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HBO's Boxing After Dark has a quality tripleheader set for Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
Mikey Garcia (30-0, 26 KOs) takes on WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido (39-11-2, 27 KOs) in a 12-round featherweight bout. Garcia has turned heads in recent months. Some of that stardom is due in part to his trainer combination of his father Eduardo and his brother Robert Garcia.
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The title-fight tripleheader at MSG's Theater isn't the only world class boxing card on tap for Saturday night. NBC Sport Network also airs a pair of 10-rounders that will be televised nationally starting at 9 p.m. The main event pits former world champion Gabriel Campillo (21-4-1, 7 KOs) against Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (19-0-1, 17 KOs) in a light heavyweight showdown. It's a classic...Read more »
After weeks of opinions and second opinions on his ailing right shoulder the rescheduling of a big fight, WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder last Friday and will begin rehabilitation next week.
Ward was set to defend his title against Kelly Pavlik January 26. The fight was postponed to March 2 after Ward felt pain in his shoulder during...Read more »
After a near two-year absence from the ring, former WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman (pictured left) makes his return.
Foreman (28-2, 8 KOs), who captured the attention of the boxing world after a strong performance against Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium in June, 2010, will take on Brandon Baue (12-8, 10 KOs) on Lou DiBella’s card at B.B Kings Blues Club on Jan. 23.
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It’s been noted for many years now that the championship belts don’t mean as much as they used to. Fighters continually pass up chances to win a belt for high profile fights.
Enter IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KOs). Froch was in negotiations to fight WBA champion Mikkel Kessler. Since talks with Kessler have reportedly broken down, the IBF has ordered Froch to take...Read more »