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In search of title, Caballero hits the road
Randy Caballero earned his shot at a world title by going overseas and he'll also have to win it overseas.Caballero (21-0, 13 KOs) will challenge England's Stuart Hall (16-3-2, 7 KOs) for a vacant bantamweight world title at the Salle des etoiles in Monte Carlo on Saturday (ESPN3, 1 p.

Gonzalez's first flyweight defense on tap
A few notes from around the boxing world: •  Flyweight world champion Roman Gonzalez (40-0, 34 KOs), who won an alphabet title and the lineal championship via his ninth-round knockout of Japan’s Akira Yaegashi on Sept.

Martin Murray card live on ESPN3
As soon as Gennady Golovkin finished his second-round annihilation of Marco Antonio Rubio on Saturday night, the discussion turned to who would be his next opponent when he returns to action in February in Monte Carlo, where has fought twice before.

GGG big on TV as well as at arena
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Good boy Gennady Golovkin’s second-round knockout of Marco Antonio Rubio -- GGG’s 18th KO in a row -- to retain his middleweight title for the 12th time on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, was a rousing success at the gate to the tune of a standing-room-only crowd of 9,323 as well as on HBO.

Goossen Promotions carries on
After promoter Dan Goossen died at age 64 on Sept. 29, just a few weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer, there were many questions about what would happen to his company, Goossen Promotions.

GGG expects a huge 2015
CARSON, Calif. -- Middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin fought four times in his breakout 2013 and hoped to do it again this year. But when his father died unexpectedly, Golovkin withdrew from an April fight, leaving him with only three appearances this year.

Vasyl next for Donaire-Walters winner?
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The bout Saturday night between featherweight titleholder Nonito Donaire and secondary beltholder Nicholas Walters (HBO, 10 ET/PT) at the sold-out StubHub Center in Carson, California, on the Gennady Golovkin-Marco Antonio Rubio undercard shapes up to be very interesting.

Rios-Alvarado III could happen Dec. 20
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Mike Alvarado and Brandon Rios have split two epic fights, both scorching thrillers and fight of the year candidates.In October 2012, Rios stopped Alvarado in the seventh round and Alvarado exacted revenge in March 2013 by winning a decision (and a vacant interim junior welterweight title).

Stiverne-Wilder deal getting closer
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The long slog to make the mandatory fight between heavyweight titleholder Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder is inching closer to the finish line.One of the open issues in making the fight was for Stiverne to come to an agreement with his promoter, Don King, on their side of the deal.

Cunningham still fighting for daughter
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In April, heavyweight Steve Cunningham gutted out a 10-round decision win against Amir Mansour in a thriller. Cunningham was down twice, Mansour once, and it was a terrific fight.

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