Boxing

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he’ll eventually give #1 WBC contender Dillian Whyte a title shot if he keeps winning long enough. Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) and his promoter Eddie Hearn have already asked the World Boxing Council to order the winner of Wilder’s next title defense against Dominic Breazeale to face Whyte in their next fight in a mandatory defense.

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Deontay Wilder would be open to a fight against former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, as long as the Ukrainian takes a tune-up or two and looks good, according to Wilder’s trainer/manager Jay Deas. If the 42-year-old Wladimir decides he wants to make a comeback and fight WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs), they would be willing to give him a title shot if he takes a tune-up.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (April 2, 2019) - The "King" of boxing in the United Kingdom met the kings of the NBA.

Before continuing his preparation for his April 20 world title showdown against pound-for-pound kingpin Terence "Bud" Crawford, former world champion Amir "King" Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) made a pit stop Monday at the Golden State Warriors practice facility to meet the players and staff of the two-time defending NBA champions.

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WBA World welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) is taking a huge risk in facing WBA Super World champion Keith Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) on July 13 on Showtime pay-per-view. The news of their potential fight was broken on Monday. Pacquiao and Thurman are said to be in “advanced talks” for a July 13 showdown, according to Mike Coppinger. It’s still not a done deal yet, but the negotiations are underway.

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TUCSON, Ariz. (April 1, 2019) — Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt and Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas waged pugilistic war once before. The Mexican warriors, two-plus years removed from their breathtaking battle, are set to do it again.

Berchelt, who snagged Vargas’ WBC super featherweight title via 11th-round knockout in January 2017, will make the fifth defense of that belt on Saturday, May 11 at the Tucson Arena, located inside the Tucson Convention Center

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Bernard Hopkins says Ryan Garcia showed last Saturday night that he’s a threat to all the lightweight champions with his lightning fast second round blowout win over Puerto Rican fighter Jose Lopez in a 10 round scheduled contest on DAZN.

Hopkins wants the 20-year-old Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) to take a step up opponent in his next fight, and then fight for a world title in 2019 against one of the world champions at 135.

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Lightweight contender Ryan ‘Kingry’ Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) defeated Jose Lopez (20-4-1, 14 KOs) by a second round stoppage on Saturday night in a scheduled 10 round fight on DAZN at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Garcia, 20, knocked Lopez down with a flurry of shots at the end of the second round.

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Liam Smith will be looking to put on an dazzling performance this Saturday night on DAZN and Sky Sports against Sam Eggington, and then hopefully have another go against WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia, who beat him last July. Smith, 30, being put in with Eggington (24-5, 16 KOs) is a considerable step down from the type of fighters he’s been mixing it with.

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