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Freeport's Patrick Day to fight June 29

Freeport's Patrick Day gets ready by shadow boxing

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From an under the radar amateur to a hot prospect, Freeport’s Patrick Day is fast becoming the fighter everyone is going to want to see in a few years.

His amateur record of 75-5 is nothing to overlook. Neither is his list of awards, including the 2012 152-pound USA Boxing National Championship, the 2012 PAL National Championship and the 2012 Golden Gloves title.

Day’s skills will be...

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Bernard Hopkins continues to make history

BERNARD HOPKINS, Boxing On May 21, 2011, Hopkins

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The old man is at it again; the old man being Bernard Hopkins.

The 48-year-old IBF light heavyweight champ will become the oldest fighter to make his initial title defense when he takes on No. 1 rated contender Karo Murat (25-1-1) on July 13 at the Barclays Center, Golden Boy Promotions announced Sunday.

The last time Hopkins (53-6-2) fought at the Barlclays Center he had his way against...

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Rodriguez set for 16th Friday Night Fights card

Delvin Rodriguez, center, and Star Boxing Inc. president

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Delvin Rodriguez has had his fare share of television bouts. In fact, it will happen again on Friday when the junior middleweight contender takes on Freddy Hernandez at the Mohegan Sun live on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.

It will be the 16th appearance on Friday Night Fights for Rodriguez, who is fresh off a sixth-round TKO victory over George Tahdooahnippah on February 15 at the Mohegan Sun....

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Lamont Peterson not worried about power

Golden Boy Promotions CEO David Itskowitch (left) poses

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In most sports, power is the great equalizer. In boxing, it can turn defeat to victory in an eyeblink. Argentina's Lucas Matthysse is one of boxing's hardest hitters, a fact that has been brought to Lamont Peterson's attention numerous times this week. Peterson won't be able to gauge that power until he feels it. So until then, his approach will be not to worry about it. "I normally don't worry...

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Alexander and Peterson highlight Showtime card

From left to right, boxers Anthony Peterson, Devon

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Saturday will be an important day for several fighters looking to get their name back in the limelight. Lamont Peterson and Devon Alexander, two fighters who have seen their stock fall recently, need to win in a big way.

Both will be in action on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Both bouts will be carried live on SHOWTIME.

Alexander (24-1), the IBF welterweight...

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Sparks fly at Broner and Malignaggi presser

Adrien Broner, left, of throws a punch on

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Two of the biggest talkers in boxing are set to square off on June 22 at the Barclays Center. Brooklyn's Paulie Malignaggi and Adrien Broner are both brash and confident (arrogant might be the better word). Neither fighter wasted any time going after each other at their kickoff press conference.

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Why should/shouldn't Floyd fight Alvarez?

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his unanimous decision victory

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After his dismantling of Robert Guerrero on May 4, its clear Floyd Mayweather Jr. has what it takes to fulfill his six-fight deal with SHOWTIME. Although Guerrero shouldn’t be confused with any of the all-time greats, he is still an excellent fighter in his prime. It was a win Mayweather needed to keep his place amongst the best in the sport.

Many in the boxing world are hoping Mayweather’s...

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Yathomas Riley looking to overcome past

Boxer Yathomas Riley, left, and Star Boxing, Inc.'s

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Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Yathomas Riley knows what its like to have his back against the wall. He knows what its like to have most of the world betting against him.

Riley, who spent two years in jail, without ever going to trial on a charge that was eventually dismissed, will finally be able to exorcise some demons when he steps into the ring for the first time since April 4,...

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Maddalone headlines Paramount boxing card

Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone and promoter Joe DeGuardia

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  Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing is back at the Paramount in Huntington this Saturday as local heavyweight Vinny Maddalone headlines the card. Maddalone has fought the likes of Evander Holyfield, Tyson Fury and Tomazs Adamek throughout his career. On Saturday he meets unbeaten Richard Carmarck, who is 12-0 with 10 knockouts. “This is a terrific opportunity for me, while I haven’t fought at The...

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Broner and Malignaggi talk a good game

Adrien Broner celebrates after beating Gavin Rees of

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Maybe WBA welterweight champ Paulie Malignaggi and Adrien Broner don’t need to fight at the Barclays Center on June 22. The two talk such a good game that they should go on tour with Mike Tyson. Their opening press conference was a lesson in how to promote a show and how to keep people fully engaged. Neither fighter is a stranger to critiquing his opponent in a comical way.

Paulie Malignaggi:...

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