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Gervonta Davis' PPV Debut Could Come vs. Leo Santa Cruz

After a successful year knocking out opponents and box office expectations in three different markets, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe has emphasized that Gervonta Davis' next fight will be ...

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Kownacki, Breazeale in Play March 7 at Barclays Center on Fox

Undefeated heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki is inching toward finalizing an opponent for his 2020 debut. The Polish pugilist Kownacki (20-0, 15 KOs) is in line to face Dominic Breazeale (20-2, 18 K...

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Regis Prograis Eyes Garcia-Vargas Victor; Terence Crawford

Regis Prograis is coming off a fight of the year frontrunner, and although he came away with a loss, the former super lightweight champion still believes his stock is at an all-time high. The 30-year-...

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Jessie Vargas: I'm Faster, More Technical Than Mikey Garcia

Jessie Vargas respects Mikey Garcia, but he feels that he has the superior skills needed to stop the much smaller Garcia in his tracks when they faceoff Feb. 29 in Texas. “My technique and speed is go...

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Jessie Vargas Believes He'll Have F.O.T.Y. vs. Mikey Garcia

Jessie Vargas and Mikey Garcia have been cordial and friendly throughout the years, but their years-long relationship will go out the window when they meet in Texas on Feb. 29 in a welterweight matchu...

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Mikey Garcia Believes He'll Fight Manny Pacquiao In 2020

Mikey Garcia believes the path toward Manny Pacquiao has been paved. A win against Jessie Vargas on Feb. 29, and he’s in for the sweepstakes to fight the 41-year-old Filipino senator and boxing’s onl...

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Adam Kownacki To Headline Fox Show 3/7 at Barclays Center

Undefeated Polish heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki will headline a show from the Barclays Center on March 7 on Fox against an opponent still to be determined, PBC announced on its flagship program ...

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Jessie Vargas Sacrificing More To Make 147 vs. Mikey Garcia

Jessie Vargas will walk into ring Feb. 29 against Mikey Garcia as the much bigger man, sporting a five-foot height advantage and three-inch reach advantage. The 30-year-old Vargas (29-2-2, 11 KOs) sig...

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Mikey Garcia On Spence Loss: So What! It's Like It Never Happened

Mikey Garcia lost the much vaunted zero on his record when he lost his first professional fight to Errol Spence Jr. in his pay-per-view debut. For most fighters, a defeat can be deemed as two steps ba...

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Badou Jack Wants To Pick Apart Pascal and Win 175 Title Back

Badou Jack returns to the ring for the first time since suffering a gruesome gash to his forehead in January, and a unanimous decision loss to Marcus Browne, to get another opportunity to put himself ...

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Mikey Garcia on Matchroom Deal: I Want To Keep My Freedom

Mikey Garcia sat on the sidelines for nearly 2 ½ years in the prime of his career as he squared away a contentious contractual dispute with former promoter Top Rank. Having lost a key earning window i...

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Mikey Garcia Not Sure If He Can Hurt Bigger Fighters At 147

Four-division champion Mikey Garcia took the tall task to climb from 135 to 147 pounds in order to fight Errol Spence Jr. in March. His valiant effort ultimately was unsuccessful in the one-sided beat...

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Ryan Garcia To Fight Francisco Fonseca on Feb. 14 in L.A.

Wilder-Fury PPV To Have 3 Fights: PBC, Top Rank Each Get Bout

The rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury was officially announced today to take place Feb. 22 at the MGM in Grand in Las Vegas. For the first time ever, Fox Sports and ESPN+ will cooperate fo...

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Regis Prograis: I Hope Josh Taylor Doesn't Self Destruct

Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor will forever be linked for giving fans a fight of the year candidate in their October super lightweight unification bout, a majority decision win by Taylor. Taylor was c...

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Insider Daniel Jacobs' Relationship With New Trainer Fareed Samad

Fareed Samad has known Daniel Jacobs ever since the Brooklyn-bred boxer was 15-years-old, but their relationship kicked into second gear when they rekindled their friendship in January. The reunion ca...

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Hearn: Saudi Arabia Wants Manny Pacquiao vs. Mikey Garcia

Matchroom Boxing head Eddie Hearn is playing the long game in the middle east. Fresh off staging the anticipated heavyweight rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia where Joshua r...

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Hearn Offers Charlo One-Fight Deal For Andrade May Unification

Matchroom Boxing head Eddie Hearn has offered a “huge” and “substantial” one-fight deal to WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo this week to face WBO champion Demetrius Andrade in a unification ma...

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Joshua's IBF Mandatory Defense vs. Pulev Tabled For April

Now that Anthony Joshua has regained control of the four versions of his heavyweight titles, he must defend them, and he has a pair of defenses already on the docket. Standing in line are two mandator...

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Hearn: I Feel Canelo Will Fight Either Andrade, Smith or Saunders

It’s becoming a bit more clear why Canelo Alvarez vacated the WBO light heavyweight title earlier this week. According to Matchroom Boxing head Eddie Hearn, Alvarez will continue campaigning in his ca...

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