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Garcia, Quillin, big winners

Super middleweight contender Peter Quillin poses. July 6,

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Danny Garcia: Garcia stayed undefeated after holding off a game Zab Judah at the Barclays Center on Saturday night. Garcia still isn’t a huge draw, so getting a fight against the elite fighters at 140 and 147 would still be an uphill climb. That notwithstanding, Garcia (26-0) proved he’s ready for the big time. Some would like to see a Garcia-Juan Manuel Marquez or even a Garcia-Tim...

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Zab Judah ready to put on hometown show

Zab Judah arrives at Mandalay Bay Resort during

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If you let Zab Judah tell the story, his feud with Danny Garcia was started by someone else. In fact, Judah referred to Garcia as “quiet” and “such a church mouse” that people don’t know who he is. Judah (42-7, 29 KOs) will take on Garcia (25-0, 16 KOs) for the latter’s WBA and super WBC and Ring Magazine 140-pound title on Saturday at the Barclays Center. "We just left the gym together. Did...

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Robert Guerrero not scared of Mayweather

Robert Guerrero poses at Westside Boxing Club in

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Stepping into the ring to fight a future hall-of-famer can rattle even the best of boxers. But Robert Guerrero (31-1-1) doesn’t consider himself just any boxer. In fact, the interim WBC welterweight champ said there will be no pressure on him when he takes on Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0) on May 4 at the MGM Grand live on SHOWTIME pay-per-view. It will be the biggest fight of Guerrero’s career. But...

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A win vs. Trout puts Alvarez in driver's seat

So just how big is this weekend for Canelo Alvarez? A convincing win against Austin Trout at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday night would put him in the driver’s seat for his next fight. No, it doesn’t mean Alvarez, the WBC 154-pound champion, is guaranteed a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the fall, but it will give him some leverage if Mayweather wants the fight. Since both fighters are...

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Brooklyn's Stevens fights Saturday

Tyson Fury poses for pictures during a news

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  Hard-hitting middleweight Curtis Stevens is proud to be part of the long list of world-class Brooklyn boxers. He's also just as proud to be fighting at Madison Square Garden's Theater  tomorrow on NBC. "Everyone is talking about the Barclays Center," said Stevens. "Yeah, that's a great place. But don't forget, Madison Square Garden is the most famous sports arena in the...

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Rigondeaux shocks Donaire

Boxers Nonito Donaire, left, and Guillermo Rigondeaux pose

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Guillermo RIgondeaux, who defected from Cuba in 2009, scored a unanimous decision over Nonito Donaire before a sold out Radio City Music Hall on Saturday. Rigondeaux, a southpaw, was the sharper, slicker boxer throughout the 12-round unifcation bout. He captured Donaire's WBO 122-pound title, while retaining his WBA belt. Donaire scored a knockdown in Round 10, but otherwise had no answer for the...

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Seanie Monaghan wins at Radio City

Sean Monaghan fights against George Armenta at the

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  There is not a lot to get excited about in Long Beach these day. Many residents are still displaced. The economically important summer season is quickly approaching and the boardwalk is still out of commission, courtesy of superstorm Sandy.   But there's always Seanie Monaghan.   Monaghan has become one of New York's best ticket sellers and hundreds of Long Beach residents supported...

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Canelo not looking past Trout

WBC super welterweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, of

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Much like Nonito Donaire, Mexican sensation Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has said he wants to fight best. Alvarez hasn’t always had luck getting the big bouts, fighting the likes of Shane Mosley, Kermit Cintron Matthew Hatton and Lovemore Ndou. Most, if not all, of those fighters are past their prime and not real contenders. That won’t be the case on Saturday, April 20 at the Alamodome in San Antonio...

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Rigondeaux to battle Donaire at Radio City

Guillermo Rigondeaux, left, connects with a right hand

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If you have spent some time around Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux, you've seen his thousand-watt smile. But it was not on display Tuesday during the media workout at Mendez's Gym in Manhattan. The ritual of the media workout is generally a prolonged photo op during which the fighter breaks a sweat and smiles for the camera. But Rigondeaux actually had a fairly serious workout. In contrast, his...

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Long Beach boxer to fight at Radio City

Light heavyweight Sean Monaghan (17-0) fights Dion Stanley

Here's our video of unbeaten Long Beach light heavyweight talking about his upcoming bout at Radio City Music Hall....

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