Alvarez-Golovkin rematch may top 1 million pay-per-view buys, but will fall short of first fight's figures

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Television industry people were braced for the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch to generate less pay-per-view buys than the first fight, and numbers that emerged Friday validated the opinion.

Fight promoter Golden Boy declined to provide an official figure, but an industry source well connected to satellite and cable systems placed the ...Read more

Canelo Alvarez took the fight to Gennady Golovkin and took home the belts, now will there be a third fight?

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LAS VEGAS -- His defining, captivating showing behind him, Canelo Alvarez breathed in the satisfaction of delivering Gennady Golovkin his first defeat and all that meant.

By forcing the man who terrorized the division for more than half a decade to retreat, by punching through the cloud that accompanies a positive drug test and by silencing ...Read more

Alvarez settles the score this time with narrow win over triple G

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LAS VEGAS -- Canelo Alvarez redeemed his name, reputation and ability Saturday night, rising to the criticism, pressure and experience of his bitter rival to take away Gennady Golovkin's two middleweight belts by majority decision.

Alvarez, drawing on his youth and passion to erase the stain of a positive drug test earlier this year, turned in ...Read more

Baltimore boxer Gervonta Davis arrested in D.C. after fistfight, police say

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Baltimore boxer Gervonta Davis was arrested early Friday in Washington, D.C., after an argument broke into a fistfight.

Davis was allegedly seen arguing in the 1700 block of M St. N.W. about 3 a.m. with Ricardo Jose Rodriguez of Silver Spring, Md., police said.

The argument escalated when both men began punching each other, according to police...Read more

Gennady Golovkin's camp puts taunting into overdrive this week to entice Canelo Alvarez into a slugfest

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LAS VEGAS -- Gennady Golovkin's trainer addressed a half-packed theater and internet live stream viewers from around the world, but his message was intended for an audience of one.

Standing behind a podium, Abel Sanchez never once looked over to his right at Canelo Alvarez. He didn't have to.

"The bottom line is to my left is the unified, ...Read more

Canelo Alvarez could leave HBO and look for new TV partner after Gennady Golovkin rematch

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Canelo Alvarez's Saturday night bout on HBO pay-per-view is the final fight on his current deal with the premium network, and promoter Oscar De La Hoya indicated the sport's most powerful draw could leave for a new suitor.

"It makes me wonder if HBO even wants to be in boxing," De La Hoya told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday.

Alvarez (49-1-...Read more

John McCain's support for boxing, including Ali Act, remembered before championship match in Arizona

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A saddened fight crowd was shaken and prepared to silently bow for a 10-count honoring their Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who died Saturday at 81 after battling brain cancer and was remembered as "the boxing senator" by veteran promoter Bob Arum.

"Great man ... great boxing fan," Arum said while sitting ringside at Gila River ...Read more

Boxer walks out of fight as soon as opening bell rings

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Heavyweight Curtis Harper was on his way to a forgettable career in boxing before he decided Friday night to leave a lasting memory.

Harper, with FS1 cameras rolling in Minneapolis, touched gloves with scheduled opponent Efe Ajagba, heard the first bell and promptly walked out under the ropes onto the same ramp he had just entered, prompting a ...Read more

Boxing champion and rising star Isaac Dogboe downplays royal lineage: 'I'm just my father's son'

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As a resident of England, Isaac Dogboe understands membership in a royal family brings to mind images of tea, rules of etiquette and a refined existence.

Dogboe's royal ties to the king of Ghana's Anlo state are far less delicate, which has served the new super-bantamweight boxing champion well.

"My people are warriors of the land. My great-...Read more

At 37, Ray Beltran finally gets to fight as a champion

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LOS ANGELES -- Ray Beltran's motivation for battling through the struggles of a boxing career is illustrated by a moment he recalls during a banquet last year.

Accepting the North American Boxing Federation's fighter of the year award, Beltran was accompanied on stage by his 11-year-old son, Edgar.

As Beltran reflected on the trials he had ...Read more

Garcia strips Easter of his belt with ease

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LOS ANGELES--Mikey Garcia's homecoming developed into a thunderous success, both in the ovation he drew and the punches he was throwing.

Dominating his lightweight-title unification with Robert Easter Jr. on Saturday before 12,560 at Staples Center, Garcia stripped Easter of his height and reach advantages and claimed a unanimous-decision ...Read more

Mikey Garcia and his brother are a winning combination in the ring

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LOS ANGELES -- Mikey Garcia knows how siblings typically behave.

"My kids are four years apart. They're constantly fighting, hitting each other, grabbing the toy away from the other," Garcia, 30, said.

But in Garcia's successful union with his brother and trainer, Robert, that tension is absent from a sibling bond separated by 13 years.

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Tijuana's Jaime Munguia has potential to become boxing's breakout performer

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Jaime Munguia has taken it upon himself to knock down tired stereotypes that have marked boxing for years.

Munguia, a 21-year-old, 154-pound world champion from Tijuana who made the first defense of his World Boxing Organization belt a success Saturday after defeating former titlist Liam Smith, stands to defy the beliefs that the sport is void ...Read more

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