Archive for the ‘Fight News’ Category

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Watch the live stream of this morning’s official weigh-in for the heavyweight unification clash between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker. Both men have claimed to have slimmed down for this contest, but who’ll be in better shape? The stream opens at 8:30 a.m. ET with the fight airing on Showtime Saturday March 31 at 5 p.m. ET.

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Canelo

The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) slapped Canelo Alvarez with a temporary suspension today for testing positive twice last month for the banned substance Clenbuterol.

NAC executive director Bob Bennet first confirmed the news with the Los Angeles Times. The commission has been investigating the incident since receiving word of Canelo’s two failed tests on February 17 and 20. The fighter and his promoter Golden Boy have maintained the results were due to meat contamination, a common problem for athletes living in Mexico.

The temporary suspension casts doubt on one of the biggest fights of the year — the May 5 rematch between Canelo and Gennady Golovkin. The final disciplinary hearing on April 10 will determine if the fight goes on. In the meantime, both fighters are expected to continue their training efforts.

In recent interviews, Golovkin has blasted Canelo as a dirty fighter and accused the NAC and its judgesĀ of preferential treatment to the Mexican star. Canelo has fired back on social media while Golden Boy president Eric Gomez hinted a potential defamation suit against Golovkin.

Representatives for Golden Boy and Golovkin’s K2 promoter were present at today’s hearing.

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Call me a cynicĀ due to all my years covering boxing, but this move does little to make me believe we still don’t see Canelo and GGG in the ring on May 5. Ideally, the NAC should err on the side of caution and reschedule the bout since we’re not talking about a cheating athlete who hits a ball or pedals a cycle — this is physical combat where slight advantages cause massive differences in damage, where one punch can literally end a life.

But we know that won’t happen. Cinco de Mayo is the premier boxing weekend in Las Vegas. Canelo,,who already has the WBC coming to his defense, will get the benefit of the doubt as a “first-time” offender on April 10. The real question is how both fighters will handle their training with this cloud of suspension hanging over the fight for these next few weeks.

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Mikey Garcia is going for his fourth title in as many weight classes when he takes on Sergey Lipinets Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. ET on Showtime. BeatsBoxingMayhem is providing a live stream for Friday’s weigh-inĀ at 2 p.m. ET.

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The smoke has cleared and the winner of Wilder vs. Ortiz is onto bigger things. Check out this liveĀ stream of the post-fight press conference at the Barclays Center.

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The time for talk is nearly over. Watch the official weigh-in for Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz’s WBC title match taking place March 3 at the Barclays Center. The liveĀ stream opens on Friday at 2:30 p.m. ET.

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Watch the live stream for the official weigh-in for Sergey Kovalev’s bout against Igor Mikhalkin. The fight airs Saturday night (March 3) at 10 p.m. ET live from the Madison Square Garden Theater. Today’s stream will also feature the co-main event weights of Sullivan Barrera vs. Dmitry Bivol.

 

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BeatsBoxingMayhem is providing a liveĀ stream for Thursday’s (March 1) closing press conference between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz. Wilder, who will be defending his WBC heavyweight title, has been very vocal about his vow to KO Ortiz and then target UK rival Anthony Joshua. Expect the Bronze Bomber to continue to be in rare form during this presser.

The live stream begins at 12:30 p.m. ET.