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Rios: 'I am far from being finished'
Former lightweight titlist Brandon Rios has lost two fights in a row: a close decision to Mike Alvarado in their interim junior welterweight rematch, a 2013 fight of the year candidate, followed by a one-sided pasting by Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight fight.

Broner, Matthysse due back on Sept. 6 card
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Junior welterweight contenders Adrien Broner and Lucas Matthysse are both penciled in for Sept. 6 returns on Showtime, although not against each other.

Golovkin, Geale faced each other in 2001
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When middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin and former titleholder Daniel Geale square off on Saturday night (HBO, 9:30 ET/PT) at New York’s Madison Square Garden, it will not be the first time they have duked it out.

Adamek-Szpilka in the works
A heavyweight crossroads fight between the up-and-coming Artur Szpilka and faded contender Tomasz Adamek is in the works for Nov. 8 in Krakow, Poland, according to the promoters for both.

Fury likely to stay on Saturday's card
British heavyweight contender Tyson Fury probably will remain on the card Saturday at the Phones4U Arena in Manchester, England, and face a replacement opponent for injured Dereck Chisora.

Caballero going on road for title shot
Bantamweight Randy Caballero is headed overseas again, this time in an effort to win a vacant world title. Caballero will face former titleholder Stuart Hall of England for the belt recently vacated by Paul Butler.

Cunningham fighting for daughter's life
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When heavyweight Steve Cunningham faced Amir Mansour and defeated him by 10-round decision -- after getting knocked down twice in the fifth round -- in a terrific slugfest in April, the former cruiserweight titlist made no secret about the reason he continues to fight.

Haymon signs more fighters
A few notes from around the boxing world:• Manager Al Haymon’s signing binge continues. He has signed welterweight Roberto Garcia and middleweight Caleb Truax, Sam Watson, Haymon’s right-hand man, told ESPN.

New date for Molina-Bundrage
There’s been a change of date for junior middleweight titleholder Carlos Molina’s mandatory defense against former titlist Cornelius “K9” Bundrage.

New opponent for Tapia set
Exciting junior middleweight Glen Tapia will remain on the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Geale undercard on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York.Passaic, New Jersey’s Tapia, 24, was supposed to face New Yorker Boyd Melson but Melson suffered an apparent torn left rotator cuff injury in sparring last Tuesday and dropped out of the fight.

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