Undisputed women’s lightweight world champion Katie Taylor (14-0, 6 KOs), 33, of Ireland, will move up one division to challenge Christina Linardatou (12-1, 6 KOs), 31, of Greece, for her junior welterweight world title on Nov. 2 (DAZN) at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, a source with knowledge with the deal told ESPN on Monday. The fight is due to be announced at a news conference in Manchester on Tuesday.
Unified women’s junior welterweight world titlist Jessica McCaskill will defend her belts in a rematch with Erica Farias on Oct. 12 (DAZN) the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced. The fight will be on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk’s heavyweight debut against Tyrone Spong. McCaskill (7-2 3 KOs), 35, of Chicago, outpointed Farias (26-3 10 KOs), 35, of Argentina, last October to win a belt before McCaskill then unified two titles with a decision against Anahi Esther Sanchez in a slugfest on May 25.
Due to the severe cuts to lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury's right eye suffered in his decision win over Otto Wallin on Saturday night in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has issued Fury its standard medical suspension. He is suspended until Nov. 14 and not allowed any contact until at least Oct. 30. Fury needed 47 stitches to close the gashes and is supposed to next fight Feb. 22 in a rematch with titlist Deontay Wilder, as long as Wilder wins his rematch with Luis "King Ortiz" in November.
The fall season of “Boxeo Telemundo” kicks on Oct. 4 (Telemundo, 11:30 p.m. ET) with a 10-round junior welterweight fight between Puerto Rico’s Yomar Alamo (17-0, 12 KOs) and Mexico’s Antonio Moran (24-4, 17 KO's) at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida, All Star Boxing promoter Tutico Zabala announced on Monday. Moran will be looking to rebound from a devastating knockout loss to rising lightweight star Devin Haney in May. Moran is 4-0 as a Telemundo headliner.
Golden Boy announced Monday it has signed junior lightweight contender Lamont Roach Jr. (19-0, 7 KOs), 24, of Washington, D.C., to a contract extension as he prepares for a world title shot, a mandatory fight against titlist Jamel Herring on Nov. 9 (ESPN+) in Fresno, California. “We have had faith in Lamont, and he has had faith in us. This mutual trust and commitment have paid off as he’ll now be fighting for a world title, and I’m confident that we will have a new world champion in our family,” Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya said in announcing the deal. Roach was happy with his new deal, adding, “My re-signing with Golden Boy is a message within itself. Obviously, I love the way my career has been moved. They have always believed in me. I’m about to bring them a world championship. I’m a superstar in the making, and I would not be here without them.”
Here was the entrance of Tyson Fury tonight before his bout with Otto Wallin....
Fury calls out Wilder: 'I want you next, bum!'
Tyson Fury congratulates Otto Wallin on a competitive fight following his victory, then calls out Deontay Wilder for his next match. For more Top Rank Boxing action, sign up for ESPN+ http://plus.espn.com/.
Fury sustains massive cut above eye vs. Wallin
Tyson Fury gets caught with a left hand across his brow as he is backed into a corner by Otto Wallin. For more Top Rank Boxing action, sign up for ESPN+ http://plus.espn.com/.
Foster, Reid battle to a draw
Lucien Reid lands some good strikes to open Round 8 while Brad Foster finishes Round 9 strong en route to a draw. For more Top Rank Boxing, sign up here for ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/.
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