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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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ESPN+ results: Jose Uzcategui easily decisions Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna

On Friday night, Jose Uzcategui took a break from defending his 168-pound title by facing Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna in a 10-round ESPN+ main event.

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HBO bows out of boxing

What had been foreseen for some time now was substantiated on Thursday morning: Starting in 2019, HBO Sports will no longer broadcast boxing.

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Former WBA junior featherweight titlist Rico Ramos. Image courtesy of YouTube.

Remember Rico Ramos?

Do you remember Rico Ramos, the short-term 122-pound titlist, who lost his WBA strap in 2012? Well, he’s looking to make the best of his low-key return.

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IBF junior bantamweight titlist Jerwin Ancajas (right) vs. Jonas Sultan. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Jerwin Ancajas to make sixth defense of IBF 115-pound title in Oakland

On September 28, IBF 115-pound titlist Jerwin Ancajas looks to deepen an indelible stamp in his division when he defends against Alejandro Santiago Barrios.

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Former unified light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev (foreground) and promoter Kathy Duva. Photo credit: Stacey Verbeek

Kathy Duva says a ‘proxy war’ is taking place

Kathy Duva isn’t just the CEO of Main Events. She’s also a savvy businesswoman who believes DAZN could become the unfortunate casualty of a proxy war.

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Undefeated junior welterweights Antonio Orozco (left) and WBC titlist Jose Ramirez. Photo credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Antonio Orozco faces Jose Ramirez in Fresno

Leading up to his challenge of WBC junior welterweight titlist Jose Ramirez tonight, Antonio Orozco took no chances in preparing and making weight.

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