Boxing

Now that 2017 has come and gone — and the 2018 boxing calendar really doesn’t kick in for a couple of weeks more — here’s my view of the most significant stories and events of the past year. Canelo-GGG finally throw down In what was a terrific year for boxing with numerous significant and exciting
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Guillermo Rigondeaux has been stripped of his junior featherweight world title, even though he lost while challenging junior lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko on Dec. 9. Rigondeaux moved up two weight classes for the much-anticipated bout with Lomachenko in New York — the first professional boxing match between two-time Olympic gold medalists. Rigondeaux went into
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Compared to the other three major sanctioning organizations, the WBC does the best job of regularly providing status updates on each of its world titles and the mandatory situations in each division. WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman released a division-by-division breakdown on Tuesday. Here’s a look: Expectations are always high for fight fans, and the anticipation
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Anthony Joshua came into his fight with former longtime heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko as the owner of a belt, but with so many questions about how good he really was because he had such an easy road to the title. England’s Joshua had faced 18 relatively nonthreatening opponents and knocked them all out inside
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