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If Conor McGregor boxes again, should it be Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather? Conor McGregor was successful in his return to MMA, and there’s a lot of money to be made if he decides to cross over to boxing again — and two legends who have shown interest.
Julian Williams: 'We've got REMATCH clause' with Jeison Rosario By Barry Holbrook: Julian "J-Rock" Williams says he's got a rematch clause in his contract from his fight last Saturday against Jeison Rosario, and his plans on using it to face him again, Williams lost his IBF/WBA junior middleweight titles to Rosario by a 5th round TKO in what was an optional defense at the Liacouras Center, in Philadelphia.
Angel Garcia sends message to Pacquiao & Spence: 'Have contract in ring for Danny' to sign next Saturday By Jim Maltzman: Angel Garcia wants Manny Pacquiao and/or Errol Spence Junior to have the contract waiting for Danny Garcia to sign next Saturday night inside the ring if they want to fight him next. Otherwise, Danny and Angel WON'T wait for them. They'll go ahead and find another opponent to fight.
Tyson Fury: 'Wilder would knock Joshua out in 2 rounds' By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury doesn't see any way that Anthony Joshua could beat WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder if he meets up with him in the future. Indeed, Fury say Joshua's fighting style is absolutely "tailor-made" for the the 6'7″ Wilder with his one-punch power.
Manny Pacquiao Reacts To Conor McGregor Beating Donald Cerrone UFC fight star and one time professional boxer Conor McGregor returned to winning ways in the UFC this weekend with a quick stoppage win over Donald Cerrone inside of 40 seconds. Going into the bout the Irishman mentioned that one of his goals from here on out was to become a boxing world champion one day.
Jeison Rosario: "I knew he could not hurt me" Newly crowned IBF and WBA junior middleweight champion Jeison 'Banana' Rosario 20-1-1 credits a four-month training camp for his victory over Julian 'J-Rock' Williams 27-2-1 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday night.
Canelito to Canelo - How did Santos Saul Alvarez get his nickname? Pound for Pound number one Canelo Alvarez has explained all regarding his unique nickname given to him during his younger years. Born Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán to a fighting family, Canelo fully changed his moniker back in 2014. Since then, the 29-year-old is one of the only boxers in history to be known by a single name.
McGregor: Mayweather Going Through Money Fast - Rematch Will Happen UFC superstar Conor McGregor has given his take on Floyd Mayweather's teaser for their rematch. McGregor returned to the cage in spectacular fashion on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The 31-year-old demolished veteran Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in only 40 seconds of the first round.
Eleider Alvarez - Joe Smith Jr. Could Happen With Vacant WBO Light-Heavyweight Belt On The Line A short while ago, Canelo Alvarez vacated the WBO light-heavyweight title he won from Sergey Kovalev, and now another guy called Alvarez, who also holds a win over Kovalev, could be in line to fight for it and try and regain it.
The year ahead By Gavin Howie: I am excited by what may lie ahead this year in terms of fights that may take place. I will give my opinion on fights I would like to see and fights that may or may not take place. I will start at the top, at heavyweight. There are really only 3 guys in this division who are far and above the rest.
On the verge of big things - Danny Dignum Interview By Ian Aldous: He only found the sport by chance, but Danny Dignum is certainly making the most of it. The former amateur standout headlines MTK Global's March 7th show in Brentwood, Essex when he defends his WBO European title against fellow undefeated pro, Alfredo Meli.
'Lomachenko CAN'T beat Teofimo Lopez' - Tyson Fury By Chris Williams: Tyson Fury is one of IBF lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez's biggest fans, and he's convinced that WBA/WBC /WBO 135-lb champion Vasiliy Lomachenko CAN'T beat him. Fury says the 5'8″ Teofimo has an upper body like a heavyweight, and power that could surpass his own.
Fortuna vs. Campbell: WBC Orders Purse Bid, Jan. 21 in Mexico City The extra time afforded to work out terms for a vacant title weight merely prolonged the inevitable. Javier Fortuna and Luke Campbell are due to collide for the World Boxing Council lightweight title, with their ordered fight now heading to a purse bid hearing.
The Old Master The circumstances of the loss were exploited by some to bolster the repugnant belief of the time that black men lacked the same grit and courage as whites, but in fact Joe asked for the bout to be halted only after his eye had actually been dislodged from its socket.
Claressa Shields Fires Back at Laila Ali: You're All Bark, No Bite! Three division world champion Claressa Shields would love to get in the ring with retired boxer Laila Ali. Ali, who retired in 2007 with a record of 24-0 with 21 knockouts, was critical of Shields and her level of opposition in a recent interview.
Filip Hrgovic vs. Martin Bakole could be in the making By Kenneth Friedman: Trainer / manager Billy Nelson says a fight between his fighter heavyweight Martin Bakole and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Filip Hrgovic is expected to be happening. Nelson is pretty excited about the potential fight between these two big heavyweight.
Alvarez Scores Devastating 7th-Round KO Over Seals Former light heavyweight world champion Eleider "Storm" Alvarez scored a devastating seventh-round knockout over Michael "Cannon Hands" Seals from a quick, hard overhand right that Seals was unable to get up from, and referee Danny Schiavone stopped the bout, as he reached the count of eight with Seals still on the canvas, just as the round ended.
Floyd Mayweather reacts to Conor McGregor win By Allan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Junior reacted as many expected him to last Saturday following Conor McGregor's 1st round stoppage win over a badly over-matched Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 by posting fight posters of him and Conor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Garcia vs Redkach, more: Boxing fight times and TV schedule for Jan. 23-25 Danny Garcia’s return headlines this week’s action.
Chris Colbert: I Knew I Was Going To Dominate The Corrales Fight Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia - The co-main event saw rising star Chris "Prime Time" Colbert drop former champion Jezreel Corrales on his way to a unanimous decision victory that earned him the Interim WBA Super Featherweight Title.
What’s next for Eleider Alvarez? WBO title fight with Joe Smith Jr could be on the table The former titleholder may get a crack at his old belt, now vacant, in his next outing.
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 official for BT Sport Box Office on Feb 22 Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury II has been officially confirmed on BT Sports Box Office in the UK, as WBN mentioned on site early last week. Following a bidding war with Sky. BT Sport beat off stiff competition to land the heavyweight blockbuster for their paid platform.
Felix Verdejo: I Give Myself a 'C' - I Want To Keep Working Hard At the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York, Felix "El Diamante" Verdejo got off to a smooth start. Verdejo, in his first fight since linking up with noted trainer Ismael Salas, outboxed Manuel Rey Rojas over 10 rounds in the lightweight co-feature by scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93.
Clarissa Shields Calls For Female Super-Fight With Laila Ali "She never could have beaten me," Laila Ali - "She's Muhammad Ali's daughter, she's not Muhammad Ali. Shut Up and Fight Me," Claressa Shields.
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