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McGuigan: Khan should avoid Pacquiao

Barry McGuigan doesn't think it would be wise for Amir Khan to entertain the thought of fighting Manny Pacquiao in his first bout since a crushing defeat last May.

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Chat wrap: Dan Rafael talks boxing

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

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Kansas' Hernandez to debut as pro in home state

Nico Hernandez will turn pro only about a half-hour from home when he will square off with Patrick Gutierrez on March 25 at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas.

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Mayweather opens as 25-1 favorite vs. McGregor

While no fight between Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor is set, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook just provided opening odds. Mayweather is a -2500 favorite.

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3dDan Rafael

Cuban boxer Lara, wife Yudi, now U.S. citizens

After fulfilling their eligibility requirements, Cuban boxer Erislandy Lara and his wife Yudi were sworn in as United States citizens Thursday.

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James Johnson: McGregor-Mayweather fight

Heat F James Johnson talks about his favorite fighters, who would win in a fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. and how many free throws Stugotz could make out of 100.

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3dDan Rafael

Orozco-Gibson to clash April 1 in Las Vegas

Junior welterweights Antonio Orozco and KeAndre Gibson are set to square off April 1 in Las Vegas as part of the newly announced Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN series.

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4dDan Rafael

Hearns headlines Nevada Boxing HOF inductees

The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame announced its latest induction class on Wednesday, headlined by former five-division world champion Thomas Hearns.

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Vote: Will Mayweather-McGregor happen?

Even though Floyd Mayweather told fans on Tuesday that he is "happily retired," speculation about a fight between him and Conor McGregor is building. What do you think? Vote now!

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Spence geared up to face Brook in England

Welterweight contender Errol Spence Jr. earned the chance to face titleholder Kell Brook. He will have his chance in May and vows to make it count.

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5dDan Rafael

Purse bid fails for Briggs vs. Oquendo bout

A second purse bid will be held in an attempt to pair heavyweights Shannon Briggs and Fres Oquendo for the WBA's vacant secondary world title after the initial bid wasn't valid.

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6dDan Rafael

Culcay-Andrade: Repeat or revenge?

Demetrius Andrade defeated Jack Culcay in the amateur ranks. Now he has a chance to repeat as a professional when they meet on March 11 in Germany.

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