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Damien Vazquez Vows To Prove He's Not Same Fighter Who Lost To Payano

Damien Vazquez Vows To Prove He's Not Same Fighter Who Lost To Payano

By Thomas Gerbasi - This time last year, there was no way Damien Vazquez thought he was going to be in a world title fight in 12 months. Owner of a 15-0 record and on the fast track heading into his M...

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Daniel Roman: I Gotta Look Good, Send a Message I'm Still The Champ

Daniel Roman: I Gotta Look Good, Send a Message I'm Still The Champ

By Thomas Gerbasi - Daniel Roman hasn’t been an ex-champion long enough for him to feel any different since losing his 122-pound belts to Murodjon Akhmadaliev via split decision in January, but what h...

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Derevyanchenko Vows: I'm Ready For Everything in Charlo Fight

Derevyanchenko Vows: I'm Ready For Everything in Charlo Fight

By Thomas Gerbasi - Sergiy Derevyanchenko has come so close to winning a middleweight title twice that if he makes good on his third attempt against WBC champion Jermall Charlo on September 26, it mig...

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Jose Haro Aims To "Give It His All" in PBC Fight With Mark Magsayo

June 10, 2017 should have been the best night of Jose Haro’s professional boxing career. It wasn’t. The result was what he wanted at the WinnaVegas Casino Resort in Sloan, Iowa, an eighth round knocko...

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Andrew Cancio: I'm Looking Forward To My New Chapter in Life

It’s a 110 degrees in Indio, California, but Andrew Cancio doesn’t mind. “It's a little hot out here,” he says without hesitation. Actually, Cancio does mind. Everyone minds once it gets past triple d...

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Stevie McKenna Motivated To Keep Improving, Move Up The Ranks

It’s easy for any 23-year-old to get taken in by the bright lights of Los Angeles, and while junior welterweight prospect Stevie McKenna hasn’t shown any signs of being the type to get dragged off the...

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Xander Zayas: I'm Ready To Put On a Show, I'm Really Hyped

Xander Zayas: I'm Ready To Put On a Show, I'm Really Hyped

By Thomas Gerbasi - With Xander Zayas always smiling, always positive, could the COVID-19 pandemic be the one thing to bring a frown to the welterweight prospect’s face? Not a chance. “When that happe...

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Vito Mielnicki: I'm Never Satisfied, Whatever I Do, I'm Gonna Do It a 150%

Vito Mielnicki: I'm Never Satisfied, Whatever I Do, I'm Gonna Do It a 150%

By Thomas Gerbasi - Again, it wasn’t an insult to the teenager, and an action fighter with a Polish / Italian background is going to sell tickets but, at the same time, throughout recent history, gett...

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Israil Madrimov: I Do Want a Title Fight as Soon as Possible

When Israil Madrimov returned to the United States to resume training for what ultimately turned into a Saturday bout against Eric Walker in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the United States was a much different pla...

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Frampton: I Would Be Ireland's Greatest Ever Fighter if I Win Third Divisional Title

It was another day in the life of Carl Frampton, which has recently meant the kind of bad luck a prizefighter chasing a third divisional world title really doesn’t need. So what was the Belfast native...

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McCaskill Reflects Meeting Braekhus, Showdown Comes To Fruition

McCaskill Reflects Meeting Braekhus, Showdown Comes To Fruition

By Thomas Gerbasi - It was only a couple weeks after Jessica McCaskill introduced herself to the world, and her manager / coach Rick Ramos was with her in Las Vegas, ready to make sure her stay among ...

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Conlan: Takoucht Will Be Tough Fight, I Do Believe I'll Stop Him

Conlan: Takoucht Will Be Tough Fight, I Do Believe I'll Stop Him

By Thomas Gerbasi - A prevailing theme for athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic has been to make the time work for you. Adapt in an uncertain time and find a way to still move forward. Belfast conten...

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Christy Martin, The Promoter, Plans To Deliver in Daytona

If the 52 years Christy Martin has been on this planet have proved anything, it’s that she’s a fighter, in and out of the ring. So, it is really no surprise that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, she’s p...

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Stephen Fulton: I Found My Own Lane - Beating Undefeated Fighters

Stephen Fulton: I Found My Own Lane - Beating Undefeated Fighters

By Thomas Gerbasi - Boxing can be bittersweet. Just ask Stephen Fulton Jr., who has the biggest moment of his career coming up this Saturday when he faces Angelo Leo for the vacant WBO junior featherw...

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Shakhram Giyasov: I Want To Become The Best Fighter in The World

Officially, Shakhram Giyasov gets back to work on August 15 when he makes his first start in close to a year against Francisco Hernandez Rojo in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In reality, the junior welterweight co...

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Kownacki: I Want Helenius Rematch - If Not, Then Ruiz, Ortiz or Even Wilder

Adam Kownacki doesn’t dodge any questions about the first loss of his professional boxing career. In fact, he answers them before you even get a chance to ask. And though the 31-year-old could talk ab...

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Andy Vences Anticipates 'Very Intense Fight' With Luis Alberto Lopez

Andy Vences Anticipates 'Very Intense Fight' With Luis Alberto Lopez

By Thomas Gerbasi - The work never stops for Andy Vences. As soon as the San Jose product rebounded from the lone loss of his pro career against Albert Bell in June 2019 with an October victory over M...

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Postol To Jose Ramirez: You Have To Pass Through Me To Get Josh Taylor!

In keeping to what his parents taught him and how he’s carried himself over the course of 33 pro fights, Postol is currently in Southern California, far from his home in Ukraine, training for a fight ...

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Fathers, Sons and Roberto Duran

October 2006. A typical fall day in New York City if not for the far from typical man walking down 52nd Street. Wearing a blue polo shirt with a brown jacket and a baseball cap, Roberto Duran could ha...

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Gary Stark Jr. Not Surprised Mike Tyson, Holyfield Got Itch To Come Back

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout the world, putting boxing on hold until last night’s Top Rank show in Las Vegas began the sport’s recovery, fans and media filled the time discussing several...

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