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Heavyweight contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz was not in a talkative mood on Tuesday, but manager Jay Jimenez was in an argumentative one. They were part of a media conference call, along with heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder and promoter Lou DiBella, to discuss the Wilder-Ortiz title fight, which is scheduled for March 3 (Showtime,
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Feb 21, 2018 Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Callum Smith has banished all thought from his mind of potentially fighting George Groves this summer. The English super-middleweight is instead this week concentrating
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Late last year, Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing promotional company and the WBC announced that they would team up to stage an eight-man single-elimination tournament in the welterweight division. On Monday, they announced the participants in the Jose Sulaiman World Invitational, named after the late longtime WBC president, and that the first bouts of the
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Devon Alexander, left, and Victor Ortiz fought to a majority draw on Saturday. Juan Yepez/Premier Boxing Champions Though it was not an official elimination fight for a shot at a world title, former welterweight world titleholders Devon Alexander and Victor Ortiz both badly needed a victory against a well-known opponent to have a chance to land
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