Adonis Stevenson and Oleksandr Gvozdyk possibly headed for second purse bid

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By Chris Williams: Due to the controversy surrounding Monday’s purse bid for WBC World light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson’s defense against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk, the World Boxing Council will be ruling this Thursday whether to stage a second purse bid. Monday’s purse bid took place in Manhattan in New York with Stevenson’s promoter Yvon Michel putting in the winning bid of $2.101 million in topping Gvozdy’s promoter Top Rank’s bid of $1.675.

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Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Mehdi Amar – Results

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By Allan Fox: Oleksandr Gvozdyk (15-0, 12 KOs) put in a workmanlike performance in defeating #11 WBC over Mehdi Amar (34-6-2, 16 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision to win the vacant interim World Boxing Council 175 lb. title on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam – Official weights

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By Chris Williams: Amir Imam (21-0, 18 KOs) weighed in at 139 ¼ pounds on Friday for his fight this Saturday night against unbeaten 2012 U.S Olympian Jose Carlos Ramirez (21-0, 16 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Council light welterweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York. Ramirez weighed in at 139 lbs. The ESPN televised Ramirez-Imam card starts at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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Your move WBC

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By Gav Duthie: Promoter Yvon Michel has declared the intention of Eleider Alvarez 23-0 (11) not to participate in purse bids for a final, final, final, final eliminator against Oleksandr Gvozdyk 14-0 (12). I apologize that the word final was written 4 times, but it was intentional because this would-be Alvarez’s 4th final eliminator to get a shot at the WBC title held by Adonis Stevenson.

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WBC to sanction Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack

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By Dan Amrbose: World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman will be sanctioning the fight between WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis ‘Superman’ Stevenson (29-1, 24 KOs) and former 2 division world champion Badou ‘The Ripper’ Jack (22-1-2, 13 KOs). Additionally, the WBC will also be ordering a fight between #1 WBC Eleider Alvarez (23-0, 11 KOs) and #2 WBC Oleksandr Gvozdyk (14-0, 12 KOs). This will be a mini-tournament, according to Sulaiman.

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Terence Crawford vs. Julius Indongo – Official weights

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By Chris Williams: Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) hit the scales right at the light welterweight limit of 140 pounds on Friday for his unification contest against unbeaten IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Julius “Blue Machine” Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) this Saturday night on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, New York.

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Terrance Crawford vs. Julius Indongo this Saturday

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By Chris Williams: Unbeaten light welterweight champions Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) and Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) will be facing each other this Saturday night in August 19 in a unification clash on ESPN at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Cotto vs. Kamegai possible for 6/24; Lomachenko-Sosa ratings – News

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By Dan Ambrose: Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) is being talked about returning to the ring on June 24 against possibly 34-year-old #10 WBA, #12 WBO, #13 WBC junior middleweight Yoshihiro Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs). Cotto hasn’t fought in a 1 ½ years since losing to Saul Canelo Alvarez by a 12 round decision in November 2015. Cotto, 36, took 2016 off from boxing. He probably would have fought if he could have gotten a fight against 43-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez, but he wasn’t able to negotiate the fight.

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