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Oscar De La Hoya and his main charge Saul “Canelo” Alvarez have literally everything on the line when the cinnamon-haired star steps in with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. May 6 on HBO pay-per-view. The fight between not-middleweight Canelo and Chavez will be contested within the super middleweight division at a catchweight of 164.5 pounds. It's a huge event, even if the fight is about as cynical a money grab as we've seen in the sport since Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny…
01.18 / 00:41
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As surely any boxing fan knows, the great, the incomparable, the immortal Muhammad Ali would have celebrated his 75th birthday today, January 17, 2017. Sadly, as everyone does know, The Greatest left us in June of last year. What Ali left behind is far, far more than a legacy as the finest heavyweight boxer of all time. Ali meant so much to so many people; from a political standpoint, to a sporting standpoint, to a … Read ArticleArticle: Boxing247.com …
01.17 / 19:10
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Carl “The Jackal” Frampton has been named THE RING Magazine Fighter of the Year for 2016. The Northern Irishman separated himself from a tight field of candidates by taking the biggest risks yet emerging victorious in two important fights, decisions over U.K. rival Scott Quigg and American Leo Santa Cruz. “Obviously it’s a huge honor,” Frampton said when he learned he won the award. “… Toward the end of the year I picked up fighter … Read ArticleArticle: Boxing247.com …
01.17 / 19:09
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The quest by former Ghanaian professional boxer, Emmanuel Addotei Addo alias Money Mosquito to identify and develop talents in the sport begins this Friday, January 20 when his TMM Promotions stage an amateur boxing tournament in Accra with his US based partners in attendance. One of the partners, Devonne Canady, a former US amateur heavyweight champion and head of EIR Urban Youth and Boss Lady Promotions based in New Haven, Connecticut landed in Accra on … Read ArticleArticle: …
01.17 / 17:56
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The World Heavyweight unification blockbuster between Anthony Joshua MBE and Wladimir Klitschko has broken box office records with over 80,000 tickets sold for the April 29 super fight at Wembley Stadium Connected by EE, live on Sky Sports Box Office. The second batch of tickets for the blockbuster fight sold inside one hour when they released at lunchtime on Monday and the total tickets now sold has exceed the record set by Carl Froch’s World … Read ArticleArticle: Boxing247.com …
01.16 / 18:01
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Oscar De La Hoya tweeted Wednesday that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has a contract in front of him to sign to meet Canelo Alvarez in a bout pitting Mexico’s two most popular fighters atop a Cinco de Mayo weekend card. “Junior, we gave you the opportunity to fight @Canelo. Your manager has the con…
01.15 / 21:15
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In the absence of Conor McGregor, the UFC has delivered the next best possible lightweight match by revealing top-ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov and Orange County trained Tony Ferguson will fight March 4 at UFC 209 in Las Vegas. “It’s happening,” UFC President Dana White said Thursday. “We haven’t…
01.15 / 21:13
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It’s not a ghost, a hologram or a video game character. The actual BJ Penn is back, fighting in the main event of Sunday’s UFC Fight Night from Talking Stick Resort outside Phoenix. Penn, a 38-year-old from Hawaii whose UFC career dates to 2001 and who stands alongside Conor McGregor and retire…
01.15 / 21:11
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Mexico’s two most popular boxers, Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., will fight May 6 in a pay-per-view bout in Las Vegas, it was announced Friday. Junior-middleweight champion Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 knockouts) will meet current super-middleweight Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) at a c…
01.15 / 21:09
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Eternally mythical or not, the subject of a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight was jolted Friday when UFC President Dana White said he’s willing pay each man $25 million plus a cut of pay-per-view proceeds for a match that White indicated would be a boxing, not mixed martial arts, a…
01.15 / 21:05
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The 2017 boxing slate is off to a tremendous start! Badou Jack and James DeGale went life and death for 12 epic rounds Saturday night at the Barclays Center with the fight ending in a fair draw. You could have scored the bout (fairly) for either man in a contest that set the bar for Fight of the Year. On the same card, uber-prospect Gervonta Davis graduated to world champion status with a colossal knockout of Jose Pedraza. We ponder whether Davis will be 2017's breakout star. Also, Canelo…
01.15 / 18:09
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Amanda Serrano (31-1-1, 23 KOs) capitalized on the opportunity to fight in the first women’s world title fight on English-language national television in nearly a decade, with a dominating performance in victory. Serrano defended her WBO Junior Featherweight World Championship over former two-division world champion Yazmin Rivas (35-10-1, 10 KOs) via unanimous decision. The judges scored the bout 97-97, 98-92, 99-91. Serrano was the busier fighter from the opening bell, and landed nearly …
01.15 / 09:33
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James DeGale and Badou Jack fought their hearts out tonight in a unification fight at 168, but the two of them had to leave the ring after fighting to a 12 round draw at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Both guys hit the canvas in the round. WBC super middleweight champion Jack was down in the 1st round from a left to the head. IBF champion DeGale was blasted to the canvas in … Read ArticleArticle: Boxing247.com …
01.15 / 08:20
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