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Lopez Manager: Very Little Effort From Top Rank To Get Lomachenko Fight Done

Split-T Management head David McWater is stuck in hardball negotiations with Top Rank to make the lightweight unification match between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez a possibility. At the momen...

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Loma's Manager: We Want Lopez, If Not Him - Then Maybe We'll Fight Verdejo

A meeting between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez was supposed to be one of the most anticipated and highly competitive boxing matches of 2020. After a contentious week of negotiations, the light...

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Anthony Joshua On Dealing With Criticism: "It's Hard To Ignore It"

As the unified heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua has had to deal with highs and lows over the last thirteen-plus months. In June 2019, he shockingly was stopped by Andy Ruiz in the big...

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Leo Santa Cruz: No One Is Giving Me A Shot To Beat Gervonta Davis

It’s rare that a four-division champion has an underdog mentality, but that’s exactly what Leo Santa Cruz will bring into the ring when he takes on Gervonta Davis. Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) and Davi...

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Leo Santa Cruz To Spar Welterweights To Prep For Gervonta Davis' Power

Although Leo Santa Cruz will stand two inches taller than Gervonta Davis when they meet Oct. 24 on Showtime pay per view, Tank will be the thicker fighter who’ll be packing the more powerful and thudd...

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Adrien Broner: I'll Destroy 135 If I Return To Division; I Can Still Make The Weight

Adrien Broner’s on-again, off-again relationship with boxing is apparently on again, as the boxer has plans to come out of retirement. The inactive 31-year-old Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs) has danced aroun...

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Stephen Espinoza: Market Will Respond To Showtime PPVs

Showtime announced its return to boxing with a strong nine-card slate last week that will be spread out through the rest of the year. Two of the events will be available exclusively on Showtime pay pe...

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Alexander Povetkin: I Don't See Dillian Whyte Fight As My Last Chance

Former heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin believes he still has plenty of sand left in the hourglass. Although Povetkin (35-2-1, 24 KOs) will turn 41 years old on September 2, he’s not viewing hi...

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Roy Jones: Mike Tyson Is A Killer & Lion, I’m A Cheetah - Y'all Must’ve Forgot!

Although there is just a three-year age gap between Roy Jones Jr., 51, and Mike Tyson, 54, there is much more ring rust that needs to be calculated ahead of their eight-round exhibition match set to t...

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CSAC Andy Foster: We Can't Mislead Public That Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. Is Real Fight

A super fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. as originally discussed in 2003 would have been a sight to see. Seventeen years later, two of the most legendary boxers of the latter half of the 20t...

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Holyfield Opens Up On Fallout For Missing Mike Tyson Exhibition Opportunity

Evander Holyfield was resting comfortably in the confines of his Ft. Lauderdale home watching television Thursday afternoon when he picked up the phone. BoxingScene.com reached out to Holyfield for co...

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Mike Tyson: I'm Fighting Roy Jones - "I Don't Know How This Happened"

Fifteen years into retirement, Mike Tyson still moves the needle at the age of 54. The Baddest Man on the Planet looks to cash in on his name cache and brand recognition when he fights 51-year-old Roy...

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Mike Tyson: I Fight At One Speed, Roy Jones Will Have To Deal With It

The senior circuit is officially headed to the squared circle with a special spectacle when the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history aims to accomplish old-folk accolades. After months of t...

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Jeff Horn: Tim Tszyu Is Riding Father Kostya's Coattail - "He Has Little Experience"

Jeff Horn and Tim Tszyu will engage in an all-Oceania showdown on Aug 26, with an expected crowd of 16,000 in Australia’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville. The former WBO welterweight cha...

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Mayweather vs. Uchiyama: Rizin Reportedly Exploring Exhibition Fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. posted a video on social media on July 8 shadow boxing in the streets. “Soon I’m going to hop on my jet to Tokyo, Japan for a meeting with my partners and Rizin for something this...

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Navarratte-Magdaleno: WBO To Order Fight For Vacant 126 Pound Title

The WBO has released its latest rankings, and the sanctioning body is planning to formally announce a fight between Emanuel Navarrete and Jessie Magdaleno for its vacant super featherweight title late...

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Terence Crawford: I Will Crush Jose Ramirez At 147: "It's That Simple"

It could take some time, but Terence Crawford and Jose Ramirez could be on a collision course to clash in the near future. Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs) currently competes at 147 and is the WBO welterweight...

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Terence Crawford: Errol Spence Jr's Health Will Be Judged In Garcia Fight

At the age of 32, Terence Crawford is stuck on the sidelines chasing a legacy-defining fight. The three-division crownholder and current WBO welterweight champion Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs) is eying a fi...

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David Lemieux Is Big Threat To Canelo, Alvarez Wants To Avoid Risk, Promoter Says

Eye of the Tiger Management head Camille Estephan has had preliminary discussions for a potential September showdown between David Lemieux and Canelo Alvarez. Estephan co-promotes Lemieux (41-4, 34 KO...

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Terence Crawford On Facing Friend Shawn Porter: That's A Good Fight For Me

Terence Crawford and Shawn Porter have been linked to a future fight for years, but with Crawford tied to Top Rank and Porter with PBC, no serious steam has been built for the pair to showdown. To com...

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