Boxing

Anthony Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn will need to get ready to pack their backs to travel to the U.S or Mexico for the rematch with newly crowned IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. Those are the two areas Ruiz Jr. wants the rematch to take place. Andy makes it clear that the second fight WON’T take place in England. He say, “No UK!”

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Saul Canelo Alvarez’s promoters at Golden Boy Promotions have let Sergey Kovalev’s management at Main Events now that if they don’t make a deal today that they plan on moving on, according to @SIChrisMannix. Golden Boy likely doesn’t want to make Kovalev’s promoters at Main Events feel rushed, but they need to wrap this deal up because they don’t have a lot of time to find an opponent for Canelo to fight on September 14.

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IBF mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko suspects that Saul Canelo Alvarez will avoid fighting him, and he hopes Gennady Golovkin won’t do the same thing. This past week, the International Boxing Federation ordered IBF middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) to start negotiations with #1 ranked Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs).

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(July 10, 2019) — Before hometown hero and WBO No. 1 featherweight contender Shakur Stevenson headlines against Alberto Guevara at Newark’s Prudential Center on Saturday evening (ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 10:30 p.m. ET), boxing fans will be treated to a trio of world-class cards exclusively on ESPN+, the industry-leading sports streaming service.

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BY EDDIE G. ALINEA
LOS ANGELES: With his physical toughness believed to have have been re-acquired, WBA regular belt owner Manny Pacquiao on Monday enters the tapering off period of his build up for his coming fight two weeks from now.

“This is the time of maintaining what gains we have achieved in Manny’s one and a-half-month stay in the camp,” training consultant Freddie Roach told The Manila Times at the start the final week before the team proceeds to Las Vegas.

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BY EDDIE G. ALINEA  (Part 2 of a series)
LOS ANGELES: After his eighth round demolition of American legend Oscar DeLa Hoya in his first fight as a welterweight, the then Filipino soon-to-be eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao was paired against Miguel Cotto next, whom he technically knocked out in 12 rounds to wrest the WBO 147-pound crown.

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BY EDDIE G. ALINEA - (Part 1)
LOS ANGELES: Since beating Oscar DeLa Hoya to pulps on December 6, 2008 in his first bout as a welterweight, Manny Pacquiao has fought in 147-pound division 16 times.

His coming unification encounter with American co-WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman will be his 17th in his 70-fight 61-win, (39 KOs) 7-loss, 2-draw record.

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NEWARK, N.J. (July 5, 2019) — Eight days before his homecoming at Prudential Center, top featherweight contender Shakur Stevenson has a new opponent. Former world title challenger Franklin Manzanilla dropped out of the bout, and two-time world title challenger Alberto “Metro” Guevara will face Stevenson in the 10-round main event.

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