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Gennady Golovkin agrees to fight Dominic Wade this spring

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LOS ANGELES -- Found: Gennady Golovkin's next opponent.

Following an intense search that saw Golovkin's fellow middleweight champions Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders balk, unbeaten Dominic Wade (18-0, 12 knockouts) of Maryland emerged Wednesday as Golovkin's opponent for an April 23 HBO-televised bout at the Forum in Inglewood.

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Women's boxing hopes to gain traction from Holly Holm's UFC victory over Ronda Rousey

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Among the millions who watched former boxing world champion Holly Holm outpunch Ronda Rousey to set up a stunning upset was Mauricio Sulaiman. The head of the World Boxing Council's pulse raced at the sight.

Certainly, what Holm did to the previously unbeaten Rousey in the octagon would reverberate in the Ultimate Fighting Championship for ...Read more

After winning WBC welterweight title, Danny Garcia says he's ready to take on all comers

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LOS ANGELES -- Danny Garcia won the signature belt in boxing's glamour division, then vowed to embrace a philosophy resisted by his welterweight predecessor, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Garcia, 27, told reporters after defeating veteran Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision Saturday night at Staples Center that he's seeking a busy, challenging run of ...Read more

Timothy Bradley relishes idea of sending Manny Pacquiao to retirement

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LOS ANGELES -- When Manny Pacquiao spoke with commitment this week of retiring, there was some internal applause next to him from his April 9 opponent, Timothy Bradley Jr.

"The fact Manny's calling this his farewell fight, there's something to be said about that," Bradley said of the remarks Tuesday at a Beverly Hills news conference. "It could...Read more

Manny Pacquiao, Timothy Bradley Jr. to fight April 9

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Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring April 9 to fight welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr. for a third time, promoter Bob Arum said Wednesday.

And although Pacquiao is seeking election to the Philippines Senate, he and Arum have agreed not to market this as his final bout.

Pacquiao has repeatedly said he is hopeful to return with an ...Read more

Boxing prospect Errol Spence doesn't need an entourage

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Pay-per-view main events are for the finished products.

Saturday afternoons, in the case of Errol Spence Jr., are an opportunity to say, "I saw him when."

Spence, a 2012 U.S. Olympian from Dallas, will get time on NBC Saturday (3 p.m. EST) when the unbeaten welterweight appears on the Premier Boxing Champions show at a hometown venue called ...Read more

Saul Alvarez isn't letting on about timeframe of possible fight with Gennady Golovkin

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LAS VEGAS -- Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has two weeks before the deadline arrives for an important decision, so why tip his hand so soon after his fists were flying?

Mexico's Alvarez won the World Boxing Council middleweight championship Saturday with a unanimous-decision victory over Puerto Rico's former four-division world champion Miguel Cotto at...Read more

Alvarez is bigger and better in decisive win over Cotto

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LAS VEGAS -- They finished with hands alongside each other's heads. That, and the immediate and direct eye contact spoke volumes. The bell ending their middleweight World Boxing Council title epic had just ended and their first reaction was one of respect for the other.

When the judges spoke, boxing's axiom had been fulfilled, once again. The ...Read more

Cotto tries a lighter touch

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LAS VEGAS -- Tacked on the walls of Hollywood's Wild Card Boxing Club are photos of Miguel Cotto smiling.

That's a big change from his public persona.

It takes time for Cotto, seen by many as difficult, surly and reclusive, to reveal a deep reservoir of drive, resilience and happiness.

Now, three victories into Cotto's union with Wild Card's ...Read more