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Abel Sanchez and Alex Saucedo -- a perfect fit

Abel Sanchez has a simple prerequisite for boxers who'd like for him to be their trainer: You have to be the type of fighter that he'd pay money to see. And that's why he'll be in junior welterweight contender Alex Saucedo's corner Friday night.

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The old man and the kid: Alex Saucedo fighting for a title and his mentor's legacy

Lou Mesorana won't be ringside as Alex Saucedo faces Maurice Hooker for the 140-pound WBO title, but he'll be watching with great hope from his hospital bed as his protégé finally gets his shot.

How to watch Hooker vs. Saucedo on ESPN

Looking to watch the junior welterweight title fight between Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo on ESPN on Friday night? Here's how to do it.


Usyk defeats Bellew by KO

Why Oleksandr Usyk is the best cruiserweight of all time

Oleksandr Usyk, coming off an eighth-round knockout of Tony Bellew on Saturday, solidified himself as the greatest cruiserweight boxer ever.

What's next for Oleksandr Usyk?

What did we learn from Oleksandr Usyk's eighth-round knockout of Tony Bellew in defence of his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO world cruiserweight titles on Saturday?

Usyk lands devastating KO vs. Bellew



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Soto Karass upsets Macias by majority decision

In a bout featuring a record-breaking 3,353 punches, Jesus Soto Karass took down previously unbeaten Neeco Macias.




Floyd Mayweather

Mayweather pulls back on announced Japan fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says now that he didn't agree to an official fight carried worldwide with a Rizin Fighting Federation kickboxer.

Ariel: Floyd pulling out of fight is 'embarrassing'

Ariel Helwani discusses Floyd Mayweather pulling out of the fight in Japan, saying Floyd couldn't have been duped, and is a big miss for his brand.




Deontay Wilder

Wilder confident in his preparation, ready to go against Fury

To many, heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder is just a fighter with a big right hand. But Wilder, who is set to make his eighth title defense Dec. 1 against Tyson Fury, says he's at his very best right now and ready for anything.

Wilder: My year is now

Deontay Wilder expresses how much he wants to win, while trainer Jay Deas explains how they reached out to Tyson Fury ahead of their Dec. 1 heavyweight clash.



Pacquiao: Mayweather is getting ready for a rematch






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Berchelt def. Roman

Berchelt keeps title with 9th-round KO of Roman

Miguel Berchelt knocked Miguel Roman down three times en route to a ninth-round knockout victory to retain his junior lightweight world title for the fourth time Saturday night in El Paso, Texas.

Berchelt dominates Roman

Miguel Berchelt knocks down Miguel Roman three times throughout the fight before the referee waves it off in the ninth round.


WBSS quarterfinals

Donaire, Taylor advance

Donaire wins WBA bantamweight title by TKO

Nonito Donaire and Josh Taylor moved onto the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series by defeating Ryan Burnett and Ryan Martin respectively Saturday night in Glasgow, Scotland.

Donaire wins in return to 118-pound division

The ref stops the fight after the fourth round as Nonito Donaire wins the WBA bantamweight title from Ryan Burnett.


At the time of the stoppage, Nonito Donaire was behind on two of the three scorecards. However, judge Marin's card shows an error. It should be 37 for Burnett and 38 for Donaire. Since Donaire won by TKO, the scorecards weren't necessary. Photo courtesy of Sean Gibbons.

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WBSS Quarterfinals

Donaire, Taylor advance

Taylor knocks out Martin in Round 7

Josh Taylor remain unbeaten by knocking out Ryan Martin in the quarterfinals of the World Boxing Super Series.


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