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Middleweight contender Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs) destroyed welterweight prospect Berlin Abreu (14-2, 11 KOs) by a 3rd round stoppage on Saturday night on ESPN at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

O’Sullivan, 33, hurt Abreu in the 3rd round, causing him to spit out his mouthpiece to try and buy some time. The referee Gerard White promptly penalized Abreu, 26, a point for spitting out his mouthpiece. After the round ended, Abreu quit on his stool.

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Unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin met with replacement opponent Vanes Martirosyan on Wednesday afternoon for their final press conference for this Saturday’s contest on HBO at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Today’s final press conference took place at the beautiful Sheraton Gateway LAX in Los Angeles, California. Martirosyan’s promoter Don King was on hand, as well as GGG’s promoter Tom Loeffler.

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According to David Haye (28-3, 26 KOs), he won the battle of the mind games on Thursday’s press conference with Tony Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KOs) for their rematch on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London, England.

Bellew lost his cool and pushed Haye at the press conference when the two of them were head to head. I think the pressure is starting to get to Bellew, and he doesn’t know what to do to try and gain an edge.

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY—An 11th world title.That will be Manny Pacquiao’s motivation as he started training for his July 15 fight with World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina at the Wild Card gym here.

After building enough stamina from his cardio workouts earlier in the week, Pacquiao reunited with long-time friends and trainers Buboy Fernandez and Raides “Nonoy” Neri and started slow, doing regular gym drills and plotting pre-fight strategies.

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