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Beibut Shumenov, dealing with a potentially career-ending eye injury, has vacated his secondary cruiserweight world title, the WBA has announced. With Shumenov moving aside, the sanctioning body also announced that interim titlist Yunier Dorticos has been elevated to the “regular” titleholder. Shumenov (17-2, 11 KOs), 33, a Kazakhstan native based in Las Vegas, and Dorticos
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5:30 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez did not recognise Billy Joe Saunders when the Briton got up and addressed him at a press conference on Monday. Alvarez
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission plans to overturn the result of the Guillermo Rigondeaux-Moises Flores junior featherweight world title fight from a first-round knockout win for Rigondeaux to a no-decision, executive director Bob Bennett told ESPN on Monday. Rigondeaux defended his belt for the eighth time when he faced interim titlist and mandatory challenger Flores
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12:27 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez expects a knockout when he challenges world middleweight No. 1 Gennady Golovkin on September 16. The Mexican meets Golovkin for his
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8:01 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Lennox Lewis has branded Floyd Mayweather’s comeback against MMA fighter Conor McGregor “ridiculous”. McGregor will make his professional boxing debut against Mayweather at the
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Former pound-for-pound king Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez will have his chance to exact revenge and set up potential bigger business. Gonzalez will look to regain his junior bantamweight world title in a rematch with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on Sept. 9 (HBO, 10:15 p.m. ET/PT) in the main event of a loaded all-junior bantamweight tripleheader on “Boxing
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LOS ANGELES — John G. Avildsen, who directed “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid” — two dark-horse, underdog favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises — died Friday at 81. Anthony Avildsen said his father died Friday in Los Angeles from pancreatic cancer. “He was a pretty extraordinary man in my estimation. He was super
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While the biggest boxing news on Monday was that the Sept. 16 mega-fight between unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and former champion Canelo Alvarez will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, two contenders vying for a mandatory shot at the winner had the terms of their title eliminator worked out. DiBella Entertainment,
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