Boxing

Errol Spence Jr. is confident that a welterweight unification between him and Terence Crawford will be taking place in 2020, but it’s going to have to be at a 60-40 split in his favor before it can take place. As long as Crawford and his promoters at Top Rank Boxing are willing to accept the smaller purse split, the fight with Spence can take place. Spence likely won’t agree to let Crawford get a 50-50 deal. If Crawford and Top Rank push for parity, the fight with Spence will likely never happen.

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WBC super featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt and challenger Francisco Vargas made weight on Friday for their headliner fight, and WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel Navarrete and former champion Isaac Dogboe weighed successfully for their respective fights on Saturday fight on LIVE on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at the Convention Center, in Tucson, Arizona. The card on ESPN will start at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The undercard bouts will be LIVE on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET

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Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3, 26 KOs) wants a big fight in his first title defense of his WBC super flyweight title in August or September against IBF champion Jerwin Ancajas, Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez or a trilogy match against former WBC champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-5-1, 41 KOs), who he just beat last month by a close 12 round unanimous decision in their rematch on April 26 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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TUCSON, Ariz. (May 8, 2019) – Two world title rematches and four blood-and-guts warriors are coming to Tucson Arena Saturday evening for "Twice as Nice," one of the year's most highly anticipated cards (ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 10 p.m ET/7 p.m. PT).

In the main event, WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt (35-1, 31 KOs) and Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas (25-1-2, 18 KOs) will look to repeat the thrills of their January 2017 match, won by Berchelt via 11th-round knockout.

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Claressa Shields saw a lot improvement in Saul Canelo Alvarez with his performance last Saturday against Daniel Jacobs in their unification fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two-Olympian Shields says WBA/WBC middleweight champion Canelo (52-1-2, 35 KOs) fixed the mistakes that he made in his second fight against Gennady Golovkin, and looked like a improved fighter in beating IBF middleweight champion Jacobs (35-3, 29 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores 115-113, 115-113 and 116-112.

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