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Chavez Jr. "I Was Doing Stupid Things - No More Time To Play"

LOS ANGELES—At the age of 33, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is now mature enough to admit he’s made mistakes along the way of his 16-year career boxing out of the shadows of his legendary father. “No more ti...

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Roach Declined Chavez Jr.'s Big Bag of Money, Wanted Work Ethic

LOS ANGELES - Freddie Roach and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. are back together again following a yearslong split. The trainer parted ways with the fighter following Chavez Jr.’s lack of dedication and commi...

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KSI: I Can Definitely Fight Other Pro Boxers - And Beat Them

YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul will settle a yearslong personal beef when they headline Matchroom Boxing’s fight card Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. KSI said he’s fully committed himself...

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Donaire Has Deja Vu in Inoue, Much Like Darchinyan Fight

When Nonito Donaire is quizzed where he was on July 7, 2007, a night he was a heavy underdog in his first world title fight, he immediately remembers. “That’s the day I knocked out Vic Darchinyan,” Do...

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Donaire Believes He Belongs in HOF Even Without Inoue

Nonito Donaire believes he’s compiled a respectful resume through 45 career fights to earn his due spot in Canastota, New York. The soon-to-be 37-year-old Filipino fighter believes he’s a Hall of Fame...

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Nonito Donaire: "I Also Have Monstrous Power" For Inoue

Nonito Doniare is not lacking confidence—or power, he says—heading into his fight against Naoya Inoue. The soon-to-be 37-year-old Filipino fighter believes since he’s no longer competing at 126 pounds...

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Nonito Donaire Seeks Buster Douglas Moment in Japan

One of the biggest upsets in sports history took place in Tokyo when Buster Douglas shockingly beat Mike Tyson for the heavyweight championship. Nonito Donaire (40-5, 26 KOs), an underdog 37-year-old ...

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Jason Sosa Takes Second Bite at The Apple With Miguel Berchelt

Jason Sosa will step into the ring riding a three-fight winning streak after dropping two consecutives fights in 2017 and 2018 to Vasyl Lomachenko and Yuriorkis Gamboa. Miguel Berchelt, the man he’ll ...

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Berchelt Wants Valdez After Sosa, Then Lomachenko at 135

Miguel Berchelt will look to defend his WBC junior lightweight title for the sixth time Saturday against Jason Sosa, but if you ask the Mexican fighter, he’s more interested in facing the best fighter...

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Alex Saucedo: I Knew I Needed Change From Abel Sanchez

Even though the hard-hitting Alex Saucedo catapulted himself to a world title opportunity against Maurice Hooker last year, a seventh-round loss for the WBO super lightweight title that Jose Ramirez n...

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McGirt: Kovalev Will "Detour From Deep Waters" vs. Canelo

Hall of Fame fighter-turned-trainer Buddy McGirt is largely responsible for the revival of Sergey Kovalev’s career that has seen the Russian rebound after a crushing KO loss to Eleider Alvarez in 2018...

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Jerwin Ancajas Wants To Take Risks, Beat Champs & Unify 115

Jerwin Ancajas has held the IBF junior bantamweight title since 2016 and will look to defend it for the eighth consecutive time when he takes on Jonathan Javier Rodriguez on Saturday as the co-feature...

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Logan Paul: Being Boxer is "Great For The Content Business"

Logan Paul and KSI are going to strap on a pair of 10 ounce boxing gloves without headgear for their six-round billing on Nov. 9 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul to...

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Logan Paul Wants MMA Fight Next, To Be Most Viewed Fighter

It doesn’t appear that the sweet science is long in the cards for YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul. After his professional boxing debut against KSI at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Nov. 9, the ...

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Josh Taylor Decisions Regis Prograis To Unify Titles, Win WBSS

Josh Taylor Decisions Regis Prograis To Unify Titles, Win WBSS

By Manouk Akopyan - Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor couldn’t stop jawing at each other during the build up of their unification bout as to who the best boxer was in the super lightweight division. On S...

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Derek Chisora Stops David Price in Fourth as Towel Comes In

O2 Arena, London - It wasn’t the original opponent Dereck Chisora wanted to beat in his forty-first career fight, but he got the job done regardless in an all-British heavyweight encounter against Dav...

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Lee Selby Edges Ricky Burns By Majority Decision in Close Fight

O2 Arena, London - European veterans and former world champions Ricky Burns, 36, and Lee Selby, 32, stepped into the ring to see who had more fuel left in the tank. The win was not definitive, but Sel...

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Nathaniel Gallimore: Lubin is Stumbling Block in My Career

Nathaniel Gallimore got the call on Oct. 2 to be the replacement opponent for Erickson Lubin. Terrell Gausha, the original foe, suffered an injury to his left hand that required surgery, and in steppe...

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Lawrence Okolie Stops Yves Ngabu in Seven, Captures EBU Title

It wasn’t pretty, but Lawrence Okolie got the job done in a battle between unbeatens. After six rounds of mostly sloppy boxing, Okolie (14-0, 11 KOs) connected with a devastating right hand to the ja...

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Conor Benn Scores Explosive KO of Steve Jamoye in Fourth Round

The Benn family has a busy month of boxing coming up, and Conor Benn took care of business on his side of the street as his father prepares to return to ring more than 23 years since he last stepped i...

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