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Dillian Whyte and Robert Helenius will meet for the WBC silver heavyweight title at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Oct. 28. Whyte is hoping victory over Helenius on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s world-title fight with Kubrat Pulev can put him on the path towards a possible world-title fight of his own with WBC
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NEW YORK — Welterweight world titleholder Errol Spence Jr. will make his first defense against former titlist Lamont Peterson in January on Showtime. The date and site have not been determined. Spence was on hand Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the Showtime-televised junior middleweight world title triple-header. He addressed the media before the
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Los Angeles featherweight rivals Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares, both three-division world titleholders and among boxing’s most exciting fighters, won their respective fights on Saturday, setting up the rematch of Santa Cruz’s majority decision victory over Mares to claim a world title in August 2015 in one of that year’s best fights. The idea
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Venezuelan power-puncher Ismael “El Tigre” Barroso knocked out Fidel Maldonado Jr. in the sixth round of a junior welterweight bout at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. The 34-year-old Barroso (20-1-2, 19 KOs) stalked the backpeddling Maldonado (24-4-1, 19 KOs) from the opening bell of the scheduled 10-rounder. Maldonado stayed out of trouble the
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If confidence decided fights, junior middleweight world titleholder Jermell Charlo against Erickson Lubin would undoubtedly be a draw. Both are as confident as can be heading into their toss-up fight on Saturday (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, where even though they will meet in the co-feature of a tripleheader
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Super middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr. is predicting that world titleholder George Groves will defeat British countryman Jamie Cox in their World Boxing Super Series quarterfinal bout on Saturday at the SSE Arena Wembley in London. Eubank’s prediction should come as no surprise because he won his quarterfinal bout last week by third-round knockout of
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