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Steward: After Vera, Andy Lee Wants Sergio Martinez

NEW YORK — Emanuel Steward wants Andy Lee to challenge Sergio Martinez in the fight after Lee’s rematch against Brian Vera on Saturday night in Atlantic City....

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Emanuel Steward: Hopkins vs Dawson is a 50-50 Fight

NEW YORK — On the same day Chad Dawson disputed it on a conference call, former trainer Emanuel Steward said again that Dawson told him he wanted to train for his Oct. 15 fight against Bernard Hopkins...

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DiBella Rips Ortiz: Steroid Tests a Must For Berto Fight

NEW YORK — Lou DiBella doesn’t think Victor Ortiz deserves a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr....

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Andy Lee Believes Barker Will Make Things Interesting

NEW YORK — Andy Lee is well aware that Sergio Martinez is extremely talented. The Irish middleweight contender also knows Darren Barker is a huge underdog entering a fight many fans and members of ...

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Gamboa vs Rios is Possible For 2012, Says Bob Arum

NEW YORK — As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Brandon Rios will defend his WBA lightweight title on the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito undercard Dec. 3 at Madison Square Garden....

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Crawford May Retire After Suffering Frias TKO Loss

Paterson welterweight Henry Crawford said today that he’ll consider retirement after suffering his second straight technical knockout loss. Crawford (22-2-1, 9 KOs) lost by ninth-round TKO to Cuban so...

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Miguel Cotto: I Never Said Margarito Loaded The Gloves

NEW YORK — Three years later, Antonio Margarito maintains his innocence. The infamous former welterweight champion recognizes that skeptics think his hand-wraps might’ve been doctored before his Ju...

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Donaire Expects Marquez-Nishioka Winner After Narvaez

NEW YORK — Yuriorkis Gamboa is the opponent many boxing enthusiasts envision Nonito Donaire eventually fighting. ...

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Margarito Feared Pacquiao Beating Ending His Career

NEW YORK — Antonio Margarito admits he thought his career was over. After having surgery to repair a broken right orbital bone incurred during his lopsided loss to Manny Pacquiao, an eye specialist...

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Cotto Places Blame on Both Mayweather Jr. and Ortiz

NEW YORK — Miguel Cotto wasn’t as colorful as his promoter on the topic, but the WBA super welterweight champion didn’t like the way Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Victor Ortiz on Saturday night, eithe...

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Margarito: Cotto Wanted Me To Struggle With Weight

NEW YORK — Antonio Margarito condemned Miguel Cotto for refusing to fight him at the junior middleweight maximum of 154 pounds....

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Arum: Ortiz Wanted a Way Out, So He Fouled Floyd

NEW YORK — Count Bob Arum among those that think Floyd Mayweather Jr. shouldn’t have hit Victor Ortiz when Ortiz’s hands were down Saturday night....

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Lou Duva Reflects on The Late George Benton

Lou Duva was thumbing through one of his favorite books Monday. He was re-reading the chapter about his dear friend and longtime training partner George Benton in New York Times columnist Dave Ande...

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Glen Tapia Aims To Show What McGirt Taught in Camp

Glen Tapia is eager to show what he has learned in a recently completed camp with new trainer Buddy McGirt. He’ll get that opportunity Friday night, when the unbeaten junior middleweight prospect f...

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Mike Lee Coming Along, Career Gaining More Steam

Mike Lee already appears in a Subway commercial with baseball and football stars, but his promoters at Top Rank readily acknowledge that they’re taking a patient approach in trying to develop the 24-y...

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Micky Ward's Take on The Arturo Gatti Investigation

NEWARK, N.J. — Micky Ward returned to the state where Arturo Gatti became a legend Wednesday night more optimistic than ever that Gatti’s family and friends might get the justice they seek....

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Alfonso Gomez Vows Redemption For The Cotto Loss

The prevailing opinion is that Alfonso Gomez simply doesn’t possess the power or speed to make his fight against Saul Alvarez much different from his lopsided loss to Miguel Cotto....

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Mayweather: If Pacquiao is Tested, I'll Absolutely Fight!

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has declined to answered many Manny Pacquiao questions as his welterweight title fight against Victor Ortiz draws near....

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Andre Berto: Mayweather Should Out-Box Victor Ortiz

Andre Berto has a healthy respect for Victor Ortiz now that they’ve engaged in one of the most fascinating fights of 2011....

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Gamboa Satisfied, Ponce Felt The Stoppage Was Good

ATLANTIC CITY — Yuriorkis Gamboa wasn’t dissatisfied with his performance Saturday night against Daniel Ponce De Leon....

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