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Showtime Sports will offer a live stream as Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia go face-to-face for the first time at a New York City press conference today to officially announce their blockbuster showdown on Saturday, July 29. Look for Garcia to go in-depth about the weight jump, and we’ll get our first idea on if Broner is keeping his weight issues in check for the big fight.

 

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Today, BeatsBoxingMayhem will live stream for the official weigh-in between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev. Yesterday, Kovalev brazenly abandoned the final press conference. Will he have words with Ward in their final face to face? The live stream kicks off at 5:30 p.m. ET. The grudge rematch airs tomorrow on HBO pay-per-view at 9 p.m. ET.

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We’re now in the final stretch of fight week for Ward vs. Kovalev 2. Today, the rivals will give their last media quotes at the final presser. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view battle goes down this Saturday at 9 p.m. ET.

 

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Two weeks out from the big rematch, HBO’s 24/7 revisits the first encounter between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev. The fighters and trainers add their commentary, and we get some never before seen footage of the immediate locker room aftermath. Their camps also detail the strategies for victory on June 17. The fight will air on HBO pay-per-view.

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We have a venue. The year’s biggest fight in Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez will take place at T-Mobile Arena, Golden Boy Promotions confirmed this afternoon.

Alvarez, who was featured in the first boxing card held at the venue when he knocked out Amir Khan last May, will be making his third appearance at the arena in September. Last month, he scored a lopsided unanimous decision there over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Although there was briefly talk of the fight landing in Texas at the AT&T Stadium, the star power and mystique of Las Vegas ultimately won out.

“For the best fight on the best date in boxing, there is no better venue than the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Fans won’t only be treated to a classic battle between the two best boxers in the sport, they will also be able to enjoy an incredible week of activities marking Mexican Independence Day. This will be a can’t-miss event for hardcore and casual fans, alike.”

The fight will mark Golovkin’s first appearance in Las Vegas. Since his 2013 HBO debut, the middleweight champion has strategically split time between Los Angeles and New York to make himself a live attraction on both coasts. His team believes this schedule will pay off come September.

“This is the result of many years of hard work for Gennady, traveling around the world fighting world champions and top contenders to become an undefeated unified middleweight world champion,” said Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions. “Gennady’s reward and the fans’ reward will be battling in the biggest and best match-up in the sport of boxing.  Gennady is ready for his date with destiny.”

Golovkin vs. Canelo airs live on HBO pay-per-view on September 16. Press tour and ticket information are expected to be released later this week.

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After several weeks of rumors, former champion Adrien Broner and current WBC lightweight titlist Mikey Garcia have agreed to a junior welterweight superfight at on July 29.

Broner last competed at welterweight in February, defeating Adrian Granados by split decision. His last fight at 140 pounds was a 12th round TKO win over Khabib Allakhverdiev in October 2015. Over the last five years, he’s won titles in four different weight classes.

Garcia is coming off his world title-winning effort over Dejan Zlaticanin, who was stopped in three rounds on January 28. Junior welterweight will be a new division for Garica as he’s never weighed in over 138 pounds.

Showtime will carry the fight and made the official announcement this afternoon. A venue has not been determined.


Now this is an intriguing fight. On paper, I favor the more disciplined fighter in Garcia. With the fight in less than two months out, making 140 will be a struggle for Broner. Nonetheless, The Problem will be the bigger man and has a chance if Garcia has trouble with the power differential.

If Barclays gets this fight, I might have to make the trip.

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WBA/WBC welterweight titlist Keith Thurman is on the mend for the next 4-6 months after undergoing right elbow surgery.

Thurman suffered the injury during his split decision win over Danny Garcia in March. Doctors removed calcium deposits and have prescribed rehabilitation. Although Thurman wants to return for a second bout in 2017, he recognizes the importance of a gradual recovery.

“I had loose bodies in the elbow, similar to what baseball pitchers have. They had to go in and take out the loose bodies and calcium deposits,” Thurman said. “It was getting in the way of the hinging of the elbow and when I threw a punch. It was causing pain and inflammation. I noticed it before the Danny Garcia fight. There was no way to get rid of it without the surgery. I’m healing and getting the function back so that I can be pain free.This is just the real struggle of an athlete,” he said. “It’s not always

This is just the real struggle of an athlete. It’s not always picture perfect. It happens in every sport and that’s because we demand a lot from our bodies and ourselves. It has repercussions. Cars break down. We get them fixed and put them back on the road. We’re looking forward to getting back into the ring and giving you another fight before the year is out.”

Thurman is not without options upon his return. Rival Shawn Porter is now the #1 contender for Thurman’s WBC title after a dominating TKO over Andre Berto last month. WBO titlist Manny Pacquiao, who Thurman has expressed interest in facing, represents another unification opportunity. And many fans are hopeful for Thurman to challenge the winner of Errol Spence and Kell Brook, who face off next Saturday in Sheffield for the IBF strap.

“I’ll be tuning in and looking forward to the belt coming back to America and looking forward to seeing what Kell Brook has to offer at 147 pounds,” said Thurman. “I want to see if he wants to make his stand at 147. I like the idea of Spence showing everybody he’s the “Truth” and Kell trying to show everybody how “Special” he is.”