, Queensberry beat Matchroom by 10 points to zero

Saturday, Jun 1

11

Matchroom vs Queensberry: 5 vs 5 format, rules and prize money explained

Deontay Wilder vs Zhilei Zhang headlines a 5 vs 5 event between Matchroom and Queensberry

Wilder vs Zhang card in full ahead of Matchroom vs Queensberry event tonight

Deontay Wilder vs Zhilei Zhang headlines a 5 vs 5 event between Matchroom and Queensberry

Wilder vs Zhang: Start time and how to watch Matchroom vs Queensberry event tonight

Deontay Wilder vs Zhilei Zhang headlines a 5 vs 5 event between Matchroom and Queensberry

01

Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson fight postponed due to heavyweight legend’s health scare

The controversial bout between the Youtuber, 27, and boxing icon, 57, was set for 20 July

Friday, May 31

17

Matchroom vs Queensberry: 5 vs 5 format, rules and prize money explained

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Deontay Wilder vs Zhilei Zhang headlines a 5 vs 5 event between Matchroom and Queensberry

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Wilder vs Zhang card in full ahead of Matchroom vs Queensberry event

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Deontay Wilder vs Zhilei Zhang headlines a 5 vs 5 event between Matchroom and Queensberry

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Tony Bellew explains how Oleksandr Usyk’s pressure breaks fighters after win over Tyson Fury

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Before Usyk became undisputed heavyweight champion with his victory over Fury, the Ukrainian stopped Bellew in an undisputed cruiserweight clash

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Major call made on Oleksandr Usyk’s undisputed status ahead of Tyson Fury rematch

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Filip Hrgovic and Daniel Dubois will vie for the interim IBF heavyweight title on Saturday, allowing Usyk to keep the official belt and undisputed status – for now

Thursday, May 30

Daniel Dubois: ‘Many things make up a heavy hitter – starting with who your parents are’

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Exclusive interview: The Briton on fighting Oleksandr Usyk ‘twice’ in one night, needing to take Filip Hrgovic ‘apart’, and a potential clash with Anthony Joshua