Boxing

Boxing

Caleb Plant unseated IBF super middleweight champion Jose Uzcategui of his title in his first defense last Sunday night in on Premier Boxing Champion on FS1 and Fox Deportes at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. Uzcategui says he wants a rematch, and he feels he should be given one because he gave Plant the opportunity to fight him for the IBF title.

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Singapore, 14 January 2019 – Singapore-based, sports media and entertainment company, Ringstar Boxing (Ringstar) today announced 12 featured fights for its first show of 2019 happening on Friday 29 March at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with the main event featuring the much-anticipated rematch between Singapore’s best-ever boxer, Muhamad Ridhwan (11- 1, 8 KOs) and Namibian veteran, Paulus Ambunda (27-2, 11 KOs) for the WBC Silver Featherweight title.

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Manny Pacquiao says he’s got his mind completely focused on his next opponent Adrien Broner, and not on a big money rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. for later in 2019. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) and Mayweather Jr. (50-0, 27 KOs) fought each other four years ago in the biggest pay-per-view contest in the history of boxing and it’s no secret that Manny would like to face him again.

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Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is convinced that pay-per-view is officially dead as far as boxing goes in the United States, other than for the biggest stars of the sport like Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul Canelo Alvarez. Hearn sees SHOWTIME in the U.S on a one-way path where they’re soon going to be getting diminishing returns for their pay-per-views broadcasts due to there being so many of them now coming one after another.

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Former heavyweight world title challenger Dereck Chisora (29-9, 21 KOs) plans on continuing his boxing career despite losing a rematch to Dillian Whyte last month on December 22 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Not surprisingly, Chisora is still upset about his loss to Whyte, but he remains determined to continue fighting. His performance against Whyte was a good one for the most part, aside from the way he overreacted to the point deduction in the 11th. If Chisora had a chance to do it over, he would have stayed cool and composed after the second point deduction.

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After four and half years out of the ring, former two division world champion Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) is returning to boxing, and he’s targeting fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saul Canelo Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao, and Amir Khan. We still don’t know if Maidana is seriously interested in coming back. If he was serious, he should have at least gotten in shape before he called out the aforementioned fighters.

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