Boxing

Dillian Whyte lashed out at heavyweights Tyson Fury, Francesco Pianeta and Deontay Wilder last Saturday night, letting the fans know what little he thinks of the three fighters. Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) was less than impressed with what he saw of Fury’s fight against former two-time heavyweight world title challenger Pianeta (35-5-1, 21 KOs) in their bout last Saturday night at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Whyte said Fury and Pianeta looked like two “powder puff” heavyweights looking to pound each other. Whyte ended up saying that he thinks he could have knocked Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) out if he’d been the one fighting him last Saturday.

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Aug. 18, 2018) — Bryant “B.Y.” Jennings’ climb up the heavyweight ladder continued, as the Philadelphia native got up off the deck to knock out Alexander “Sascha” Dimitrenko to win the vacant IBF International and NABO heavyweight titles in front of 2,543 fans at Ocean Resort Casino’s Ovation Hall.

Jennings (24-2, 14 KOs) was knocked down with a big right hand in the fourth round, but rebounded to knock down Dimitrenko (41-4, 26 KOs) twice in the eighth round. An uppercut in the ninth round sent Dimitrenko to the canvas again, and referee Allen Huggins immediately called a halt to the contest, much to Dimitrenko's chagrin.

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(Aug. 14, 2018) — American fight fans will be treated to breakfast and boxing on Thursday, Aug. 16 when Ryosuke Iwasa makes the second defense of his IBF junior featherweight world championship against No. 1 contender TJ “The Power” Doheny at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Iwasa (25-2, 16 KOs), a 28-year-old native of Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan, is 19-1 when fighting at Korakuen Hall, the iconic venue located in the same complex as the world-famous Tokyo Dome.

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FRESNO, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2018) - Maxim “Mad Max” Dadashev will defend the NABF super lightweight title against former WBC lightweight world champion Antonio DeMarco on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. The Dadashev-DeMarco bout will serve as the co-feature to Jose Ramirez’s WBC super lightweight title defense against Antonio Orozco.

Ramirez-Orozco and Dadashev-DeMarco will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET, with the entire undercard to be streamed at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+ — the new multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment in conjunction with ESPN.

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Showtime interviewer Jim Gray says Gennady Golovkin should have been given a victory in his first fight against Saul Canelo Alvarez last September, and he believes the only way he can beat the popular Golden Boy star is if he knocks him out in their rematch on September 15.

Gray is picking Canelo to win the fight because he doesn’t think GGG has any chance of knocking him out. Gray didn’t say whether he thinks Canelo is too big physically or too big of a cash cow money fighter for Nevada and the sport of boxing as a whole to be beaten by decision. If Canelo can’t be beaten by decision due to his popularity, then Golovkin is going to be in a tough spot on September 15.

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Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin ripped into Saul Canelo Alvarez this week in calling him the dirtiest fighter he’s ever fought. Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) didn’t go into details of what he meant by saying that Canelo is the dirtiest fighter he’s ever fought, but it’s possible that he’s eluding to his two positive tests for the performance enhancing substance clenbuterol last February.

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Saul Canelo Alvarez says he now has the blueprint to defeat Gennady Golovkin from the last fight against him on September 16. Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) plans on using what he learned from that fight on the 36-year-old Golovkin in their rematch on September 15 on HBO pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Mexican contender Iran “MagnifiKO” Diaz receives an invaluable assistance from a famous boxing legend as he prepares for his scheduled 12-round encounter with WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.

Both men are slated to lock horns for the green-laced strap in the main event of ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES, which takes place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on 6 October.

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(Aug. 6, 2018) — Ray Beltran scratched and clawed and spent nearly 19 years as a pro boxer before earning his first world title. He outpointed Paulus Moses on Feb. 16 in Reno, Nevada, to win the vacant WBO lightweight title, a lifelong dream finally fulfilled. A native of Los Mochis, Mexico, Beltran is now a proud resident of Phoenix, a short drive from where he will make his first title defense.

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