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Junior lightweight Masayuki Ito traveled from Japan to the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, and won a vacant world title last July, and he will return to that location to make his second defense. Ito will take on 2012 U.S. Olympian Jamel Herring there in the main event of a Top Rank Boxing on
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Mikey Garcia, who has won world titles in four weight divisions and is regarded as one of boxing’s pound-for-pound best, vacated his lightweight belt on Thursday. The WBC, whose title Garcia held, also announced that it has given Garcia the rare designation of “champion emeritus,” meaning that should Garcia decide to return to the 135-pound
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When Robert Brant wrested a secondary middleweight world title from Japanese star Ryota Murata in October, he did so in Las Vegas, where he trains and spends a lot of time. Now he is headed to Murata’s turf for the rematch. Both fighters were on hand as the sequel was announced at a news conference
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The changes keep coming for former unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin. On Wednesday, Golovkin announced perhaps the biggest change of all — that he has parted ways with longtime trainer Abel Sanchez, who was an integral part of his success since they got together for Golovkin’s first world title bout in 2010. “I would
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3:21 PM ET Steve KimESPN WBO bantamweight champion Zolani Tete (28-3, 21 KOs) has been scratched due to a shoulder injury and will not be facing Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KOs) this Saturday night at the Cajun Dome in Lafayette, Louisiana, in the World Boxing Super Series semifinals. A source not authorized by the WBSS
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11:09 AM ET Steve KimESPN Former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is set to make his 2019 debut against Steve Rolls on June 8 at Madison Square Garden in New York. But who is Steve Rolls? And why is he facing Golovkin? The late Bert Sugar might have joked that Rolls isn’t even a household
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Featherweight Ruben Villa, one of the top prospects in boxing, will face Luis Alberto Lopez on May 10 at Omega Products International in Corona, California, co-promoters Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions announced on Tuesday. The fight will headline a tripleheader on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (Showtime, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT). Villa (15-0, 5 KOs), 22, a
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Junior welterweight contender Amir Imam has filed a lawsuit against promoter Don King and manager Roosevelt “Stacey” McKinley for breach of contract and violations of the federal Muhammad Ali Reform Act. Imam, who filed the suit in the 11th Circuit Court for Broward County, Florida, on April 16, is seeking an immediate release from his
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It’s no secret that the fight former unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin wants most is a third crack at bitter rival Canelo Alvarez, who took his belts by disputed majority decision in their rematch last September, which came a year after an even more controversial draw that most thought GGG won. While Alvarez has
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