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Alvarez Wins Narrow Decision for Middleweight Title

Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fought 24 rounds in the space of a year, with little to pick between them. When the scorecards were totaled Saturday night, though, the judges crowned a new middleweight champion of the world — but just barely.

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Mayweather Says Pacquiao Rematch on Cards This Year

Mayweather earned an estimated $220 million from his first fight with Pacquiao. Former world welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather said Saturday he will face Manny Pacquiao later this year in a rematch of their 2015 superfight.

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Top Rank Boxing Still Tops For Big Fights

For decades Top Rank Boxing has brought us some of the best fights in the history of the sport. The latest edition of bouts from the long running promotion company proves Top Rank is still tops.

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Top Rank: Boxing Wildly Popular with Young Fans

Boxing used to be king in the United States. Listen for sports references in popular music and they’re almost always about boxing or baseball. Today it’s all about Brady and LeBron but it used to be names like Johnson, Louis, Marciano, and Ali that were all the rage.

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Mayweather Legacy Faces Challenge from Thai ‘Dwarf Giant’

After a career laden with belts, cash and kudos, boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr retired undefeated over 50 fights — but his flawless record faces an unlikely challenge from an obscure Thai fighter known as the “dwarf giant”.

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Canelo Alvarez Banned 6 Months for Failed Drug Test

Las Vegas (AFP) – Mexican middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was handed a six-month ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday over the failed drug test which forced his rematch with Gennady Golovkin to be cancelled.

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Rougarou Attack: Regis Prograis Set to Become the Star Boxing Needs

The Rougarou is defined as a legendary creature in Laurentian French communities linked to European notions of the werewolf. For boxer Regis Prograis, the nickname “Rougarou” is the perfect fit. Prograis doesn’t just box, he fights. He tries to destroy his opponent. He is the Rougarou.

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Alvarez Tests Positive Ahead of Golovkin Showdown Bout

Los Angeles (AFP) – Mexican middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, prepping for a May 5 title rematch with Gennady Golovkin, has tested positive for banned clenbuterol, his promoters blaming tainted meat.

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Alvarez to Face Golovkin in Middleweight Title Rematch

Los Angeles (AFP) – World middleweight boxing champion Gennady Golovkin will fight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on May 5 in a 12-round rematch of their epic draw last September, promoters announced Monday.

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Watch: Boxer Punched by Opponent’s Son in Groin During Weigh-in

Billy Joe Saunders and Willie Monroe Jr. are set to square off Saturday in a WBO middleweight title bout, but one side is already taking cheap shots as Saunders’ seven-year-old son, Stevie, punched Monroe in the groin. Monroe put his hand

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Mayweather vs McGregor: a Pay-per-View Smash

Conor McGregor’s improbable challenge of Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a box-office smash. There between 4 million and 5 million pay-per-view sales. An estimated 50 million people watched in the United States alone.

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Pacquiao Pulls Out Of Title Rematch With Horn

Brisbane (Australia) (AFP) -Filipino great Manny Pacquiao on Friday pulled out of a rematch with world champion Jeff Horn, leaving the Australian looking for another challenger in his title defence.

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Mayweather Defeats McGregor, Moves to 50-0

Floyd Mayweather Jr. moved to 50-0 with his technical knockout Saturday in the much-anticipated boxing match with UFC’s biggest star, Conor McGregor. The fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was called with1:55 remaining in the 10th round, giving Mayweather

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Stephen A: Mayweather Will ‘Embarrass,’ ‘Destroy’ McGregor

Friday on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike,” ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith predicted Floyd Mayweather Jr. would “embarrass” and “destroy” Conor McGregor in their upcoming bout. “It will probably go five or six rounds,” Smith explained.” Floyd will embarrass him.

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McGregor Must Get Rough and Creative to Upset Mayweather

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Just 20 months ago, a former plumber from Dublin fought a fearsome superstar who hadn’t lost in a decade. Conor McGregor talked his way into a big-money showdown, but he had to back up his boasts against Jose Aldo, one of the greatest fighters in his sport.

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Mayweather Takes Jab at ‘Heavy’ McGregor

Los Angeles (AFP) – Floyd Mayweather believes Conor McGregor is struggling to make the weight for their cross-combat showdown as the final countdown to the superfight cranked into overdrive on Tuesday.