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Shohjahon Ergashev faces unbeaten Mykal Fox in Feb. 15 ShoBox headliner Unbeaten Shohjahon Ergashev became a legit prospect in 2018. With explosive power and an impressive skill-set, Ergashev is hoping to contend for a world title later this year. Ergashev will face Mykal Fox in a clash of unbeaten junior welterweights on Feb.
Maurice Hooker to face Mikkel LesPierre on March 9th Maurice Hooker's previously confirmed appearance on the Dmitry Bivol-Joe Smith Junior undercard will see him fight WBO #14 Mikkel LesPierre in Hooker's second super lightwieght title defense. LesPierre, born in Trinidad and Tobago and currently living in New York, has spent his 6.5-year career doing a whole lot of nothing, frankly.
Former titlist Lara to return to challenge Castano Former junior middleweight world titlist Erislandy Lara, coming off a close loss in the 2018 ESPN fight of the year, will return to challenge secondary titlist Brian Castano, Premier Boxing Champions announced on Thursday.
Badou Jack vs. Marcus Browne winner will be WBC mandatory to Oleksander Gvozdyk By Jim Dower: Former two division world champion Badou Jack and Marcus Browne will be squaring off for the vacant World Boxing Council Silver light heavyweight title this Saturday night on SHOWTIME pay-per-view on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
GGG bypassed, Canelo fights Jacobs next By Dan Ambrose: After big talk by Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya of wanting to match Saul Canelo Alvarez against Gennady Golovkin in a trilogy fight on May 4, they instead have decided to match their popular star against IBF middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs on May 4 on DAZN at a still to be determined venue.
What to Watch: January 17-19 Boxing news about What to Watch: January 17-19 by Caryn A. Tate at Boxing.com. Ultimate Source for Latest Boxing News.
De La Hoya: Jacobs Worries Me; 2nd-Best at 160 After Canelo Daniel Jacobs wasn't Oscar De La Hoya's first choice for Canelo Alvarez's next opponent. Alvarez's promoter realizes just how big a threat Jacobs poses now that the deal is completed for Jacobs to challenge Alvarez on May 4 in Las Vegas. De La Hoya considers Jacobs, the IBF middleweight champion, the second-best boxer in the sport at 160 pounds.
Wladimir Klitschko has discussed three-fight deal with DAZN that would end retirement Wladimir Klitschko is considering coming out of retirement. The former heavyweight champion has held discussions with DAZN on a lucrative three-fight deal, industry sources told The Ring. The deal, if completed, would make Klitschko a global ambassador for DAZN.
Pacquiao vs Broner: Undercard press conference quotes Saturday’s PPV undercard fighters share their thoughts.
Pacquiao-Broner undercard SHOWTIME PPV final quotes Before they enter the ring on the undercard of this Saturday's Pacquiao vs Broner SHOWTIME PPV event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, fighters competing in PPV action squared-off against their opponents at the final press conference Thursday in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao leads the way for the Grey Generation ahead of Broner fight JEFF POWELL - BOXING COLUMN: Manny Pacquiao defends his title against Adrien Broner at 40 but he will be 68 years younger than the oldest active sportsman on the planet.
Roach: Pacquiao Hit Me To The Chest - Whole Body Went Numb! Manny Pacquiao is aiming to offer fresh evidence that life begins at 40 when the Filipino veteran takes on Adrien Broner on Saturday in his first fight in Las Vegas for more than two years.
Aston Palicte vs. Jose Martinez on Jan.31 World title challenger "Mighty" Aston Palicte is fighting to establish his Filipino boxing legacy, starting January 31st, when he takes on unbeaten Jose "Chiquiro" Martinez in a World Boxing Organization junior bantamweight world title eliminator.
Canelo's track record of fighting the best continues One thing we know about Canelo Alvarez is that he always looks to fight the best available opponents, from Gennady Golovkin to Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather. Now Alvarez faces fellow world titlist Daniel Jacobs in another dangerous bout.
Manny Pacquiao has given away bulk of £350m fortune to poor… but fans should hope he loses to Adrien Broner Pacquiao will climb through the ropes for the 70th time…
Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs official for May 4 By Sean Jones: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya made it official moments ago, that Saul Canelo Alvarez will be facing IBF middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs on May 4 on DAZN. What's interesting is that Golden Boy Promotions haven't revealed the location for the Canelo vs Jacobs fight yet.
WBC: Jack-Browne Winner Will Be Mandatory To Gvozdyk Already carrying the intrigue of a 50/50 light heavyweight matchup, the stakes have significantly raised for Badou Jack and Marcus Browne. The two are set to collide this weekend in Las Vegas, in chief support to the welterweight title clash between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner.
Canelo Alvarez to defend Ring middleweight championship vs. Daniel Jacobs on May 4 The Mexican star will defend his Ring middleweight championship against Daniel Jacobs on May 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Golden Boy Promotions announced Thursday. The fight is the first truly marquee bout on fledging streaming platform DAZN.
Canelo Alvarez to Fight Daniel Jacobs on May 4 in Middleweight Unification Bout Canelo Alvarez announced Thursday he will fight Daniel Jacobs on May 4. "I will unify my middleweight titles against Daniel Jacobs on one of the two most important dates that belong to me," Alvarez said of the fight, per the Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire.
Canelo Álvarez to fight Danny Jacobs in middleweight unification bout Canelo Álvarez will return to the ring – and the middleweight division – on 4 May to fight Danny Jacobs.
Saul Alvarez v Daniel Jacobs: World middleweight unification fight set for 4 May WBA and WBC middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez to face IBF holder Daniel Jacobs in a unification fight on 4 May.
Canelo Alvarez to return to the ring on May 4 to fight Danny Jacobs Mexico's Alvarez, with a 50-1-2 record, including 35 knockouts, became a three-division world champion by knocking out Rocky Fielding in three rounds to take the WBA super middleweight crown.
Andrade faces Akavov, eyes bigger and better things Demetrius Andrade is the definition of a high-risk / low-reward fighter. He's good and has a middleweight world title, but what he doesn't have is the much-needed buzz to entice other champions in the division. That could change with a victory on Friday.
Boxing World Reacts To Canelo vs Jacobs Getting Made Official Boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez' next fight has now been formally confirmed and announced. In recent days very public attempts were made to make a third fight with middleweight rival Gennady Golovkin but according to Canelo promoter Oscar De La Hoya - they were shot down quickly in those attempts.
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