Boxing

Former four division world champion Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner is badly in need of a victory next month in his fight against Manny Pacquiao on January 19 on SHOWTIME pay-per-view at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. At one time Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) was considered one of the best fighters in boxing, but nowadays wins for him have become a rare thing. The hand speed and power advantage that Pacquiao is going to enjoy in this fight is going to make it hard for Broner to win this fight.

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Dereck Chisora says he’s going to make sure he doesn’t find himself on the receiving end of another controversial decision in his rematch against Dillian Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) by knocking him out this Saturday night on December 22 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Chisora (29-8, 21 KOs) lost a controversial 12 round split decision to Whyte two years ago in December 2016 in London in a fight that the boxing world saw Dereck winning.

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Anthony Joshua is saying once again that he’ll give Deontay Wilder a flat fee to face him on April 13 in a heavyweight unification fight at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Joshua says he’s willing to give WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs) a guarantee of twice his highest pure with incentives if he faces him next April. Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) says states that he’s going to get his hands on Wilder’s World Boxing Council title one way or another. Just how he’s going to do that without Wilder losing to someone else is the big question.

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(Dec. 14, 2018) — After heavyweight sensation Daniel Dubois pulled out of Saturday’s main event with the flu, top welterweight contender Bradley Skeete was elevated to main event status.

Skeete will take on southpaw Diego Ramirez in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBO International title Saturday from the Brentwood Centre in Brentwood, England.

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Dec. 14, 2018) — Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez hoped for repeat. Jesse "Hollywood" Hart sought revenge.

In a rematch of their September 2017 bout, Ramirez once again emerged victorious, notching a majority decision (114-114, 115-113 2X) to retain his WBO super middleweight world title for the fifth time.

"I won every round. I beat him clearly again," Ramirez said. "I hurt my elbow in the eighth round, but if I didn't hurt my elbow, I would've knocked him out. I am going to 175. I am ready to challenge Gvozdyk."

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Saul Canelo Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KOs) surprised fans by saying he’s now sure if he’ll move back down to middleweight [160 lbs] after his superb 3rd round knockout victory over WBA ‘regular’ super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-2, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. Canelo felt good and looked great in destroying Fielding in a four-knockdown performance on DAZN. The ratings are likely going to be through the roof for the streaming giant, as Canelo’s fight with Fielding was free.

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The pay-per-view numbers are out for the WBC heavyweight champion Deontay vs. Tyson Fury for their December 1 fight on Showtime PPV, and the fight reportedly generated 325,000 buys, according to ESPN. While those numbers might not compare to the amount of PPV buys of superstars like Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul Canelo Alvarez, they’re still quite impressive, given that this was the 6’7″ Wilder’s first venture into PPV against a foreign fighter that had been out of boxing for close to three years.

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VERONA, N.Y. (Nov. 20, 2018) — Bryant “B.Y.” Jennings is itching for another heavyweight world title shot. The 34-year-old Philadelphia native has won five consecutive bouts, four by knockout, and is intent on making an emphatic statement.

Jennings will put his IBF International and NABO heavyweight belts on the line in a 12-round showdown against the unbeaten NABF champion Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas on Friday, Jan. 18 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. In the 10-round co-feature, undefeated featherweight sensation and 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson will face an opponent to be determined.

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SINGAPORE: When Ringstar Founder and CEO Scott Patrick Farrell received the ‘Orient Promoter of the Year’ award on November 17th, at the WBC Asian Summit in Manila, Philippines, the friendly Englishman felt a sense of satisfaction that comes from not only the fruits of hard work, but the recognition of his vision for Asian boxing that few if anyone has ever been able to fulfill.

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