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Lineal middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez. Photo credit: Tom Hogan/HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Mutual contempt (Part two): Canelo Alvarez seeks a knockout in Gennady Golovkin rematch

In Part Two of his latest editorial, Michael Baca II examines Canelo Alvarez’s obsession with putting an end to Gennady Golovkin’s middleweight title reign.

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WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez (left) vs. Scott Quigg. Photo credit: German Villasenor

The tipping point

When Scott Quigg entered the ring at 142 pounds against WBO 126-pound titlist Oscar Valdez, last March, he inadvertently forced a tipping point for change.

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Heavyweight Curtis Harper (right) leaves the ring, one second after the bell to start his bout against Efe Ajagba sounded. Image courtesy of FS1/Fox News

A walk-off run home

You’ve heard of the walk-off home run in baseball. In boxing, we now have the “walk-off run home,” as heavyweight Curtis Harper demonstrated last Friday.

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WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. Photo credit: Tom Hogan/HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Mutual contempt (Part One): Gennady Golovkin yearns for great fight in Canelo Alvarez rematch

In Part One of his latest editorial, Michael Baca II touches on middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s frustration heading into the Canelo Alvarez rematch.

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New WBO lightweight titlist Jose Pedraza (right) vs. Ray Beltran. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Ray Beltran loses a tough one to Jose Pedraza

After falling short in his first attempt to defend his WBO lightweight title for the first time, Ray Beltran is now in a zone of uncertainty.

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Will Manny Pacquiao go into DAZN?

Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn is lacking that one big name to take Matchroom Boxing and DAZN to the next level. Could Manny Pacquiao solve this problem?

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Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury versus Deontay Wilder: Is second choice worthy of a pay-per-view?

Last weekend’s announcement of lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury facing WBC titlist Deontay Wilder took many by surprise but is it pay-per-view worthy?

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Featherweights Ruben Villa and Jose Santos Gonzalez. Photo credit: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing Promotions

Ruben Villa stays active in 2018

Tonight undefeated featherweight prospect Ruben Villa will see action for the fourth time in 2018 and hopes to squeeze in one more bout before year’s end.

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(From left to right) Frank Espinoza Sr., undefeated WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez and Frank Espinoza Jr.

Frank Espinoza: ‘Oscar Valdez wants to fight the best out there’

Veteran manager Frank Espinoza spoke to Bill Tibbs to shed some light on WBO 126-pound titlist Oscar Valdez’s return and why a change was made in his corner.

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Welterweight Francisco Santana. Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime

Francisco ‘Chia’ Santana stays put this weekend

Despite losing his day job and learning his bout in an important tournament was postponed, welterweight Francisco Santana still stays positive.

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