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Herring wins title by unanimous decision


Herring shocks Ito to win junior lightweight title

Fighting on what would have been his daughter's 10th birthday, Jamel Herring defeated the favored Masayuki Ito by unanimous decision to capture the WBO junior lightweight title Saturday night.

Pedraza scores first stoppage win in five years

Former lightweight world titleholder Jose Pedraza, in his first fight since losing his belt to Vasiliy Lomachenko in December, dominated Antonio Lozada for a TKO victory Saturday night in Kissimmee, Florida.



Former junior middleweight titlist Austin "No Doubt'' Trout and Terrell Gausha fought to a split draw Saturday night at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. One judge had the fight 96-94 for Trout, another 99-91 for Gausha and the third judge had it 95-95. "We need to do that again," said Trout after the fight. "That wasn't right. Let's do it again. That was after a year layoff. Timing is going to be off. Now that I am a little more active, I need an immediate rematch. Immediate."

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The U.S. Marines and welterweight world titleholder Terence Crawford, right, show their support for contender and United States Marine Jamel Herring, left, before Herrings takes on world titleholder Masayuki Ito in the main event of a Top Rank on ESPN card in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank).

Andres Ferrari, ESPN Editor23h ago

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Why Marine Jamel Herring keeps fighting

Former U.S. Marine Jamel Herring has faced unimaginable traumas. Getting through them hasn't been easy, but his determination to do so has never been stronger.

Despite being champion, Masayuki Ito still a blank canvas

Masayuki Ito won a junior lightweight title as a professional despite never having fought as an amateur. But that's no surprise to trainer Rudy Hernandez, who said the sky is the limit for Ito.

Herring keeps fighting for the ones he's lost


P4P rankings

Pound-for-pound rankings: Naoya Inoue is coming for the top spot ... fast

Naoya Inoue accomplished a few things with his latest KO victory: He stopped a legit opponent, won a bantamweight world title and made a big jump in the pound-for-pound rankings. Who completes the top 10?

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Steve Kim: Why Inoue is my No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world

Steve Kim placed bantamweight world titleholder Naoya Inoue atop his pound-for-pound list, and while many may argue, he makes a case for his pick.


Pacquiao: Thurman has no advantages over me


Thurman promises to retire Pacquiao on July 20

Welterweight world titlist Keith Thurman boldly predicted he's going to retire former 8-division world titlist Manny Pacquiao when the two meet on July 20.

Heavyweight division

Wilder does his part to build anticipation for heavy collision with Joshua

Deontay Wilder's first-round obliteration of Dominic Breazeale on Saturday added to the hunger for an undisputed heavyweight title showdown with Anthony Joshua, who gets his turn in the spotlight on June 1.

Fury confirms 'very high chances' of Wilder rematch


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Deontay Wilder

Wilder settles Breazeale feud with one-punch KO

World heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder scored a violent, one-punch knockout of Dominic Breazeale in the first round of Saturday night's fight.

Wilder-Breazeale undercard

Russell Jr. stops Martinez, calls out Santa Cruz

Gary Russell Jr. stopped Kiko Martinez in Round 5 to defend his WBC featherweight title, and he now hopes for a unification fight against fellow titleholder Leo Santa Cruz next.

World Boxing Super Series

Regis Prograis: WBSS final against Josh Taylor 'a superfight'

WBA junior welterweight champion Regis Prograis will face Josh Taylor in the World Boxing Super Series final, and Prograis expects the match to be "a hell of a fight."

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Inoue dominant in WBSS semi win vs. Rodriguez

Naoya Inoue floored Emmanuel Rodriguez three times on his way to winning the WBSS bantamweight semifinal Saturday in Scotland. He'll take on Nonito Donaire next.

Taylor controls Baranchyk, wins first world title

After controlling Baranchyk, Taylor has put himself in position for a world title unification fight with Regis Prograis.



Heavyweight division

Deontay Wilder is the second-ranked heavyweight, according to ESPN. Anthony Joshua is first, while Tyson Fury is third. Both Joshua and Fury fight in June.

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The best heavyweights are fighting ... just not each other, for now

There are three undefeated big men at the top of the heavyweight division: Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. They could make for years of big events -- if they would fight each other.

Deontay Wilder scouts... himself

We asked an anonymous trainer to break down heavyweight Deontay Wilder. Then we let the champ respond. Big surprise: He had a few counterpunches to throw.

Deontay Wilder

Wilder: 'You can kill a man and get paid' in boxing


Wilder: I risk my life in the ring; I can say what I please







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Billy Joe Saunders gets help from Tyson Fury ahead of title bout

Billy Joe Saunders believes that training with Tyson Fury has given him belief to salvage his boxing career.

Bunce: Golovkin and Alvarez are 'dream' fights for Saunders

Billy Joe Saunders will step up to super-middleweight to fight Shefat Isufi for the WBO title, but should he be targeting GGG or Alvarez? Watch Saunders vs Isufi on ESPN+.


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Berchelt stops Vargas in 6th round to retain title

Miguel Berchelt retained his WBC junior lightweight title Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, defeating Francisco Vargas in an entertaining yet one-sided fight that was waved off after six rounds.

Berchelt eager to fight bigger names after defeating Vargas


Navarrete defeats Dogboe in rematch, defends WBO junior featherweight world title

Emanuel Navarrete defended his WBO junior featherweight world title with a TKO victory over Isaac Dogboe in Round 12 of their rematch Saturday in Tucson, Arizona.

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