Several hurdles must still be cleared before Mayweather and McGregor square off

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Conor McGregor has lured many opponents into a knockdown punch, but the UFC lightweight champion might be walking into a stunning blow of his own by thinking a deal with UFC President Dana White will clinch a boxing match against fellow combat sports king Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Interviews Thursday with several people inside the fight game who ...Read more

Gennady Golovkin's 'dream' matchup becomes a reality

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LAS VEGAS -- Gennady Golovkin last week watched the ink of his pen roll as he was applying his signature on the contract to fight Canelo Alvarez.

The coal miner's son from Kazakhstan who fought in seven countries as he labored to build his profile in the U.S. set down his pen and thought deeply to himself about the relief of finally ...Read more

Alvarez goes on rampage

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LAS VEGAS -- Canelo Alvarez elevated himself to the pride of Mexico and the face of boxing Saturday in a thorough destruction of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Relying on the benefits of his intense training and flashing the machismo the sport's most passionate fans thirst for, Alvarez delivered an onslaught of heavy punches to the son of his boxing ...Read more

British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua ponders coming to the US

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LONDON -- Inside a packed Wembley Stadium on Saturday night, England's heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua delivered heart-stopping drama for a new generation of sports fans.

Turning in a courageous, powerful performance, Joshua revived what for so long has seemed a bygone time by rising from a sixth-round knockdown to stop former ...Read more

Anthony Joshua defeats Wladimir Klitschko by 11th-round TKO

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LONDON -- Untested was the criticism that clung so closely to Anthony Joshua before Saturday night's heavyweight title bout that lured a record post-World War II fight crowd of his countrymen to Wembley Stadium.

In a rousing display of his toughness and fighting skill, Joshua picked himself off the canvas and hammered Wladimir Klitschko ...Read more

Britain's Anthony Joshua looks forward to US fights and global domination

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LONDON -- Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has captivated the attention of his English countrymen, with 90,000 expected Saturday night at Wembley Stadium in London for his showdown against former world champion Wladimir Klitschko.

Speaking confidently in a conversation with the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday about how he intends to break ...Read more

Shakur Stevenson's pro debut starts fast track toward title, Michael Conlan

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LOS ANGELES -- Shakur Stevenson understands his boxing history and is in a hurry to repeat it.

Last year's Olympic silver-medalist from Newark, N.J., will make his professional debut Saturday night to lead off a card at StubHub Center that features Southland-trained world champions Oscar Valdez (featherweight), Jessie Magdaleno (super-...Read more

Sergey Kovalev's strategy for beating Andre Ward in rematch: Go easier on the training

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LOS ANGELES -- There are regrets -- such as judging -- that Sergey Kovalev wants to stop dwelling upon as he moves toward his June 17 rematch against Andre Ward.

The lament that continues to gnaw at Russia's former three-belt light-heavyweight champion is one he plans to keep foremost in his mind while preparing for the second meeting with ...Read more

Plan is for Manny Pacquiao to fight in July and November, Arum says

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OXNARD, Calif. -- A revised plan for Manny Pacquiao will place him in fights in July and November, promoter Bob Arum said Wednesday.

Pacquiao's attempt to fight Amir Khan in the United Arab Emirates crumbled earlier this month along with a financial proposal estimated to be greater than $30 million.

Though England's Khan, a Muslim, has ...Read more

De La Hoya: Golovkin's thin win doesn't increase his 'B' side value for Alvarez fight

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With negotiations scheduled to resume this week for a Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight, promoter Oscar De La Hoya indicated Golovkin's narrow victory over Daniel Jacobs did nothing to increase his "B" side value in the potential middleweight title bout.

De La Hoya told the Los Angeles Times in a Monday telephone interview that he believes ...Read more

Jacobs dents Golovkin's armor

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NEW YORK -- Gennady Golovkin, machine-like while building a streak of 23 consecutive knockouts, became instantly mortal while narrowly escaping with a victory over an eloquent, gutty improviser in Daniel Jacobs, who won the last three rounds on all but one scorecard.

And what the challenger from Brooklyn accomplished by pushing three-belt ...Read more

Golovkin finds a new way to win

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NEW YORK -- Gennady Golovkin's knockout streak succumbed Saturday night to a man who refuses to cave.

Although the judges awarded three-belt middleweight champion Golovkin (37-0) a unanimous-decision victory by scores of 115-112, 115-112, 114-113, the takeaway was the courageous stand by Brooklyn's Daniel Jacobs in front of 19,939 at Madison ...Read more

Manny Pacquiao will not fight Amir Khan as he'd hoped on April 22

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Manny Pacquiao will not fight in the United Arab Emirates as he'd hoped on April 22, and Amir Khan is now seen as an opponent who'll have to wait until the second half of 2017.

Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that he has delivered a proposal with Pacquiao manager Michael Koncz that should be delivered to the ...Read more

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