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LAS VEGAS — Welterweight world titlist Keith Thurman showed off his confidence on Wednesday during the final pre-fight news conference inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena ahead of his showdown with legend Manny Pacquiao. Thurman said he will lay down bets on himself at the MGM sports book to score a knockout in the first
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Eddie Hearn has still ranked Anthony Joshua as the number one heavyweight in the world, despite his defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr. The promoter, who represents Joshua and Dillian Whyte, admitted that ‘on paper’ AJ is no longer the world’s best, however insisted that his belief in his man has not faded following the loss.
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Heralded two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez is set for his long-awaited professional debut. Ramirez, who defected last year after he left a Cuban national team training camp in Mexico and signed with Top Rank in May, will turn pro against an opponent to be determined on the Top Rank Boxing on ESPN+ card
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Here is a round-up of the best of today’s boxing news… Dillian Whyte has intensive workout ahead of Oscar Rivas fight Canelo Alvarez postpones next fight Promoters Golden Boy announced: “Golden Boy and Canelo Alvarez have made the strategic decision to postpone their typical September fight. The decision was made in an effort to secure
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Canelo Alvarez will not fight on his typical weekend in September, Golden Boy Promotions announced Wednesday, following difficulties in finding an opponent for the middleweight world champion. Alvarez had been slated to fight Sept. 14, but he and Golden Boy are now eyeing his next fight later in the year. “As a Mexican, it’s a
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Frank Warren has exclusively told talkSPORT that he believes his man Daniel Dubois would beat Dillian Whyte if they fought next. The promoter is full of confidence for the 21-year-old prospect following his impressive win over Nathan Gorman to claim the vacant British title on Saturday. Getty Frank Warren promotes Daniel Dubois “He was sensational,”
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9:14 AM ET Steve KimESPN LAS VEGAS — Teofimo “The TakeOver” Lopez has a three-fight plan to end his run at 135 pounds as the undisputed champion of the world. First, Lopez (13-0, 11 KOs) will face Masayoshi Nakatani (18-0, 12 KOs) in an IBF lightweight title eliminator bout Friday (ESPN+, 10 p.m ET). If
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tirade The ‘Gypsy King’ has struggled with his inner demons ever sine dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 Deontay Wilder has slammed Tyson Fury for using his ‘mental illness thing’ to build his US profile. The ‘Gypsy King’ returned to the ring in June 2018 after almost two years of inactivity during which he experience depression
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UNCLEAR The Filipino’s representatives wouldn’t guarantee anything ahead of his meeting with Keith Thurman on Saturday Manny Pacquiao’s camp have opted not to join Amir Khan in confirming a fight between them on November 8 in Saudi Arabia. The Brit held a press conference on Tuesday at which he told UK media that both he
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Jul 15, 2019 Steve Kim Anthony Olivieri On July 20, Manny Pacquiao, 40, faces welterweight titlist Keith Thurman, who is a decade younger. Thurman, who hadn’t fought in nearly two years, survived his last fight against Josesito Lopez. The aging Pacquiao will be fighting for the second time this year. We asked veteran trainers to
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