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Champ Terence Crawford planning to silence Benavidez in ring
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Challenger Jose Benavidez Jr. has been displaying lots of bravado in advance of his fight with Terence "Bud" Crawford. The WBO welterweight champion expects Benavidez to respect him by the time things are settled in the ring Saturday night.
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Vargas, Dulorme draw in WBC silver welterweight match
CHICAGO (AP) Jessie Vargas and Thomas Dulorme squared off in a fast-paced, competitive and ultimately even bout.
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Srisaket retains WBC super flyweight belt with points win
NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) Srisaket Sor Rungvisai successfully defended his WBC super flyweight belt by beating Iran Diaz of Mexico on a unanimous decision in front of 12,000 home fans in Nonthaburi on Saturday.
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Canelo Alvarez says he''ll fight Rocky Fielding at 168 next
LOS ANGELES (AP) Canelo Alvarez says he will move up to 168 pounds for his next fight against Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 in New York.
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Champ Crawford challenging Benavidez to back up his words
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) World champion welterweight Terence ''''Bud'''' Crawford said he''s eager to make unbeaten challenger Jose Benavidez Jr. eat his words when they meet in the ring at CHI Health Center on Oct. 13.
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Heavyweights Wilder, Fury scuffle at promotional appearance
LOS ANGELES (AP) Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have wrapped up their three-city publicity tour for their upcoming bout by nearly coming to blows again.
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IOC threatens to drop boxing from Olympics over election
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The International Olympic Committee has reiterated its threat to drop boxing from the Olympics, expressing ''''extreme concern'''' with how the sport is run after a businessman from Uzbekistan who has been accused by U.S. authorities of having ties to organized crime was announced to be running unopposed for president of the amateur boxing association.
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AIBA presidential candidate accused of organized crime ties
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) A businessman from Uzbekistan who has been accused by U.S. authorities of ties to organized crime is set to run unopposed for president of the amateur boxing association.
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HBO to drop live boxing after 45 year of telecasts
NEW YORK (AP) HBO is getting out of the live boxing business after more than 1,000 fights over four decades of telecasts.
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Former WBC welterweight champ Victor Ortiz charged with rape
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz has been charged with raping a woman inside a home in March.
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Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez Boxing Odds
This Saturday Sergey Kovalev (32-2-1, 28 KOs) defends his WBO light heavyweight title against Eleider Alvarez (23-0, 11 KOs) in the first professional boxing match at Etess Arena at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.
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Lucas Matthysse vs. Manny Pacquiao Boxing Odds
Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) will battle Lucas Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs) on July 14 in Malaysia. This will be Pacquiao's first fight since his controversial decision loss to Jeff Horn in July of last year.
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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin Boxing Odds
Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) clashes with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) in a rematch from their fight last year, which was ruled a controversial draw.