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WBA Champion Lara beats down Zavek on ESPN

Erislandy Lara

Lara ‘CUBA’ ‘CUBA’ ‘CUBA’ ‘CUBA’ with a heavy spanish accent was the chant coming from a soggy and packed Hialeah Park Race Track in Hialeah, Florida tonight as Miami’s favorite son Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara destroyed former champion Jan …

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PPV Guru Taffet to leave HBO

According to Dan Rafael of, longtime HBO executive Mark Taffet will leave the company at the end of the year. “I recognized early on that boxing had a unique characteristic which would lead to success on pay-per-view,” Taffet told …

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Canelo wins one-sided decision over Cotto

Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez
PPV Weigh-in   11-20-2015
WBC Middleweight Title
Miguel Cotto 153.5 vs. Canelo Alvarez 155
photo Credit: WILL HART

LAS VEGAS -Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto promised a lot. Expected a lot. One promise was fulfilled. Alvarez delivered on a vow to himself and his country. “This is for all Mexicans’’ he said in a tone that was accented …

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Galeano Decisions Cameron

BROOKLYN, NY – In a Battle of Boroughs, Bronx native Chris Galeano outpointed Brooklyn’s Shawn Cameron to claim the New York State Middleweight Championship and up his perfect record to 10-0, 1 KO. From the get-go, Galeano’s superior speed troubled …

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WBC Strips Cotto before Alvarez bout


According to Dan Rafael of, Miguel Corro was stripped of his WBC Middleweight title just days before his bug fight with Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas. “The World Boxing Council worked tirelessly through a process that began over two …

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Rodriguez stops Seals in thrilling three rounds


It barely lasted more then two rounds, but Edwin Rodriguez scored a 3rd round stoppage over previously undefeated Michael Seals in a thrilling five knockdown Light Heavyweight bout at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. In a wild first …

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Colon moved to rehab facility; Still in coma

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Jr. Middleweight Prichard Colon was moved to a rehabilitation facility in Georgia that specializes in head trauma, according to Dan Rafael of Colon (16-1, 13 KOs), 23, suffered the injury during a ninth-round disqualification loss to Terrel Williams in …

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Guerfi decisions Gonzalez Jr.

Karim Guerfi won a 10-round unanimous decision over Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. in a Bantamweight bout at the Music Hall in Austin, Texas. In round one, Gonzalez dropped Guerfi with a left to the body. Gonzalez seemed to hurt his right …

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Bradley back on top with KO of Rios

Nov 6, 2015, Las Vegas,Nevada   ---  WBO Welterweight Champion  Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley Jr. and  former world champion Brandon Rios weigh in for their upcoming world title fight, Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on HBO.
--- Photo Credit : Chris Farina - Top Rank (no other credit allowed) copyright 2015

LAS VEGAS –Timothy Bradley promised a victory. He also promised a whole new animal. He delivered on the victory Saturday night. But he didn’t have to be a new species. The old one — the Bradley of a few years …

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Arum refutes Pacquiao – Khan deal

Amir Khan

According to Dan Rafael of, a report that Amir Khan signed a contract to fight Manny Pacquiao is false as per Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum. Arum, however, called the report “total bulls—.” “I haven’t sent a contract to him. …

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Gary Russell suffers cut; Bout with Escandon postponed

Gary Russell Jr

Featherweight title holder Gary Russell Jr. suffered a cut in training that will prevent him from making a title defense of November 14 against Oscar Escandon on Showtime, according to Dan Rafael of “The network was informed earlier [Monday] …

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Charlo stops Alcine in six

Jermell Charlo remained undefeated by stopping former world champion Joachim Alcine in round six of their scheduled 10-round Jr. Middleweight bout in Houston, Texas. In round six, Charlo dropped Alcine with a left. Moments later, Charlo landed a right that …

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Colon still in coma but showing improvement

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According to Dan Rafael of, Jr. Middleweight Prichard Colon is still in a coma stemming from his bout that took place on October 17 in Fairfax, Virginia but he is showing small signs of improvement. “Prichard is breathing without …

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Pacquiaio to retire after April fight

May Pac PC 3

According to Dan Rafael of, Manny Pacquiao will retire after his fight in April to pursue a seat in the Philippines senate. “I’m telling you what he told me last week at dinner in New York,” said Bob Arum. …

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Crawford stops Jean in 10; Eyes Pacquiao?

Terence Crawford

Terence Crawford made his case for a fight with Manny Pacquiao as he defended the WBO Super Lightweight title with a 10th round stoppage over Dierry Jean at the Centurylink Arena in Omaha, Nebraska Just before the end of round …

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ShoBox squeaker: Rob Brant scores majority decision over Rose

Rob Brant

By Norm Frauenheim– PHOENIX, Ariz. – For Rob Brant, there was only relief. For Louis Rose, there was only frustration. For both, there were only cheers from a Celebrity Theatre crowd entertained by the middleweights throughout a close battle in …

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Verdejo still has hand problems; October 31 fight off

Felix Verdejo

Due to the lingering effects of hand surgery, Felix Verdejo will not fight as scheduled on October 31 in Kissimmee, Florida. “I’m very sad about all this,” said Verdejo, a 2012 Olympian. “I wanted to give back all the love …

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Golovkin – Lemieux generates 150,000 PPV Buys

Gennady Golovkin

According to Dan Rafael of, Last Saturday night’s Pay Per view between Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux generated 150,000 buys. “It will do just over 150,000 buys, which was the number we originally based things on when we talked …

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Short Night: Jessie Magdaleno strikes with first-round KO

PHOENIX – Las Vegas featherweight Jessie Magdaleno was looking forward to his first 10-rounder. Still is. Magdaleno didn’t need nine of the scheduled rounds. He didn’t even need all of the first round’s three minutes. Magdaleno (22-0, 16 KOs) looked …

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Golovkin takes out Lemieux in 8

Gennady Golovkin continued to make his case as boxing’s number one fighter and attraction as he scored an 8th round one-sided beatdown of David Lemieux to retain his WBA and WBC Interim and win the IBF Middleweight title at a …

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