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Atlas previews Garcia-Malignaggi

In this edition of Making The Rounds, Jim Basquil and Brian Campbell speak with Teddy Atlas about Saturday's main event between Danny Garcia and Paulie Malignaggi.

Garcia: 'I have to set the pace' (4:58)
De La Hoya on Golovkin-Lemieux (3:40)
Making The Rounds: Kovalev crushes (5:19)
Mayweather to face Berto in next fight? (3:44)
Esparza: 'I still don't like Canadians' (0:53)
Shields wins gold medal (0:49)
So much gold in this Awesome interview (1:50)
1dDan Rafael

Golden Boy to air 'LA Fight Club' on Estrella TV

Golden Boy Promotions announced a three-year agreement with Spanish-language network Estrella TV to televise two boxing cards per month. The network will be the new home for "LA Fight Club."

2dDan Rafael

Golovkin, Lemieux agree to Oct. unification bout

Gennady Golovkin and Montreal slugger David Lemieux will meet to unify their middleweight world titles on Oct. 17 in an HBO PPV main event at Madison Square Garden in New York.

2dBrian Campbell

Shumenov outpoints Flores for interim title

Former light heavyweight titlist Beibut Shumenov looked like a new fighter Saturday and scored a unanimous decision win over B.J. Flores to claim the vacant interim cruiserweight title.

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5dBrian Campbell

Kovalev enters tense reunion with Sanchez

After a falling out more than three years ago, former trainer Abel Sanchez will be in the opposite corner of Sergey Kovalev when he defends his titles.

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9hDan Rafael

Adamek ending retirement to take on Saleta

Tomasz Adamek, the former cruiserweight world champion, is coming out of retirement to face popular countryman Przemyslaw Saleta in a scheduled 10-round fight on Sept. 25.

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6dHoward Bryant

Bryant: Hollywood's boxing problem

In ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, Howard Bryant writes that while white boxers may be increasingly rare, as the new Oscar contender Southpaw shows, they still command the spotlight in Hollywood.

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Gyllenhaal on his new movie Southpaw

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal dishes on his new movie "Southpaw," the sport of boxing, what sport he would play if he could change professions and why his parents wouldn't let him be in the movie "Mighty Ducks" when he was a kid.

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5dDan Rafael

Pascal angling toward rematch with Kovalev

Jean Pascal will have one eye on opponent Yunieski Gonzalez on Saturday and the other on a possible rematch with unified light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev.

Buncey's Boxing Podcast: Booth, Chisora, Blackwell (48:36)
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6dBrian Campbell

Mohammedi Q&A: 'Kovalev is just a man'

Despite being a heavy underdog, Nadjib Mohammedi is undaunted by the challenge he faces on Saturday against unified light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev.

6dDan Rafael

W. Klitschko extends TV deal for 5 more fights

Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is 39, but he is at the top of his game 18 title defenses into his historic reign as king of the hill. And he has no intention of going anywhere.

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2-year doping ban upheld against boxer Galahad

British boxer Kid Galahad, also known as Abdul Barry Awad, dropped his appeal of a two-year suspension for a positive test for the steroid stanozolol, U.K. Anti-Doping said on Friday.

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5dDan Rafael

Hand injury forces Magdaleno to pull out of fight

Junior featherweight Jessie Magdaleno (21-0, 15 KOs) injured his hand on Thursday afternoon in a sparring session and has withdrawn from his Aug. 1 fight against Rey Perez.

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7dEric Raskin

Grantland: The new 'Sugar' Shane Mosley

It's out with the sweet and in with the Tweet for once retired fighter Shane Mosley, who has opened up boxing fans to a whole new side of his personality on social media.

Fury wants to rid boxing of 'boring' Klitschko (2:39)
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7dDan Rafael

Notes: Chavez's fan base continues erosion

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who has irritated fans by his recent behavior, drew an average of 663,000 viewers to his victory over Marcos Reyes.

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8dDan Rafael

Jack-Groves title bout set for Aug. 22 postponed

The fight between super middleweight titlist Badou Jack and mandatory challenger George Groves, scheduled to take place on Aug. 22 in Las Vegas and be televised on Showtime, has been postponed.

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Fury tells 'boring' Klitschko he'll knock him out

Unbeaten Tyson Fury landed plenty of verbal shots during his face-to-face meeting with heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in advance of their Oct. 24 fight.


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Over on HBO, Pascal-Gonzalez averaged 883k, peaking at 1.028M viewers. The Kovalev-Mohammedi main event averaged 1.014M, peaking at 1.082M.