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Khan: Broner more likely next than Brook

Amir Khan believes that there is more chance that he will fight Adrien Broner next rather than Kell Brook, despite Khan-Brook being one of British boxing's most anticipated bouts.

Broner, Vargas unsettled after majority draw

Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas, both former welterweight world titleholders hoping to get back in position for another big opportunity, fought to a majority draw Saturday in New York.

Broner, Vargas battle to majority draw.

Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas go toe-to-toe for 12 rounds and one judge scores it 115-113 for Broner, but the other two rule it a draw.

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Charlo knocks out Centeno with left hook.

Jermall Charlo sends Hugo Centeno Jr. to the canvas with a devastating left hook to improve to 27-0.

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Charlo KO's Centeno, becomes one of GGG's mandatory challengers

Jermall Charlo knocked out Hugo Centeno in the second round on Saturday night to claim the interim middleweight title. The win could set up a fight with Gennady Golovkin.

Mayweather protégé Davis wins by TKO in 3rd round.

Floyd Mayweather-promoted 23-year-old Gervonta Davis knocks down Jesus Cuellar twice in the 3rd round to win the vacant WBA 130-pound belt.

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Amir "King" Khan is Back

Amir Khan KOs Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds

Amir Khan is back in business, dropping Phil Lo Greco in 15 seconds and claiming victory at :39 seconds.

Khan finishes Lo Greco in 39 seconds.

Amir Khan knocks down Phil Lo Greco twice and the fight is called off after 39 seconds to a thundering cheer from the crowd.

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Frampton defeates Donaire

Frampton takes interim featherweight title

Carl Frampton outshone Nonito Donaire to lift the WBO interim featherweight title and put himself back in contention for the division's best.

Carl "The Jackal" Frampton delivered another incredible performance to defeat Nonito Donaire by unanimous decision and win a vacant interim featherweight title Saturday night in Belfast, Northern Ireland. All three judges scored the fight for Frampton 117-111.

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Khan wins

Amir Khan stops Phil Lo Greco in Round 1! He dropped Lo Greco 15 seconds into the fight with a tremendous right hand to the head after a left hook. Then finished him in the corner with a flurry of punches at :39 seconds, including a left hand when Lo Greco was falling to the ground. Welcome back "King" Khan!

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Manny Pacquiao: Bout with Lucas Matythysse won't be last fight.

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Roach-Cruz a draw after ref's disputed ruling

Lamont Roach Jr. and Orlando Cruz fought to a 10-round draw Thursday night after Roach's apparent knockdown of Cruz was ruled a slip in the ninth round.

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Make no mistake: This is a real punishment for Canelo

The six-month suspension will be a legitimate hit for Canelo Alvarez because he will miss out on an eight-figure payday on May 5. But he will still make that kind of cash when he returns this fall against Gennady Golovkin, says Dan Rafael.

Kellerman: GGG-Canelo is 'grudge match now.'

Max Kellerman says with Canelo Alverez being suspended six months, his fight against Gennady Golovkin will be more than an exciting rematch.

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NSAC: Canelo to serve 6-month suspension

Boxer Canelo Alvarez will serve a six-month suspension for failing two drug tests.

Okamoto: Suspension doesn't eliminate Alvarez-GGG fight.

Brett Okamoto explains that despite being suspended for six months, Canelo Alvarez could still fight Gennady Golovkin this year.

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Bob Bennett: 'Boxers are responsible for what they ingest.'

Bob Bennett, executive director of the Nevada State Athletics Commission, said the NSAC was following protocol with the suspension of Canelo Alvarez.

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Abel Sanchez: This puts a little more pressure on Canelo.

Gennady Golovkin's trainer, Abel Sanchez, reacts to Canelo Alvarez's suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

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Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire

Frampton: Donaire 'the best fighter that I will have ever fought'

Former featherweight titlist Carl Frampton has a lot of respect for Nonito Donaire. Frampton also knows a victory against the former fighter of the year on Saturday will earn him another title opportunity.

Frampton to hit Donaire with improved stamina

Carl Frampton faded in the later rounds of his points victory over Horacio Garcia, but he believes his stamina is much improved ahead of his bout with Nonito Donaire.

Gennady Golovkin

Golovkin-Martirosyan bout finalized for May 5

With Canelo Alvarez facing a likely suspension for two failed drug tests, Gennady Golovkin has finalized plans to face Vanes Martirosyan on May 5.

IBF to GGG: Risk your belt if you fight Vanes

A source told ESPN that the IBF has informed Gennady Golovkin's camp through a letter that it won't approve a potential bout against Vanes Martirosyan and would likely strip Golovkin of the belt if the fight takes place.

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Matthysse: Pacquiao fight 'a dream come true'

Defending welterweight world titlist Lucas Matthysee admitted he is honored to fight a legendary fighter in Manny Pacquiao.

Lucas Matthysse plans to knock Manny Pacquiao out.

Lucas Matthysse is set to defend his World Boxing Association welterweight title against Manny Pacquiao on July 14.

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Ghana boxing enjoys resurgence in interest

After a long period of disinterest, boxing in Ghana is enjoying something of a resurgence, according to boxing great Azumah Nelson.

Jessie Magdaleno: 'I'm going to knock [Dogboe] his head off.'

Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KOs), a 26-year-old southpaw from Las Vegas, will face off against Isaac Dogboe of Ghana on April 28th.

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Murata KO's Blandamura in one-sided defense

Defending his 160-pound belt for the first time, Ryota Murata had an easy time in knocking out Emanuele Blandamura in the eighth round.

Murata defends title with 11th career KO.

Ryota Murata knocks out Emanuele Blandamura with a right hand in the eighth round to retain his WBA belt in Yokohama, Japan.

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Watch as WBA "regular" middleweight titleholder Ryota Murata stops Emanuele Felice Blandamura in Yokohama, Japan.

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Pacquiao cuts ties with longtime trainer Roach

After 16 years and 34 fights together, Manny Pacquiao has fired trainer Freddie Roach. For his upcoming fight with Lucas Matthysse, Pacquiao will be trained by Restituto "Buboy" Fernandez and Raides "Nonoy" Neri.

Freddie Roach's long list of achievements.

With his career achievements, coach Freddie Roach will be hard to replace.

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Manny Pacquiao-Freddie Roach partnership timeline.

Manny Pacquiao cutting ties to Freddie Roach marks the end of one of boxing's most successful boxer-trainer partnerships.

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Gennady Golovkin

GGG promoter on May 5: 'Nothing is finalized'

Gennady Golovkin is still without a replacement fight or a venue following the cancellation of his May 5 bout against Canelo Alvarez.

O'Sullivan declines to fight GGG on May 5

Gary "Spike" O'Sullivan had been the leading candidate to fight Gennady Golovkin, but it remains to be seen whether Golovkin will go forward with a fight on May 5.

Should GGG fight on May 5? What's next for Hurd, DeGale?

With no opponent yet signed, no undercard announced and only 27 days left, Dan Rafael believes the best course of action for Gennady Golovkin is to forget about a fight on May 5. He also shares what could be in the future for Jarrett Hurd, James DeGale.

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Vargas TKOs Salka; Cancio beats Sharibayev

Former titleholder Francisco Vargas continued his comeback Thursday night with a TKO of Rod Salka in the sixth round of a scheduled 10-rounder.

Vargas TKOs Salka in sixth round.

Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas defeats Rod Salka via sixth-round TKO to continue his push toward a run at another world title.

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Tyson Fury

Fury's career was 'done and dusted' - father

Tyson Fury's father John Fury has admitted he did not expect his son to ever return to the ring following on from his personal struggles.

What does Fury's return mean for Joshua and company?

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is back, but what does this mean for Fury himself, titlists Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder and the rest of the heavyweight division?

Joshua responds to Fury comeback

Anthony Joshua has laid down the gauntlet for Tyson Fury following his British rival's comeback announcement.

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Fury rips into heavyweight champions.

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Fury: Ali's comeback only had two warm up fights.

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Floyd Mayweather

Mayweather in the cage? Not crazy at all

After nearly 20 years of covering Floyd Mayweather's career, Dan Rafael has learned his lesson. Never underestimate the best boxer of his generation. That's why he believes a fight against Conor McGregor in MMA could be a license to print money.

Is there any interest in seeing Mayweather in MMA?

The Sportsnation crew debates whether they would want to watch Floyd Mayweather in an MMA match.

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Stephen A. sees Mayweather vs. McGregor coming to life.

Stephen A. Smith is becoming more convinced that there is an octagon in Floyd Mayweather's future after the drama surrounding UFC 223.

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