Errol Spence hopes Mikey Garcia leads to fight with Manny Pacquiao at AT&T Stadium

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Errol Spence Jr. is already living a dream.

He grew up in DeSoto as a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, hoping to play football for his favorite team at AT&T Stadium.

On March 16, he will realize a different version of the same childhood fantasy when he defends his IBF World Welterweight Championship against WBC lightweight champ ...Read more

Fury signs with heavyweight, but it's not Wilder

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Tyson Fury on Monday veered sharply away from a rematch to fight Deontay Wilder in the spring.

The unbeaten lineal heavyweight champion signed a co-promotional deal with Top Rank and its broadcast partner ESPN, the companies announced.

"Fury has aligned himself with the biggest megaphone in sports," Top Rank President Todd duBoef said.

Fury (...Read more

Manny Pacquiao's LA home burglarized while he fought in Las Vegas

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LOS ANGELES -- Manny Pacquiao's Los Angeles home was burglarized last weekend while he was retaining his welterweight title with a convincing victory over Adrien Broner, two members of his promotional company said.

Pacquiao's spokesman Fred Sternburg confirmed that police on Sunday night investigated the burglary at the boxer's residence that ...Read more

Floyd Mayweather Jr. feigns indifference to Manny Pacquiao rematch, but we've seen this before

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LAS VEGAS -- The stubborn defiance is nothing new. The position of contentment in retirement that Floyd Mayweather Jr. expresses now was seen before in 2008, 2012 and 2015.

Each time, when the riches of an enticing prizefight beckoned, he climbed back into the ring.

So to see Mayweather (50-0) feign indifference on the MGM Grand big screens ...Read more

After beating Broner easily, Pacquiao wants to face Mayweather again

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LAS VEGAS -- Enough with the imitator, Manny Pacquiao seemed to say in his convincing victory over Adrien Broner on Saturday night at MGM Grand.

Bring on the real thing: Floyd Mayweather Jr.

In a display of power in which he proved to be the faster puncher than a foe 11 years his junior, Pacquiao retained his World Boxing Association secondary...Read more

Canelo Alvarez to fight Daniel Jacobs in May 4 middleweight unification

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LOS ANGELES -- Canelo Alvarez has agreed to fight fellow middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs on May 4.

Mexico's Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 knockouts) broke the news of the unification bout on his Twitter account Thursday. The streaming service DAZN will broadcast the fight.

World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association champion Alvarez will have ...Read more

Alvarez is in the zone on big night

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NEW YORK -- Canelo Alvarez spent all week craning his neck to look up at the taller Rocky Fielding, and he showed Saturday night what he was thinking.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

Alvarez (51-1-2) became the ninth Mexican fighter to win world titles in three weight classes by knocking down Fielding four times en route to a third-...Read more

Canelo Alvarez continues tradition of Mexican fighters at Madison Square Garden

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Canelo Alvarez doesn't need to look far to understand the significance of his Saturday placement in the main event of a boxing card at Madison Square Garden.

Following a legacy preceded him by his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, along with Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., the late Salvador Sanchez and unbeaten light-flyweight Ricardo "Finito" Lopez, Alvarez...Read more

Who is Rocky Fielding and how did he land a fight with Canelo Alvarez?

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NEW YORK -- Nearly all the boxes you'd want checked for an underdog apply to Canelo Alvarez's Saturday night opponent at Madison Square Garden.

Michael Fielding goes by the nickname "Rocky," which he picked up when a friend said the then-10-pound baby looked like a rock.

He qualified for this high-profile U.S. debut by capturing the World ...Read more

Manuel makes boxing history, then wins

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LOS ANGELES--An emotional six-year journey proved worth every step for Patricio Manuel on Saturday when he climbed into the ring at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio to become the first transgender male boxer in U.S. history.

Twelve minutes later he climbed out with a win in his professional debut, pounding out a unanimous decision ...Read more

Pat Manuel will make history as first transgender male to fight professionally in US

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LOS ANGELES -- When Patricio Manuel steps through the ropes and into the boxing ring just after 6 p.m. Saturday, few in the crowd at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio will know what a long and torturous trek he made to get there.

They won't know about the resistance overcome or the months of physical rehab endured. They won't know how ...Read more

Wilder has to dig deep for draw

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LOS ANGELES--Deontay Wilder wanted to walk with the giants of history in his heavyweight division, and he invoked the spirits of the greats who dug deep by knocking down Tyson Fury in the 12th round Saturday night at Staples Center and saving his belt in an entertaining draw.

Judges scored the bout 115-111 for Wilder (40-0-1), 114-110 for Fury ...Read more

Gloves, clothes come off in heated news conference with Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury

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LOS ANGELES -- The heavy punches that Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury expect to throw Saturday night were preceded Wednesday with loaded words and a confrontation that nearly became physical.

At the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, Wilder and Fury went nose to nose to close the buildup at their news conference for Saturday's ...Read more

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