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Late last year, Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing promotional company and the WBC announced that they would team up to stage an eight-man single-elimination tournament in the welterweight division. On Monday, they announced the participants in the Jose Sulaiman World Invitational, named after the late longtime WBC president, and that the first bouts of the
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Devon Alexander, left, and Victor Ortiz fought to a majority draw on Saturday. Juan Yepez/Premier Boxing Champions Though it was not an official elimination fight for a shot at a world title, former welterweight world titleholders Devon Alexander and Victor Ortiz both badly needed a victory against a well-known opponent to have a chance to land
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9:58 PM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show MANCHESTER, England — George Groves may have beaten Chris Eubank Jr. by unanimous decision Saturday night, but his place in the World Boxing Super
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Middleweight contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko, a mandatory challenger for one of the world titles held by Gennady Golovkin, will be in one of several fights formally added on Wednesday to the undercard of heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder’s defense against Luis “King Kong” Ortiz on March 3 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Brooklyn-based
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