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Eleider Alvarez's Promoter: Gilberto Ramirez Asking For Millions!

In the last few weeks, Top Rank staged two light heavyweight bouts with the idea of having the winners collide for the vacant WBO light heavyweight title. Joe Smith powered past Jessie Hart for a domi...

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Oscar Rivas Closing in On Multi-Fight Deal With Top Rank

Heavyweight contender Oscar Rivas (26-1, 18 KOs) is close to finalizing a multi-fight promotional deal with Top Rank. Rivas has been out of the ring since losing a twelve round unanimous decision to D...

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Eleider Alvarez Looks Forward To Joe Smith Showdown

A new light heavyweight champion could be crowned in the coming months. Former world champion Eleider Alvarez could return to a world championship bout the next time he enters the ring. He already kno...

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Arum Expects To Sign Tony Yoka, Have Him Return in Spring

Bob Arum, the head of the Top Rank, is very close to signing 2016 Olympic gold medal winner, Tony Yoka of France, to a promotional agreement. Arum is currently in Paris and told RMC Sport that he's ne...

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Bivol's Manager Views Gilberto Ramirez as The Ideal Opponent

Vadim Kornilov, manager of WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol, views Gilberto Ramirez as the ideal opponent for his boxer. The 29-year-old Bivol has 17 victories, no defeats and 11 knockouts....

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Jean Pascal Willing To Face Anyone: I Never Refuse Any Fight!

WBA "regular" light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal is coming off a very big 2019. Pascal (35-6-1, 20 KOs) retired in December 2017 after an upset stoppage over undefeated Ahmed Elbiali. The 27-year...

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Denis Lebedev Says Enough is Enough, No Farewell Fight

Former WBA and IBF cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev has made it clear that he's not planning to fight again, and this time he is serious. Back on December 21, Lebedev came of retirement and lost a...

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Alexander Besputin Expects To Fight in March or April

The "regular" welterweight world champion of WBA, Alexander Besputin, said he would be ready to make the first defense of his recently captured belt in the middle of spring. On November 30, Besputin w...

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Lemieux's Handlers Not Concerned With Latest Performance

It was supposed to be a showcase for his official entry at super middleweight, but instead David Lemiex went life and death with Max Bursak over ten rounds. Lemieux was dropped in the first round. And...

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Bivol's Manager Says Gilberto Ramirez Bout Possible in 2020

WBA light heavyweight world champion Dmitry Bivol is open to the idea of facing unbeaten contender Gilberto Ramirez, according to the Russian boxer's manager Vadim Kornilov. The 29-year-old Bivol has ...

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Eleider Alvarez is Hoping Seals Clash Becomes WBO Eliminator

Last week, Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez vacated his WBO light heavyweight championship. He captured the title last month, when he moved up by two weight classes to score a knockout of Sergey Koval...

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Sergey Kovalev Will Be Offered Opportunity To Fight in Russia

The Russian Boxing Federation will offer Sergey Kovalev the opportunity to fight in Russia next year, according to statements made to Tass by the Secretary General of the RBF, Umar Kremlev. Last month...

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Besputin Would Like To Unite WBA Belts With Manny Pacquiao

Welterweight contender Alexander Besputin (14-0, 9 KOs) of Russia would like to secure a crack at Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao. Last month, Besputin won a twelve round unanimous decision over Rad...

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Lemieux Dropped Twice, Decks Bursak, Wins Split Decision

Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada - Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (41-4, 34 KOs) made his official debut in the super middleweight division - but it nearly ended in disaster. Lemieux won ...

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WBO Prez: Canelo Wants To Remain Light Heavyweight Champ

For the moment, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has no intention of giving up the WBO light heavyweight title, according to World Boxing Organization President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel. ...

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Bivol: If Canelo Faced Kovalev of 4 Years Ago - It's A Different Fight

Fatigue was the big factor in Saturday's fight between Sergey Kovalev and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Canelo moved up in weight by two full divisions and scored an eleventh round knockout over Kovalev to c...

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Beterbiev, Ramsay Reflect on Big Knockout Win Over Gvozdyk

Last Friday in Philadelphia, Artur Beterbiev became the first boxer in Quebec to unify world titles when he stopped Oleksandr Gvozdyk in the tenth round to join the WBC, IBF light heavyweight titles. ...

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Oscar Rivas Being Pursued By Top Rank and Eddie Hearn

Heavyweight contender Oscar Rivas (26-1, 18 KOs) continues to be a hot commodity, despite suffering his first career defeat back in July. Rivas suffered a twelve round unanimous decision loss to Dilli...

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Arum: Beterbiev-Bivol is Very Possible in 2020 - After IBF Mandatory

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who promotes IBF, WBC light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs), says a unification with WBA champion Dmitry Bivol is very possible for 2020. Last Friday night...

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Dmitry Bivol Impressed, Very Eager To Fight Artur Beterbiev

World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol is very eager to fight with his compatriot Artur Beterbiev. On Saturday night in Philadelphia, Beterbiev upset the odds when he k...

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