Dougie’s Monday mailbag

13
Feb

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Today’s topics: The ability of Robert Easter Jr., Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Anthony Joshua; the IBO, WBC/VADA partnership, and the cautionary tales of Fernando Vargas and Jeff Lacy.

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08
Feb

PED testing moves to boxing’s forefront as 2017 unfolds

Michael Woods catches us up on the latest PED-testing news, including which programs will see to the testing of some upcoming big fights.

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29
Jan

Savage Science on display with Berchelt-Vargas, Miura-Roman

Miguel Berchelt’s 11th-round stoppage of Francisco Vargas and Takashi Miura’s 12th-round KO of Mickey Roman were not for squeamish fans.

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19
Jan

Callum Smith: ‘My next fight is going to be for the world title’

The assumption was that unbeaten British super middleweight Callum Smith would engage in a domestic world title shootout with James DeGale but plans change.

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04
Jan

Mairis Briedis: ‘I have changed people’s perception of boxing’

While WBC 200-pound titlist Tony Bellew will take care of heavyweight business, Mairis Briedis will face Marco Huck for cruiserweight greatness.

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29
Dec

Vargas and McDonnell to fight for vacant 122-pound title

Rey Vargas will take on Gavin McDonnell for a vacant WBC junior featherweight title on either Feb. 18 or Feb. 25 in the United Kingdom, the WBC announced.

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17
Dec

Povetkin tests positive for Ostarine, bout with Stiverne off

Alexander Povetkin tested positive for the banned substance Ostarine, according to the WBC, which will no longer sanction Povetkin’s bout with Bermane Stiverne.

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14
Dec

WBC announces list of mandatory challengers

The 54th WBC convention has concluded in Florida and one order of business was to sort out the mandates for who will fight who in the coming months.

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12
Dec

Randy Caballero re-signs with Golden Boy Promotions

Undefeated former bantamweight titlist Randy Caballero has re-signed with Golden Boy Promotions and looks to campaign at 122 pounds.

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09
Dec

Stiverne surprised WBC allowed Povetkin to face him for title

Bermane Stiverne said he was surprised the WBC ordered a bout between himself and Alexander Povetkin for an interim title after Povetkin tested positive for meldonium.

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