Boxing

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and current IBF/WBA champ Anthony Joshua traded trash talk earlier today in going back and forth about how they fought Wladimir Klitschko in beating the Ukrainian fighter. Joshua said Fury’s 12 round unanimous decision win over Wladimir in 2015 was a boring one that lacked action.

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In a surprise move by ESPN, they’ll be televising the July 1 fight between WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) and challenger Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) on FREE, non-PPV television on their network.

Pacquiao will be fighting Horn on July 2 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. Australia is ahead of the U.S in terms of the time zone. The fight will take place in front of a record-breaking crowd of over 60,000 fans in Australia.

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Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs) is ready to do whatever it takes for him to beat Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) next month on July 29 in their fight on Showtime Championship Boxing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Broner and Mikey met-up on Monday for their New York press conference.

Mikey was staring holes through Broner’s face when the two of them stood for the face-off during the press conference. Broner, 27, kept his sunglasses on and looked like he wanted no part of the stare down. Broner is usually aggressive with his opponents during his press conferences. It was interesting to see Broner looking unsure of him, nervous, and not the usual cocky that portrays at his press conferences.

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Errol Spence Jr. wants to take a stay busy fight against the highly ranked Danny Garcia while he waits for a much bigger unification match against Keith Thurman for later this year. Spence (22-0, 19 KOs) will be back inside the ring in September or October in making his first defense of his IBF welterweight title that he won on May 27 in stopping Kell Brook in the 11th round.

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WBA Super World super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (18-0, 12 KOs) will have his 1st round knockout win over his mandatory challenger Moises “Chucky” Flores (25-1, 17 Kos) overturned and changed to a no decision by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, according to Dan Rafael.

The reason the Commission will be changing the outcome of the contest is because Rigondeaux’s knockout came after the bell had sounded to end the 1st round. Upon review of the fight, the Commission observed that Rigondeau’s left-hand knockout blow came after the 1st round had ended.

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