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Beibut Shumenov, dealing with a potentially career-ending eye injury, has vacated his secondary cruiserweight world title, the WBA has announced. With Shumenov moving aside, the sanctioning body also announced that interim titlist Yunier Dorticos has been elevated to the “regular” titleholder. Shumenov (17-2, 11 KOs), 33, a Kazakhstan native based in Las Vegas, and Dorticos
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5:30 PM ET 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 Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez did not recognise Billy Joe Saunders when the Briton got up and addressed him at a press conference on Monday. Alvarez
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission plans to overturn the result of the Guillermo Rigondeaux-Moises Flores junior featherweight world title fight from a first-round knockout win for Rigondeaux to a no-decision, executive director Bob Bennett told ESPN on Monday. Rigondeaux defended his belt for the eighth time when he faced interim titlist and mandatory challenger Flores
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Jun 19, 2017 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 Gennady Golovkin sees no threat to his Sep 16 fight against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez from Floyd Mayweather Jr’s comeback against Conor McGregor, which he
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NEW YORK — If you were looking for trash talk between Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia on Monday, you probably left disappointed. Adrien Broner, a former four-division world titleholder, and Mikey Garcia, a reigning lightweight titlist, will square off July 29 in a scheduled 12-round bout at a catch weight of 140 pounds. The two
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