Boxing

OMAHA, Neb. (Oct. 1, 2018) — Shakur Stevenson, the 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist, will face his steepest test as a professional when he takes on Duarn “The Storm” Vue for the vacant WBC Continental Americas featherweight title on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the CHI Health Center Omaha. Stevenson vs. Vue will be televised on ESPN at 10:30 p.m. ET before pound-for-pound great Terence Crawford’s WBO welterweight title defense against Jose Benavidez Jr.

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30 SEPTEMBER 2018 - SINGAPORE: Ringstar Boxing, Asia’s fastest growing sports media property, just staged its biggest boxing match to date, with ‘Roar of Singapore V - The Kings of Lion City’, which took place at Marina Bay Sands last Saturday, September 29, 2018, and was seen all over the world via its broadcast partners.

Filipino IBO world champion Michael “Gloves on Fire” Dasmarinas’ non-title bout vs. Ghana’s Manyo “Black Flash” Plange, ended in a draw, with the scorecards showing these numbers - 93-97, 95-95, and 96-94.

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OAKLAND, Calif (Sept. 28, 2018) — Jose Uzcategui, the IBF super middleweight world champion, moved up to light heavyweight for a non-title bout while he awaits his first title defense. He took care of business and won a clear unanimous decision against Ezequiel Maderna on Friday evening at the Oracle Arena. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, and 98-92.

Next up for Uzcategui is a return to 168 pounds, where he will defend his world title.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 27, 2018) – The “Red River Rivalry” is coming to Russell Westbrook’s house.

Dallas native Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker will make the first defense of his WBO junior welterweight world title on Friday, Nov. 16 against No. 1 contender and Oklahoma City product Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Oleksandr Usyk says the reason he agreed to fight former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew was so that he could get a title shot against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, who is signed with the same promoter Eddie Hearn. Usyk recently signed with Hearn as well, so all three of them are with Hearn as part of his Matchroom Boxing stable.

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NEW YORK CITY (Sept. 25, 2018) – Vasiliy Lomachenko is ready to take another bite out of the Big Apple. Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound superstar and WBA lightweight world champion, will look to unify world titles for the first time as a professional when he clashes with WBO champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. ET, live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. This marks Lomachenko’s fourth main event appearance at a Madison Square Garden venue.

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Manny Pacquao-Floyd Mayweather 2 this year? Forget it.

A few days following their chance meeting in Tokyo where both announced their agreement to face each other anew this coming December in a repeat of their 2015 showdown, the Filipino legend and his American undefeated counterpart appeared to have changed their minds.

Pacquiao, early this week, has been quoted by Spin.PH as saying, he first want to have a tune up match before that planned rematch.

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Anthony Joshua says he’ll still fight Deontay Wilder if he loses to Tyson Fury on December 1. Joshua says Wilder is too big of a name for him to ignore him just because of a loss to the 6’9″ Fury (27-0, 19 KOs). Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) will still be a huge name for Joshua to fight even if he loses to Fury.

Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) doesn’t have a lot of options for big fights in the heavyweight division right now. Beyond Wilder, Dillian Whyte, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, there’s not much for Joshua to fight in the division. The division is barren of big names now that Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin have both been beaten by Joshua. There’s no going backwards for Joshua with those fighters.

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