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Wilder does his part to build anticipation for heavy collision with Joshua

[ad_1] Opening Bell: Wilder shines but wants moreNEW YORK -- Heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder's first-round obliteration of mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn only added to the hunger for the real fight boxing fans want to see: the undisputed title showdown between Wilder and British star Anthony Joshua.2 RelatedWilder did his part, retaining his belt courtesy of his money punch, a devastating right that
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Wilder settles Breazeale feud with 1st-round KO

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- In the acrimonious lead-up to heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder's defense against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale, Wilder spent a lot of time talking about how much he wanted to hurt him.Wilder even accentuated that he could legally kill his opponent in the ring, saying a few days before their Saturday night fight that boxing "is the only sport where you can kill a man and get
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Wilder settles Breazeale feud with one-punch KO

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- In the acrimonious lead-up to heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder's defense against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale, Wilder spent a lot of time talking about how much he wanted to hurt him.Wilder even accentuated that he could legally kill his opponent in the ring, saying a few days before their fight on Saturday night that boxing "is the only sport where you can kill a man and
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Ringside Seat Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale don’t like each other — for real

[ad_1] After heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder fought to a draw with lineal champion Tyson Fury in a classic fight in December, the wheels were immediately put into motion for the rematch both men demanded.With terms agreed to and close to signing the paperwork, Fury suddenly changed course. He and promoter Frank Warren blew off the rematch and signed a co-promotional deal with Top Rank to bring him to ESPN.With
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Wilder rebuked by WBC for Breazeale comments

[ad_1] Heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder's tough talk this week about possibly killing mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale in the ring drew a rebuke from the WBC on Thursday, the same day Wilder continued the same line of discussion at their final news conference.Wilder will make his ninth title defense against Breazeale on Saturday (Showtime, 9 p.m. ET) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.On Tuesday, after a workout for the
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Naoya Inoue, the best pound-for-pound boxer you’ve probably never seen

[ad_1] 9:07 AM ETSteve KimESPN Whether or not you take pound-for-pound lists in boxing seriously, one thing you'll immediately notice about those rankings nowadays is that either unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko or welterweight world titleholder Terence Crawford sits at No. 1. That duo is typically followed by the likes of unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and unified middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez.But WBA bantamweight "regular" world titleholder Naoya Inoue, of
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Deontay Wilder scouts … himself

[ad_1] Heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs), coming off his contested split draw against Tyson Fury in December, fights Dominic Breazeale May 18 on Showtime. So we had an anonymous trainer assess Wilder -- then let Wilder respond.TRAINER: Deontay Wilder is the rare fighter gifted with one-punch power. Unfortunately, it's only his right hand.WILDER: The right hand, of course, has the ultimate power. But it's the way I set
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Deontay Wilder scouts…himself

[ad_1] Heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs), coming off his contested split draw against Tyson Fury in December, fights Dominic Breazeale May 18 on Showtime. So we had an anonymous trainer assess Wilder -- then let Wilder respond.TRAINER: Deontay Wilder is the rare fighter gifted with one-punch power. Unfortunately, it's only his right hand.WILDER: The right hand, of course, has the ultimate power. But it's the way I set
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Canelo ordered to defend new title by Aug. 4

[ad_1] Middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez is not getting much time to enjoy his unanimous decision victory over Daniel Jacobs in their world title unification fight that took place on May 4 in Las Vegas.On Wednesday, less than two weeks after the fight, the IBF, whose belt Alvarez won from Jacobs to add it to his two titles, ordered Alvarez to next make a mandatory defense against No. 1 challenger