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WBO welterweight titlist Terence Crawford with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Too much of a good thing?

In a landscape in which multiple options for viewing boxing are now available, will too much boxing actually be a good thing? Top Rank’s Bob Arum chimes in.

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Featherweight Joseph Diaz Jr. Photo credit: Tom Hogan/HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Just streaming along…

Aren’t the best things in life always supposed to be free? Well, apparently Golden Boy Promotions and Facebook Watch didn’t get the memo last Saturday night.

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Top Rank extends and expands deal with ESPN

It’s often said that when you put in the hard work, rewards will be reaped. In the case of Top Rank’s existing deal with ESPN, truer words were never spoken.

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President of Sports and Event Programming for the Showtime network, Stephen Espinoza. Photo credit: Jennifer S. Altman

Four platforms, one boxing business

Is the sport of boxing fractured, due to loyalties between promotional firms and viewing platforms? Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza offers his thoughts.

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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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IBF/WBC lightweight titlist Mikey Garcia (right) vs. Robert Easter Jr. Photo credit: German Villasenor

Showtime results: Mikey Garcia defeats Robert Easter Jr., unifies lightweight titles

On Saturday night, lightweight titlists Mikey Garcia and Robert Easter Jr. faced off in a unification bout, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, on Showtime.

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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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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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