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

Canelo Alvarez banks that live streaming is boxing's future

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In his new, $365 million deal with the streaming service DAZN, middleweight boxing champion Canelo Alvarez is betting on a new frontier.

The big unknown is whether a sufficient number of boxing fans will subscribe to warrant what equates to a $33 million license fee per fight. The number of DAZN subscribers is not publicly known.

Alvarez, ...Read more

Premier Boxing Champions pulls Victor Ortiz out of main event in Ontario on Sunday

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LOS ANGELES -- Former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz was pulled from Sunday's main event in Ontario, Calif., a day after he was charged with rape, Premier Boxing Champions announced Wednesday.

Ortiz, 31, was scheduled to fight former 140-pound title challenger John Molina Jr. of La Verne, Calif., but PBC opted to leave both fighters off the...Read more

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

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