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5hDan Rafael

Brook to defend welterweight belt vs. Chaves

Welterweight titleholder Kell Brook, unable to finalize a deal to face Brandon Rios, will instead face Diego Chaves, who gave Rios a rough night last year but eventually lost.

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Mayweather Sr. calls out Pacquiao (1:14)
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Evaluating Berto's chances against Mayweather (7:37)
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Chat wrap: Brian Campbell talks boxing

Boxing editor and Making The Rounds analyst Brian Campbell answers your questions about Floyd Mayweather-Andre Berto and the latest news in the sport.

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Mayweather, Berto ready to face off (1:19)
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3hDan Rafael

Malignaggi to fight on -- in Italy

Two months after a one-sided loss to Danny Garcia, former two-division titlist Paulie Malignaggi is scheduled to be back in the ring -- in Italy.

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Santa Cruz-Mares replay

Watch as Leo Santa Cruz defeats Abner Mares to win a featherweight title in a fight widely considered as candidate for fight-of-the-year.

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What's next after Santa Cruz-Mares? (5:36)
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5hDan Rafael

Brook to defend welterweight belt vs. Chaves

Welterweight titleholder Kell Brook, unable to finalize a deal to face Brandon Rios, will instead face Diego Chaves, who gave Rios a rough night last year but eventually lost.

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E:60 - The Promise

Heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder is fighting to fulfill a promise he made to his daughter ten years ago. E:60 takes you through Wilder's improbable journey.

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1dDan Rafael

Rankings: Santa Cruz proves his weight

It's time to believe the hype: Leo Santa Cruz proved to be the better man against Abner Mares -- and showed he's ready to take on the best fighters the featherweight division has to offer.

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1dDan Rafael

Notes: Hernandez-Ramirez date finally set

The mandatory fight between cruiserweight titlist Yoan Pablo Hernandez and interim titlist Victor Emilio Ramirez finally has a date and location.

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Berto dialed in for Mayweather fight

Welterweight contender Andre Berto knows he is a massive underdog against Floyd Mayweather for their world title fight on Sept. 12. He just doesn't care about the odds.

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2dDan Rafael

Ramirez moving to new date for tune-up fight

Super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez was penciled in to fight on Oct. 9, but there has been a change of plans and he could be headed for a Nov. 20 card.

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2dDan Rafael

Scorecard: Santa Cruz-Mares was worth the wait

Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares produced an old-fashioned slugfest reminiscent of some other great all-Mexican fights and one that warrants a rematch.

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Leo Santa Cruz: 'It's a dream come true' (1:21)
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Cruz, Mares delivered, talk rematch

The boxing world had to wait to see the fight they were asking for, but when Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares finally met Saturday night in Los Angeles, they delivered the type of action and entertainment that left fans asking they do it once again.

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3dDan Rafael

Ceja KOs Ruiz, wins interim title

Julio Ceja got up from the canvas to win an interim junior featherweight title by stopping Hugo Ruiz in Round 5 on Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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5dDan Rafael

Perez-Crolla rematch in Nov. at site of first bout

The rematch between lightweight titleholder Darleys Perez and Anthony Crolla, ordered after their controversial draw on July 18, will be Nov. 21 at Manchester Arena in England.

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4dDan Rafael

Santa Cruz outslugs Mares to stay unbeaten

In a fight-of-the-year candidate, Leo Santa Cruz won a hard-fought majority decision featherweight bout with Abner Mares in ESPN's Premier Boxing Champions main event at Staples Center.

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Santa Cruz wins battle of L.A. (2:20)
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Santa Cruz tags Mares (0:15)
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Santa Cruz, Mares letting it fly (0:16)
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3dDan Rafael

Ceja KOs Ruiz, wins interim title

Julio Ceja got up from the canvas to win an interim junior featherweight title by stopping Hugo Ruiz in Round 5 on Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Ceja returns the favor to Ruiz (0:38)
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Ruiz knocks down Ceja with left hook (0:22)
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ESPN3 replay: Angulo stops Munoz

Watch as Alfredo "Perro" Angulo defeats Hector "The Hurricane" Munoz by KO in a one-sided super middleweight battle on Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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5dBernardo Pilatti

Five keys for Leo Santa Cruz

Can Leo Santa Cruz remain unbeaten in Saturday's showdown against Abner Mares? Bernardo Pilatti highlights five keys to victory.

6dBernardo Pilatti

Five keys for Abner Mares

Can Abner Mares reclaim his status of old against Leo Santa Cruz on Saturday? Bernardo Pilatti highlights five keys to victory.

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7dDan Rafael

Fonfara to face Cleverly with eye on Stevenson

Light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara will face former light heavyweight titleholder Nathan Cleverly on Oct. 16 at the UIC Pavilion, Premier Boxing Champions announced Wednesday.

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The Ropes - Santa Cruz-Mares Preview

Rafe Bartholomew and Brian Campbell return to break down all the chatter heading into boxing's prime fall season and analyze Saturday's Leo Santa Cruz-Abner Mares fight on ESPN.

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Mayweather to Rousey: 'Big bank take little bank'

The verbal feud between boxer Floyd Mayweather and the UFC's Ronda Rousey continued into Thursday, when Mayweather issued a response to comments Rousey had directed at him a day earlier.

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5dDan Rafael

Broner, Allakhverdiev to fight for 140-pound title

Adrien Broner and Khabib Allakhverdiev, both coming off losses, are going to fight for a vacant junior welterweight world title on Oct. 3 -- unless Top Rank's protest is upheld.

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ESPN3 replay: Andre Berto open workout

Watch as former two-time welterweight titlist Andre Berto prepares for his fight against pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas.

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Brian Campbell @BCampbellESPN

Floyd told me he hopes to do good PPV numbers for Berto fight but didn't commit to which number would make it a personal success for him.

Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn

Ellerbe says MGM has not approached Floyd about opening the new Vegas arena being built even through everyone speculates he could open it.

Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn

Asked if he'd rematch Cotto-Canelo winner Floyd said, 'Why would I fight 1 of them in my 50th fight?' Door seems ajar for a 50th fight.

Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn

Floyd reiterates that 9/12 will be his last fight. He also took time out to thank me for the positive column I wrote on him last week. lol

Brian Campbell @BCampbellESPN

On Mayweather conference call. Ellerbe just said Floyd has received three major movie offers this week after retirement.

Mayweather Sr. calls out Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Sr. said he believes Manny Pacquiao's shoulder was fine in his May 2nd fight, calling his son's last opponent "a liar with no skills." To add insult to injury, Mayweather Sr. said that Andre Berto will be a better opponent.

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Floyd Mayweather Sr. called Manny Pacquiao a "liar with no skills" and said Andre Berto will put up a better fight: es.pn/1N3pghD