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Featherweight bout between Luis Rosa, Yuandale Evans to headline New Generation event

The featherweight division is one of the deepest in boxing, and Luis Rosa and Yuandale Evans will look to gain notice when they meet in the 10-round main event of a “ShoBox: The New Generation” quadrupleheader, promoter Lou DiBella announced on Wednesday. The card will take place on Nov. 10 (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET) at the Masonic Temple & Performing Arts Center in Cleveland. “I’m dedicating this fight to the people who are still suffering from the tragedy of the hurricane [in Puerto Rico],” said Rosa (23-0, 11 KOs), 26,…

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Billy Joe Saunders, David Lemieux shoot from lip prior to Dec. 16 fight

A day after their middleweight world title fight was signed Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux began what will surely be a war of words before they step between the ropes. Reigning titlist Saunders and former titleholder Lemieux, both of whom can trash talk with the best of them, signed for the fight on Tuesday and went right after each other on Wednesday, well in advance of the mandatory bout that will take place Dec. 16 (HBO, 9:40 p.m. ET/PT) at a venue to be determined in the Montreal region,…

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Kubrat Pulev struggled with decision to pull out of fight with Anthony Joshua

Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev said he struggled with the decision to withdraw from his mandatory shot against unified world titleholder Anthony Joshua because of a torn muscle in his right shoulder/chest area. “I am aware that the news of my injury and the subsequent cancellation of the fight between me and Anthony Joshua for the world title surprised you. It wasn’t easy for me to make that decision,” Pulev wrote on social media. “I know, in my place, almost everyone would choose to get into the ring in Cardiff, despite…

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Mike Tyson’s Punch Out turns 30

On Tuesday night, a bunch of men are huddled around a table at a charity auction at a Foot Locker event in New York City. They’re all staring at the same thing: a signed picture of a Mike Tyson screen grab from “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!” with a Nintendo controller framed in it. By October 1989, Nintendo had sold 3 million copies of “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!”¬†Photo provided by Darren Rovell By the end of the night, the piece sells for $450, a decent price but a value to the winner, who…

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Mikey Garcia had chance to fight Miguel Cotto, but balked at deal with Golden Boy

Junior middleweight world titleholder Miguel Cotto, the Puerto Rican legend and surefire first-ballot International Boxing Hall of Famer, showed up at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday for the news conference to kick off the promotion for what he says will be the final fight of his career. Cotto will defend his 154-pound title against Brooklyn’s Sadam Ali on Dec. 2 in an HBO-televised main event from the arena where he has had many of his biggest fights. Ali, a 2008 U.S. Olympian and former welterweight title challenger, was there for…

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Miguel Cotto returns to familiar territory at MSG for final fight against Sadam Ali

NEW YORK — The hometown kid, Brooklyn-born Sadam Ali, will be the enemy at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 2. A little strange, to be sure, but this is no ordinary fight. This is a Miguel Cotto fight, and it’s his 10th at The World’s Most Famous Arena. It’s also the last fight of the future Hall of Famer’s legendary career. “It is, it’s going to be,” Cotto said Tuesday, speaking to a small group of reporters before a news conference at the Garden. “This is [just] another fight, another…

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World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament final to be held in Saudi Arabia

The finalists in the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament are not yet known because the quarterfinals are not yet complete. But where that final will take place is. World Boxing Super Series organizers announced on Tuesday that the May final of the eight-man tournament, which includes four of the major world titleholders, will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The announcement followed an agreement being signed in London between World Boxing Super Series organizer and owner Comosa AG and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia. The specific date…

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Anthony Joshua will now face Carlos Takam, who replaces the injured Kubrat Pulev

Unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua’s defense against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, scheduled for Oct. 28 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, is off but the card was salvaged when Carlos Takam stepped in on short notice on Monday. Pulev withdrew earlier Monday after suffering a right shoulder injury in training last week that was kept secret until it was clear he could not compete. Anthony Joshua, who unified the heavyweight titles with a knockout of Wladimir Klitschko on April 29, will now defend his title against Carlos Takam.¬†Andrew Couldridge/Reuters…

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