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16hSteve Bunce

Pressure on Joshua as he eyes promised land

Anthony Joshua stands on the verge of the boxing promised land, but he cannot afford to take his eye off Eric Molina on Saturday, writes Steve Bunce.

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13hDan Rafael

Chat wrap: Dan Rafael talks boxing

Senior writer Dan Rafael answers your questions about the sweet science, including a preview this weekend's fights and much more.

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WBA orders purse bid as GGG-Jacobs talks drag

The WBA formally ordered a purse bid on Wednesday for the mandatory bout between middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin and secondary titlist Daniel Jacobs that is still hung up in negotiations.

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15hNick Parkinson

Injured Haskins withdraws from world title bout

Lee Haskins has withdrawn from his IBF world bantamweight title third defence against Shohei Omori in Japan on New Year's Eve due to a leg injury.

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1dDan Rafael

Misael Rodriguez signs with promoter Schaefer

Misael Rodriguez, Mexico's first boxing medalist since 2000, has signed a promotional agreement with Ringstar Sports' Richard Schaefer, formerly of Golden Boy Promotions.

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2dDan Rafael

Verdejo to return to ring Feb. 3 in Puerto Rico

Lightweight boxer Felix Verdejo will return to the ring on Feb. 3 against an opponent to be determined, his first fight since being injured in a motorbike accident on Aug. 7.

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2dDan Rafael

Olympians Stevenson, Vargas are going pro

Shakur Stevenson, who won silver at the Rio Games, and fellow Olympic boxer Antonio Vargas are going pro after signing management deals on Tuesday.

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2dDan Rafael

Chavez Jr.: 'I want to get back to the top'

Former middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is returning to the ring after a 17-month absence. And he's determined to get back to the top.

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Sonny Liston Excerpt No. 2

Shaun Assael talks about Sonny's uneasy relationship with the civil rights movement

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4dMartyn Thomas

Wilder: Joshua defeat could burst British bubble

WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder believes British boxing is currently "hitting home runs", but he has warned Anthony Joshua that one defeat could start a decline.

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5dNick Parkinson

Saunders 'embarrassed' by win over Akavov

Billy Joe Saunders was "embarrassed" by the first defence of his WBO world middleweight title against Artur Akavov on Saturday.

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4dDan Rafael

Welterweight boxer Ed Brown dies after shooting

Chicago police said the 25-year-old, fast-rising welterweight boxer was sitting in a parked car with his 19-year-old cousin when another car pulled up and started shooting.

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4dDan Rafael

U.S. Olympic boxer Conwell joining pro ranks

Charles Conwell, who represented the United States in the ring at the Rio Olympics, is going professional and has signed a deal with Split T Management.

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Ex-boxing promoter convicted of embezzlement

Dan Doyle, a former boxing promoter and founder of a Rhode Island-based sport institute, has been found guilty of a total of 18 counts, including embezzlement, forgery and filing false documents.

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6dDan Rafael

Women's boxing returning to Showtime in January

Showtime says it will air Amanda Serrano's Jan. 14 bout at Barclays Center as part of a card headlined by the Badou Jack-James DeGale super middleweight world title unification fight.

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12hDan Rafael

Boxing fight schedule

Want to know what fights are on the horizon? Check out the boxing schedule for 2016/2017.

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7dDarren Rovell

Photographer puts up Ali-Liston shot for sale

Sports photographer Neil Leifer, who shot the pictures for more than 200 Sports Illustrated covers, is auctioning prints of his best photographs, including a famous one from Ali-Liston II.

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13hDan Rafael

Chat wrap: Dan Rafael talks boxing

Senior writer Dan Rafael answers your questions about the sweet science, including a preview this weekend's fights and much more.

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Here's how I saw the Pacquiao-Marquez fights: Fight 1 Marquez 114-111, No. 2 Marquez 114-113, No. 3 114-114, No. 4 Marquez KO

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I was just watching Marquez-Pacquiao 4 and thought to myself what a great honor it was to be ringside to cover all four of their fights.

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Bantamweight titlist Lee Haskins (34-3, 14 KOs), 33, of England, suffered a leg injury, forcing him to withdraw from a title defense against Shohei Omori (17-1, 12 KOs), 23, which was scheduled to take place in Omori's hometown of Kyoto, Japan on Dec. 30, Woz Promotions announced on Thursday. Two other world title bouts are still on the card, junior featherweight titlist Jonathan Guzman against Yukinori Oguni and flyweight titlist Kazuto Ioka in a mandatory bout with interim titleholder Stamp Kiatniwat. Woz Promotions said Omori would remain on the card against a new opponent in a nontitle bout.

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