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The management for WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs) and mandatory challenger Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith (26-1-1, 14 KOs) are in talks to try and put together a deal before the June 14h deadline by the World Boxing Organization. If a deal can’t be reached, it’ll go to a purse bid.

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Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs) will reportedly be making his first defense of his WBO junior middleweight title against mandatory challenger Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith (26-1-1, 14 KOs) on July 21 or 28 in a Golden Boy Promotions event in California.

Smith is an advanced fighter for the young Munguia to be fighting at this early stage of his career. It would say a lot of Munguia is able to beat a fighter like Smith, because he can take a good punch and he’s smart.

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Gennady Golovkin has re-enrolled with VADA through September 15, which is a date that just happens to coincide with the date that Saul Canelo Alvarez will be fighting next. Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) is hoping to face the Mexican star Canelo to knockout this time and make sure that the judges don’t get a chance to put their own slant on the outcome like what happened last September in the first Caenlo-GGG fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis ‘Superman’ Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KOs) retained his title by rallying to hold challenger Badou Jack (22-1-3, 13 KOs) to a 12 round majority draw on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stevenson, 40, appeared to do just enough to deserve a victory, but the judges scored it a draw by the following scores: 114-114, 115-113 for Jack and 114-114. Boxing News 24 scored the fight to Stevenson by 115-113.

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WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (29-1, 17 KOs) used his superior hand speed and high work rate to defeat 2012 Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr. (26-1, 14 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hills, Maryland.

The judges’ scores were 115-113, 117-111, 117-111. Boxing News 24 had it for Russell Jr. by the score 117-111. He built up a big lead in the first 8 rounds, and the coasted in the final 4 rounds to win a fairly easy fight.

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