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Tom Loeffler says middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Saul Canelo Alvarez won’t be meeting for an HBO ‘Face Off’ or ‘Gloves are Off’ program before they face each other on September 15 in their rematch at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. There’s a lot of bad blood between Canelo and Golovkin due to Alvarez’s positive tests for clenbuterol and due to him then pulling out of the May 5th rematch, leaving GGG to face Vanes Martirosyan instead.

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Leo Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs) defeated Abner Mares (31-2-1, 15 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision in their rematch on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The scores were 115-113, 116-112 and 117-111. Boxing News 24 scored it for Santa Cruz 116-112. Mares landed a lot of shots, but he lacked the power.

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Welterweight slugger Carlos Adames to take on Artemio Reyes in 10-round co-feature
ESPN+ to Stream Diaz-Ito and Adames-Reyes LIVE at 9:30 p.m. ET

Kissimmee, Fla. (June 11, 2018) — Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz wants to add his name to the storied list of Puerto Rican world champions. He will get that chance July 28 at the Kissimmee Civic Center, when he squares off against Masayuki Ito for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight title.  

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Terence Crawford's introduction to the welterweight division was a dominant one on Saturday as he disarmed and clinically dismantled WBO champion Jeff Horn. Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs), who unified all four 140-pound titles last August, became boxing's latest three-division champion with a ninth-round TKO of Horn at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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