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DiBella: If Kirkland Wants Martinez, We'll Do it Any Time

NEW YORK — Lou DiBella fielded questions about matching Sergio Martinez against virtually every champion or top contender at 154, 160 and 168 pounds in the aftermath of Martinez’s technical knockout w...

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DiBella: Ward, Bute Too Big, That's Like Martinez-Klitschko

NEW YORK — Sergio Martinez’s top two targets have other fights scheduled, so Lou DiBella doesn’t know who the sport’s top middleweight will fight next. ...

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Sergio Martinez's Options Could Include Lee and Geale

NEW YORK — Assuming Sergio Martinez remains at middleweight for his next bout and cannot lure Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. into the fight he really wants, there are two opponents promoter Lou DiBella will c...

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Macklin: I'll Make Sergio Feel Every Day of His 37 Years

NEW YORK — Lou DiBella made it perfectly clear that he really likes Matthew Macklin. ...

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Macklin: Sergio is The One Fighting in Germany This Time

NEW YORK — You couldn’t blame Matthew Macklin if he felt as though he had to knock out Sergio Martinez to win their middleweight title fight. ...

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Holt, McGirt Expect Performances To Soar at New Weight

The final few days leading up to weigh-ins for fights contested at the junior welterweight limit of 140 pounds have almost always been brutal for Kendall Holt. ...

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Macklin's Trainer: How Can They Say Martinez is Great?

NEW YORK — Buddy McGirt has nothing against Sergio Martinez. ...

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Shaw Admits Holt's Career Could Be Finished if He Loses

Gary Shaw was blunt about what Kendall Holt’s fight Friday night against Tim Coleman means to the former WBO junior welterweight champion’s career. ...

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Tim Coleman: Holt is a Good Fighter, But He Lacks Heart

Kendall Holt thinks Tim Coleman’s resume hasn’t properly prepared him for what he’ll face in their fight Friday night. ...

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Bloodworth Wants Adamek Bulked Up To 230-Pounds

The most significant thing trainer Roger Bloodworth and Tomasz Adamek took away from Adamek’s lopsided loss to Vitali Klitschko is that Adamek had to add more mass if he is to be more successful again...

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HBO's President Disappointed With The Gamboa Situation

The Brandon Rios-Yuriorkis Gamboa bout was the fight Ken Hershman had highlighted on HBO’s loaded calendar of upcoming matchups. ...

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Juanma: People Think I'm Not The Same, I Know I Am!

Almost all of the interaction Juan Manuel Lopez has had with Puerto Rican fight fans has been positive since the former featherweight champion lost for the first time as a professional. ...

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Juanma: I Was Too Heavy Going Into The Salido Fight

Many things went wrong when Juan Manuel Lopez lost to Orlando Salido last April 16. ...

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Zab Judah Remembers Being Like Paris in The Old Days

There was a time during his star-crossed career when Zab Judah was among boxing’s brashest trash-talkers. ...

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Roy Jones Jr. To Work Kendall Holt's Corner on March 16

Kendall Holt has idolized Roy Jones Jr. since he was a little kid. They’ve become friends in recent years, so when Holt needed a chief second on short notice to work his corner next week for a nati...

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Juanma: Gamboa Made a Big Mistake Taking Rios Fight

Juan Manuel Lopez thinks Yuriorkis Gamboa should skip his April 14 fight against Brandon Rios, too. ...

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Steward Sees Seth Mitchell as W. Klitschko Foe in a Year

It’ll be about a year, according to Emanuel Steward, before Seth Mitchell is really ready to fight Wladimir Klitschko for his heavyweight titles. ...

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Mayweather: I'd Love To Pass Torch To Broner, Gamboa

NEW YORK — Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been impressed thus far by what he has seen from Adrien Broner, the flamboyant fighter who is being groomed by his handlers as the sport’s next Mayweather. ...

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Mayweather Balks at 'Heavyweight Gloves' For Cotto Bout

NEW YORK — Floyd Mayweather Jr. was more than willing to challenge Miguel Cotto at 154 pounds. ...

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Stands Firm on Jeremy Lin Comments

NEW YORK — Floyd Mayweather Jr. laughed when asked if he would stay in Manhattan long enough to attend the Knicks’ next home game Wednesday night against Cleveland. ...

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