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Usyk a 'serious danger' to Joshua, Wilder

Oleksandr Usyk emerged a serious danger to world heavyweight titleholders Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder on Saturday.

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Usyk routs Gassiev to become undisputed champ

With a near-shutout decision win over Murat Gassiev, Oleksandr Usyk became the first cruiserweight ever to unify all four world title belts Saturday in the World Boxing Super Series final in Moscow.


Munguia retains belt with dominant decision win

Junior middleweight world titlist Jaime Munguia powered past Liam "Beefy" Smith to win a wide unanimous decision in an action-packed fight Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Munguia tops Smith by decision

21-year old Jaime Munguia defends his WBO junior middleweight title via unanimous decision against Liam Smith in Las Vegas.



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Roach scores TKO victory over Bassa

Lamont Roach Jr. took down Deivi Julio Bassa by TKO in Friday's junior lightweight fight in Cancun, Mexico.

Roach punishes Bassa, earns stoppage victory in rematch

With the power of his right hand, Lamont Roach Jr. defeats Deivi Julio Bassa by TKO to record his 17th win.



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Joshua loses cool in 'Big Baby' Miller confrontation

Anthony Joshua was involved in an explosive exchange of words with Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller during his news conference with Alexander Povetkin in New York.

Joshua fumes at Miller's wind-up about his mum

Anthony Joshua was clearly left fuming when a journalist tells him that Jarrell Miller had said he wants to take the world champion's mum on a date.


Joshua: I've booked Wembley for Wilder

Anthony Joshua says the only opponent he wants to face at Wembley in April 2019 is American Deontay Wilder.


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Wilder: 'You can't trust Eddie Hearn'

On The Boxing Beat with Dan Rafael, Deontay Wilder gives his perspective of the failed negotiations for a super-fight with Anthony Joshua.


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Will Anthony Joshua ever fight in the U.S?

Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua's promoter, reveals when the heavyweight champion could fight in the United States.


Joshua talks Wembley, Wilder and fighting the next AJ

Anthony Joshua reaffirms his determination to fight Deontay Wilder, and looks even further into the future.


Joshua gets soaked by Wembley sprinkler

Anthony Joshua was ever the professional after getting a drenching from a sprinkler at Wembley stadium.


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Joshua: Povetkin, Wilder all part of my legacy

Anthony Joshua says he remains focused on his goal of unifying the heavyweight division ahead of facing Alexander Povetkin.




Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin met at a press conference in London to publicise their world heavyweight title fight at Wembley Stadium on September 22. WBA-IBF-WBO champion Joshua said: "This is a new chapter for me and I think I've got ten years left in boxing. I want to cement my legacy."

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Floyd on LeBron, potential fighting future

Floyd Mayweather says he'll have season tickets for the Lakers and Clippers this season and is retired, but doesn't know "what the future holds."


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Pacquiao calls out Mayweather: Let's do it again

Manny Pacquiao has laid down the gauntlet to Floyd Mayweather to make a return to the ring for a rematch of their 2015 clash after the Filipino took the Welterweight title belt against Lucas Matthysse.

Horn not in mix for Pacquiao's next fight

While Jeff Horn is unlikely to get his rematch with Manny Pacqiuao, he may get a megabout with controversial countryman Anthony Mundine

Atlas: Pacquiao looked good against 'heavy bag' Matthysse

Teddy Atlas gives Manny Pacquiao his props, but also acknowledges that Lucas Matthysse is an older, diminished fighter.



Joshua heavyweight defense vs. Povetkin set

With a megafight against Deontay Wilder potentially next, unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua will first face mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin on Sept. 22 in London.

With Joshua-Povetkin confirmed, where does Wilder go next?

Unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua will face Alexander Povetkin September 22. Is the megafight against Deontay Wilder ever going to happen? Is Tyson Fury in the picture again? Nick Parkinson has answers.




Joshua and Povetkin face off at the DAZN presser in New York. Their fight on Sept. 22 is the first boxing event in the streaming service.

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Back or not, Pacquiao's win was good for boxing

Manny Pacquiao got his first KO win since 2009 on Saturday night. What's next for him as he plays out the string on a great career?

Pacquiao-Matthysse: What we learned

Manny Pacquiao knocked out Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round t win a welterweight belt. But what did we learn from Pacquiao's sparkling display?

Fight reaction: Matthysse doomed from Round 1

Manny Pacquiao's speed and power has not waned as much as his opponents think.


Pacquiao beats Matthysse

Pacquiao stops Matthysse for 1st KO since '09

Manny Pacquiao turned in a sensational performance with a seventh-round knockout of Lucas Matthysse to claim a WBA welterweight belt Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Pacquiao lands TKO win in return fight

Manny Pacquiao uses three knock downs of Lucas Matthysse for the TKO victory in the seventh round, his first win in over a year.



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Who could be next for Pacquiao?

The win over Lucas Matthysse proves Manny Pacquiao still has a lot left in his tank. But which boxer should he fight next?

Pacquiao victorious, who is up next?

After Manny Pacquiao defeats Lucas Matthysse to record his first knockout since 2009 and 60th win, who will line up to fight him next?




Atlas: Pacquiao looked good against 'heavy bag' Matthysse

Teddy Atlas gives Manny Pacquiao his props, but also acknowledges that Lucas Matthysse is an older, diminished fighter.


Pacquiao thankful after TKO win over Matthysee

Manny Pacquiao says he is surprised by his win because Lucas Matthysse is "very tough opponent" after a TKO victory.


Pacquiao wins by TKO

Pacquiao knocks out Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao finishes Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round. See how it happened.


Manny Pacquiao returned to the ring after a career-long 378-day layoff with his 60th career victory, knocking down WBA "regular" welterweight titlist Lucas Matthysse three times, the final time leading referee Kenny Bayless to stop the bout. With the victory, Pacquiao becomes the first fighter in boxing history to win a share of the welterweight title on four separate occasions, breaking a tie with Jack Britton and Emile Griffith. The knockout victory was Pacquiao's first since November 2009, when he defeated Miguel Cotto to begin his first reign as welterweight champion.

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Teofimo Lopez wins

Lopez KO's Silva, celebrates Fortnite style with backflip




Prograis defeats Velasco, gets tourney spot

Regis Prograis, widely considered to be No. 1 in the junior welterweight class, bolstered that notion with a dominating performance over Juan Jose Velasco -- and while boxing before his hometown crowd in New Orleans.

Prograis defeats Velasco by eighth-round TKO

Regis Prograis drops Juan Jose Velasco, then inflicts more damage. Velasco's corner throws in the towel, and Prograis wins by TKO in the eighth round.





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Manny Pacquiao's greatest hits


Pacquiao's most important fights

Manny Pacquiao, one of boxing's all-time greats, faces Lucas Matthysse for the WBA "regular" world welterweight title on Saturday. Nick Parkinson recalls some of the key moments in Pacquiao's career.

Pacquiao's evolution from knockout artist to crafty veteran

Early in his career, Manny Pacquiao relied a lot on his power. But that hasn't been the case in his last several fights.


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Pacquiao's thrill factor has declined, but he remains forever golden

There has never been a fighter quite like Manny Pacquiao, and it's unlikely there ever will be again -- not for a long while, anyway, writes Nigel Collins.

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Tepora defeats Ortega

Tepora finishes Ortega in 9th, wins interim title

Filipino boxer Jhack Tepora scored a 9th round technical knockout of Edivaldo Ortega to win the WBA interim featherweight title on Sunday.

Tepora drops Ortega with uppercut, finishes for TKO

Jhack Tepora of the Philippines defeats Edivaldo Ortega by ninth round TKO to capture the vacant WBA featherweight title.


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Gonzalez edges Rivera on cards, moves to 20-0

In a competitive featherweight bout, Joet Gonzalez edged Rafael Rivera in a split decision Friday in the main event of a Golden Boy on ESPN card in Los Angeles.

Gonzalez prevails against Rivera, remains perfect

Joet Gonzalez defeats Rafael Rivera by split decision in their featherweight bout and improves to 20-0.




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