Lance Pugmire was the Los Angeles Times’ boxing/MMA/Ducks beat writer. He has provided Associated Press Sports Editors’ prize-winning coverage on doping and the death of Northwestern football player Rashidi Wheeler and was also first on the scene in The Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage in 2003 of wildfires in the Inland Empire and San Diego. Raised in El Cajon and Glendale, Ariz., he graduated from Cal State Fullerton. Pugmire left The Times in June 2019.
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Andy Ruiz Jr., a replacement opponent from the gritty border farming town of Imperial, Calif., pulled off the biggest heavyweight upset of his generation Saturday night, ruining the U.S. debut of England’s three-belt heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua by seventh-round technical knockout.
Unbeaten heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and former champion Tyson Fury agreed to a rematch in 2020, Wilder and an industry official announced Friday.
By itself, Anthony Joshua’s U.S. debut heightens the revival of boxing’s heavyweight division.
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Deontay Wilder said he decided to turn his back on a possible one-on-one negotiation with Anthony Joshua for a heavyweight unification this year because he didn’t trust the bout would materialize.
On a week when a men’s heavyweight boxing champion took a step away from unifying all four belts, Belgium lightweight Delfine Persoon seeks that rare collection when she meets Ireland’s unbeaten Katie Taylor on Saturday night.