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IBF/WBC lightweight titlist Mikey Garcia. Photo credit: German Villasenor

Mikey the mechanic

Once again undefeated four-division titlist Mikey Garcia has added to his fistic legacy by staying true to technical virtue, against Robert Easter Jr.

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Junior lightweights Christopher Diaz (left) and Masayuki Ito. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Rudy Hernandez says Christopher Diaz vs. Masayuki Ito is a 51/49 fight

Despite being 130-pound contender Masayuki Ito’s trainer, Rudy Hernandez thinks tonight’s bout against Christopher Diaz will be almost evenly matched.

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Heavyweight Luis Ortiz. Photo credit: Scott Hirano/Showtime

Story lines: Coast-to-coast title bouts and ‘King Kong’ returns

Our own Michael Baca II shares his thoughts, as well as story lines, on tonight’s spate of quality fights and their participants.

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Dillian Whyte vs. Joseph Parker: A common loss spurs a common goal

Will a shared experience versus Anthony Joshua help either Dillian Whyte or Joseph Parker in their bout today against one another?

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Undefeated lightweight prospect Karlos Balderas (front). Photo credit: Scott Hirano/Showtime

Karlos Balderas: Making virtue a necessity

Undefeated lightweight prospect Karlos Balderas might only be 22 years old but a deep, proud wisdom lies beneath his youthful exterior.

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Four-division titleholder Mikey Garcia. Photo credit: Scott Hirano/Showtime

Like Frank Sinatra, Mikey Garcia will do it his way

Despite not having an official contract with any promoter in boxing, undefeated four-division titlist Mikey Garcia intends to build his legacy his way.

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Ringstar Sports founder Richard Schaefer (left) and undefeated four-division titlist Mikey Garcia. Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime

All systems are go for the Garcias

Can a change in IBF 135-pound titlist Robert Easter Jr.’s corner spell victory versus WBC counterpart Mikey Garcia? Trainer Robert Garcia remains cautious.

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Team Mikey Garcia. Photo credit: Amanda Westcott/Showtime

Mikey Garcia isn’t worried about anyone else

Despite being a champ both in and out of the ring, four-division titlist Mikey Garcia believes he still has a lot to prove, starting against Robert Easter Jr.

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Former junior middleweight titlist Bronco McKart (left) and James Toney. Photo courtesy of Bronco McKart on Instagram

The Kronk Khronicles: Catching up with Bronco McKart

John Lepak, a man deeply connected to the original Kronk Gym, recently caught up with former junior middleweight titlist Bronco McKart for a one-on-one chat.

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Junior lightweight Christopher Diaz. Photo credit: Marilyn Paulino

Christopher Diaz: ‘On July 28, Puerto Rico will have a new world champion’

On Saturday night, undefeated Christopher Diaz gets his shot at representing Puerto Rico, as its next world champion. Bill Tibbs reports.

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