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Juan Francisco Estrada Drops, Stops Dewayne Beamon in Ninth

Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo - In his first defense of the WBC super flyweight world championship, Juan Francisco Estrada (40-3, 27 KOs) broke down and stopped Dewayne Beamon (16-2-1, 11 KOs) ...

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Filip Hrgovic Makes Easy Work Of Mario Heredia With KO Win

Mexican Mario Heredia embraced Croatian Filip Hrgovic with the respective flags of each country before their fight started Saturday night. They both posed in the middle of the ring for a picture carry...

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Liam Smith Breaks Down, Stops Mario Alberto Lozano

Englishman Liam Smith stamped his passport as a professional pugilist for the first time in Mexico on Saturday night having lost twice in his career to the Latino likes of Canelo Alvarez and Jaime Mun...

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Shakhram Giyasov Drills Darleys Perez Inside 30 Seconds For KO

It was over before it ever began, as Shakhram Giyasov knocked out Darleys Perez inside thirty seconds into their fight on Saturday. A thunderous left hook from Giyasov in round one cleanly caught Per...

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Jono Carroll Sneaks Past Eleazar Valenzuela, Returns With Win

Jono Carroll returned to the ring following a clear but competitive loss to slick southpaw Tevin Farmer earlier this year hoping to get back to his winning ways. On Saturday, the 130-pound Carroll (1...

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Buddy McGirt: Kovalev Has 'Focus, Hunger, Determination' Back

Sergey Kovalev’s fight against Anthony Yarde on Saturday could have major implications much greater than just fighting for a WBO title in front of his hometown crowd in Russia. Should Kovalev convinc...

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Tyson Fury Talks Wilder, Ruiz-Joshua, Saudi Arabia, Wallin, More

Tyson Fury stood in the middle of a Starbucks a few blocks away from the Los Angeles International Airport, fresh off an hour-long flight from Las Vegas, waiting for the caffeine to kick in. He was si...

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Robert Guerrero Wants To Reinvent Himself in The Ring

After returning from retirement, former featherweight, super featherweight and three-time champion Robert Guerrero wants to reinvent himself at the age of 36. Guerrero (35-6-1, 20 KOs) made a name for...

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Mikey Garcia, Ramirez, Ortiz Won't Fight Each Other - For Now

Between Mikey Garcia, Jose Ramirez and Vergil Ortiz Jr., trainer Robert Garcia has pay-per-view worthy fights at his gym in Riverside, Calif. once any combination of the three aforementioned stars sta...

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Mikey Garcia Mulling 'Huge' Matchroom Offer As Others Pursue

Mikey Garcia may be coming off the lowest point of his career after suffering his first loss to Errol Spence Jr., but the free agent boxing star could soon hit the highest pay day of his life. The for...

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David Benavidez: I Plan To Knock Dirrell Out To Steal The Show

David Benavidez became a world champion by the age 20 — and then he lost it. Not in the ring, but by a self-inflicted decision outside of it. Benavidez tested positive in 2018 for the benzoylecgonine,...

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Amir Imam Eyes Terence Crawford After Signing Top Rank Pact

Amir Imam has finally dodged the death grip that was his promotional deal with Don King. “The Young Master” signed a contract with Top Rank this week after he filed a lawsuit against King earlier this...

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Team Munguia Target Canelo: No Rush, But We Want That Fight

Jaime Munguia’s days as a junior middleweight fighter are numbered. Munguia said Tuesday that his Sept. 14 affair against Patrick Allotey will be his last in the division. “My plan is to finish my tim...

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Hovhannisyan vs. Manzanilla, WBA Eliminator on September 5

The junior featherweight division is looking to better identify who will have world championship opportunities in the near future. Azat Hovhannisyan will fight Franklin Manzanilla on Sept. 5 for a WBA...

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Canelo-Kovalev Deal in Place Should Kovalev Win, Says Manager

A deal is in place for Canelo Alvarez to fight Sergey Kovalev contingent on the Russian winning next week against Anthony Yarde, Kovalev manager Egis Klimas told BoxingScene.com on Friday. Klimas said...

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Vergil Ortiz Eyes History: I Want To Be a Four Division Champion

Vergil Ortiz Jr. passed the toughest test of his young career with flying colors Saturday, dazzling his hometown crowd with a spectacular six-round destruction of veteran Antonio Orozco. The 21-year-o...

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Ryan Garcia On His Pay: I Want To Get What My Value Truly Is!

Ryan Garcia knows his worth, and he’s not afraid to let everyone know it. The undefeated 21-year old touted prospect is slowly inching toward being a world championship contender, but in the meantime,...

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Gor Yeritsyan "Reminds Me of a Young Pacquiao," Says Roach

By Manouk Akopyan - Freddie Roach built the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, Calif. because he never knew when the next Muhammad Ali would walk through his doors. In 2001, a little-known Filipino named Man...

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Spence: Shawn Porter is a 'Dirty' Fighter - We'll Have Plan For That

Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter kicked off their press tour Tuesday just outside of the Staples Center on a sweltering day, and although most of the proceedings were respectful and civil, Spence Jr....

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Victor Morales Inks Promotional Pact With Golden Boy

Golden Boy Promotions is stacking on to its stable of prospects. The boxing company signed undefeated fighter Victor Morales Jr. to a multi-year promotional deal Tuesday. Morales Jr. is a 21-year-old ...

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