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Is Fury ready for Wilder after scare against Wallin?

[ad_1] Tyson Fury kept up his end of the bargain Saturday night in Las Vegas, taking care of business with a unanimous decision victory over Otto Wallin, despite the scare of a bad cut over his right eye early in his fight, to retain boxing's lineal heavyweight championship.His attention, along with that of the entire boxing world, now turns to Deontay Wilder and the megafight heavily rumored for early 2020.There's
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Fury survives cuts, grinds out win over Wallin

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS -- Perhaps on paper the unknown Otto Wallin looked like a second consecutive soft touch for lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury but it turned out nothing could have been further from the truth.Fury had to overcome a tremendously spirited effort from Wallin and two horrendous cuts over his right eye in a memorable rumble before 8,249 in the main event o the Top Rank Boxing on ESPN+
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Will Kovalev be able to solve a smaller Canelo?

[ad_1] 1:17 PM ETDan RafaelCloseESPN Senior Writer2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for excellence in boxing journalism ESPN.com boxing writer since 2005 Five years at USA TodaySteve KimMiddleweight champion Canelo Alvarez finally has an opponent to fight this fall, but it won't be a title defense.Instead, Alvarez, who decided he was not interested in a third fight with Gennady Golovkin just yet, will move up two weight divisions to challenge
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Canelo climbing 2 weight classes to fight Kovalev

[ad_1] Middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez will climb two weight divisions to challenge light heavyweight world titlist Sergey Kovalev in a fight that was finalized Friday.Alvarez, who did not demand a catchweight in an attempt to drain Kovalev lower than the division limit of 175 pounds, and Kovalev will meet Nov. 2 (DAZN) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Golden Boy Promotions had hoped to stage the fight
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Ringside Seat With Wilder next, Fury needs win against Wallin

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS -- It seems Tyson Fury is trying to make up for lost time.The lineal heavyweight champion -- the man, who beat the man, who beat the man, etc., regardless of belts -- was idle for 31 months after outpointing Wladimir Klitschko in a huge upset to win three major titles and the lineage in 2015.During Fury's layoff -- which was caused by his well-documented struggles with drug
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Fury’s lineal championship To be the man, you have to beat the man

[ad_1] One evening long ago, as I peered at my Algebra 2 textbook, completely flummoxed, my father said, "If you can name every heavyweight champion of the world, in order, from John L. Sullivan to Sonny Liston, you should be able to memorize these formulas."Dad made sense, but I couldn't relate to numbers and formulas the way I did flesh-and-blood men who had won boxing's greatest prize.As far as this
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The lineal championship To be the man, you have to beat the man

[ad_1] One evening long ago, as I peered at my Algebra 2 textbook, completely flummoxed, my father said, "If you can name every heavyweight champion of the world, in order, from John L. Sullivan to Sonny Liston, you should be able to memorize these formulas."Dad made sense, but I couldn't relate to numbers and formulas the way I did flesh-and-blood men who had won boxing's greatest prize.As far as this
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Otto Wallin could be a legend … if he beats Tyson Fury

[ad_1] In 1959, Ingemar Johansson traveled to New York and upset Floyd Patterson to win the heavyweight championship, knocking him down an astonishing seven times en route to a third-round TKO victory at Yankee Stadium.Although Patterson regained the title by fifth-round knockout in an immediate rematch with Johansson and then knocked him out in the sixth round as they completed their trilogy in the next fight, Johansson's status as a
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The (new) state of boxing’s ever-changing heavyweight division

[ad_1] "So you're a boxing fan and you like heavyweights, you say? Well, you happen to be in an era that just might go down as a golden one -- if the best fight each other." -- Me, four months ago.Back in May, the big three in the division (in whichever order you wanted to rank them) -- then-unified titleholder Anthony Joshua, world titlist Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson
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Fury on heavyweight division Joshua ‘a bum’ Ruiz ‘average’ Wilder ‘limited’

[ad_1] 9:11 AM ETSteve KimESPN Ask Tyson Fury a question -- any question -- and he'll answer it as bluntly as possible. It doesn't matter the setting, the talkative heavyweight lineal champion never shies away from verbally letting his hands go. Back in June, Fury made his Las Vegas debut by stopping Tom Schwarz in two rounds. Leading up to this event, he delighted the media with his candor and