Boxing

KSI out-hustled Logan Paul in defeating him by a six round split decision in their celebrity match involving two huge Youtube stars on Saturday night on DAZN at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Both cruiserweight were making their debut tonight. KSI (1-0) wanted it more, and was willing to let his hands go. The scores were 56-55 for Paul, and 57-54, 56-55 KSI.

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Conrad “Mr. Dynamite” Cummings and the unbeaten Danny Dignum will square off in a can’t-miss 10-round tilt for the vacant WBO European middleweight title Saturday from London’s York Hall on the latest edition of #MTKFightNight.

Cummings-Dignum and a stacked undercard will stream live on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service, starting at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT.

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Following his victory over Nonito Donaire on Thursday night, IBF/ABA bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue signed a multi-year contract with Top Rank Boxing to have his fights shown in the U.S.

With Inoue signing with Top Rank, his fights will likely be shown on the ESPN+ app in the U.S. There’s a lot of American fans that don’t have that app, as they don’t want to pay the $4.99 per month on top of what they’re already paying for DAZN to watch boxing.

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VERONA, N.Y. (Nov. 4, 2019) — Two of the light heavyweight’s division’s most explosive fighters are set for a fistic shootout Saturday, Jan. 18, as former world champion Eleider “Storm” Alvarez will face Michael “Cannon Handz” Seals at Turning Stone Resort Casino.

The 10-round showdown will be contested for the vacant WBC Continental Americas title, and the winner is expected to challenge for a world title in 2020.

Alvarez-Seals and a co-feature will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+, the leading multi-sport streaming service, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Undercard bouts will stream live on ESPN+ starting at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Groupe Yvon Michel, tickets priced at $89, $75, $69, $62, $59 and $40 go on sale Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. ET and can be purchased at the Turning Stone Resort Box Office, charge by phone by calling 800.771.7711 or online at Ticketmaster.

“This is a fantastic fight, a true 50-50 matchup featuring two of the division’s best punchers,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “The light heavyweight division is on fire right now, and the winner will be in a tremendous position.”

“I am very happy to get back in the ring after this long layoff,” Alvarez said. “I am looking at Jan. 18 to reboot my career against a strong puncher, Michael Seals, and begin my campaign to once again be on top of the boxing world. I have a lot of respect for my opponent, but in 2020, nothing will stop me from becoming a world champion again.”

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Former 175-lb champion Badou Jack says last Saturday’s fight between WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and Saul Canelo Alvarez was “boring” and he thinks it almost looked like a “fixed” fight. Jack is obviously talking about how Kovalev (34-4-1, 29 KOs) didn’t attack Canelo Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs) with aggression, and he wasn’t throwing punches with power in the fight. Kovalev looked like he was fighting at half speed the entire fight.

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