Boxing

Please be advised that all information from tonight’s Gilberto Ramirez vs. Alexis Angulo and Alex Saucedo vs. Lenny Zappavigna world championship event— results, quotes, scorecards, and photos — will be available on the Top Rank website at the following link: http://www.toprank.com/ all-events/ramirezokc/

Ramirez vs. Angulo, Saucedo vs. Zappavigna and Robson Conceicao vs. Gavino Guaman will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

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Unbeaten fringe contender Callum Johnson (17-0, 12 KOs) believes he hits every bit as hard as IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KOs) and he intends on proving it on October 6 when he challenges the two-time Russian Olympian at a still to be determined venue. The 32-year-old Johnson is getting the fight against Beterbiev because the higher rated contenders opted not to take the fight with him due to the danger that he brings.

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(JUNE 28, 2018) — Michael “Mick” Conlan will make his long-awaited homecoming on Saturday when he headlines a card from The SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Conlan (7-0, 5 KOs) will face former world title challenger Adeilson Dos Santos (19-4, 15 KOs) in a scheduled 10-rounder, which will be streamed live and exclusively in the United States on ESPN+, the recently launched multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company's Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN.

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Oklahoma City (June 28, 2018) – The fighters sat on a podium atop the floor where the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder play, discussing Saturday's ESPN-televised card (9 p.m. ET) at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The biggest card to hit The Sooner State in years will feature a local product, Oklahoma City native Alex "El Cholo" Saucedo (27-0, 17 KOs) against Lenny Zappavigna (37-3, 27 KOs) in 10-round junior welterweight bout. The ESPN main event will see WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (37-0, 25 KOs) defending his title against Alexis Angulo (23-0, 20 KOs).

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (June 27, 2018) — Heavyweight contender Bryant “B.Y.” Jennings was born and bred in Philadelphia, but on Saturday, August 18, he aims to bring some of that Philly firepower to the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Jennings (23-2, 13 KOs) will face off against Alexander “Sascha” Dimitrenko (41-3, 26 KOs) for the WBO International heavyweight title in the 12-round main event at the Ocean Resort Casino’s Ovation Hall. This will be the first boxing event at the Ocean Resort Casino, a state-of-the-art resort property set to open tomorrow, June 28.

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Deontay Wilder says Anthony Joshua never wanted to fight him, and that’s he’s a “coward” for not facing him in a unification fight. Wilder says Joshua wasted three months by taking up a fight against him, but then failing to take it. After the negotiations with Wilder fell apart this week, Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) will be defending against his WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin next in September.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (June 27, 2018) – The Azteca Boxing Gym in Oklahoma City hosted a media workout for the biggest fight card to hit the city in years.

In the main event, Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (37-0, 25 KOs) will defend the WBO super middleweight title against fellow unbeaten Alexis Angulo (23-0, 20 KOs). And, in the special co-feature, Oklahoma City native Alex "El Cholo" Saucedo (27-0, 17 KOs) will fight veteran Lenny Zappavigna (37-3, 27 KOs) in a 140-pound slugfest.

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FRESNO, Calif. (June 26, 2018) - The Mean Machine, Egidijus Kavaliauskas, is looking to cement his name as a welterweight to watch when he defends the NABF title against Juan Carlos Abreu, July 7 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno as the ESPN-televised co-feature to Jose Ramirez’s WBC super lightweight title defense against Danny O’Connor.

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