Posted on 05/11/2021 By: Hans Themistode Canelo Alvarez made a bit more room on his championship mantle. The unified super middleweight titlist added the WBO belt previously held by Billy Joe Saunders to his WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine champions. The two faced off this past weekend at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Saunders,
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Posted on 05/11/2021 By: Hans Themistode Although it took place several months ago, Oscar Valdez hasn’t stopped smiling since defeating Miguel Berchelt in late February. The win for Valdez allowed him to wrap the WBC super featherweight world title around his waist. Now, looking ahead, Valdez is currently weighing his options. Amongst them, is a
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Posted on 05/11/2021 By: Hans Themistode It appears as though Teófimo Lopez will have to share the undisputed stage. For the first time in boxing history, there will be two undisputed title fights on the same card. With Lopez already set to defend his IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO and Ring Magazine lightweight titles against mandatory
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Posted on 05/12/2021 By: Hans Themistode David Benavidez wasn’t entirely surprised that Canelo Alvarez defeated Billy Joe Saunders, but nevertheless, he was still impressed. The two faced off in a super middleweight unification bout this past weekend at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.  In front of over 73,000 screaming fans, Saunders gave Alvarez a competitive
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8:31 AM ET Lightweight undisputed champion Katie Taylor regained the No. 1 spot in ESPN’s pound-for-pound rankings with an impressive unanimous decision victory over Natasha Jonas on May 1. Taylor, a previous No. 1, was leapfrogged by Claressa Shields, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and now two-division undisputed champion, back in March, after Shields dominated
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4:17 PM ET ARLINGTON, Texas — Canelo Alvarez hasn’t closed the door on facing his biggest rival one more time. On Thursday, Alvarez indicated he wasn’t opposed to facing Gennadiy Golovkin for a third fight after Alvarez finishes the current task of unifying the super middleweight division. “The truth is, I’m open for anything,” Alvarez
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5:44 PM ET Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A grand jury on Thursday indicted Puerto Rican boxer Felix Verdejo in the killing of a 27-year-old pregnant woman, a case potentially eligible for the death penalty. The indictment was announced as dozens of people — some bearing flowers, balloons or small gifts — attended
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8:07 PM ET Billy Joe Saunders had successful surgery to repair a fractured right orbital bone suffered in a loss to Canelo Alvarez, his promoter said Monday. According to a Matchroom Boxing spokesman, Saunders fractured his eye socket in three different places in last Saturday’s super middleweight unification bout at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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12:16 AM ET ARLINGTON, Texas — Canelo Alvarez could feel it coming. In the eighth round at AT&T Stadium on Saturday night, the Mexican champion egged on a record-breaking crowd as he pelted Billy Joe Saunders in their super middleweight unification fight. Alvarez inflicted enough damage to enhance his legacy, winning the fight after it
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7:16 PM ET Teofimo Lopez will make his first title defense as undisputed lightweight champion against George Kambosos Jr. on June 19 at Miami’s loanDepot Park, Triller Fight Club announced Tuesday. The card will be co-headlined by a women’s super middleweight bout between Franchon Crews-Dezurn and Elin Cederroos, with all four world championship belts on
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8:28 AM ET Saudi Arabia will host the world heavyweight boxing title-unification fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in August, promoter Eddie Hearn said Tuesday. Joshua holds the IBF, WBO, WBA and IBO titles, while fellow Briton Fury is the WBC belt holder. “Aug. 7, Aug. 14, I think it’s a very bad secret
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Amateur The amateur championships, eventually, are coming back IT’S a moment so many people in amateur boxing have spent so many months waiting for; the dates for championships in 2021 have come in. After a punishing lockdown, amateur boxing training indoors has restarted with limited padwork coming back. The next step is to bring back
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Editor’s letter • Issue • Premium Michelle Farsi/Matchroom Quit the bravado. Boxers claiming they’d rather be carried out on a stretcher do the sport no favours, reflects Matt Christie after Billy Joe Saunders’ loss to Canelo Alvarez MIDWAY through the eighth round of his fight with Canelo Alvarez, Billy Joe Saunders realised that having the
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