Boxing

OAKLAND, Calif. (April 2, 2019) - The "King" of boxing in the United Kingdom met the kings of the NBA.

Before continuing his preparation for his April 20 world title showdown against pound-for-pound kingpin Terence "Bud" Crawford, former world champion Amir "King" Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) made a pit stop Monday at the Golden State Warriors practice facility to meet the players and staff of the two-time defending NBA champions.

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WBA World welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) is taking a huge risk in facing WBA Super World champion Keith Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) on July 13 on Showtime pay-per-view. The news of their potential fight was broken on Monday. Pacquiao and Thurman are said to be in “advanced talks” for a July 13 showdown, according to Mike Coppinger. It’s still not a done deal yet, but the negotiations are underway.

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TUCSON, Ariz. (April 1, 2019) — Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt and Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas waged pugilistic war once before. The Mexican warriors, two-plus years removed from their breathtaking battle, are set to do it again.

Berchelt, who snagged Vargas’ WBC super featherweight title via 11th-round knockout in January 2017, will make the fifth defense of that belt on Saturday, May 11 at the Tucson Arena, located inside the Tucson Convention Center

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Bernard Hopkins says Ryan Garcia showed last Saturday night that he’s a threat to all the lightweight champions with his lightning fast second round blowout win over Puerto Rican fighter Jose Lopez in a 10 round scheduled contest on DAZN.

Hopkins wants the 20-year-old Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) to take a step up opponent in his next fight, and then fight for a world title in 2019 against one of the world champions at 135.

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Lightweight contender Ryan ‘Kingry’ Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) defeated Jose Lopez (20-4-1, 14 KOs) by a second round stoppage on Saturday night in a scheduled 10 round fight on DAZN at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Garcia, 20, knocked Lopez down with a flurry of shots at the end of the second round.

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Liam Smith will be looking to put on an dazzling performance this Saturday night on DAZN and Sky Sports against Sam Eggington, and then hopefully have another go against WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia, who beat him last July. Smith, 30, being put in with Eggington (24-5, 16 KOs) is a considerable step down from the type of fighters he’s been mixing it with.

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Terence "Bud" Crawford, Amir "King" Khan and Top Rank chairman Bob Arum will host a conference call on TOMORROW (March 26) at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT (5 p.m. GMT) for the year's most anticipated welterweight showdown.

Crawford, a three-division world champion, is preparing to make the second defense of his WBO welterweight world title against Khan on Saturday, April 20 at Madison Square Garden.

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The fans have spoken and they’ve picked Floyd Mayweather Jr. by an overwhelming margin to be Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent when he returns to the ring in June or July. Pacquiao, 40, created a four-fighter poll on his Twitter site asking his boxing fans to select his next opponent from the small list of fighters: Mayweather Jr., Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter.

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