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De La Hoya "Very Close To A Deal" For Canelo In Vegas This May

The next challenge in Canelo Alvarez’s career could get some clarity very soon. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya told BoxingScene.com on Wednesday that he’s “very close to a deal” in finaliz...

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Wilder: Shields Is Like Lady Version Of Me - Talk Sh-t, Back It Up

LOS ANGELES—WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder sees greatness in Claressa Shields. The Alabaman boxer went out of his way to heap praise on arguably the best female boxer in the world, while also...

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Wilder: Fury Fight Proof That Any Fight Can Be Made In Boxing

LOS ANGELES—Deontay Wilder is pointing to his fight against Tyson Fury that any match can be made in boxing. Wilder is a PBC fighter with network affiliations to Fox and Showtime. Wilder is a Top Rank...

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Deontay Wilder: I Will Be Best Heavyweight Ever When I Retire

LOS ANGELES—Deontay Wilder has grandiose plans when it comes to his legacy. As soon as he hangs up his gloves, the Alabaman believes he will be the greatest heavyweight fighter of all time, and even p...

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Deontay Wilder Shares Game Plan On How To Beat Tyson Fury

LOS ANGELES—Deontay Wilder believes he has to be the busier boxer when he meets Tyson Fury again. Although Wilder threw more more total punches (430 to 327) in their first meeting in 2018, a much disp...

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Deontay Wilder: I Can Win Tyson Fury Fight On Points Decision

LOS ANGELES—Deontay Wilder has perhaps the most devastating equalizer in boxing history with his unprecedented punching power. However, Wilder doesn’t think he’s a one-trick pony, especially ahead of ...

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Deontay Wilder: Tyson Fury Is A Con Artist, He Needs Validation

LOS ANGELES—Deontay Wilder believes there is a double standard when it comes to how he’s perceived, and how his upcoming counterpart Tyson Fury is perceived. “There’s a lot of things that I’ve had to ...

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Deontay Wilder: I Had A Gun In Hand, Thinking About Suicide

LOS ANGELES—In recent years, Tyson Fury has been painfully honest about his history of mental health issues that have lead to thoughts of suicide as well as heavy alcohol and drug abuse and obesity. D...

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Deontay Wilder: I'm The Best African-American Boxer Right Now

LOS ANGELES—Deontay Wilder is celebrating Black History Month by promising to make Tyson Fury a new addition to his knockout highlight reel, and by anointing himself as the best African-American boxer...

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Bob Arum: It's A Matter Of Time Till Crawford-Spence Fight

LOS ANGELES — Top Rank boss Bob Arum maintains the notion that it’s a matter of when, not if, in regard to a super fight between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. being staged. Arum points to his ...

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Bob Arum: Terence Crawford Is A Better Wrestler Than McGregor

LOS ANGELES — Bob Arum and Top Rank are currently piecing the puzzle that is Terence Crawford’s career. The Nebraska native and pound-for-great is yearning for a legacy-defining fight. Steam continues...

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Joet Gonzalez To Fight Chris Avalos on 3/19 in 126-pound Clash

Featherweight Joet Gonzalez will look to get back into the win column when he takes on Chris Avalos on March 19, a source with direct knowledge of the deal told BoxingScene.com. One likely venue being...

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Shane Mosley: Jake Paul Has Good Speed, Power, Technique

Hall of Fame fighter “Sugar” Shane Mosley is aligning forces with YouTuber Jake Paul and serving as the content creator’s coach ahead of the socialite’s slugfest against AnEsonGib this Thursday in Mia...

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AnEsonGib: Fight With Jake Paul Will Be Bigger Than Super Bowl

Ali Loui Al-Fakhri embraced his beak so much, that he adopted the moniker AnEsonGib, which, if read backwards, reveals he has a big nose. AnEsonGib is a YouTuber and content creator and who will be m...

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Jake Paul: I'm A Better Boxer Than My Brother Logan

Brothers Logan and Jake Paul have caught the boxing bug. The YouTubers and socialites have used their star in the digital world to leverage it inside the squared circle, making big money for themselve...

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Jake Paul: Judges Favor Fighters Who Make Boxing Millions

Jake Paul made headlines immediately after his brother Logan lost a close decision to KSI last year in Los Angeles. Immediately after the fight, Jake told the assembled media in the press room that bo...

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Fury Trainer Steward: Tyson Will Get Secret Kronk KO Power

Recently named trainer SugarHill Steward believes the mystique and technique of the famous Kronk Gym in Detroit will provide Tyson Fury the secret sauce in his forthcoming fight Feb. 22 against Deonta...

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Tyson Fury: I Never Had Energy To Finish Wilder In First Fight

Tyson Fury feels that lack of conditioning during his first fight against Deontay Wilder played a role as to why he wasn’t able to go for the finish during a highly disputed draw of which he got knock...

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Fury Trainer Steward: Davison Was Supposed To Be Part of Team

SugarHill Steward, the newly appointed trainer of Tyson Fury, was under the impression that he would be working alongside former Fury trainer Ben Davison before Davison and the undefeated heavyweight ...

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Fury: Andy Ruiz Should Train With Me If He Wants Titles Back

Tyson Fury knows all about the trappings of success. Soon after shocking Wladimir Klitschko for the heavyweight titles in 2015, the British boxer’s life took a disastrous turn as he started abusing al...

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