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title Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter replay tonight on CBS Sports Net

Thurman vs Porter

By Allan Fox: For boxing fans that didn’t get a chance to see last Saturday night’s thrilling fight between WBA World welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) and Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs), the fans can see it tonight on CBS Sports Network at 10:00 p.m. ET. Thurman won the fight just barely by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 115-113.

CBS will also be showing the war between 154lb contenders Jarrett Hurd and Oscar Molina, which in some ways was a more action-packed fight than the Thurman-Porter fight. The Hurd-Molina fight was pure punching with the movement that we saw from Thurman, who did a fair amount of circling of the ring to avoid Porter’s attacking style. Read the rest of this entry »



title Jacobs says Golovkin fight can happen in 1 1/2 years from now

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By Dan Ambrose: WBA World middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) says he probably won’t be facing IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) for another 1 ½ years from now. In other words, Jacobs is using the same approach as Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to wait a year and a half before he decides to fight Golovkin. Jacobs and Canelo both seem to be calling the shots with Golovkin by saying when the fight can happen and when it can’t happen. The question is will Golovkin let himself be led by the nose by Canelo and Jacobs or will he tell them to get lost when they show interest in a year and a half from now? Golovkin might be better off telling Canelo and Jacobs that if they want to fight him, then they should work their way up the rankings to become his mandatory challenger.

Canelo and his promoters at Golden Boy believe the Canelo-Golovkin fight will be a bigger one if they let it marinate until the fall of 2017. It’ unknown if it will be bigger, especially if Canelo isn’t going to be facing the big enough names to increase his own star power. You would have to assume that Canelo isn’t getting more popular with each fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Froch: Eubank Jr. doesn’t want Golovkin fight

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By Scott Gilfoid: Former world champion Carl Froch has serious doubts whether #2 WBA, #2 WBC contender Chris Eubank Jr. really wants the fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Froch suspects that Eubank Jr. is just saying stuff about wanting the GGG fight, but won’t go ahead and take it.

Froch thinks it’s too soon for the 26-year-old Eubank Jr. to take on an experienced guy like Golovkin, because he sees it as a potentially dangerous fight for Junior. Froch says he would prefer that Eubank Jr. continue to defend his British middleweight title until he wins it outright, and then he should go after the European middleweight title. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hearn has 48-72 hours to make Golovkin vs. Eubank Jr. fight

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By Scott Gilfoid: While Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is confident he’ll be able to make the Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Gennady Golovkin fight this week, he’s only got 48 to 72 hours for the deadline otherwise Golovkin and his promoter Tom Loeffler are moving on towards another opponent.

They wasted valuable time on trying to get a fight against Mexican star only to be put off until the fall of 2017. They’re not going to make that same mistake again by waiting on Eubank Jr., especially if he’s not really serious about wanting the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Shawn Porter sent to Hospital after Thurman bout

Thurman vs Porter

By Danny Esch: Last Saturday night over 2 million viewers witnessed two great welterweight fighters in the prime of their careers in the squared circle putting on a great performance with WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) defeating Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The fight was televised on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS on primetime.

We should all congratulate both camps for putting in the hours of intense training and major sacrifices to travel from their respective homes to Brooklyn New York to put on a memorable performance. In my opinion this fight definitely lived up to the hype that was surrounding it. Thurman and Porter both came to the fight to win and both fighters came to present their “A” game to be victorious over the other. Read the rest of this entry »



title Do the Eubank’s really want Golovkin?

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By Gav Duthie: “Gennady Golovkin I’m coming for you”, the message from Chris Eubank Jnr post fight on Saturday was clear and concise. Promoter Eddie Hearn has said if they want the fight its there. GGG doesn’t seem to be a hard man to deal with and Eubank Jnr is ranked #1 with the WBA so this should be easy right? The problem is nothing is ever easy when Eubank Snr a.k.a English is involved. He is the middle man that we don’t need in this scenario, he is the guy who eccentric personality would delude him into making his son the A-list fighter and he never fought any of the number 1 fighters in the 90s in his division unless they were British.

Unpredictable career so far

Despite only being the British champion and relatively unknown outside the UK Eubank Jnr’s career has been hard to predict. He started it surprisingly on terrestrial TV on Channel 5 with Mick Hennessey and has linked up with Frank Warren and Box Nation and now twice with Eddie Hearn. Read the rest of this entry »



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 »



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