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Before they enter the ring on Saturday (May 19), watch the official weigh-in between WBC featherweight title-holder Gary Russell Jr. and Joseph “JoJo” Diaz. The live stream open today at 4 p.m. ET with the fight airing on Saturday at 10:05 p.m. ET.

 

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BeatsBoxingMayhem is providing a live stream of the official weigh-in between WBC light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and challenger Badou Jack. The stream opens at 1 p.m. ET. The card airs Saturday May 19 at 10:05 p.m. ET.

 

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Check out the live stream of the final press conference for this Saturday’s matchup between WBC light-heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack. This is Stevenson’s biggest challenge in years. Will Stevenson’s power once again be too much, or will the younger Jack have the momentum to pull off the upset?

Be sure to check back here tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET for a live stream of the weigh-in and predictions.

 

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Tony Bellew delivered on his rematch promise to defeat David Haye quicker by putting on a counter-punch clinic with three knockdowns for a dominant fifth round TKO.

Haye carried the first two rounds by keeping distance and landing long jabs and straight rights. But when the fight went inside, Bellew’s sharper technique took over by forcing Haye to¬†exchange. He dropped the former heavyweight title-holder twice in the third with counter right hands. On the second knockdown, Haye grimaced in pain and held his right ankle. Despite this, Haye had enough of his bearings to move and survive the round.

Haye was evasive enough to make it through the fourth¬†but looked perilously close to being stopped any time Bellew attacked. The Hayemaker punch to turn the bout around wasn’t there due to Haye’s poor balance. In the fifth, he threw a wide left hook that put him in line for Bellew to deliver a compact, textbook left hook of his own, resulting¬†in¬† Haye careening face-first to the canvas.

Haye beat the count but couldn’t mount a strong defense, prompting the referee stoppage. Afterward, Haye offered no excuses and dismissed the speculation he was injured in round three. Although the 37-year old Haye wouldn’t commit to retiring, Bellew said he hoped his rival would call it quits.

“This is a young man’s game. I told the referee after the third to stop the fight,” said Bellew. “The only reason I gave him a chance in the fourth was because he’s so heavy-handed. I hope he makes a (retirement) announcement in the next few days.”

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Haye’s been on borrowed time for years. The explosive athleticism that defined his cruiserweight and early heavyweight run have completely eroded from injuries. He’s still in good shape, but the added weight from age and muscle makes him lethargic and predictable in the ring. There is absolutely no reason for him to continue on at 37.

As for Bellew, his domestic star is bright. He called out a myriad of opponents but sounded most interested in luring Andre Ward out of retirement. If Ward isn’t swayed by the possibility¬†of a high-level UK fight, Bellew has a few other opens at heavyweight (Fury, Whyte) and cruiser (Usyk-Gassiev winner) to keep him occupied. Not bad for a 35-year old looking to close out a career on favorable terms.

 

 

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BROOKLYN, NY — After an explosive press conference yesterday, Adrien Broner and Jesse Vargas will have their final prefight meeting at today’s weigh-in. The event streams live at¬†1:30 p.m.¬†and also includes the undercard bouts of Gertonva Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar and Jermall Charlo taking Huge Centeno.

The tripleheader airs live on Showtime this Saturday (April 21) at 9 p.m. ET.

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Watch the live stream for the final presser between former champions Adrien Broner and Jesse Vargas. The stream opens at 12:30 p.m. and includes the undercard featuring Hugo Centeno taking on Jermall Charlo, and Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar.

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Gennady Golovkin is risking the loss of his IBF middleweight title by¬†confirming Vanes Martirosyan¬†as his replacement opponent for¬†May 5 at Carson’s StubHub Center.

The announcement ends a drama-filled two weeks that saw Golovkin’s team scrambling for an opponent following Canelo Alvarez’s withdrawal for two failed drug tests. The delay in confirming Martirosyan came from Sergiy Derevyanchenko, who refused step-aside money¬†to enforce his IBF mandatory position.The organization can elect to strip Golovkin and award the title to Derevyanchenko, or have him face off with next highest ranked challenger in Danny Jacobs.

The¬†Martirosyan¬†fight marks Golovkin’s first¬†bout in California since scoring a 2016¬†second round KO over Dominic Wade before a sellout crowd at The Forum. The undercard features a returning Roman Gonzalez taking on Pedro Guevara.

The card will air on HBO World Championship Boxing at 11 p.m. ET.

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While a Derevyanchenko bout would’ve highly intriguing and action-packed, there’s no fighter in the sport that would take that fight on 2-3 week’s notice with the¬†most¬†lucrative bout of their career looming in September. As an older fighter, this works out great for GGG. He gets to stay sharp against a low-risk opponent while Canelo sits on ice until September.

The co-main makes this worth tuning in for as I’m interested to see how much Chocolatito has left following that brutal KO loss to Sor Rungvisai last year.