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5hDan Rafael

Top 10 most explosive punchers

The middleweight unification fight between Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux on Saturday night matches two of the most explosive punchers in boxing. But who rounds out the top 10?

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8hDan Rafael

Rankings: GGG-Lemieux, a middleweight fanfest

Middleweight titlists Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux are two of the most exciting fighters in the division - and they are fighting each other Saturday night in New York.

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Nick Parkinson

Khan pulls out of talks to face Pacquiao

Amir Khan is turning his attention towards a rematch with Danny Garcia or Lamont Peterson after talks broke down with Manny Pacquiao.

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1dBrian Campbell

12 Rounds: Sizing up Golovkin-Lemieux

How well does David Lemieux match up with unbeaten middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin as Saturday's showdown approaches? Brian Campbell breaks it down in 12 different categories.

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1dSalvador Rodriguez

Khan confident he'll get to fight Pacquiao

Former unified junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan is confident that he'll land a fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2016.

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3dSalvador Rodriguez

Linares keeps lightweight title with KO of Cano

Venezuelan Jorge "Golden Boy" Linares retained his lightweight title with a fourth-round knockout of Mexican Ivan Cano in Caracas, Venezuela, on Saturday.

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Nick Parkinson

Flanagan and Smith post world title wins

Terry Flanagan and Liam Smith are being lined up to defend their world titles back in Manchester on December 19 after startling stoppage wins on Saturday night.

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Bracero stops O'Connor in 41 seconds

In a rematch of their 2011 bout, welterweight Gabriel Bracero stopped Danny O'Connor in the first round with a leading KO of the year candidate.

Who's holding up Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch? (1:40)
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4dDan Rafael

Gonzalez happy to be No. 1 pound for pound

Floyd Mayweather's retirement left open this question: Who is now the pound-for-pound king? Flyweight champ Roman Gonzalez is happy -- and surprised -- to have gotten the nod.

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Nick Parkinson

DeGale admits money is his motivation

James DeGale admits it was "money, money, money" that convinced him to concede home advantage to Lucian Bute for their IBF world super-middleweight title fight.

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Chat wrap: Dan Rafael talks boxing

Senior boxing writer Dan Rafael answers your questions about the latest news, including Saturday's lightweight title bout between Jorge Linares and Ivan Cano, Terry Flanagan's defense and more.

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Nick Parkinson

Smith driven towards title by sibling rivalry

Liam Smith wants an honour his three boxer brothers don't have -- a world title -- but must beat American John Thompson at the Manchester Arena on Saturday to get it.

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5dSalvador Rodriguez

Pacquiao plans to have one more fight before retiring

Manny Pacquiao, who has won titles in eight different divisions, is thinking about hanging up the gloves. But before that, 'The Pacman' would love a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.

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5dDan Rafael

Camacho leads newcomers on boxing Hall ballot

The late Hector Camacho Sr. leads a trio of newcomers, along with Yuri Arbachakov and Sot Chitalada, on this year's ballot for International Boxing Hall of Fame consideration.

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5dDan Rafael

Abraham to defend title vs. Murray on Nov. 21

Arthur Abraham will make the fifth defense of his second 168-pound title reign by facing Martin Murray on Nov. 21 in at TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany, promoter Sauerland Event said Wednesday.

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6dDan Rafael

Heavyweight Pulev to end long layoff vs. Arias

Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev will end an 11-month layoff on Oct. 17 against journeyman George Arias in Germany, it was announced Wednesday.

Buncey's Boxing Podcast: Barker, Cleverly, Theophane (52:07)
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7dDan Rafael

Kovalev defense postponed; focus on Ward fight

Unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev's homecoming defense in Russia is going to have to wait. There are bigger plans in the works for the man they call "Krusher."

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5dDan Rafael

Sources: Thurman-Porter penciled in for Dec. 12

Welterweight titlist Keith Thurman and former titleholder Shawn Porter are penciled in to fight Dec. 12 on Showtime, multiple sources told ESPN.com.

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9hDan Rafael

Rankings: Three big winners at 140 pounds

With Lucas Matthysse losing, Terence Crawford rose to the top of the junior welterweight division, while Viktor Postol and Adrien Broner made big jumps after their impressive wins on Saturday.

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8dDan Rafael

Linares to defend title Saturday on ESPN3

ESPN3 has acquired the rights to air Jorge Linares' second defense of his 130-pound title Saturday in his native Caracas, Venezuela.

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7dDan Rafael

Kovalev defense postponed; focus on Ward fight

Unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev's homecoming defense in Russia is going to have to wait. There are bigger plans in the works for the man they call "Krusher."

Making the Rounds: Selby-Montiel Preview (4:35)
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7dDan Rafael

Scorecard: Sharp Broner salvages career as top fighter

Despite many already writing him off, an in-shape Adrien Broner put the junior welterweight division on notice by stopping former titlist Khabib Allakhverdiev to claim a vacant world title.

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7dDan Rafael

Oquendo injures shoulder; fight vs. Chagaev off

Heavyweight Fres Oquendo suffered a shoulder injury during a recent sparring session at his training camp, forcing him to withdraw from his rematch against secondary titleholder Ruslan Chagaev.

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8dDan Rafael

Verdejo, with hand healing, to return Oct. 31

Puerto Rican lightweight sensation Felix Verdejo, the 2014 ESPN.com prospect of the year, has been cleared to resume training after left hand surgery in June and will return to action Oct. 31.

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10dDan Rafael

Postol defeats Matthysse by 10th-round knockout

"The Iceman" Viktor Postol, waiting for a shot at a junior welterweight world title as a mandatory challenger for 17 months, made the most of his opportunity with an upset of Lucas Matthysse.


Adonis Stevenson @AdonisSuperman

Mon futur combat aura lieu en 2016, en Chine. Le super combat sera présenté devant une audience de plus de 60000 personnes. À suivre!

Nigel Collins @NigelBoxing

Tonight's Ivan Redkack,18-0 (14) vs. Erick Martinez, 11-2-1 (5 KOs) 10-rd. lightweight bout will be streamed live on ESPN3 at 8 pm ET.

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"If I hurt Selby early, I will go for the knockout," says Montiel. "if not, I'm in condition to fight hart 12 rounds."

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"I always prepare as if it's my last fight," says Fernando Montiel of his fight w/ Lee Selby. "It's also a chance to win another title."

Nigel Collins @NigelBoxing

Aron Martinez's camp worried about Devon Alexander's excessive holding. We'll see what the ref lets him get away with.

Nigel Collins @NigelBoxing

"I'm a Mexican fighter so I'm going to be aggressive, but I'm going to be smart about it," says Aron Martinez about bout w/ Devon Alexander.

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"I'm one of the few who gives Tyson Fury a chance against Klitschko. I think Wladimir is past his best," Lee Selby.

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"I've got nothing bad to say about Fernando Montiel. He's won three title and has more knockouts than I've had fights," says Lee Selby.

Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn

A few guys I wish I had space for in top 10 explosive punchers list: Anthony Joshua, Randall Bailey, Artur Beterbiev, Marcos Maidana.