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title Mikey Garcia vs. Elio Rojas on July 30

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By Dan Ambrose: 28-year-old former two division world champion Mikey Garcia (34-0, 28 KOs) will be restarting his career on July 30th against 34-year-old light welterweight Elio Rojas (24-2, 14 KOs) in a scheduled 10 round fight on Showtime Boxing on the undercard of the Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton featherweight fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Garcia hasn’t fought since his 12 round decision win over Juan Carlos Burgos in January 2014. Garcia hasn’t fought since then because he was embroiled in promotional issues with his past promoters at Top Rank. All that is now behind him, and he’s hoping to regain his place in the sport as one of the best fighters. Garcia says his fight against Rojas will be at light welterweight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Eubank Jr: I can and I will beat Golovkin

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By Scott Gilfoid: #2 WBA, #2 WBC Chris Eubank Jr. (23-1, 18 KOs) says he’ll be signing for a fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) this Monday. They only have 48 hours to get the deal done, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn.

It looks like Golovkin and his promoter Tom Loeffler are going to move on if the fight isn’t signed by the deadline. They’ve got to get back into the ring quickly because they wasted a great deal of time waiting for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and his promoters at Golden Boy for a fight. They found out recently that Canelo won’t fight him for a year and a half until the fall of 2017.

Eubank Jr. says he’ll definitely beat Golovkin and take everything he has. We’ll see. Many people believe that the fight won’t get made at all, period. Read the rest of this entry »



title Thurman wants to gauge Errol Spence in Bundu fight

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By Allan Fox: WBA World welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) says he thinks unbeaten #2 IBF Errol Spence’s IBF 147lb eliminator bout against #7 IBF Leonard Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) on August 21 will be a good gauge to see where the 26-year-old Spence is in terms of his talent.

Thurman says he’s looking forward to facing Spence in the future at some point when he moves up to where he’s at right now with his development. Thurman says Spence is a little bit behind him in his progress as a pro. One of the reasons for that is Thurman is a nine-year pro and Spence just a four-year pro. Read the rest of this entry »



title Haye reacts to Joshua’s win over Breazeale

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By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye watched last Saturday’s fight between IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-1, 15 KOs) and challenger Dominic Breazeale while working as a commentator for Sky Sports, and he came away from the experience not impressed. Haye, 35, says he saw each and every punch from Joshua, and he could see them coming if he fought him.

Haye thinks he could get out of the way of the 6’6”, 243lb Joshua’s shots each time and limit greatly amount of punches he lands against him. Haye wants to fight Joshua as soon as the 26-year-old is ready to face him.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn doesn’t seem to be in nearly the same rush as Haye is to make the fight happen, as he wants to let the match marinate more before giving Joshua the green light. Thus far, Haye has fought twice in his comeback after being out of the ring for three and a half years with injuries and what not. Read the rest of this entry »



title Thurman vs. Porter brings in big ratings on CBS

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By Allan Fox: Last Saturday’s fight between WBA 147lb champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) and #2 WBA Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs) was a big success on Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS as presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The Thurman-Porter main event brought in 2.0 rating that increased to 2.6 by the last hour of the fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Thurman won the fight by a 12 round unanimous decision. Both fighters were hurt in the match. Porter got the better of Porter overall, but it was still a fight that had very little to separate the two fighters. “There’s got to be a rematch,” said promoter Lou Dibella to ESPN.com. Read the rest of this entry »



title Thurman: I want Danny Garcia next!

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By Dan Ambrose: WBA World welterweight champion Danny “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) said last night that he was willing to give “Showtime” Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs) a rematch if he wanted one. However, it now looks like Thurman has changed his mind about wanting to fight Porter a second time, because he’s now targeting WBC welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs) for a unification fight.

Thurman, 27, wants the fight against Garcia, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to get it. Despite the fact that Garcia and Thurman are both managed by Al Haymon, it doesn’t make sense for Haymon to make that fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hearn wants Joshua to face Parker or Klitschko in November

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By Scott Gilfoid: Well, I knew it was too good to be true. After WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) stepped up to the plate to volunteer to fight IBF heavyweight belt holder Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) for his next fight, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn says he would like to match him against his mandatory challenger #1 IBF Joseph Parker (19-0, 16 KOs) or 40-year-old Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) next in November.

It’s unclear why Hearn doesn’t want to pull the trigger on the Joshua vs. Wilder fight, but you have to guess that he might have reservations about wanting to throw his golden goose into the deep end of the pool in the shark infested waters where he could wind up getting ripped apart.

Joshua beat the easy to hit fringe contender Dominic Breazeale (17-1, 15 KOs) by a 7th round knockout last Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, England. Breazeale was just hanging around taking punishment for seven rounds without even trying to throw right hands. It was pretty sad to watch. Read the rest of this entry »



title Deontay Wilder to Joshua: “Let’s make the fight now!”

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By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) heard the news last Saturday night of IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s 7th round annihilation of American Dominic Breazeale (17-1, 15 KOs), and he says he’s ready to fight Joshua right now.

Deontay says that Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) should make the fight with him because he’s ready to face him now rather than later like his promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport is talking about. Read the rest of this entry »



title Eubank Jr. says, “Gennady Golovkin, I’m coming for you!”

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By Scott Gilfoid: Chris Eubank Jr’s victory over a hopelessly over-matched domestic level fighter Tom Doran (17-1, 7 KOs) last Saturday night seems to have taken Eubank Jr’s confidence to a new level, because he’s not only calling out the highly talented IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs), but he’s also saying he wants WBO belt holder Billy Joe Saunders, who already beat him two years ago in 2014.

Eubank Jr. defeated Doran by a 4th round knockout at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Doran was knocked down four times in the fight, and he looked like he had wondered into the wrong ring. He just did not belong there. Read the rest of this entry »



title Is Keith Thurman the top dog at 147?

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By J. Calderon: WBA Welterweight Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KO’s) successfully defended his crown from a hungry and relentless young lion in former IBF Welterweight Champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter (26-2-1, 16 KO’s) via unanimous decision in front of a roaring crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

The closely contested action-packed fight was scored 115-113 for Keith Thurman on all three judges’ scorecards. It was televised for free on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS, in what has to be seen as the most successful and competitive matchup in the series thus far. The crowd was visibly unhappy with the decision, but Shawn and Keith both had each other hurt throughout the bout, with Keith out-landing Shawn in power punches 203 to 177 and Shawn out-landing Keith in jabs 59 to 32 respectively. Read the rest of this entry »



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