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Teofimo Lopez says his personal and health woes are behind him ahead of his super lightweight debut

As 2021 rolled around, things were looking up for Teofimo Lopez. He was still enjoying the afterglow of his 2020 win over Vasiliy Lomachenko, which made him the undisputed lightweight champion. In February, seemingly out of nowhere, Triller offered an astronomical $6.018 million to win the right to promote his mandatory title defense with George …

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Rising Irish boxer Callum Walsh’s star potential intrigues UFC President Dana White

In 2001, a little-known left-handed boxer walked unannounced through the doors of the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California, and one of the greatest partnerships in any sport was born. Manny Pacquiao was on vacation and accidentally found his way to Freddie Roach’s gym in early 2001. The two became one of the greatest …

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Russell brothers are working to heal the legacy of their late father, Gary Russell Sr.

Not long after the 2008 Olympics ended in Beijing, China, Gary Russell Sr. competed in a professional boxing competition in Los Angeles. A reporter approached and shook his hand, offering his condolences. His son Gary Jr. was one of the top amateurs in the world and a medal favorite, but Gary Jr. failed to gain …

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Back from the mental break, Danny Garcia is getting back to his “old self” and hungry for another world title

More than a third of Danny Garcia’s 39 professional fights have been against men who have won a world championship (in one case, an interim world title) at some point in their career. He went on to win 12-3 in those bouts with four knockouts, proof that this is a guy underappreciated in his prime. …

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Andy Ruiz Jr’s mismanagement continues as the ex-champ agrees to take on 43-year-old Luis Ortiz

If Andy Ruiz Jr. isn’t the worst-managed elite boxer in the world, he certainly ranks in the top two. The former Unified Heavyweight Champion is at the peak of his career and is still a factor in the title race, but the weird choices he’s making continue. Ruiz will face off against 43-year-old Cuban southpaw …

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Ryan Garcia dissects Javier Fortuna and calls out Gervonta Davis for possible 140lb superfight

Ryan Garcia looked fantastic in his 6-round annihilation of Javier Fortuna in Los Angeles on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ringo HW Chiu) Four years ago, Ryan Garcia, Teofimo Lopez, Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis were all young lightweights with oversized personalities brimming with talent. Speed, power, quickness, intelligence, charisma, accuracy, courage – you name it, this quartet …

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The #GetTheChampAStamp social media campaign to commemorate Muhammad Ali on a stamp is gaining momentum

“I should be on a stamp because that’s the only way I’ll ever get licked,” Muhammad Ali once said. Peter Villegas, the chairman of the California State Athletic Commission, joined the board of directors at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, in February. As a self-confessed Ali fan, he even named his daughter Alisandra, …

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Ryan Garcia remains active and feels like an ‘overall better person’ after a mental health break.

Ryan Garcia must prove to a skeptical public that he really is back and will stay here. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) Ryan Garcia had just turned 20 when he appeared on an undercard to Canelo Alvarez in New York on December 15, 2018. The angel-faced lightweight would be the next boxer to land such …

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