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Canelo headed back to HBO?
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In late 2013, when Richard Schaefer still ran Golden Boy Promotions, he and Canelo Alvarez announced that Alvarez would fight three times on Showtime PPV this year: March 8, July 26 and Nov.

Important doctor's appointment for Martinez
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A few weeks after Sergio Martinez got knocked down four times and eventually stopped in the 10th round by Miguel Cotto on June 7 in New York -- a defeat that cost him the middleweight championship -- Martinez vowed to fight on.

Haymon signs Sampson Boxing trio
Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, whose Sampson Boxing promotional company has been steadily growing, told ESPN.com that three of his fighters have signed with adviser Al Haymon.

Martinez-Frampton II on American TV
There are many quality fights that take place overseas that do not get the U.S. television coverage they deserve.Epix tried to fill that void but eventually dumped its boxing program without explanation.

R. Rios, Orozco in action Oct. 9
Ronny Rios, Antonio Orozco and Diego De La Hoya, three of Golden Boy’s up-and-coming fighters, will all be in action on an Oct. 9 card announced Wednesday.

Light heavyweight Beterbiev on fast track
Light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev was a decorated amateur who twice competed on the Russian Olympic team (2008 and 20012), won a gold medal at the 2009 world amateur championships and twice defeated Russian destroyer Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev in the unpaid ranks.

Love looks to continue rise
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There's yet another boxing card in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, on Saturday night, this one at the Palms Casino Resort. But it probably has more special meaning to pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Campbell, Coyle face tests
Lightweights Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle face legitimate tests in their next fights when they box on the same card Oct. 25 (Sky Sports in the United Kingdom) at the Ice Arena in their hometown of Hull, England.

For Mayweather, alphabets break their rules
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For almost 2 1/2 years, the WBC has broken its rules when it comes to Floyd Mayweather Jr., allowing him to simultaneously hold its welterweight world title and the junior middleweight title of the equally rule-ignoring WBA.

Anthony Joshua stepping up competition
Blue-chip heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua is taking a step up in competition for his next fight.The 2012 British Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist will face Konstantin Airich at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England, on Sept.

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