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Lara primed for big things in 2016

Junior middleweight titlist Erislandy Lara prepares to defend his belt on Wednesday against experienced Jan Zaveck, but he's already thinking about next year.

Lara fights for family, freedom (5:06)
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13hDan Rafael

Taffet to leave HBO; molded PPV model in boxing

Mark Taffet, the pioneer behind the PPV model in boxing, is leaving HBO at the end of the year. Taffet, 58, plans to remain in the sport as it enters "its next great era."

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17hDan Rafael

Rankings: Alvarez, the new face of boxing

Following his very strong performance in a decision victory against Miguel Cotto on Saturday, middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez made a case to be considered the new face of boxing.

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ESPN3 replay: Lara-Zaveck weigh-in

Watch as junior middleweight titlist Erislandy Lara and contender Jan Zaveck hit the scales for Wednesday's PBC on ESPN card in Hialeah, Florida.

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Nick Parkinson

Haye to face De Mori in January ring return

David Haye will end a three-and-a-half year retirement when he returns to the ring to face Australian Mark De Mori at London's O2 Arena on January 16.

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Nick Parkinson

DeGale: Bute 'nervous' since Froch defeat

Super middleweight titlist James DeGale says his challenger on Saturday, Lucian Bute, has not looked the same since losing to his fellow Briton Carl Froch.

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ESPN Staff

Fury: Boxing has a 'big' doping problem

Tyson Fury believes boxing has a big drugs problem and says sport should address the issue of substance misuse by legalising them.

Stephen A. on Cotto-Alvarez: 'The better fighter won' (1:58)
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Alvarez cements elite status with victory

Canelo Alvarez did more than just capture the middleweight title from Miguel Cotto on Saturday -- he earned the critical respect that has long eluded him and set up bigger fights to come.

Does Alvarez's victory make him a boxing superstar? (4:14)
One Nación: Canelo tops Cotto for title (1:38)
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3dDan Rafael

Canelo tops Cotto to claim middleweight title

In one of the most anticipated fights of the year, Canelo Alvarez defeated Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision to claim the vacant middleweight belt Saturday night in Las Vegas.

How did Canelo Alvarez earn his victory? (1:29)
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14hDan Rafael

Vargas stops Miura in a thriller

Francisco Vargas scored a tremendous TKO victory over Takashi Miura in the ninth round to win a junior lightweight world title Saturday night in Las Vegas.

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ESPN3 replay: Cotto-Alvarez non-televised undercard

Watch as bantamweight prospect Jose Martinez outpoints Oscar Mojica on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez showdown Saturday night in Las Vegas.

5dAndrew Davis and Malik Smith, ESPN Stats & Information

Cotto, Alvarez fighting for pride over titles

ESPN Stats & Information goes inside the numbers to break down Saturday's middleweight title fight between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez.

4dDan Rafael

High drama expected in Cotto-Alvarez

In the aftermath of a Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao superfight that failed to satisfy, Saturday's Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez middleweight title bout could be the perfect tonic for fans.

Is there value in betting for Cotto? (1:42)
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4dDan Rafael

Ramirez beats Khatchikian by unanimous decision

Super middleweight contender Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez rolled to a unanimous decision win over Gevorg Khatchikian, keeping him in line for a shot at the 168-pound belt held by Arthur Abraham.

Michael B. Jordan: 'Wow this is really happening' (1:44)
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5dDan Rafael

Chat wrap: Dan Rafael talks boxing

ESPN.com's senior boxing writer Dan Rafael answers your questions entering Saturday's Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez superfight.

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ESPN3 replay: Cotto-Alvarez weigh-in

Watch as middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and former junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez hit the scales for Saturday's fight in Las Vegas.

Juan Manuel Márquez previews Cotto-Alvarez (1:18)
Sport Science - Canelo's Weight Gain (2:44)
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5dDan Rafael

Lee, Saunders break down Cotto-Alvarez

Middleweight titlist Andy Lee and mandatory challenger Billy Joe Saunders will keep a close eye on Saturday's Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez bout.

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How to bet the Cotto-Canelo fight

Boxing handicapper Johnny Wilds takes a look at Saturday's Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez fight and breaks down where the betting value lies, along with a prediction.

6dBernardo Pilatti

Five keys for Cotto against Alvarez

Will Miguel Cotto's experience be enough to overcome Canelo Alvarez's power and youth? Bernardo Pilatti highlights five keys to victory for the middleweight champion.

Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez (1:41)


Guillermo Rigondeaux @rigoelchacal305

Lo más importante que uno tiene en la vida es la familia. Con ellos todos los días tienen que ser bueno y con ellos se puede contar en las buenas y en las malas. Mañana será otro día y con el favor de Dios mañana será mejor que hoy. #teamrigo #boxeocubano


Nigel Collins @NigelBoxing

Surprised to see that Jan Zaveck has a fairly large and loud crowd from his native Slovenia cheering him at today's weigh-in.