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Fury: Wilder negativity spurred me to return

Tyson Fury has credited Deontay Wilder with spurring him on during his difficult time away from boxing as the British heavyweight prepares for his return to the ring.

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Fury: Wilder inspired me to return to boxing

Tyson Fury insists that Deontay Wilder's comments about his physique motivated him to return to boxing in order to beat him.


Fury: My fight on June 9th will top my Klitschko win

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says his comeback fight in Manchester on June 9th will be the biggest in his career. 



Hearn to Wilder: Show Joshua the $50m

Eddie Hearn insists the $50 million which Deontay Wilder has offered Anthony Joshua is of interest but wants to see proof of funds and the prospective venue and date when he meets Shelly Finkel and Al Haymon on Friday.

Wilder offers $50M to Joshua for unification fight

Deontay Wilder has made a $50 million offer to get fellow undefeated heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in the ring for a unification match.

WATCH: Wilder tells Joshua 'the money is in the bag'

Deontay Wilder had some choice words for Anthony Joshua and his promoter, Eddie Hearn, with a meeting between the pair appearing to be getting closer.



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Replacing Canelo in a fight with GGG crossed Jacobs' mind

Why didn't former middleweight titlist Daniel Jacobs jump at the opportunity to replace Canelo Alvarez in a rematch with Gennady Golovkin after Canelo was forced out of the fight due to a positive test? Jacobs admitted that he did think about it.

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In his words: How Daniel Jacobs became boxing's 'Miracle Man'

Daniel Jacobs (33-2, 29 KOs) hopes for another shot at Gennady Golovkin, but first he'll have to get past undefeated Polish fighter Maciej Sulęcki.

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Father-son duo plots Ghana's world domination

It is a scene familiar to journalists who attend Ghanaian boxer Isaac Dogboe's events and press conferences: In the background, always, is his father, and trainer, Paul.

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Fighters, the heart and soul of Philadelphia

No matter if it's a novice or a renowned world champion; TV broadcasters always mention that so-and-so is a Philly fighter. But what does that mean? Nigel Collins has some answers.

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Jesse Hart determined to uphold his family's legacy

Jesse Hart, the son of Eugene "Cyclone" Hart, shares with ESPN boxing analyst Mark Kriegel what it's like living up to his father's expectations in the ring and how the death of his brother has fueled him.


How to watch Jessie Magdaleno vs. Isaac Dogboe on ESPN

Looking to watch the Jessie Magdaleno vs. Isaac Dogboe junior featherweight title fight on Saturday? Here's how to do it.

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Gary Russell Jr-"JoJo" Diaz news conference

At the press conference for the Gary Russell Jr. vs. JoJo Diaz featherweight title fight at MGM National Harbor outside Russell's hometown of Washington D.C. Russell said he'll win by KO and if no other titleholder will fight him next he'll move to junior lightweight.

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Khan: Broner more likely next than Brook

Amir Khan believes that there is more chance that he will fight Adrien Broner next rather than Kell Brook, despite Khan-Brook being one of British boxing's most anticipated bouts.

Broner, Vargas unsettled after majority draw

Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas, both former welterweight world titleholders hoping to get back in position for another big opportunity, fought to a majority draw Saturday in New York.

Broner, Vargas battle to majority draw

Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas go toe-to-toe for 12 rounds and one judge scores it 115-113 for Broner, but the other two rule it a draw.






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Charlo knocks out Centeno with left hook

Jermall Charlo sends Hugo Centeno Jr. to the canvas with a devastating left hook to improve to 27-0.


Charlo KO's Centeno, becomes one of GGG's mandatory challengers

Jermall Charlo knocked out Hugo Centeno in the second round on Saturday night to claim the interim middleweight title. The win could set up a fight with Gennady Golovkin.

Mayweather protégé Davis wins by TKO in 3rd round

Floyd Mayweather-promoted 23-year-old Gervonta Davis knocks down Jesus Cuellar twice in the 3rd round to win the vacant WBA 130-pound belt.


Amir "King" Khan is Back

Amir Khan KOs Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds

Amir Khan is back in business, dropping Phil Lo Greco in 15 seconds and claiming victory at :39 seconds.

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Khan finishes Lo Greco in 39 seconds

Amir Khan knocks down Phil Lo Greco twice and the fight is called off after 39 seconds to a thundering cheer from the crowd.


Frampton defeates Donaire

Frampton takes interim featherweight title

Carl Frampton outshone Nonito Donaire to lift the WBO interim featherweight title and put himself back in contention for the division's best.

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Carl "The Jackal" Frampton delivered another incredible performance to defeat Nonito Donaire by unanimous decision and win a vacant interim featherweight title Saturday night in Belfast, Northern Ireland. All three judges scored the fight for Frampton 117-111.

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Khan wins

Amir Khan stops Phil Lo Greco in Round 1! He dropped Lo Greco 15 seconds into the fight with a tremendous right hand to the head after a left hook. Then finished him in the corner with a flurry of punches at :39 seconds, including a left hand when Lo Greco was falling to the ground. Welcome back "King" Khan!

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Roach-Cruz a draw after ref's disputed ruling

Lamont Roach Jr. and Orlando Cruz fought to a 10-round draw Thursday night after Roach's apparent knockdown of Cruz was ruled a slip in the ninth round.

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Make no mistake: This is a real punishment for Canelo

The six-month suspension will be a legitimate hit for Canelo Alvarez because he will miss out on an eight-figure payday on May 5. But he will still make that kind of cash when he returns this fall against Gennady Golovkin, says Dan Rafael.

Kellerman: GGG-Canelo is 'grudge match now'

Max Kellerman says with Canelo Alverez being suspended six months, his fight against Gennady Golovkin will be more than an exciting rematch.



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NSAC: Canelo to serve 6-month suspension

Boxer Canelo Alvarez will serve a six-month suspension for failing two drug tests.

Okamoto: Suspension doesn't eliminate Alvarez-GGG fight

Brett Okamoto explains that despite being suspended for six months, Canelo Alvarez could still fight Gennady Golovkin this year.


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Bob Bennett: 'Boxers are responsible for what they ingest'

Bob Bennett, executive director of the Nevada State Athletics Commission, said the NSAC was following protocol with the suspension of Canelo Alvarez.


Abel Sanchez: This puts a little more pressure on Canelo

Gennady Golovkin's trainer, Abel Sanchez, reacts to Canelo Alvarez's suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.


Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire

Frampton: Donaire 'the best fighter that I will have ever fought'

Former featherweight titlist Carl Frampton has a lot of respect for Nonito Donaire. Frampton also knows a victory against the former fighter of the year on Saturday will earn him another title opportunity.

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Frampton to hit Donaire with improved stamina

Carl Frampton faded in the later rounds of his points victory over Horacio Garcia, but he believes his stamina is much improved ahead of his bout with Nonito Donaire.

Gennady Golovkin

Golovkin-Martirosyan bout finalized for May 5

With Canelo Alvarez facing a likely suspension for two failed drug tests, Gennady Golovkin has finalized plans to face Vanes Martirosyan on May 5.

IBF to GGG: Risk your belt if you fight Vanes

A source told ESPN that the IBF has informed Gennady Golovkin's camp through a letter that it won't approve a potential bout against Vanes Martirosyan and would likely strip Golovkin of the belt if the fight takes place.


Matthysse: Pacquiao fight 'a dream come true'

Defending welterweight world titlist Lucas Matthysee admitted he is honored to fight a legendary fighter in Manny Pacquiao.

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Lucas Matthysse plans to knock Manny Pacquiao out

Lucas Matthysse is set to defend his World Boxing Association welterweight title against Manny Pacquiao on July 14.



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Ghana boxing enjoys resurgence in interest

After a long period of disinterest, boxing in Ghana is enjoying something of a resurgence, according to boxing great Azumah Nelson.

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Jessie Magdaleno: 'I'm going to knock [Dogboe] his head off'

Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KOs), a 26-year-old southpaw from Las Vegas, will face off against Isaac Dogboe of Ghana on April 28th.



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Murata KO's Blandamura in one-sided defense

Defending his 160-pound belt for the first time, Ryota Murata had an easy time in knocking out Emanuele Blandamura in the eighth round.

Murata defends title with 11th career KO

Ryota Murata knocks out Emanuele Blandamura with a right hand in the eighth round to retain his WBA belt in Yokohama, Japan.


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Watch as WBA "regular" middleweight titleholder Ryota Murata stops Emanuele Felice Blandamura in Yokohama, Japan.


Pacquiao cuts ties with longtime trainer Roach

After 16 years and 34 fights together, Manny Pacquiao has fired trainer Freddie Roach. For his upcoming fight with Lucas Matthysse, Pacquiao will be trained by Restituto "Buboy" Fernandez and Raides "Nonoy" Neri.

Freddie Roach's long list of achievements

With his career achievements, coach Freddie Roach will be hard to replace.


Manny Pacquiao-Freddie Roach partnership timeline

Manny Pacquiao cutting ties to Freddie Roach marks the end of one of boxing's most successful boxer-trainer partnerships.


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