• Unwillingness to Fight Golovkin Has Created a Middleweight Mess
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    Unwillingness to Fight Golovkin Has Created a Middleweight Mess

    Middleweight is one of boxing's glamour divisions, and it's ruled by one of the sport's most identifiable stars. And yet, in a couple of weeks, division kingpin Gennady Golovkin, oh he of the three golden belts and highest knockout percentage in division history, will defend his treasure trove against welterweight Kell Brook. Brook was not the first choice. He wasn't the second or third either. Nope, he was the only guy willing to take the fight once the rest of the division settled under its respective rocks. Canelo Alvarez is the man who should be standing opposite GGG as the summer begins to give way to the fall, but he decided to skip lunch a day or two per week to drop back to the relative

  • Ex-NFL player lands boxing promotional deal
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    Ex-NFL player lands boxing promotional deal

    Heavyweight Ray Edwards, the former NFL defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons, has signed a promotional agreement with Vito Mielnicki’s GH3 Promotions, the New Jersey-based company announced on Monday. Edwards (11-0-1, 7 KOs), 31, of Cincinnati, played seven seasons in the NFL but took up boxing as a hobby during the 2011 NFL lockout. When he was released by the Falcons, he began to take boxing more seriously. "Ray has shown that he has the physical tools to become a top heavyweight," Mielnicki said. “He has a ton of upside, and with heavyweights there is a chance to become a star very quickly here in the (United States). I think that because he has competed at a high level

  • Ranking Most Promising Young Fighters in Boxing Today
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    Ranking Most Promising Young Fighters in Boxing Today

    Hugie Fury, Heavyweight, 21-0 with 10 KOs, Age: 21 The younger brother of the current heavyweight champion. Hugie is smaller than big-brother Tyson, but still a very large man.  Umar Salamov, Light Heavyweight, 17-0 with 12 KOs, Age: 22 Looks poised to join fellow Russians Sergey Kovalev and Artur Beterbiev in the red-hot light heavyweight division. Now based out of Las Vegas, which is guaranteed to help his career.  Lamont Roach Jr., Lightweight, 11-0 with 3 KOs, Age: 21 A former amateur stand-out and student of mechanical engineering, Roach is a smart, highly technical fighter.  Joseph Diaz Jr, Featherweight, 21-0 with 12 KOs, Age: 23 The 2012 Olympian from the United States has made solid

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