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Wilder would love to fight Joshua

A Deontay Wilder-Anthony Joshua unification bout would do big business and command the attention of the entire sport of boxing.

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Boxing fight schedule

Want to know what fights are on the horizon? Check out the boxing schedule for 2016.

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Senior writer Dan Rafael answers your questions about the sweet science, including a preview of Saturday's fights and much more.

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Joshua: I have to take Breazeale 'very seriously'

Anthony Joshua insists he is taking challenger Dominic Breazeale deadly serious despite widespread expectation in the UK that he will extend his 100 per cent knockout ratio.

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3dDan Rafael

Alvarado: 'My life has been saved'

Mike Alvarado says he is in a better place in life than he has been in years and he is excited to be continuing his boxing comeback.

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Thurman, Porter ready to go after original fight postponed (1:55)
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3dDan Rafael

Derevyanchenko-Soliman slated for July 21

Middleweight up-and-comer Sergiy Derevyanchenko will take on former world titleholder Sam Soliman July 21 in the feature bout of a PBC on ESPN card at Foxwoods.

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4dDan Rafael

Sources: Ward to face Brand before Kovalev bout

Andre Ward is scheduled to face Alexander Brand in a light heavyweight fight in August, leading up to Ward's showdown with Sergey Kovalev in November.

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Warren defeats Payano in rematch (0:34)
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3dDan Rafael

Vasquez to fight Collazo on Wilder-Arreola card

Sammy Vasquez and former world titleholder Luis Collazo, who are going in opposite directions in their respective careers, will square off in a crossroads fight on July 16.

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5dDan Rafael

Hurd-Molina elevated on Thurman-Porter card

The middleweight bout between prospects Jarrett Hurd and Oscar Molina has now been elevated to co-feature on Saturday's Shawn Porter-Keith Thurman card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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UPS donates $500K to Muhammad Ali Center

UPS made the biggest financial gift to the Muhammad Ali Center since the iconic fighter passed away in early June making a $500,000 donation to the center in Louisville, KY.

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IBF to punish boxers who compete in Rio

The International Boxing Federation will punish fighters who compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by removing them from the sanctioning body's rankings or vacating their titles.

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8dDan Rafael

Notes: Jacobs-Mora II headed to a new date

The rematch between middleweight titleholder Daniel Jacobs and Sergio Mora is being moved from July 30 until August or September.

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9dDan Rafael

Kovalev-Ward to take place Nov. 19 in Las Vegas

Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward, two of boxing's pound-for-pound elites, will finally square off Nov. 19 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, as long as both win their interim bouts this summer.

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Shawn Porter on whether he believes he should have received the decision: "I do, I do. But let me say this: I'm satisfied because the competitor came out tonight. [Keith Thurman] ran a little bit and did what he had to do. He got the win tonight."

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Keith Thurman on why he received the nod from all three judges against Shawn Porter: "I knew that defense would be the key to victory. He smothers his punches a lot and it's very difficult for the judges to give him clear scoring. I was able to rock him with clear, effective blows and I believe that was the key to victory today."

Andres Ferrari ESPN Editor 

Keith Thurman would give Shawn Porter a rematch: "I would give him a rematch. It was a great fight. He was a great opponent. Everyone was saying would he be my toughest opponent to date? I was unable to drop him. I did rock him. He's a good athlete. "

Andres Ferrari ESPN Editor 

"I want to thank Shawn Porter for a tremendous fight. He's a great warrior. Shawn brought it today, he was on me. But I knew that defense would be the keys to victory. He smothers his punches a lot and it's very difficult for the judges to give him clear scoring. I was able to rock him with clear, effective blows and I believe that was the key to victory today. He's in tremendous shape and is a tremendous athlete and I would love to see him in the ring again if he wanted it." --Keith Thurman.

Andres Ferrari ESPN Editor 

Keith Thurman won the fight by a close unanimous decision (115-113 in all three scorecards) but fans at Barclays thought Shawn Porter deserved the win. (Photo by Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment)

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Welterweight titlist Keith Thurman defeated Shawn Porter by close unanimous decision (115-113 on all three scorecards) in an instant classic from Brooklyn, New York.

Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn

Entire crowd on its feet. Lots of booing of decision but the judges got it right. Most writers had Thurman. Judges too. TV also had Thurman

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

How close was this fight? Shawn Porter outlanded Keith Thurman, 236 to 235, according to CompuBox.

Nigel Collins @NigelBoxing

I have it 115-114 for Thurman, but won't argue with any close score. Many round were very close and difficult to score.

Andres Ferrari ESPN Editor 

Let's go to the scorecards. Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter put on a show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. I'm sure that whatever the result is, both will want to do it again.

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Great fight in every sense of the word. I've got it 115-113 for Keith Thurman over Shawn Porter.