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Jacobs: Gabe Rosado Is Envious; Being Gatekeeper Doesn't Sit Well With Him

Daniel Jacobs realizes there are more meaningful, appealing fights for him at super middleweight than boxing Gabe Rosado. Jacobs just can’t get Rosado out of his mind at the moment. The former IBF and...

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Salita: Braekhus 'Definitely Not Interested' In Fighting Claressa Shields

Dmitriy Salita is certain he’ll be able to reschedule Claressa Shields’ 154-pound title unification fight against Marie-Eve Dicaire. Shields’ promoter isn’t nearly as confident that he’ll ever complet...

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Hearn Hopes Joshua-Pulev Can 'Take Place At The End Of The Summer'

Eddie Hearn hopes the Anthony Joshua-Kubrat Pulev heavyweight title fight can happen by the end of this summer. As expected, Joshua-Pulev was postponed Friday from its original date of June 20. Joshua...

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Amir Khan Clarifies Retirement Talk, Tells Hearn 'I'm Not Done Yet'

Amir Khan sounded like a fighter uncertain if he’d ever enter the ring again in a story published Thursday by London’s Daily Mirror. England’s Khan clarified his future in boxing Friday during an Inst...

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Bob Arum: Brook Won't Quit Against Crawford The Way Khan Quit

Terence Crawford would be a sizeable favorite to beat Kell Brook if they were to fight for Crawford’s WBO welterweight title. Bob Arum, Crawford’s promoter, still believes Brook would give the undefea...

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Warrington: I See Many Things To Expose With Gary Russell; He's There For The Taking

Josh Warrington’s promoter isn’t as sure as Warrington that Gary Russell Jr. is the right opponent for him. Nevertheless, the unbeaten IBF featherweight title-holder is completely confident in his abi...

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Ex-Champ Cancio Thankful He Ignored Advice To Quit His Day Job

Ex-Champ Cancio Thankful He Ignored Advice To Quit His Day Job

By Keith Idec - Under normal circumstances, Andrew Cancio’s completely abnormal, jam-packed Thursday would’ve begun at four o’clock in the morning and ended about 16 hours later. The former WBA 130-po...

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Philippines' Casimero Fears Leaving Las Vegas During COVID-19 Pandemic

John Riel Casimero wants to return home to the Philippines. The WBO bantamweight champion is fearful, however, of taking a transpacific trip to his native country because he doesn’t want to catch coro...

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Hearn: You'll See Fighters Moved Into Bigger Fights Quicker When We're Back

Whenever the boxing business returns to some sense of normalcy, Eddie Hearn figures fans will benefit from COVID-19 sending the sport into a hiatus. The British promoter predicted that this lengthy la...

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Mikey Garcia: My Brother, Father Still Feel I’m Too Small For 147 Pounds

As pleased as they were with his performance against Jessie Vargas, Mikey Garcia’s brother and father still want him to move back down from the welterweight division to junior welterweight. Eleven mon...

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Arum: Dana White Making Fool Of Himself By Insisting On Holding UFC 249

Bob Arum fully understands that people are concerned with much more important issues these days than scheduling boxing events. The Hall-of-Fame promoter can’t comprehend why Dana White hasn’t taken th...

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DAZN Won't Pay Rights Fees Until Events Resume; To Furlough Employees

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has forced one of the most prominent companies in boxing to take cost-cutting measures. According to a Sports Business Daily report posted to its websit...

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Ramirez-Postol Postponed A Second Time Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

The first significant boxing match postponed due to the spread of COVID-19 has been delayed again now that it has become a worldwide pandemic. Two months after it first was pushed back, the Jose Ramir...

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Davison: Wilder Will Be Dangerous If He Lets His Hands Go In Third Fury Fight

Ben Davison thinks Tyson Fury will beat Deontay Wilder again in their third fight. Whether Fury defeats Wilder by out-boxing him, Fury’s strategy in their first fight, or by overwhelming Wilder with p...

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Jacobs: Benavidez Strongest, Plant Most Beatable Of 168-Pound Champs

Daniel Jacobs has paid particularly close attention to boxing’s best super middleweights since the former middleweight champion moved up to the 168-pound division. Based on what he has seen, Jacobs co...

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Tokyo Olympics Rescheduled For July 23-August 8, 2021

The International Olympic Committee announced Monday that the postponed 2020 Summer Olympics have new dates for 2021. The opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics will take place July 23, 2021, almost ...

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Mikey Garcia: I Would Fight Pacquiao Similar To How Marquez Did

If Mikey Garcia gets the opportunity he has long wanted, he would approach Manny Pacquiao in a similar manner to how Juan Manuel Marquez boxed the Filipino southpaw. Mexico’s Marquez, lauded for his r...

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Thurman: I Wanna Become Complete Monster Again, Dominate Welterweight Division

With the boxing business basically shut down temporarily, Keith Thurman won’t rush to test out his surgically repaired left hand. The former WBA welterweight champion has been encouraged, however, wit...

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Mikey Garcia: It's Almost Impossible For Me To Get Title Fight At 140

Mikey Garcia isn’t opposed to returning to the 140-pound limit. The four-division champion seems more likely to remain at 147 pounds, though, based on the types of opportunities that are available in ...

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Davison: Canelo-Saunders Will Boil Down To Who's The Smarter Fighter

Ben Davison can only hope and wait to find out if Billy Joe Saunders actually gets his opportunity to upset Canelo Alvarez. Alvarez and Saunders have agreed to fight, but Alvarez also has the option t...

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