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Marcos Maidana is starting to look like his old self with the help his strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza. After just six weeks of training, Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) is showing signs that he’s going to be able to get back down to the welterweight limit of 147 soon, possibly even by June, which is when they would like for him to be down to the low 150s. Those massive big money fights are just beyond the bend for Maidana.

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Demetrius Andrade says the Charlo brothers looked poor in their recent fights last December, and Gennady Golovkin shouldn’t be getting an immediate trilogy fight against Saul Canelo Alvarez in September after the two fought each other twice already. Canelo-GGG wasn’t an exciting enough fight for there to be a third one, according to Andrade.

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Bob Arum says Mikey Garcia has hurt his marketability with his loss to Errol Spence, and he’s now the B-side for a potential unification fight with Vasiliy Lomachenko. Further, the Top Rank CEO Arum states that Mikey will need to come down to 135 for him to get the fight with WBA/WBO lightweight champion Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs). That is to say, there won’t be a catch-weight for the fight, and it won’t take place at 140.

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The biggest star in world heavyweight boxing — all 6 feet 9 inches of him — is coming to the fight capital of the world.

Unbeaten lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, the self-proclaimed “Gypsy King,” will defend his title against top contender Tom Schwarz Saturday, June 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event will be promoted by Top Rank, in association with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and SES Boxing.

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In a battle of former world champions, Caleb Truax (30-4-2, 19 KOs) suffered a bad cut from a clash of heads in the second round of his fight with Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (34-1-1, 23 KOs) which made it necessary for the fight to be stopped and ruled a no decision at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The fight was televised on Premier Boxing Champions on FS1 & Fox Deportes.

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