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Froch: I'm Not Here To Leave it in The Judges' Hands!

NEW YORK — Carl Froch wasn’t wearing a look of concern in his corner June 4, even after ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. read the horrendous scorecard submitted by Japanese judge Nobuaki Uratani. ...

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Froch Backs Referee: A Fantastic Job, Khan Was Pushing!

NEW YORK — Carl Froch isn’t the least bit concerned about an American referee officiating his fight against Andre Ward. Not even after an American referee deducted two points from another Brit boxi...

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Ward Hits Back: Froch Fought Dirrell Dirty, Carl Responds

NEW YORK — Andre Ward doesn’t think Carl Froch has any business calling Ward “a dirty fighter.” Ward reminded reporters that Froch more than bent the rules during his October 2009 split-decision vi...

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Carl Froch: I Don't Need To Target Ward's Right Eye

NEW YORK — Miguel Cotto wasn’t shy about making it known before his rematch against Antonio Margarito that he would target Margarito’s surgically repaired right eye. ...

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Froch, Ward Agree: Winner is The Best at 168, Not Bute

NEW YORK — Carl Froch and Andre Ward agreed on one thing. They believe only the winner of their fight, not unbeaten Lucian Bute, can stake legitimate claim to being boxing’s best super middleweight...

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Froch: If Ward Lands Flush, I'll Walk Through It and Smile

NEW YORK — Virgil Hunter has repeatedly predicted that the fighter he trains, Andre Ward, will knock out Carl Froch in their highly anticipated super middleweight title fight Saturday night in Atlanti...

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Carl Froch: Mikkel Kessler's Loss To Ward is Not Factor

NEW YORK — Carl Froch scoffed at the suggestion Andre Ward’s win against Mikkel Kessler makes Ward a decisive favorite in their fight Saturday night. ...

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Timur Ibragimov Not Intimidated By Seth Mitchell's Run

Timur Ibragimov isn’t intimidated by fighting Seth Mitchell near Mitchell’s hometown, nor does he care that he’s considered an underdog entering their 10-round heavyweight fight Saturday night in Wash...

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Andre Ward Sees No Reason To Trash Talking Persona

Andre Ward won’t create a promotional persona, like the alter ego Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. has used to help him earn eight figures for fights. ...

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Arum Keeping on Pace With King: Turns The "Big 8-0"

Bob Arum admits that turning 80 today means something to him, much more than most birthdays. ...

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Andre Ward Confident Cut Won't Affect Froch Outcome

Andre Ward is fully confident the cut that caused the postponement of his fight against England’s Carl Froch won’t be a factor when they square off Dec. 17 in Atlantic City. ...

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Antonio Margarito Plans To Fight On, But Future Unknown

NEW YORK — Antonio Margarito has been beaten so badly in three of his last four fights that it’s difficult to imagine him landing another significant fight in the foreseeable future. ...

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Rios: I Hope To Get Marquez or Maidana, I Need a War!

NEW YORK — Now that Brandon Rios is finished fighting at 135 pounds, promoter Bob Arum is thinking about potential opponents for Rios at junior welterweight. ...

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Arum Admits Miguel Cotto Relationship is Still Strained

NEW YORK — Miguel Cotto embraced Bob Arum on The Theater at Madison Square Garden stage late Friday afternoon following the weigh-in for his rematch against Antonio Margarito. ...

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Arum: Smoger Has Balls, Perfect For Cotto vs Margarito

NEW YORK — Not much regarding the pre-fight regulation of the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito rematch pleased Bob Arum. ...

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Arum: Cotto-Margarito Frenzy Proves Boxing Still Strong

NEW YORK — Bob Arum couldn’t contain his enthusiasm Thursday. The card headlined by the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito rematch officially became a sellout Thursday morning, marking the first time s...

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Brandon Rios, John Murray Not Looking Past One Another

NEW YORK — Brandon Rios realizes he isn’t in a position to underestimate John Murray. The unbeaten WBA lightweight champion is taking Murray much more seriously than the handicappers who’ve install...

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Wolak is Ready To Go To War, But Plans To Be Smarter

Pawel Wolak wants to entertain fight fans again Saturday night. Wolak knows, however, that he’ll have to approach his junior middleweight rematch against Delvin Rodriguez more intelligently than he...

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Khan on Prescott Rematch: Not Now, Maybe in The Future

Fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Timothy Bradley are among the matches Amir Khan would embrace in 2012. ...

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Margarito: I'm Not Cotto, I Don't Beat Up Family Members!

NEW YORK — Antonio Margarito embraced his role as the villain even more Wednesday during a final press conference for his rematch with Miguel Cotto on Saturday night. ...

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