Boxing

In an effort to get more time to finalize the Deontay Wider vs. Tyson Fury rematch, the purse bid for the fight, which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, has been postponed for one week by the WBC.

The management for Fury and Wilder asked the World Boxing Council to have the purse bid postponed so that they could work on getting the fight deal done.

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WBA "regular" welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is ready to fight the biggest names possible in the welterweight division.

Last year, Pacquiao signed up with powerful adviser Al Haymon - who works with nearly all of the biggest names in the welterweight division.

A few weeks ago, Pacquiao dominated Adrien Broner over twelve rounds to retain his title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 2. 2019) —Sergey Kovalev gained a measure of revenge, and in the process, regained his title. Kovalev bested Eleider Alvarez (24-1, 12 KOs) via unanimous decision to win the WBO light heavyweight world title, becoming a three-time world champion.

The scores were 116-112 (2X) and 120-108.

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Anthony Joshua is chomping at the bit to get a fight against Tyson Fury, who he strongly believes deserved a win over WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder last December. Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) is hoping that Fury will agree to fight him after he faces Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO) in their rematch, which still hasn’t been negotiated.

The World Boxing Council ordered Wilder and Fury to face each other again to clear up the controversy of their fight on December 1. That fight was scored a 12 round draw.

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Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) believes he’s earned a fight against Manny Pacquiao following his 12 round majority decision win over Josesito Lopez (36-8, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Pacquiao, 40, hasn’t picked out his next opponent yet, and he might not get a lot of credit from boxing fans if he selects Thurman after the way he performed tonight against Lopez. The victory for Thurman enables him to hold onto his WBA Super World welterweight title.

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WBA Super World welterweight champion Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs) is looking past his fight this Saturday night against Josesito Lopez (36-7, 19 KOs) towards a more lucrative fight with superstar Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs). Pacquiao wants the money he can only get fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a mega-fight. Thurman isn’t highly popular the way Mayweather, and there’s not a lot of money Pacquiao can make fighting him right now.

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