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Jono Carroll: I'm Treating Maxi Hughes Like A World Title Fight

Jono Carroll remains in search of an elusive major title and plans to approach every fight as if such a prize is at stake. It helps that the 28-year old Dubliner is coming off of a career-best win ag...

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Judging The Judges: George-Escudero II Scorecard Analysis

The opening bout of Showtime’s first live boxing event in 141 days managed to deliver a leading candidate for 2020 Knockout of the Year. Unfortunately, it also produced one of the worst official score...

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Xander Zayas Added to September 4 Boxeo Telemundo Card in Kissimmee

The final hours prior to Xander Zayas’ 18th birthday will be spent in a boxing ring. Plans are in place for the recent high school graduate and aspiring welterweight prospect to appear on the Septembe...

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David Benavidez: As Of Right Now, There's A Lot To Do At 168

David Benavidez was well aware of the extreme reactions he would receive over a poster where he is portrayed as the king of the super middleweight division. Observers were either going to love it or—e...

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Sor Rungvisai-Ruenroeng Weigh-In Report From Bang Phun

Four months later, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Amnat Ruenroeng are still ready to collide. Two of the more accomplished boxers to ever come out of Thailand will meet in a 10-round non-title fight Satur...

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Ra'eese Aleem: Real Fighters Can't Sit Around And Do Absolutely Nothing

There was a brief point in the early stages of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic where Ra’eese Aleem wondered if he would have to start all over whenever action resumed. Even in a healthy market, the u...

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Ortiz: Would've Loved Robert Garcia Being There, But Fight Worked Out Way We Wanted

Vergil Ortiz Jr. never stressed about the long delay between fights or the circumstances surrounding his latest ring adventure. The unbeaten rising welterweight made his 2020 debut, seven months after...

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Benavidez: Understandable To Think Taking A Paycut Isn't Fair... If I Have To, I Will

Blessed with the opportunity to return to action, David Benavidez can’t envision many reasons that would keep him out of the ring any longer than has already been the case. Not even having to fight fo...

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Berlanga: Amazing Feeling To Be Where I'm At, Representing Puerto Rico

The win and the manner in which it came about was just another night in the office for Edgar Berlanga. However, it was so much more for the heritage he proudly represents. The Brooklyn-bred Nuyorican ...

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Oquendo: Can't Wait To Present World Title To All My People In Puerto Rico

Jonathan Oquendo (31-6, 19KOs) remains patient and confident that he will become a world champion by the end of 2020. The bold declaration comes ahead of the 36-year old from Vega Alta, Puerto Rico ma...

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Glowacki-Okolie Vacant Title Fight Targeted For Joshua-Pulev Card

Krzysztof Glowacki and Lawrence Okolie finally have a timeframe for their long-awaited showdown. Now all it needs is a firm date and location. Plans for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) crui...

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Braekhus: I Want To Beat The Best Version of McCaskill That There Is

Cecilia Braekhus couldn’t have been more thrilled in learning that claims of her next opponent living in the gym is a reality and not merely a metaphor. The undisputed welterweight queen is locked in ...

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Vergil Ortiz: I Hit Vargas To Body So Many Times, Don't Know How He Didn't Go Down

The confidence in Vergil Ortiz Jr. allowed him to enter the ring of the belief that there was no way he was going to lose as long as he implemented his game plan. There also existed the belief that Sa...

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Jason Moloney: Knocking Off A Fighter Like Inoue Will Do Wonders For My Career

Jason Moloney was provided with plenty of motivation to win his Las Vegas debut, which came just two nights after watching his twin brother Andrew suffer his first career defeat in the very same town....

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Vergil Ortiz: Thurman, Garcia, Porter - They're The Big Three That I Want!

Given how the year has played out, Vergil Ortiz Jr. was willing to accept his rescheduled fight with Samuel Vargas as unfinished business. Now comes the time to truly satisfy his hunger. The unbeaten ...

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Wallisch: For What We Worked On, Joe Joyce Won't Last 10 Rounds

With all the talk of Joe Joyce being steered towards a massive showdown with Daniel Dubois later this year, Michael Wallisch would love nothing more than to torch those plans....

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Vergil Ortiz Beats Down, Stops Samuel Vargas in Seventh

Vergil Ortiz Beats Down, Stops Samuel Vargas in Seventh

By Jake Donovan - The contender run is officially underway for Vergil Ortiz Jr. A power-punching display by the red-hot welterweight paved the way for a one-sided stoppage win over Canada’s Samuel Var...

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Shane Mosley Jr. Boxes Past Jeremy Ramos For Decision Win

Shane Mosley Jr. continues to make strides to carve out his own name in the sport. The second-generation boxer turned away a determined challenge from Colorado-based Boricua journeyman Jeremy ‘The Box...

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Seniesa Estrada Destroys Miranda Adkins in Seven Seconds

Seniesa Estrada lived up to her “Super Bad” ring moniker from the ring walk all the way to the final punch thrown. The unbeaten East Los Angeles native blasted out Miranda Adkins just seven seconds in...

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Hector Valdez Outworks Josue Morales Over Eight Rounds

Hector Valdez had to make due without his full team in order to score his latest victory. The unbeaten junior featherweight prospect picked up his second win of 2020. The latest came in an eight-round...

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