Manny Pacquiao's comeback win sets up possible fight with Vasiliy Lomachenko or Terence Crawford

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Manny Pacquiao had an idea what was coming, thanks to his hard work in training camp, but as he punctuated his destruction of Lucas Matthysse, the moment hit him back with all the force of his own decisive uppercut.

"I'm so satisfied with my condition, my training, my strategy ... my fire is still there and I kept my aggressiveness without ...Read more

Despite numerous reasons for concern, Pacquiao optimistic heading into Mathhysse fight

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LOS ANGELES -- The doom and gloom that others cast on the ongoing boxing career of Manny Pacquiao certainly isn't penetrating him.

There are obvious reasons for alarm. He's left his longtime trainer, Freddie Roach, is fighting for the first time in a year after getting roughed up in a loss, and he's now 39 years old.

Securing the financing for...Read more

Gennady Golovkin knows his worth when it comes to his rematch with Canelo Alvarez

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LOS ANGELES -- If it weren't already apparent by his 23-fight knockout streak and his record-tying run of middleweight-title victories, there's a cold hardness to Gennady Golovkin's mannerisms.

So when Canelo Alvarez's team asked Golovkin to further reduce the 45-percent purse cut he'd already agreed to -- and to do it by a specific deadline --...Read more

It's a rematch: Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez set to fight Sept. 15 in Las Vegas

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Canelo Alvarez and unbeaten middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin have agreed to a rematch bout Sept. 15 in Las Vegas.

"I'm happy to inform that we have a fight September 15!!!! #CaneloGGG2," Oscar De La Hoya, Alvarez's promoter, tweeted at just past 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

The agreement was struck hours after a noon deadline that Alvarez's ...Read more

Mikey Garcia's free-agent bid is drawing a lot of attention

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Mikey Garcia stuck to his principles to become a free-agent boxer. Now, some of sports' biggest names are recruiting him.

UFC President Dana White has met twice with Garcia to propose that the unbeaten, four-division world champion anchor White's foray into boxing promotion.

Eddie Hearn, a U.K.-based promoter who handles unbeaten heavyweight ...Read more

Leo Santa Cruz dedicates his victory to his father battling spinal cancer

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LOS ANGELES -- Leo Santa Cruz had more to deal with then a desperate Abner Mares Saturday night in their entertaining featherweight title bout Saturday night at Staples Center.

Santa Cruz retained his World Boxing Association belt by unanimous-decision scores of 115-113, 116-112, 117-111 in a thrilling clash that featured just under 2,000 ...Read more

Jim Gray's hard-hitting questions earned his place in boxing Hall of Fame

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Showtime broadcaster Jim Gray recently attended a rally for featherweight boxer Abner Mares at a Los Angeles County Sheriff's station when a young boy asked the fighter how to become great.

Gray felt compelled to encourage the boy by telling him that same kind of curiosity led him to induction Sunday at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in ...Read more

Lomachenko stops Linares in 10th, becomes fastest to win third belt

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NEW YORK -- Vasiliy Lomachenko lifted himself off the canvas, regained his faculties and figured out a way to bury a disabling punch to the ribs of Jorge Linares.

That damaging blow closed his thrilling pursuit to become the fastest man to wear a third weight-class belt, as Lomachenko scored a gritty 10th-round technical knockout of the veteran...Read more

Golovkin puts an early end to the Cinco de Mayo fight

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LOS ANGELES--Gennady Golovkin provided the fans who came to see his Cinco de Mayo fight Saturday with an extended introductory stroll around all four sections of StubHub Center.

The unbeaten, three-belt middleweight champion then proceeded to make short work of Glendale's Vanes Martirosyan, a heavy nine-punch flurry knocking out the challenger ...Read more

Risk ignored, Golovkin sets sight on record

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LOS ANGELES--Gennady Golovkin understands he is putting at risk the largest payday of his boxing career. He also doesn't care.

"This is a sport to Gennady," said Abel Sanchez, who trains the 36-year-old middleweight champion in Big Bear. "Sport is more important than anything else."

After Mexico's popular former champion Canelo Alvarez was ...Read more

Rematch game: It's expected to happen, but Golovkin won't mention Canelo

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LOS ANGELES--In discussing why he's taking a Saturday replacement bout, Gennady Golovkin made it clear what he feels about Canelo Alvarez -- by not once mentioning his name.

"I wanted to remain active and I wanted to keep a fight that was scheduled. It was not my fault the first opponent could not fight," Golovkin said.

The unbeaten Golovkin (...Read more

Canelo Alvarez gets six-month suspension after testing positive twice for banned substance

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LOS ANGELES -- The Nevada Athletic Commission has suspended former two-division world boxing champion Canelo Alvarez for six months following his two positive tests for a banned performance-enhancing substance.

Chairman Anthony Marnell III and commissioners Staci Alonso, Sandra D. Morgan, Dr. Robert McBeath and Christopher Ault voted ...Read more