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Adrian Granados Frustrated With Inactivity After Big KO of Imam

Following his upset win over Amir Imam in November of 2015, Adrian Granados (18-4-2, 12 KO’s) was hoping to press on and build some momentum towards a world title opportunity in the junior welterweigh...

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Tevin Farmer Wants Leo Santa Cruz Showdown in March

Tevin Farmer (22-4-1, 5 KOs) has been telling anyone who will listen that he is a world champion in the making and, after his last performance many among the boxing public seem to be agreeing with him...

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Yuriorkis Gamboa Training, Back With Ismael Salas

A video emerged over the past couple of days featuring former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (25-1, 17 KOs) and his fellow Cuban, esteemed trainer Ismael Salas, hitting the pads at his gym in Las Veg...

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Diego Chaves Sets Ring Return For July 22, Argentina

Argentine 147lb contender Diego Cháves has announced via his Facebook account that he will return to the ring on July 22 at the Club Recreativo Los Indios de Moreno in an off TV bout in Argentina....

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Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla: Experts Give Their Opinions

During recent conversations with BoxingScene.com, three well known faces of the Cuban boxing school offered their opinions on the topic of Jorge Linares’ unification fight with Anthony Crolla which wi...

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Rigondeaux's Coach Gives Training Update, Praises Dickens

Ready for his first fight since November 2015, Guillermo Rigondeaux (16-0, 10 KOs) is in the final days of his training camp in Miami before his team switches to Europe to prepare for the July 16 clas...

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Erickson Lubin Eyes Title Shot, Views Lara as The Best at 154

The 154lbs division in boxing is exciting enough, but with Erickson Lubin (14-0, 10 KOs) about to throw his name into the contender’s hat, it could be of even further interest. The Orlando starlet ha...

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Payano Confident, But Expects Tough Task With Rau'shee Warren

Miami-based Juan Carlos Payano (17-0, 8 KOs) is looking to show that his victory over Rau’shee Warren (13-1, 4 KOs) last August was no accident. In an exciting clash between the two former Olympian...

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De Carolis: Badou Jack Doesn't Have What it Takes To Beat DeGale

Giovanni De Carolis (24-6, 12 KOs), Italy’s only current world champion returns to Germany, the scene of his world title victory on July 16 to defend his WBA super middleweight belt for the first time...

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Lomachenko Strength Coach: Big Statement if We Stop Martinez

Cicilio Flores, strength and conditioning coach to Vasyl Lomachenko assured BoxingScene.com that his charge is fully prepared for the step up in weight as he bids to dethrone Román ‘Rocky’ Martínez of...

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Emiliano Marsili Confident of Zlaticanin Win, Eyes Anthony Crolla

At 39-years-old Emiliano Marsili (32-0-1, 14 KOs) knows that now is the time to become a world champion after an undefeated career which started back in 2003. Initially for the WBC interim title at 1...

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Thomas Williams: A lot of People Wrote Me Off in Rodriguez Fight

Few people believed that Thomas Williams and Edwin Rodríguez were destined to box a dull 12 round affair when they squared off on April 30 at the StubHub Center. Given the styles of both men and thei...

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James DeGale's Coach Confident: Badou Jack is Tailor-Made For Us

IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale received criticism in some quarters for his performance in his recent victory over Mexico’s Rogelio ‘Porky’ Medina. The general consensus was that Medina,...

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Barthelemy: I Want To Fight The Likes of Crawford and Broner

Barthelemy: I Want To Fight The Likes of Crawford and Broner

By Ben Jacobs - The talent in the lightweight division was evident to see just a few weeks ago in the United Kingdom when Britain’s WBA champion Anthony Crolla stopped Ismael Barroso in seven rounds i...

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Cuellar Confident of Mares Win, Tabs Santa Cruz Over Frampton

Jesús Cuellar versus Abner Mares is an attractive fight in its own right. A fine support act to the main event of Keith Thurman versus Shawn Porter on June 25 at New York’s Barclays Center, but there...

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Williams Not Impressed With Adonis Stevenson's Run of Wins

BoxingScene.com’s Jake Donovan recently reported that a fight between WBC light heavyweight world champion Adonis Stevenson (27-1, 22KOs) and Thomas Williams Jr. (20-1, 14KOs) was close to being made ...

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Farmer Plots June Return, Targets Vargas-Salido Winner, Verdejo

Tevin Farmer, back in his native Philadelphia after another training stint in California, is attempting to chase down the big names in the super featherweight division following a run of excellent for...

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DeGale's Coach Leans To Groves Over Murray, Breaks it Down

Perhaps the most intriguing fight on the June 25 bill at the O2 Arena will be the all British clash at super middleweight between George Groves (23-3, 18KOs) and Martin Murray (33-3-1, 16KOs) for the ...

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Ivan Morales Wants Jamie McDonnell After Lee Haskins Clash

Despite the difficult task that awaits him this Saturday in Cardiff against IBF champion Lee Haskins, Mexico’s Iván Morales (29-1, 17 KOs) is keeping his eye on other potential match ups in his divisi...

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Ivan Morales Eager To Continue Family Run, Snag Haskin's Belt

Given the success of his legendary brother Érik, and the fact that his other brother Diego was a world champion as well, Iván Morales (29-1, 17 KOs) is aware of what is at stake when he challenges Bri...

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