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Junior bantamweight world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai was launched to stardom with significant victories in his last three fights in the United States. However, the toast of Thailand has declined an opportunity for a fourth major fight in a row stateside and will instead participate in a nontitle bout in his homeland, which was announced
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Junior lightweight world titleholder Miguel Berchelt, bigger, faster and stronger, imposed himself on Jonathan Victor Barros in a one-sided, third-round knockout victory on Saturday night at the Poliforum Zamna in Berchelt’s adopted hometown of Merida, Mexico. Berchelt applied relentless pressure to Barros, a former featherweight world titleholder, knocking him down three times to retain his
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Undefeated junior welterweight power-puncher Vergil Ortiz Jr. had no trouble disposing of two-time former junior lightweight titleholder Juan Carlos Salgado, using a vicious left hook to the body at 1:52 of the third round to knock him out in a scheduled 10-round bout Saturday night. The fight highlighted a Golden Boy on ESPN card at
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Claressa Shields, the only American boxer to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals, had faced virtually no adversity through her brilliant amateur career or in her first five professional fights — until Friday night. That’s when Shields, the unified women’s super middleweight world titleholder, dropped down in weight to challenge unified junior middleweight titleholder Hanna Gabriels,
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Jun 20, 2018 Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Martin Murray hopes that victory over Roberto Garcia on Saturday will move him closer to a fifth world title shot. Murray (36-4-1, 17 KOs)
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