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Jeff Horn – Terence Crawford agree to Apr.21 fight

By Chris Williams: Jeff Horn’s team have a deal in place for him to defend his WBO welterweight title against #1 mandatory Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) on April 21. The deal isn’t complete yet, as Crawford and Horn’s promoter Bob Arum is looking over the final details before a contract is signed by […]

Pacquiao NOT fighting Mike Alvarado in April

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao WON’T be fighting Mike Alvarado in April in a tune-up fight. That’s the good news. The unwelcome news is there’s a possibility that Pacquiao will be fighting unbeaten #5 WBO Konstantin Ponomarev (32-0, 13 KOs). … Read

Arum planning April.21 for Jeff Horn vs. Terence Crawford fight

By Chris Williams: Bob Arum says he’s planning on staging the Jeff Horn vs. Terence Crawford fight for April 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs) will be defending his WBO welterweight title against mandatory challenger Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs). … Read

Roach: Oscar Valdez isn’t that good; Quigg beats him

By Chris Williams: Scott Quigg (34-1-2, 25 KOs) will do the job on WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (23-0, 19 KOs), says trainer Freddie Roach. The negotiations for the Valdez-Quigg fight are still being finalized. Valdez’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank views Quigg as “good competition” for the 27-year-old Valdez, but he thinks he’ll […]

Mayweather reveals his WORST mistake of his career

By Allan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Jr. says the worst mistake he made during his boxing career was signing with Top Rank when he turned pro years ago. Mayweather says he would have been popular anyway even without Top Rank.… Read

Arum says Horn vs. Crawford is all set contractually

By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Jeff ‘The Hornet’ Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs) will be fighting #1 WBO Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) next in early 2018, according to their promoter Bob Arum. The Top Rank boss Arum says the Horn-Crawford fight is all set contractually, and he’ll be having a meeting with the other […]

Arum has BIG plans for Jerwin Ancajas in 2018

By Chris Williams: Bob Arum says he’s signed IBF World super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas (28-1-1, 19 KOs) to a 3-fight deal with his Top Rank company, and he plans on making a star out of the hard hitting Filipino. If Ancajas, 25, wins his 3 fights in 2018, Arum says he’ll sign him up […]

Manny Pacquiao to fight in April

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao will be fighting in April, according to his Top Rank promoter Bob Arum. The recently turned 39-year-old Pacquiao WON’T be fighting on the undercard of Jeff Horn vs. Terence Crawford on April 21, if that fight even takes place. … Read

Arum: Maybe Lomachenko will go to 140

By Jeff Aranow: Top Rank boss Bob Arum says super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko is so good that he’ll make a joke out of WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia and WBA champion Jorge Linares when he moves up to the 135-lb. division in 2018. … Read

Arum wants Oscar Valdez vs. Christopher Diaz for WBO 130lb. title

By Chris Williams: After Vasyl Lomachenko gives up his WBO super featherweight title soon, Top Rank boss Bob Arum reportedly wants to have WBO 126 lb. champion Oscar Valdez (23-0, 19 KOs) move up in weight to fight unbeaten Christopher Diaz (22-0, 14 KOs) for the vacant WBO 130lb. title. … Read

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