Boxing

Thanks to some clever match-making, Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) is now on the verge of getting a title shot against WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares (42-3, 27 KOs). The World Boxing Association has ordered the 31-year-old Linares to defend his title against the #1 Campbell. The two fighters have 30 days to negotiate a deal before it goes to a purse bid.

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Jermall Charlo wants to get Jorge Sebastian Heiland out of the way so that he can put himself in position where Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin are forced to fight him. Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs), the former IBF 154 lb. champion, is facing Heiland (29-4-2, 16 KOs) in a World Boxing Council middleweight title eliminator on July 29 on the undercard of the Adrien “The Problem” Broner vs. Mikey Garcia card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) wants to get a big mega-fight in Australia against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2018, but he may be stuck with Terence Crawford. A rematch between the 29-year-old Horn and Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) is the first order of business for the Australian fighter.

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