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IBF welterweight titlist Kell Brook and Errol Spence exchanged pleasantries for the first time at today’s UK press conference for their May 27 showdown. Brook is returning to welterweight to defend his belt after a moving up two weight classes to face middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin last year. Spence is receiving his first title shot following a sixth round KO of Leonard Bundu last August.

From the assorted trash talk, the most interesting thing to note is Spence’s camp repeatedly telling Brook to make weight. This could be a legitimate concern as Brook outweighed Golovkin on fight night.

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Before the “Big Drama Show” commences, BeatsBoxingMayhem is providing a live stream of the full untelevised undercard. Starting at 7 p.m. ET, you’ll be able to watch the following fights for free:

Serhiย Bohanhuk (2-0) vs. Yasmaniย Pedroso (1-1) – Welterweights, 4 Rounds

Jay McFarlane (2-0) vs. Matt McKinney (3-2-2) – Heavyweights, 4 Rounds

Andy Lee (34-3-1) vs. KeAndrae Leatherwood (19-3-1) – Middleweights, 8 Rounds

Follow me tonight on Twitter @Ismael_BBM_NYK for full coverage live from Madison Square Garden.

 

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Watch the live weigh-in for this Saturday’s big middleweight matchup between Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs. The stream opens live from Madison Square Garden Friday morning (March 17) at 9 a.m. BeatsBoxingMayhem will be providing on-site coverage of the event including a preliminary undercard stream. Check back throughout the weekend for updates.

 

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VERONA, NY — Knockout artists David Lemieux and Curtis Stevens both made the middleweight limit comfortably today for Saturday’s Boxing After Dark main event from the Turning Stone Resort Casino.

Since losing the IBF middleweight title to Gennady Golovkin in November 2015, Lemieux has reeled off two straight victories. He knocked off Glen Tapia in four rounds last May, and scored a unanimous decision over Cristian Fabian Rios in October. Lemieux weighed in at 159 pounds.

Curtis Stevens has gone 4-1 since being stopped in eight rounds in 2013. The other loss was a wide decision to Hassan N’Dam in October 2014. Since then, Curtis has scored a second round TKO over Patrick Teixeira, and hard-fought 10-round decision over James De La Rosa last November. Stevens weighed in at 158 pounds.

PREDICTION: If any fight could be dubbed bombs away, it’s this one. Both guys have massive power and can hurt each other. When looking at intangibles, Lemieux is the bigger man and a bit more versatile with his offense. Expect both guys to get hurt and possibly dropped with the more aggressive Lemieux taking a late stoppage.

GAMBOA VS. ALVARADO: Yuriorkis Gamboa will make his first ring appearance since December 2015 tomorrow night. Gamboa tipped the scales at 131 pounds for this lightweight contest. He has only fought twice since losing by TKO to Terence Crawford in June 2014, defeating Joel Montes de Oca (TKO6) and Hylon Williams Jr. (UD10).

Rene Alvarado comes into tomorrow night 2-2 over his last 4 fights. Alvarado bounced back from consecutive losses to Andrew Cancio (KO8) and Manuel Avila (UD10) to win a split decision over Jayson Velez (SD10) last July.

The HBO Boxing After Dark card airs tomorrow night at 11 p.m. ET.

 

 

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We’re one night away from the big welterweight unification matchup between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia. But before we see the two undefeated stars square off Saturday night, they’ll get one last chance to get in each other’s head via today’s weigh-in at Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena. The live stream begins at 1 p.m. ET.

The card airs Saturday night at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

Gennady Golovkin (GGG) road work in Monaco

Two weeks out from his big showdown against Danny Jacobs, WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin appeared on ESPN’s First Takeย on rival Canelo Alvarez.

With Floyd Mayweather’s retirement, Canelo is now the sport’s biggest pay-per-view attraction. But while Golovkin concedes he would meet any Mayweather demand due to the latter’s Pound 4 Pound track record, he called Canelo “nothing” and a “selfish” fighter. The ill will stems from last year May when Canelo vacated the WBC middleweight over negotiating with Golovkin, who was the mandatory challenger and subsequently awarded the belt.

Golovkin also took a moment to address if he’d move to 168 or 175 to face Andre Ward. Do you agree with GGG’s comments?

 

Pacquiao vs. Khan Signed for April 23

Posted: February 25, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Fight News
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Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan have agreed to terms for a welterweight bout on April 23.

The announcement was made simultaneously on Pacquiao and Khan’s official Twitter accounts.

Pacquiao last fought in November, winning a unanimous decision over Jessie Vargas. Amir Khan has not fought since suffering a sixth round KO defeat to Canelo Alvarez last May.

Although preliminary discussions included the UK and United Arab Emirates as potential hosting sites, a venue for the bout has not been confirmed.

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Say what you want about Khan’s chin, but the man is about his coins. Most fighters would have to rebuild following a brutal, one-punch KO loss. Khan gets to jump right back on pay-per-view. And if this fight ends up in the UK, Khan will get to retain most of the UK TV money. A couple more million in the bank and yet another “superfight” awaits against Kell Brook no matter the outcome against Pacquiao.

For a guy that missed out on the Mayweather sweepstakes, Khan has done quite well on the business end. As for an early Pacquiao-Khan prediction, let’s just say I strongly believe Pacquiao’s KO drought will come to an end on April 23.