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Welterweight Francisco Santana, selected as an alternate for the eight-man Jose Sulaiman World Invitational, has been pressed into service and will compete in the single-elimination tournament being put on by Evander Holyfield’s Real Boxing in conjunction with the WBC. On Wednesday, Real Deal Boxing announced that Santana would replace No. 8 seed Derrieck Cuevas (16-0-1,
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Shakur Stevenson and Robson Conceicao, both 2016 Olympic medal winners and among boxing’s top prospects, will see action on the undercard of the fight between junior featherweight world titlist Jessie Magdaleno and interim titleholder Isaac Dogboe on April 28 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Top Rank announced Wednesday. While Magdaleno-Dogboe headlines the three-fight Top
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Los Angeles featherweight rivals Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares will renew hostilities when they meet in a rematch made official on Monday. Santa Cruz will defend his world title against secondary titlist (and mandatory challenger) Mares on June 9 in a Showtime-televised main event at Staples Center in Los Angeles, promoters Richard Schaefer of
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