Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack both Winners in Draw

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By Donavan Leonard: This past Saturday, WBC Light Heavyweight and lineal champion Adonis Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KO’s) battled Badou Jack (22-1-3, 13 KO’s) to a hotly contested draw. The consensus opinion was that Stevenson dominated the early rounds, while Jack fought back to win the majority of the late rounds.

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The Muddle at Middleweight

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By Donavan Leonard: Up until two months ago, it was thought that boxing discussions this week would center around Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, depending on the outcome of their fight that was to be held last weekend. Was a clear winner determined? Was there a beatdown, mentally or physically, that would require time for the loser to recover? More importantly to the fans, and just as intriguing, would be what would be what would be next for both.

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The Trouble with Triple (G)

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By Donavan Leonard: As of the time of this writing, Gennady Golovkin is still without an opponent or a venue for his hopeful return to the ring May 5th. With Canelo Alvarez dropping out of the bout after two failed drug tests, Golovkin and his team have been scrambling to put together a bout for the unified middleweight champion.

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Lara vs. Hurd: The Best Fight Nobody is Talking About

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By Donavan Leonard: Often great moments can be overshadowed by happenings out of their control. The Houston Rockets were on their way to an NBA championship when O.J. Simpson hit the streets in a white Bronco. Harriet Quimby was the first female to fly across the English Channel as news of the Titanic sinking was circulating around the globe. And Erislandy Lara, holder of the WBA junior middleweight belt for nearly five years, will be facing the formidable IBF champion Jarett Hurd this weekend…while the boxing media is laser-focused on either the fallout from Clenelo-Gate or the future of the heavyweight division.

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