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Bryant Jennings signs with Shaw and Leonard

Philadelphia heavyweight boxer Bryant Jennings poses after his

(Credit: Rich Graessle / Main Events Promotions)

America has been waiting for the next legitimate heavyweight prospect to make his presence felt. It may have happened on Thursday as undefeated Philadelphia brawler Bryant Jennings signed a promotional deal with Gary Shaw and Antonio Leonard. Jennings (17-0, 9 KOs), No. 3 in the IBF rankings and No. 14 and 21 in the WBO and WBC, is hoping his deal with one of the sport’s top promoters will help...

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Delvin Rodriguez: I'm ready for Miguel Cotto

Delvin Rodriguez, left, and Miguel Cotto pose during

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Saturday night represents the opportunity of a lifetime for Delvin Rodriguez. Rodriguez will get a chance to take a major step in his career when he takes on Miguel Cotto (37-4) in a 12-round junior middleweight bout at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fl. live on HBO. "I'm just enjoying every second of this because this is an opportunity that I earned. I got to this opportunity the hard way,”...

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Stevenson ready to take over Canada

Adonis Stevenson, left, lands a punch against Chad

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The battle for boxing supremacy in Canada will begin on Saturday night if Canadian boxing sensation Adonis Stevenson can knock off Tavoris Cloud. Fellow Canadian Jean Pascal is scheduled to fight George Blades in a light heavyweight bout Saturday night and then Lucian Bute, a Canadian by way of Romania, on January 18. Stevenson (20-1) shook up the boxing world with his first-round knockout of Chad...

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Mayweather-Canelo generates record numbers

It’s official. Floyd Mayweather Jr. can now say he has been a part of the two highest grossing fights in boxing history. Mayweather can also say he has been in on two of the biggest pay-per-view events in boxing history. SHOWTIME and Golden Boy Promotions announced Thursday that the Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez bout on Saturday night generated a record $150 million in television revenue and at least...

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Algieri moves to 18-0, Clottey wins

Chris Algieri (L) lands a left against Wilfredo

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Lost amongst all of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez hype was something going on in our own backyard. Chris Algieri moved to 18-0 with an seventh-round stoppage of Wilfredo Acuna at the Paramount Theater in Huntington. Algieri moved another step closer to achieving his goal of fighting for a junior welterweight world title. Also on the Star Boxing “Rockin’ Fights 10” card was former world...

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Emile Griffith tribute Tuesday

Former boxer Emile Griffith attends the premiere of

(Credit: Getty, 2008)

Here' a release from Ring 8, which will honor the great Emile Griffith at their September meeting:   Ring 8 will pay tribute to the late, great Emile Griffith at tomorrow night's (Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. ET) monthly meeting at historic Waterfront Crabhouse, in Long Island City, New York.   The six-time, three-division world champion Griffith (85-24-2, 23 KOs) was born in the Virgin...

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Next up for Floyd Mayweather...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his majority decision victory

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Floyd Mayweather said he’s going to fight again in May and September, as part of his six-fight deal with SHOWTIME. The question is who is left? Everyone wants to fight Mayweather. In addition to wanting to become part of history by fighting the word’s finest boxer, it’s an easy way to get rich. These days, anyone who fights Mayweather is pretty much guaranteed to earn the biggest pay check of their...

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Algieri and DeGuardia expect big things in Huntington

Chris Algieri, left, fights at the Paramount in

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Local favorite Chris Algieri (17-0) will once again look to keep his record unblemished when he takes on Wilfredo Acuna at the Paramount Theater in Huntington. But there will be a slight twist for the Huntington junior welterweight as former champion Joshua Clottey will also appear on the card. Most remember Clottey from his fights against Zab Judah, Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao. Having a fighter...

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Fight night in Huntington

Chris Algieri, of Greenlawn, is shown at Bellmore

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On Saturday, Huntington's Chris Algieri (17-0) meets Nicaraguan veteran Wilfredo Acuna (14-12) in the main event at the Paramount in Huntington. Also on the card, former world champ Joshua Clottey (36-4) returns to the ring after an almost two-year layoff to face Dashon Johnson (14-12-3). After the live card, fans will watch the live telecast from Las Vegas of the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez...

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LeShawn Rodriguez wins in Chile

Shirley middleweight Le'Shawn Rodriguez (center), with trainer Eddie

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Shirley middleweight LeShawn Rodriguez took a big step toward the 2013 World Boxing Championships after winning his tournament opener at the Men's Continental Championships in Santiago, Chile on Friday. Rodriquez closed Friday’s action for the United States squad with a third round knockout of the Bahamas' Carl Heild. Rodriguez will face Yasiel Despaigne in the second round on Saturday. It's been...

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