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Usyk, Chisora Tabled For March 7 as Joshua Mandatories Unfold

Matchroom Boxing head Eddie Hearn is already playing out his heavyweight deck of cards for 2020. Oleksandr Usyk will fight Dereck Chisora on March 7, Hearn told BoxingScene.com in an interview. The fi...

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Jake Paul, AnEsonGib To Land on Andrade-Keeler Card, Jan. 30

Promoter Eddie Hearn is going back to the YouTube well. The Mathrooom Boxing head is close to finalizing a deal between content creators-turned-boxers Jake Paul and Ali Eson Gib (AnEsonGib) for Jan. 3...

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Arum: Wilder-Fury 2 Should Gross 2 Million PPV Buys, $100M

The second installment of the heavyweight clash between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury on Feb. 22 is projecting for lofty—if not record—figures, according to the principals involved in the mega rematch...

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Arum, Haymon To Make More Fights in 2020 After Wilder-Fury

Bob Arum has called Al Haymon a cancer to the sport of boxing in the past, and even said he encourages PBC fighters like Errol Spence Jr. not to work with white promoters. That was then, and with the ...

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Terence Crawford Claps Back at Critics: They Look Stupid!

Terrence Crawford’s dossier says he’s an undefeated, three-division crownholder who was once the unified, undisputed champion at 140, but his list of opponents are by no means heralded as a murderer’s...

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Terence Crawford: 154 is Not in My Immediate Future

Terence Crawford will be fighting for just the third time as a welterweight when he takes on Egidijus Kavaliauskas (21-0-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday on ESPN at the Madison Square Garden in New York. Crawfo...

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Arum: Crawford-Spence Deal Done in Hour Once Spence Healthy

Bob Arum is confident a super fight between welterweights Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. can be staged as soon as the sidelined Spence is ready to resume his career. “Negotiations would take le...

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Terence Crawford Plans in 2020 - Fully Detailed By Bob Arum

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) will take on Egidijus Kavaliauskas (21-0-1, 17 KOs) at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday immediately after the Heisman Trophy ...

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Benavidez-Yildirim, Fortuna-Campbell Double Eyed By Lewkowicz

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz has two fighters with looming business in the ring with the WBC, and he wants to bring the action together all under one roof. Lewkowicz told BoxingScene.com that he wants t...

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Vergil Ortiz Wants Crawford, Garcia or Thurman in 2020

Touted up-and-comer Vergil Ortiz Jr. has a fight against Brad Soloman on Friday as a headlining attraction in Indio, Calif. on DAZN, but one of boxing most touted young stars is looking forward to bit...

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Vergil Ortiz Wants To Prove De La Hoya Right as Best Golden Boy Prospect

Golden Boy Promotions is in the business of building future stars, and although they have the likes of Ryan Garcia on its roster, Oscar De La Hoya said Vergil Ortiz Jr. is the company’s best young fig...

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Leo Santa Cruz: I'll be in Hall of Fame with Davis, Russell fights

Leo Santa Cruz never thought he’d be a world champion during his formative years as a teen. When he won his first world title in 2012, he compared it to winning the lottery. Last month, Santa Cruz mad...

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Andy Ruiz's Trainer: It's Not Easy Training With Distractions

Much will be made of Andy Ruiz’s weight heading into his rematch against Anthony Joshua. Ruiz weighed in at 283 pounds Friday, 15 more than his previous public appearance on a scale, the heaviest he’...

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Chris Eubank Jr. Looks To Break UK Curse With US Debut

In the last six months, two British boxers have made their United States debut to mixed results and reviews. First, Anthony Joshua suffered the upset of the century when he lost his heavyweight titles...

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Andy Ruiz Trainer: We Have To Do Everything We Can To Get a KO

Andy Ruiz is an underdog against Anthony Joshua. Again. He wants to shock the world and prove his stunner of the century was not a fluke. Again. His trainer Manny Robles believes his fighter has gotte...

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Anthony Joshua: I Don't Want Decision vs. Ruiz - I Want KO!

The mega match between Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua is hours away from unfolding. The British-born boxer is direly looking to avenge his loss, and he does not plan on letting the fight reach a decisio...

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Michael Hunter Details Sparring Ruiz To Prepare For Povetkin

Michael Hunter had a years long relationship with Andy Ruiz going back to his days as an Olympic hopeful training under the tutelage of Ruiz trainer Manny Robles. Although he has former heavyweight ch...

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Joshua: I Didn't Quit Against Andy Ruiz - That's His Opinion!

During the build up of their anticipated, heavyweight title rematch, Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua sat face-to-face in a studio for a face off for British television. Ruiz looked Joshua deep in his eye...

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De La Hoya Would Take Canelo To Saudi Arabia, Backs Ruiz By KO

When Oscar De La Hoya is asked to wear his prognosticator hat, his prediction for the rematch between Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua is given to his fellow Mexican countryman. “I think we’re going to ha...

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Arum: Andy Ruiz "Hit The Lottery" After $700K Buyout

Bob Arum presided as Andy Ruiz’s promoter throughout the height of the heayweight’s career. Then, earlier this year, Ruiz bought out his contract for $700,000, and parted ways with Top Rank. After Rui...

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