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Robert Garcia says he’s ready to take over as former middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s new trainer, and help him defeat Saul Canelo Alvarez in a third fight later this year in September. Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) announced this week the big news that he’s cutting ties with his long-time trainer Abel Sanchez, who he’d been with for nine years since 2010.

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The match between Errol Spence Jr. and Manny Pacquaio is the most anticipated one. This is after Errol Spence Jr. defeated Mikey Garcia. The match between the two took place last month. Spence Jr. and Pacquaio had met inside the ring as well. This was post-Spence’s match with Garcia. According to a report by Forbes, Pacquiao even said “why not” for questions of a match between the two.

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YOKOHAMA - Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, who signed a “promotional contract” with Japan’s RIZIN Fighting Federation earlier this month, made an in-ring appearance during Sunday’s event at Yokohama Arena.

The 40-year-old Filipino grabbed a microphone and addressed a crowd of 12,914 before the day’s final two matches, which included a kickboxing bout between Japanese star Tenshin Nasukawa and Pacquiao’s compatriot Fritz Biagtan.

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A bulked up WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) landed a textbook low blow to score a stoppage of challenger former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir “King” Khan (33-5, 20 KOs) in a highly disappointing end to a fight on ESPN pay-per-view on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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In a devastating hat trick, heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller has now tested positive for a third test for a banned substance for his canceled June 1 fight against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. The two previous failed tests for the 30-year-old Miller (30-0-1, 23 KOs) came from the banned substance GW1516 for the first test, and Human Growth Hormone [HGH], and the third failed test results, which were revealed on Friday, that show that he tested positive for EPO and GW1516 again, according to ESPN. Miller has also posted on his social media site what appears to be an admission of guilt.

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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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