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Manny Pacquiao (right) vs. Jeff Horn. Photo credit: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

The Last Action Hero: On Manny Pacquiao

Once a symbol of a braver, bolder era in boxing, Manny Pacquiao’s next fight, tonight against Lucas Matthysse, seems to be cloaked in mediocrity.

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Featherweights Joet Gonzalez (left) and Rafael Rivera. Photo credit: Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

His name is ‘Joet’ without an ‘L’…like his record

Can undefeated featherweight Joet Gonzalez keep his undefeated streak alive, and enter contention at the same time, with a win over Rafael Rivera tonight?

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Undefeated featherweight Joet Gonzalez. Photo credit: Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Joet Gonzalez: ‘Rafael Rivera is a dangerous fighter coming off a loss, so I know he’s hungry’

Tonight undefeated featherweight Joet Gonzalez will face Rafael Rivera, in the main event of a ‘Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN’ main event, in Los Angeles.

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Lightweight Teofimo Lopez. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

The ‘Teofimo Express’ rolls into New Orleans

Undefeated lightweight Teofimo Lopez and his father/trainer Teofimo Lopez Sr. aren’t just family; they’re the ‘Teofimo Express.’ Steve Kim reports.

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Junior welterweight Regis Prograis. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Going Back to My Roots: The Odyssey of Regis “Rougarou” Prograis

Unbeaten junior welterweight Regis Prograis is in his prime, at 29, but he has certainly lived a storied life, and is grateful for the path it has taken him.

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Lucas Matthysse vs. Manny Pacquiao is on ESPN+…whether you like it or not

Once slotted for pay-per-view, this weekend’s welterweight bout between Lucas Matthysse and Manny Pacquiao will now be featured on ESPN+.

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Manny Pacquiao painting by Coyote Duran

Is Manny Pacquiao at a career crossroads in his July 15 WBA title bid?

Will Manny Pacquiao’s bid for another title, against Lucas Matthysse on July 15, give birth to a career resurgence or serve as his road to retirement?

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A lost weekend in Fresno

In the wake of Jose Ramirez vs. Danny O’ Connor being cancelled, last Saturday, Top Rank and ESPN still hosted a card that couldn’t quite hit the high notes.

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Top Rank hits the road…Next stop: Fresno

Tonight’s visit, in Fresno, California, marks just one stop in the national roadshow in which Top Rank is taking part, to bring better boxing to the masses.

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Revving up the ‘Mean Machine’ for a title shot

His name might be difficult to pronounce but his ability is undeniable. But can Egidijus Kavaliauskas parlay a win over Juan Carlos Abreu into a title shot?

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