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Roc Nation Sports has reserved Mandalay Bay Events Center for June 17 and asked the Nevada commission for the date, as well as HBO PPV, for the Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev light heavyweight title rematch, according to multiple sources. However, Roc Nation is seeking to alter the terms for the rematch, which were outlined in the rematch clause contained in the contract for the first fight and Kovalev's side has not agreed. Roc Nation is also already inside the 120-day window for VADA drug testing to commence and has so far not addressed that with the Kovalev camp. So while there are efforts to get the rematch done, it is far from being squared away.

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Mayweather calls McGregor 'a hell of a fighter'

Floyd Mayweather explains why he thinks a fight between him and Conor McGregor could be competitive.

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Boxing match pauses after spectator takes swing at fighter.

Jose Resendiz has Joshua Pagan in the corner during the sixth round but a spectator jumps on the apron and takes a swing at Resendiz.

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Roc Nation Sports has reserved Mandalay Bay Events Center for June 17 and asked the Nevada commission for the date, as well as HBO PPV, for the Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev light heavyweight title rematch, according to multiple sources. However, Roc Nation is seeking to alter the terms for the rematch, which were outlined in the rematch clause contained in the contract for the first fight and Kovalev's side has not agreed. Roc Nation is also already inside the 120-day window for VADA drug testing to commence and has so far not addressed that with the Kovalev camp. So while there are efforts to get the rematch done, it is far from being squared away.

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer

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On this date: Clay beats Liston for title.

On Feb. 25, 1964, Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay, punishes World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston and is declared winner by TKO.

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Mayweather is 'Money' with his words.

As Floyd "Money" Mayweather turns 40, we take a look back at some of his best moments in front of the microphone.

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Mayweather TKOs Apodaca in pro debut.

In recognition of his 40th birthday, take a look back of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s debut on Oct. 11, 1996, where he made quick work of Roberto Apodaca.

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Mayweather keeps thousands of dollars in his backpack.

While taking a walk through ESPN's campus, Floyd Mayweather takes $80,000 out of his backpack to show how much cash he's carrying around.

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Mayweather's top five boxers.

Floyd Mayweather ranks his top five boxers. See why he has himself at the No. 1 spot and Muhammad Ali at No. 5.

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Mayweather All Access: Floyd on being better than Ali.

While taking a drive, Floyd Mayweather tells Stephen A. Smith why he's a better fighter than Muhammad Ali.

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Mayweather and McGregor in their own words.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are not only two of the best fighters in their respective sports, but also two of the strongest talkers. Look back at some of their biggest verbal jabs from over the years.

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Promoter Lou DiBella is promoting the Wilder-Washington fight but he also just bought his second minor league baseball team.

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Wilder speaks.

Deontay Wilder speaks at the press conference ahead of his fight versus Gerald Washington.

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Harrison ready to take advantage of title opportunity.

Junior middleweight contender Tony Harrison has been waiting for a title opportunity but winning should't be an easy task.

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The flashy and outspoken Adrien Broner brings an audience. His action-packed welterweight fight on Saturday night in his hometown of Cincinnati against good pal Adrian Granados, which resulted in a split decision win for Broner in a razor-close battle, averaged 779,000 viewers for Showtime and peaked at 859,000, according to Nielsen Media Research. It was the best viewership and best peak viewership for a Showtime main event in two years, since Deontay Wilder outpointed Bermane Stiverne to win a heavyweight title in January 2015, though that fight averaged 1.24 million viewers and peaked at 1.34 million. The Broner-Granados numbers, however, only include Showtime subscribers and do not include those watching Showtime's free preview weekend or the live stream of the card on Twitter, a first-time experiment for the network, which likely added many more viewers.

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

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All-Mexican bout heats up.

Two-division world champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and former world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr talked in Mexico City ahead of the all-Mexican fight scheduled for May 6th in Las Vegas.

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Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. was with his son Julio Jr. at Monday's kickoff news conference – the first of four this week in four different cities -- for the May 6 showdown with Canelo Alvarez and had this to say about the HBO PPV fight (at a catch weight of 164.5 pounds): "I foresee a real tough fight. We have seen the best of Canelo, but we have not seen the best of my son. I firmly believe that with a disciplined training camp, Junior is able to knock out not just Canelo but anyone in his way. I want to thank everyone who has come out to support my son. I can honestly say that this is a dream come true, and we are looking forward to the fight."

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer

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McGregor shows off boxing skills.

With the rumors of a showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. not going away, MMA superstar Conor McGregor shows off his boxing skills working the bag in training.

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Is Roach trying to give McGregor-Mayweather more leverage?

Max Kellerman speculates Freddie Roach is saying Conor McGregor has a chance against Floyd Mayweather in order to make the fight look more appealing.

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