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Undefeated junior welterweight contender Alex Saucedo (left) and manager Sam Katkovski

‘Sudden’ Sam Katkovski burns the midnight oil

Sam Katkovski really loves boxing and wants to see it make an immeasurable resurgence, as part of the Churchill Management Group. Steve Kim reports.

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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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