Boxing

Purse bids were called for a pair of world title bouts on Thursday. The teams for secondary heavyweight titlist Manuel Charr and mandatory challenger Fres Oquendo have not been able to reach an agreement, and the same goes for those representing junior lightweight world titleholder Alberto Machado and mandatory challenger Rafael Mensah. So the promotional
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Regis Prograis has waited and waited to get a meaningful fight and now the junior welterweight contender officially has one. Prograis will face former world titleholder Viktor Postol for a vacant interim world title on March 9 at the Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, South Dakota. The fight will headline a Showtime-televised doubleheader beginning at
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Ricky Hatton fears Tyson Fury may already have done “too much damage” to his career by the time he launches his comeback. The heavyweight is preparing to return this summer having not fought since Nov. 2015 owing to numerous personal problems that had led to his boxing licence being suspended. Welterweight prospect Conor Benn, the
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Welterweight prospect Conor Benn, the son of British legend and former middleweight and super middleweight world titlist Nigel Benn, has signed a two-year promotional contract extension with promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing. “I’m delighted to extend our agreement with Conor and am very excited about the future,” Hearn said Monday in announcing the new
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