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Video: Nas Time is Illmatic documentary preview plus Lara vs. Smith

On Friday, December 12th, Showtime is offering a unique doubleheader. First, we get the world premiere of the documentary "Nas: Time is Illmatic" which looks at Nas and his groundbreaking 1994 debut album, Illmatic. Right after the premiere of the Nas documentary on Showtime comes some action in the ring, with Erislandy Lara taking on Ishe Smith in a 154 lbs title fight. The fight...
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Photos: Terence Crawford-Ray Beltran final presser

Terence Crawford, "the Pride of Omaha" and No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran of Mexico met again today during the final press conference for their upcoming world title fight this weekend on HBO. Right here, you can check out all the photos from the final Crawford vs. Beltran presser. Also showcased at today's press conference was IBF Featherweight titlist...
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ESPN3 to televise Fury vs. Chisora, Eubank vs. Saunders & Gavin vs. Skeete

ESPN3 will present exclusive live coverage in the U.S. of the 12-round heavyweight rematch between British contenders Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs), as well as the two exciting undercard matches, offering three great bouts for fans to see during Saturday afternoon. The event takes place at the ExCel Arena in London on Saturday, November 29. The winner...
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Trash-talking continues: Video interviews with Saunders & Eubank Jr.

Sometimes you have to fake animosity leading up to a fight. Sometimes you don't, and that's certainly the case between unbeaten domestic rivals Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr. It's no secret they hate one another, and right here, you can check out some more trash talking from both sides with separate video interviews by BoxNation. Saunders says he's ready to rock and...
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Unbeaten Ryan Kielczweski headlines tonight in Quincy, MA

Tonight, DiBella Entertainment's undefeated super featherweight contender and New England fan-favorite Ryan "Polish Prince" Kielczweski, 20-0 (4 KOs), fights in his hometown of Quincy, Mass., for the first time as a professional. Headlining the card, held at the Quincy Armory and promoted by Vincent Traietti, in association with New England Fights and DiBella Entertainment, Kielczweski...
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HBO Boxing Thanksgiving weekend preview: Crawford vs. Beltran, Gradovich vs. Velez

HBO Boxing visits Omaha, Neb. for the second time in less than six months to present an all-action doubleheader of world title bouts when HBO Boxing After Dark Terence Crawford vs. Raymundo Beltran and Evgeny Gradovich vs. Jayson Velez is seen this Saturday, Novemebr 29th at 10 pm from CenturyLink Center. Last June in Omaha, lightweight titleholder Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KOs...
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Derrick Webster scores 1st round stoppage, looks to big fights in 2015

Undefeated super middleweight Derrick "Take it to the Bank" Webster (18-0, 9 KOs) said he wanted to make a statement when he took on once-beaten Obodai Sai (23-2, 17 KOs) in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, and a statement he made. Just after the opening bell, Webster threw a pair of quick jabs as he controlled from the center of the ring. Sai then attempted to throw a right hand to...
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Anthony Joshua vs. Kevin Johnson & Kevin Mitchell vs. Daniel Estrada January 31 in London

Kevin Mitchell will face Daniel Estrada at The O2 on January 31. Mitchell returns to action for the first time since his thrilling stoppage win over Ghislain Maduma at Wembley Stadium on May 31, where the Canadian gave ‘Mighty’ Mitchell all he could handle before the 30 year old turned the tide and stopped the visitor in the 11th round. Estrada’s last outing was a World title...
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Provodnikov vs. Castillo presser photos & notes

On Tuesday a press conference was held for Friday's fight between "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KO's) and Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KO's) that will take place on this Friday, November 28 at the Luzhniki GCKZ "Russia" Arena in Moscow. The Provodnikov vs. Castillo fight has been widely derided, because of the mismatch is presents. Castillo is well past...
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Stacked Khan vs. Alexander card features Keith Thurman, Jermell & Jermall Charlo, Abner Mares, Shumenov, Ortiz & Spence

At the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 13, the star-studded "Royal Battle: Khan vs. Alexander" has grown to a quadrupleheader. A 10-round featherweight bout featuring Abner Mares (27-1-1, 14 KOs) against Mexico's Jose Ramirez (24-3-2, 15 KOs), and opening the telecast 12-round IBF Title Elimination bout between unbeaten Jermall Charlo (19-0, 15 KOs) and Italy...
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Unbeaten lightweight Jairo Llanes signs with Sampson Boxing

Sampson Boxing is proud to announce the signing of lightweight prospect Jairo "Jimmy" Llanes (7-0-1, 6 KOs) to a long-term exclusive promotional contract. From a fighting family, Llanes, from Los Mochis Sinaloa, Mexico, is the son of former Mexican Junior Middleweight and Middleweight Champion, as well as world title challenger, Jaime Llanes, who was stopped in seven rounds by then...
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More Turkey Day Sweet Science news: Turkey giveaways, fighter quotes

Over the past week, we've already showcased several notable Thanksgiving giveaways in the realm of the Sweet Science. For instance, Robert Guerrero's involvement with his hometown, and Golden Boy's efforts, including Oscar De La Hoya and several of their fighters. Here, we have more. That includes Terence Crawford's work with his own hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, as well as a collection...
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Top 5 Manny Pacquiao opponents not named Floyd Mayweather

No Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, No Problem: Manny Pacquiao's 12-round dismantling of the over-matched but game Chris Algieri once again has the sports world clamoring for the long awaited showdown between the Filipino whirlwind and boxing's long reigning pound for pound king, Floyd 'Money' Mayweather. With both camps continuing to deliver nothing but lip service though, lets take a...
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Antonio Tarver vs. Johnathon Banks rescheduled for Dec 11th at Pechanga, televised on ESPN2

A fractured thumb that forced the cancellation of his scheduled September 29th fight with veteran Johnathan Banks (29-2-1, 19 KOs) may prove to have had a silver lining for Antonio "Magic Man" Tarver (30-6, 21 KOs). Tarver, who turned 46 this past Friday, squares-off Dec. 11 against Banks in a 10-round heavyweight fight, on a Goossen Promotions card, airing live on ESPN2 from Pechanga...
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Cecil McCalla improves to 20-0, hoping for big fights in 2015

Greg Cohen is sending out congratulations to his welterweight fighter, Cecil McCalla, of Baltimore, Maryland, for his TKO 1 over Mexico's Francisco Javier Reza last Friday night at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware. McCalla (20-0, 7 KOs) came out firing hard punches, especially left hooks, from the opening bell and scored two knockdowns over the tough Mexican. After the second...
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Billy Joe Saunders: I’m feeling the best I ever have, there will be fireworks

Billy Joe Saunders says he’s in the best form of his career as he counts down to his showdown with rival Chris Eubank Jr. this Saturday. The Hatfield fighter finished his final media training session with trainer Jimmy Tibbs at their West Ham Boys Club ABC base today and is ready for his British blockbuster fight night. “I’m feeling great, the best I’ve ever been in my career...
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Cecilia Braekhus: I’ll show that I’m in a different league than Retzke

Cecilia Brækhus met with the Norwegian media at a press conference today in Oslo ahead of her Female World Welterweight title defense on Saturday night at the Falconer Hall at the Radisson Blu in Copenhagen. Notable in her absence was the pound for pound queen’s opponent, Jennifer Retzke, who refused to attend the scheduled press conference due to a perceived snub by ‘The...
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Golden Boy feeling festive: Holiday giveaways & Black Friday ticket deals

Golden Boy Promotions Founder and President Oscar De La Hoya has officially kicked off his namesake Foundation's 2014 season of giving with two events focused on giving back to the community. On Friday, Nov. 21, the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation in association with the California Municipal Finance Authority donated new, state-of-the-art boxing equipment to the youth that train...
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Jean Pascal now to face Roberto Bolonti, not Don George

It's been an interesting sequence of events. First, Lucian Bute pulled out of his Decemebr 6th return bout against Roberto Bolonti due to injury. Then, news came that Jean Pascal's fight could change, leaving the future of the massive card planned at the Bell Centre hanging in the wind. Now, it's been clarified that Pascal will simply get a new opponent -- Bolonti, instead of facing...
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Terence Crawford-Ray Beltran workout photos & video preview

WBO lightweight titlist Terence Crawford "the Pride of Omaha" worked out during media day in Omaha, Nebraska on Monday for his upcoming title defense against No. 1 contender and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran of Mexico. Beltran also participated in the workout session, separately, and right here you can find all of the photos from each man's media day. Take a look...
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Carl Froch nominated for 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year

The Cobra joins Bale, McIlroy and Hamilton for BBC’s 2014 Sports Personality of the Year: Carl Froch has been shortlisted for BBC’s 2014 Sports Personality of the Year award. The Cobra made the list after his stunning KO win over George Groves at Wembley Stadium on May 31 – a night where boxing was center stage and the Nottingham star’s huge right hand in the eighth round...
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Saunders-Eubank Jr presser: Saunders “If Eubank beats me I’ll retire”

Bitter rival Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr. came head-to-head for the first time today ahead of their Battle of Britain this Saturday at the ExCeL London. The pair collide with Saunders’ titles on the line, which also doubles up as a WBO eliminator. Saunders has been snubbed three times before at press conference by the Brighton starlet, but Eubank Jr. made a solo appearance...
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Artemio Reyes & Jose Roman score stoppage wins at Thompson Boxing’s year-ending show

Thompson Boxing Promotions wrapped up its promotional year with a stellar night of boxing highlighted by knockouts in the main and co-main events. Welterweight Artemio Reyes (23-2, 19 KOs) of Colton, Calif. has won nine straight - eight by KO - after knocking out the durable Christopher Degollado (10-4, 8 KOs) of Monterrey, Mex. in the seventh round. "I knew my punches were...
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Derrick Webster back tomorrow night in Philly

On Tuesday, Nov. 25th, undefeated super middleweight contender Derrick "Take It to the Bank" Webster will headline the third installment of Parx Casino Tuesday Night Fights at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Webster, a 6-foot- 4 Glassboro, N.J., resident who owns an impressive 17-0 record with eight knockouts, will take on Obodai Sai (23-1, 17 KOs) of Ghana. Webster,...
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Brian Rose back in Manchester January 23 against Carson Jones

Brian Rose will face Carson Jones at the MEN Arena in Manchester on Friday January 23. Rose challenged for a junior middleweight title earlier in the year and continues his charge to a second shot with a tough test against Jones, who is familiar on these shores after he gave Kell Brook the fight of his life in July 2012 and returning for a rematch last summer. “I'm excited to be...
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