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Boss player: Canelo Alvarez signs with DAZN

As boxing enjoys a resurgence, the middleweight division itself is also enjoying one of its own, as champion Canelo Alvarez signs a major deal with DAZN.

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WBA "regular" middleweight titlist Ryota Murata (left) vs. Rob Brant

Ryota Murata to defend WBA ‘regular’ middleweight title at Park MGM in Las Vegas

The middleweight division looks to cement more viable contenders to the legitimate championship as Ryota Murata will face Rob Brant, this Saturday.

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Featherweight Shakur Stevenson (right) vs. Viorel Simion. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Shakur Stevenson makes a statement

Previously perceived as simply a solid (if not so much eye-opening) prospect, featherweight Shakur Stevenson’s latest outing raised the stakes exponentially.

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WBO welterweight titlist Terence Crawford (left) vs. Jose Benavidez Jr. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Terence Crawford closes the show with 12th round TKO of Jose Benavidez Jr.

On Saturday night, WBO welterweight beltholder Terence Crawford faced Jose Benavidez Jr. in ‘Bud’s’ hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, on ESPN.

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Undefeated featherweight prospect Shakur Stevenson. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Shakur Stevenson to face Viorel Simion in step-up bout

Tonight on ESPN, undefeated featherweight prospect Shakur Stevenson will fight in his first 10-round bout, against Viorel Simion, in Omaha, Nebraska.

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WBO welterweight titlist Terence Crawford. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

On call: Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez Jr.

The tension is at a fever pitch but WBO welterweight titlist Terence Crawford is confident of victory over Jose Benavidez Jr. on Saturday night.

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

Changes in the corner for Oscar Valdez

In the hopes of extending undefeated WBO featherweight titlist Oscar Valdez’s career, a change has been made in his corner. Steve Kim reports.

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Welterweight Jose Benavidez Jr. (standing) vs. Frank Rojas. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Jose Benavidez Jr. confident heading into bout in Terence Crawford’s backyard

Unbeaten Jose Benavidez Jr. is unfazed by the air of invincibility circling WBO 147-pound titlist Terence Crawford. In fact, he’s confident he’ll defeat him.

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Undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk. Photo credit: Olga Ivashchenko/K2 Promotions

They put the ‘world’ in ‘world champion’

The term ‘world champion’ is an oft-thrown around designation in boxing but these nine fighters take it quite literally. Marty Mulcahey reports.

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

So where will Canelo Alvarez land?

Now that HBO Sports is officially doing away with boxing programming, where does middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez go from here? Steve Kim reports.

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