March 1: Julio Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera II, Orlando Salido-Vasyl Lomachenko

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Jan

March 1: Julio Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera II, Orlando Salido-Vasyl Lomachenko

Contracts have been signed for a 168-pound rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera on March 1 in San Antonio, with featherweight titleholder Orlando Salido defending against Vasyl Lomachenko in the Ukrainian Olympian’s second pro fight.

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21
Oct

NSAC: Bradley-Marquez PPV fighters test negative

Tim Bradley, Juan Manuel Marquez and the others fighters on their nine-bout card on Oct. 12 tested negative for banned substances, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

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14
Oct

Russell Jr. may be next if Salido fights Lomachenko

Undefeated featherweight Gary Russell Jr., who is the mandatory challenger for WBO titleholder Orlando Salido: “I’m ready for my first world title fight and can not wait for the fight to get made.”

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14
Oct

Lem’s latest: Bradley, Diaz dissed by bitterly defeated Marquez, Beristain

Juan Manuel Marquez said he was “scared of the judges more than” Tim Bradley during the post-fight press conference for their WBO welterweight title bout that Bradley won by split decision on Saturday in Las Vegas.

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12
Oct

Lomachenko stops Ramirez in fourth round of pro debut

Ukrainian two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko scored two knockdowns during his fourth-round stoppage of Jose Luis Ramirez in his professional debut on Saturday.

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12
Oct

Kovalev-Sillakh slated for Stevenson-Bellew card

The handlers of WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev say the fighter has agreed to make his fist defense against Ismayl Sillakh on the Nov. 30 Adonis Stevenson-Tony Bellew card.

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11
Oct

Lem’s latest: Cruz heard ‘gay slurs’ during fights

Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz on dealing with homophobia in boxing: “I’m in a sport that is very macho. Sometime in the ring, people would should gay slurs at me before I came out.”

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10
Oct

Lomachenko focused on Ramirez, not Salido-Cruz or Rigondeaux

Two-time Olympic champ Vasyl Lomachenko, who goes pro on Saturday, advises boxing fans to “be patient.” “I will be doing big things and you’ll be witnesses when I do them.”

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10
Oct

Cruz looks to be boxing’s first openly gay champion

Puerto Rican Orlando Cruz, who is gay, said “I’m going to make history” by defeating Mexican Orlando Salido for the WBO’s featherweight belt on Saturday.

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09
Oct

Lem’s latest: Marquez to earn $6 million, Bradley, $4.1 million

Juan Manuel Marquez will earn a guaranteed $6 million for his challenge to WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley, who will pocket at least $4.1 million when they fight on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

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