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Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) says he wants the rematch with former IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to take place in Kyiv, Ukraine.

It would be a nightmare for Joshua to enter the lion’s den to fight Usyk in front of his own fans in Kyiv in the rematch. If Joshua’s self-confidence is shot to pieces from last Saturday’s defeat, he’s going to be a shaken nervous wreck fighting Usyk in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Anthony Dirrell isn’t giving Caleb Plant much of any chance of beating Canelo Alvarez on November 6th in their undisputed 168-lb championship fight.

Dirrell says IBF super middleweight champion Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) showed fatigue problems in his last fight against Caleb Truax, and he can ill afford to get tired against Canelo Alvarez.

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David Benavidez says IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant is lucky that he’s fighting Canelo Alvarez because if it were him, he’d put him in the hospital.

The former two-time WBC super middleweight champion Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs0 is facing Jose Uzcategui in an IBF 168-lb title eliminator on November 13th. If Benavidez wins, he’ll be the IBF mandatory to Plant.

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Antonio “El Gigante” Mireles is about to take a giant step in his boxing career. The 6-foot-9, 265-pound heavyweight from Des Moines, Iowa, has signed a multi-year promotional contract with Top Rank and will make his professional debut in a four-rounder live on ESPN+ Friday, Oct. 15 on the Emanuel Navarrete-Joet Gonzalez undercard at Pechanga Arena San Diego.

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Teofimo Lopez says he’s NOT going to fight a rematch with Vasily Lomachenko because he still believes that he wouldn’t have been given a second fight with the Ukrainian fighter if he’d have lost to him.

Fans have been calling for Teofimo to fight Lomachenko in a rematch, as there’s a lot of questions about the scoring of their fight last October.

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Brooklyn’s newest young knockout prodigy and a former unified world champion from Philadelphia will see action Saturday, Oct. 9 at T-Mobile Arena in preliminary bouts before the highly anticipated heavyweight trilogy grudge match between WBC and lineal heavyweight world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury and former heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder.

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