Boxing

Middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) surprisingly weighed in at 170 pounds for the World Boxing Council’s 30-day weigh-in on Wednesday for his September 16 title defense against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) on HBO pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In a long overdue decision, 45-year-old former 3 division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley has announced his retirement after 24 years as a pro. Mosley is about to turn 46 next month, and he’s been dealing a number of injuries that has slowed his great career.

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Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (Philippines) and current WBO Welterweight Title holder Jeff Horn (Australia) are set to iron out the details of their rematch which could happen in November or December 2017. As per CBSSports.com, veteran promoter Bob Arum has expressed that 38-year old Pacquiao is open to a rematch: “Manny doesn’t want to retire. He wants the rematch, so we are going to do the rematch.”

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Promoter Eddie Hearn is looking to build up Dillian Whyte starting this Saturday in his fight with Malcolm Tann for an eventual big money rematch with IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Whyte (20-1, 15 KOs) is only a handful of fights away from rematch with the unbeaten Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) if he keeps winning.

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Conor McGregor says his former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi bailed from his recent training camp because he was badly concussed during their second sparring session for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight.

McGregor says Malignaggi was too hurt for him to return for a 3rd sparring session, so he used the excuse of the leaked photos to run from the camp rather than sticking it out. According to McGregor, he was thrashing Malignaggi, battering him against the ropes and putting him on the canvas with a punch.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. appears to have someone in Conor McGregor’s camp that has given him the game plan for how he’ll be trying to beat him on August 26. Mayweather, 40, isn’t saying who gave him McGregor’s game plan, but it looks like he may have a spy in his camp.

It’s not as if Mayweather really needs the secret info on McGregor’s game plan. Aside from McGregor mugging Mayweather on the inside using an MMA attack plan, there’s not much he’s going to be able to do that he hasn’t seen before.

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Conor McGregor does not view middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Saul Canelo Alvarez as fighters that he sees at the top of the sport. McGregor is lot more impressed with the fighters in the lighter weight classes.

McGregor specifically likes super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and super featherweight belt holder Vasyl Lomachenko. McGregor wishes that they would face each other, as he wants to see who the better fighter is of the two.

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Conor McGregor says he’s going to knockout Floyd Mayweather Jr. really BADLY on August 26, especially if he’s allowed to use 8oz gloves. The Nevada State Athletic Commission is still deciding on whether to permit the two fighters to use 8oz gloves rather than the standard 10oz one for junior middleweight contests. The fight will be taking place at 154.

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Desire to have his rematch against WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) in the Philippines or the United States rather than in Australia, which is where their previous fight took place on July 2.

Pacquiao, 38, lost that fight by a controversial 12 round unanimous decision at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. Pacquiao wants to avoid a repeat of that fight, and he’s hoping to be able to have a say so in the selecting of the judges for the fight.

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Next Saturday, on August 19 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska, two boxers – Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo – will fight to earn the distinction to be called undefeated, undisputed Champion of the World. It’s disappointing that the circus exhibition bout keeps on getting that much attention from the major sports media puppets and instead this solid boxing bout it’s been quite overlooked.

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Former WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack (21-1-2, 12 KOs) will be back inside the ring soon this month in challenging WBA World cruiserweight champion Nathan Cleverly (30-3, 16 KOs) on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor card on August on Showtime PPV at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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