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Deontay Wilder would be open to a fight against former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, as long as the Ukrainian takes a tune-up or two and looks good, according to Wilder’s trainer/manager Jay Deas. If the 42-year-old Wladimir decides he wants to make a comeback and fight WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs), they would be willing to give him a title shot if he takes a tune-up.

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Bernard Hopkins says Ryan Garcia showed last Saturday night that he’s a threat to all the lightweight champions with his lightning fast second round blowout win over Puerto Rican fighter Jose Lopez in a 10 round scheduled contest on DAZN.

Hopkins wants the 20-year-old Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) to take a step up opponent in his next fight, and then fight for a world title in 2019 against one of the world champions at 135.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (April 2, 2019) - The "King" of boxing in the United Kingdom met the kings of the NBA.

Before continuing his preparation for his April 20 world title showdown against pound-for-pound kingpin Terence "Bud" Crawford, former world champion Amir "King" Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) made a pit stop Monday at the Golden State Warriors practice facility to meet the players and staff of the two-time defending NBA champions.

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WBA World welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) is taking a huge risk in facing WBA Super World champion Keith Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) on July 13 on Showtime pay-per-view. The news of their potential fight was broken on Monday. Pacquiao and Thurman are said to be in “advanced talks” for a July 13 showdown, according to Mike Coppinger. It’s still not a done deal yet, but the negotiations are underway.

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Lightweight contender Ryan ‘Kingry’ Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) defeated Jose Lopez (20-4-1, 14 KOs) by a second round stoppage on Saturday night in a scheduled 10 round fight on DAZN at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Garcia, 20, knocked Lopez down with a flurry of shots at the end of the second round.

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TUCSON, Ariz. (April 1, 2019) — Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt and Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas waged pugilistic war once before. The Mexican warriors, two-plus years removed from their breathtaking battle, are set to do it again.

Berchelt, who snagged Vargas’ WBC super featherweight title via 11th-round knockout in January 2017, will make the fifth defense of that belt on Saturday, May 11 at the Tucson Arena, located inside the Tucson Convention Center

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