Boxing

Middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler said that they’ll only wait another month until December for Golden Boy Promotions and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) to negotiate the rematch with GGG. If they don’t have the rematch done by December, Loeffler says he’s going to move on and schedule a fight for Golovkin on HBO for March or April.

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Promoter Frank Warren saw a lot of flaws in the game of IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) last Saturday night with his 10th round knockout of replacement opponent Carlos Takam (35-4-1, 27 KOs). Warren thinks it’s unfair to Joshua for him to be compared to Muhammad Ali by some boxing fans.

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IBF super middleweight champion James “Chunky” DeGale (23-1-1, 14 KOs) has revealed his 3-fight plan to return to action following his shoulder injury. For starters, DeGale, 31, will be fighting on December 9 against an opponent still to be determined at the Copper Box Arena in London, UK.

DeGale will be defending his IBF super middleweight title in that fight in a voluntary defense.

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Paulie Malignaggi says he’s looking forward to this Saturday’s title defense for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder against former heavyweight belt holder Bermane

B-Ware” Stiverne. Malignaggi thinks Stiverne, 39, has a chance of potentially beating the undefeated Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) if he can go the 12 round decision with him in their fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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