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It's Mayweather vs. Maidana May 3

Floyd Mayweather, right, throws a left at Canelo

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All speculation regarding who Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent will be can be put to rest.  

Three days after Amir Khan tweeted that he wouldn’t be taking on Mayweather, Golden Boy Promotions announced Monday the WBC welterweight champion will take on WBA belt holder Marcos Maidana on May 3, live on SHOWTIME pay-per-view.

A venue for the tilt was not part of the announcement, but...

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Mike Tyson's second career continues

Mike Tyson arrives, knuckles and all, at the

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Mike Tyson has been known as many things in what can be safely referred to as an event-filled life. In that life he’s had several highs and lows.

Now it’s on to a new chapter for the former undisputed heavyweight champion. Now he can add the title of promoter to his resume.

Tyson’s company, Iron Mike Productions, announced a monthly boxing series that will begin on Saturday night at...

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Amir Khan: Fight with Floyd isn't happening

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 08: Amir Khan during

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No official word has come from Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Golden Boy Promotions, but all indications are that his next fight won't be against Amir Khan.

Khan (28-3), long rumored to be on Mayweather’s short list for a bout on May 3, tweeted Friday  “No response from Mayweather or his team. [The] fight’s not happening.”

Khan made his displeasure of how the negotiations were handled.


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Chris Algieri: Who's next?

Chris Algieri of Huntington, left, fights Mike Arnaoutis

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Could we see Chris Algieri squaring off against WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov on HBO in May?

It’s something Star Boxing promotions boss Joe DeGuardia told Newsday’s Bobby Cassidy last week is a possibility.

Algieri (19-0) expanded his national profile after scoring a unanimous-decision win (97-93, 97-93, 98-92) over highly regarded prospect Emanuel Taylor in last...

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Teddy Atlas lauds Chris Algieri's maturity

Chris Algieri of Huntington, left, fights Mike Arnaoutis

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Huntington native Chris Algieri will have his work cut out for him Friday when he squares off against Emanuel Taylor in the main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights card at the Paramount Theater in Huntington.  

Taylor (17-1, 12 KOs), rated sixth in the latest IBF junior welterweight rankings, has an extensive background in amateur boxing, with five junior Golden Gloves and three national...

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Marquez to fight Pacquiao-Bradley winner?

Manny Pacquiao, left of the Philippines, and Tim

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Both Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley have things to prove.

For Pacquiao, he wants to show the world Bradley got the benefit of bad judging in their first matchup. For Bradley, who scored a controversial split decision win over Pacquiao, it is about respect.

Beating Pacquiao a second time would prove the first fight was not a fluke and that Bradley is among the best in the world.


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