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Cruiserweight world titlist Yunier Dorticos has joined the field for the forthcoming eight-man World Boxing Super Series tournament, organizers announced Wednesday. Dorticos is the fourth cruiserweight to enter the competition, and with half the field set, it already looks strong. Earlier this month, the first three cruiserweight entrants were announced: world titleholders Murat Gassiev (24-0,
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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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