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title Khan: Canelo weighed 187 when he fought me

By Dan Ambrose: Amir “King” Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) says that former WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) was 187 pounds on the night that they fought on May 7 earlier this year in their fight on HBO pay-per-view at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. What’s interesting is that HBO didn’t give a rehydrated weight for Canelo to the viewing audience like they normally do for fighters on their broadcasts.

The boxing fans were left to speculate what weight that Canelo weighed in for the fight. Khan is saying that Canelo weighed in at 187lbs, which means he rehydrated 32 pounds after weighing in at 155lbs for their catch-weight fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Thurman, Crawford, Vargas, Garcia and Brook have it tough

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By Jaime Ortega: Unlike the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao age, this generation of welterweights presents a wider diversity of boxing styles. Whomever comes on top in this era should rank higher than Floyd and Pacquiao’s legacy given the adversity and challenges he or them will have to overcome. We could end up with several different legends in this era and not just one.

The amount of undefeated boxers in the welterweight division is very high, and new prospects are ferociously coming to the scene to dominate and take all the belts. No welterweight will retire undefeated and boxing fans will probably witness many trilogies. If Floyd or Pacquiao fought in this era, I am convinced their boxing records would look different than what it looks today given the pool of talent lurking the welterweight division. Read the rest of this entry »



title Lennox Lewis thinks Fury beats Joshua

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By Scott Gilfoid: Former heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis is picking unbeaten IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to give IBF belt holder Anthony Joshua his first defeat of his career when/if the two of them face each other soon inside the ring. Lewis believes that the fight would need to happen soon for Fury to have a chance of beating the 6’6” Joshua, because the 2012 Olympic gold medalist is improving at a rapid pace and soon should be past Fury.

“Right now the No 1 is Tyson Fury because he beat the man that beat the man that beat the man,” Lewis said to the bbc.com. “But Anthony Joshua is growing, he’s knocking out everyone they put in front of him and he’s looking good.” Read the rest of this entry »



title Paulie Malignaggi vs. Gabriel Bracero this Saturday

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By Ben Shipman: Former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi (35-7, 7 KOs) will be fighting this Saturday night against 35-year-old Gabriel Bracero (24-2, 5 KOs) in a 10 round fight on Showtime Championship Boxing from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Malignaggi, 35, describes the fight as a crossroads type of fight. He’s not talking about retiring if he loses the contest, but it’s obviously an option if things go wrong for him inside the ring. Read the rest of this entry »



title Adonis Stevenson looking to KO Williams Jr

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By Allan Fox: WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) says he’s going to be looking for a fast knockout on Fridday night against fringe contender Thomas Williams Jr. (20-1, 14 KOs) at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

This is Stevenson’s last voluntary defense before he has to take on his #1 WBC mandatory challenger Eleider Alvarez. Compared to some of the challengers that Stevenson has faced, Williams Jr. is very dangerous. He can punch, he’s a southpaw and he’s young. Read the rest of this entry »



title Errol Spence vows not to lose focus on Bundu

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By Dan Ambrose: Unbeaten #2 IBF Errol Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) doesn’t intend on losing focus for his next fight against #6 IBF Leonard Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) on August 21 at the Amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. Spence is fighting the 41-year-old Bundu in an IBF welterweight eliminator bout. The winner of the fight will be the new IBF mandatory challenger to champion Kell Brook. Spence will be facing Bundu on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC on 8/21.

Spence, 26, is the favorite in the Bundu fight. It looks like Spence wants to make sure that he doesn’t overlook Bundu, because if he takes the fight for granted and loses, it will prevent him from getting the much bigger fights in the future against the like of Brook, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, Adrien Broner and Terence Crawford. Read the rest of this entry »



title Ruslan Provodnikov likely to fight again

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By Eric Baldwin: Former WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (25-5, 18 KOs) is reportedly deciding whether or not to return to the ring after having lost his last fight against John Molina by a 12 round unanimous decision last June. Provodnikov’s promoter Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions believes that he’ll continue his career, according to Dan Rafael.

Provodnikov’s latest defeat to Molina was a bad one because Provodnikov didn’t look nearly as motivated for that fight compared to some of his fights in the past. Provodnikov’s once promising career has gone downhill recently with him losing three out of his last five fights. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hatton doubts Brook can beat Golovkin

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(Photo credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME) By Patrick McHugh: Former two division world champion Ricky Hatton believes that welterweight Kell Brook will do well for a few rounds in his title challenge against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0 32 KOs) in their fight on September 10, but ultimately, Golovkin’s size, power and punching ability will be too much for Brook.

Hatton doesn’t blame Brook for taking the shot against Golovkin, because it’s such a big payday for him. Hatton notes that the top guys in the 147lb division didn’t want any part of fighting Brook, so he had to do something to get a big fight. The parade was passing Brook by and he was watching his career move forward without him being able to get any of the big career defining fights. Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan wants Pacquiao or Danny Garcia next in January

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By Chris Williams: Amir “King” Khan (31-4, 10 KOs) says he’s interested in fighting either Manny Pacquiao or Danny Garcia for his next fight in January, 2017. Khan, 29, is the mandatory challenger to Danny Garcia’s WBC welterweight title. Khan would like to take that fight in January or a fight against Filipino star Manny Pacquiao. However, Khan isn’t sure if Pacquiao’s 84-year-old promoter Bob Arum would let him get a crack at Pacquiao at this point.

Indeed, Arum seems more interested in keeping Pacquiao’s next two fights in house with him fighting either WBC/WBO light welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford or WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas next. It’s very likely that whichever one of those fighters that doesn’t get the fight against Pacquiao this time around for his November 5 fight, will be facing him in his next fight after that if he chooses to continue his career after November. Read the rest of this entry »



title Santa Cruz vs. Frampton = Fireworks on Saturday

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(Photo credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME) By Scott Gilfoid: Carl Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs) expects his fight against WBA Super World featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) to be a really tough one on Saturday nighton July 30 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Frampton, 29, has his game plan down for the match and ready to spring it on Santa Cruz, but he realizes too that the fight could ultimately come down to the two of them brawling in center ring. In other words, tactics might fail and Frampton could be stuck having to prove that he can beat Gonzalez the old fashioned way by slugging it out. Read the rest of this entry »



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