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Canelo Álvarez isn't fighting on Mexican Independence Day for first time in years. Here's why

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A familiar sight will unfold in Las Vegas this Saturday: Mexicans descending on the city for a fight card headlined by a Mexican star on Mexican Independence Day weekend. It's become a raucous annual pilgrimage going on 30 years, since Julio César Chávez stopped Meldrick Taylor at the MGM Grand in 1994.

But this year comes with a twist. An ...Read more

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Logan Paul is fighting Dillon Danis. Why is Paul's fiancee, Nina Agdal, suing Danis?

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Ever since it was announced in August that YouTube influencer Logan Paul was fighting MMA fighter Dillon Danis in a boxing match, his opponent has relentlessly gone after Paul's fiancee, Nina Agdal, on social media.

Now the supermodel has responded.

Agdal filed a lawsuit and restraining order Wednesday against Danis, accusing him of leading "a...Read more

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'Barbie' reaches $1 billion and defeats another box-office challenger: 'Meg 2: The Trench'

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Four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a giant, prehistoric shark were no match for Barbie at the box office this weekend.

Warner Bros. Pictures' "Barbie" secured first place at the domestic box office for a third consecutive weekend, grossing $53 million for a North American cumulative of $459.4 million, according to estimates from measurement ...Read more

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Mike Tyson says Jake Paul is 'gonna save boxing.' Save it from what exactly?

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LOS ANGELES — Mike Tyson thinks Jake Paul will save boxing.

That's pretty high praise coming from one of boxing's all-time greats, especially considering that so many others from the combat sports community consider the brash YouTube influencer and former Disney Channel star to be a joke.

The new Netflix documentary "Untold: Jake Paul the ...Read more

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Jake Paul and Nate Diaz press conference ends in massive brawl

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A press conference previewing Saturday night’s boxing match between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz turned into a brawl, and a member of one of the fighters' entourages reportedly wound up in a Dallas hospital.

The combatants exchanged threats and insults from behind a press table to get things started. Diaz, a 38-year-old mixed-martial arts (MMA) ...Read more

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Sam Gordon: Terence Crawford proves he's an all-time boxing great

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It’s not the unbridled battering Terence Crawford administered to Errol Spence Jr. that underscored his ruthlessness.

It’s that he bloodied, dropped and battered Spence while taunting his stablemate — undisputed 154-pound champion Jermell Charlo — whose ringside seat Saturday night made him a target for Crawford’s trash talk.

And ...Read more

Tyler R. Tynes: Terence 'Bud' Crawford finally gets to face Errol Spence Jr. and prove he's no B-side

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Deep in the eastern shoe of the Rockies, at the foot of Pikes Peak about 70 miles from Denver, the champion descended the stairs of his heartland-inspired camp house — ambling past fitted hats from decades ago, tiptoeing through exoskeletons of go-karts he'd been tinkering with and old Everlast gear hugging pounds ...Read more

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Mac Engel: Before he fights Errol Spence, 'Bud' Crawford makes racially-toned plea

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A press conference for a boxing match is often more entertaining than the fight itself.

The presser for the Errol Spence vs. Terence “Bud” Crawford fight on Thursday will not be more entertaining than this fight, but Bud said something that was unfunny yet noteworthy.

“Listen, my family, Errol’s family, you gotta calm down, brother,”...Read more

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Sam Gordon: Undefeated champ Errol Spence Jr. shrugs at being underdog in megafight

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LAS VEGAS — He’s the IBF welterweight champion. The WBA and WBC champion, too.

The Big Fish — a shark — in the 147-pound pond he’s long ruled. One of the best pound-for-pound fighters in boxing.

But Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. will assume another (far less glamorous) identifier when he steps inside the boxing ring July 29 to ...Read more

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Sam Gordon: Crawford preps for biggest fight since Mayweather-Pacquiao

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LAS VEGAS — The media workouts are cosmetic in nature. Among the final pieces of the promotional pie.

Go back-and-forth with an assembly of reporters. Jump the rope, snap the speed bag, hammer the heavy bag.

Head home having hardly broken a sweat.

Except somebody forgot to tell Terence “Bud” Crawford, who couldn’t care less about ...Read more

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A pro boxer who owns a cheesesteak spot? Meet Ismail Muhammad, the Philly-est of Philly fighters.

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PHILADELPHIA — Ismail Muhammad grabbed a handful of chopped chicken last week as the grill behind him sizzled. He used those hands — the ones that were crafting a cheesesteak egg roll — a few days earlier to knock out another foe, sprinkling more promise on his boxing career. And now he was back in the kitchen at Essie’s Steaks, the spot...Read more