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Real or not: Boxing champ Claressa Shields will be a success in MMA

Will the best female boxer on the planet succeed in the PFL? And will Kayla Harrison fight Amanda Nunes? Our panel weighs in.

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Shields plans to box and make PFL debut in 2021

Claressa Shields, who has signed with PFL to make her MMA debut, says she plans to accept her mandatory boxing challenges as well as fight in the cage.

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Gold medalist boxer Shields signs MMA deal

Claressa Shields, arguably the No. 1 pound-for-pound female boxer in the world, has signed an exclusive, multiyear deal with MMA promotion PFL.

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Kellerman: Tyson-Jones was the best version of what it could have been

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Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. exceeded all expectations, but is it repeatable?

With Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. fighting to a "draw" in their exhibition Saturday night, here's a look into what went right, what went wrong and what could be next.

Tyson and Jones duke it out in exhibition

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Sports and entertainment stars react to Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. fight

Many stars in sports and entertainment took to Twitter to praise the boxing legends.

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Tyson, Jones receive honorary WBC championship belts

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UNDERCARD RESULTS

Jake Paul demolishes Nate Robinson on Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. undercard

YouTube sensation Jake Paul KO'd former NBA player Nate Robinson on the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. undercard, while some young fighters took advantage of the spotlight.

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Jake Paul sends Nate Robinson to ground in KO victory

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Will Terence Crawford get Spence or Pacquiao next? Can Nevada fix its instant-replay problem?

Can Terence Crawford get the big fights he deserves? Instant replay in Las Vegas caused more harm than help.

Crawford batters Brook via fourth-round TKO

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Boxers, athletes and celebrities react to Terence Crawford's TKO of Kell Brook

Terence Crawford beat Kell Brook by TKO on Saturday, and Twitter weighed in.

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Franco vs. Moloney rematch ends in controversial fashion

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Real or not: Gervonta Davis is elite; Deontay Wilder's calendar will be wide open in 2021

Is Davis among boxing's top pound-for-pound fighters? Will Wilder face Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua anytime soon? ESPN's boxing experts discuss those topics and more.

What lies ahead for Gervonta Davis and Naoya Inoue after highlight-reel KOs?

Gervonta Davis and Naoya Inoue have a range of potential paths forward from here.

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Teofimo Lopez has surgery for right foot after Lomachenko win

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