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Lomachenko to seek third title in Campbell fight

[ad_1] Unified lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound king, can move a step closer to becoming the undisputed champion when he returns to the site of his second Olympic gold-medal victory.Lomachenko, the owner of two 135-pound belts, will defend those titles and compete for the belt vacated by Mikey Garcia when he meets fellow Olympic champion Luke Campbell on Aug. 31 at the O2 Arena in London, Top Rank
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Dadashev undergoes brain surgery after loss

[ad_1] 3:13 AM ETSteve KimESPN OXON HILL, Md. -- Previously undefeated Maxim Dadashev was taken to a hospital following his 11th-round loss to Subriel Matias on Friday night and was undergoing surgery because of brain swelling.After trainer Buddy McGirt threw in the towel after Round 11 of the IBF 140-pound eliminator, Dadashev needed assistance leaving the ring and vomited.He left the arena on a stretcher and was taken to UM
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Dadashev undergoing brain surgery after loss

[ad_1] 2:41 AM ETSteve KimESPN OXON HILL, Md. -- Previously undefeated Maxim Dadashev was taken to a hospital following his 11th-round loss to Subriel Matias on Friday night and was undergoing surgery because of brain swelling.After trainer Buddy McGirt threw in the towel after Round 11 of the IBF 140-pound eliminator, Dadashev needed assistance leaving the ring and vomited.He left the arena on a stretcher and was taken to UM
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Source — Dadashev undergoing surgery after loss

[ad_1] 2:13 AM ETSteve KimESPN OXON HILL, Md. -- Previously undefeated Maxim Dadashev was taken to a hospital following his 11th-round loss to Subriel Matias on Friday night and was undergoing surgery because of brain swelling, a source told ESPN's Bernardo Osuna.After trainer Buddy McGirt threw in the towel after Round 11 of the IBF 140-pound eliminator, Dadashev needed assistance leaving the ring and vomited.He left the arena on a
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Dadashev to have surgery after defeat

[ad_1] 12:47 AM ETSteve KimESPN The previously undefeated Maxim Dadashev was taken to a hospital following his 11th-round loss to Subriel Matias Friday night and will be heading into surgery due to brain swelling, a source told ESPN's Benardo Osuna.Doctors at the hospital are attempting to contact Dadashev's relatives in Russia to find out his medical history, a source told Osuna.After trainer Buddy McGirt threw in the towel after Round
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The TakeOver has a plan

[ad_1] Jul 17, 2019Steve KimESPN LAS VEGAS -- Still just 21, Teofimo "The TakeOver" Lopez has a three-fight plan to end his run at 135 pounds as the undisputed champion of the world.First, Lopez (13-0, 11 KOs) will face Masayoshi Nakatani (18-0, 12 KOs) in an IBF lightweight title eliminator bout Friday (ESPN+, 10 p.m ET). If Lopez wins that fight, Richard Commey, the IBF lightweight belt holder, is up
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Ringside Seat Will Thurman be too much for Pacquiao at 40?

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS -- The welterweight division is the deepest in boxing. It's one with big-time star power, where a number of major fights can be made with relative ease because most of the top guys at 147 pounds reside under the same Premier Boxing Champions umbrella.Two of those fighters are world titlist Keith Thurman and the still-formidable secondary titleholder Manny Pacquiao, the biggest star in the division and one
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Nelson Mandela Day – Madiba and his connection to sport

[ad_1] This story was originally published on 18 July 2018, on what would have been Madiba's 100th birthday, and has been updated.South African icon Nelson Mandela, who was born 101 years ago today, was well known for his love of boxing, but he was a fan of anything that brought sports fans together.There are many photos of him grinning from ear to ear, with obvious joy, as he celebrated the
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How a decision at 15 forever changed Keith Thurman’s life

[ad_1] A yellowing copy of a newspaper article hangs on the wall of St. Pete Boxing Club.The headline reads: "Young boxer navigating a narrow path." This follows: "Keith Thurman, 15, is focused on being one of the few to reach the Olympics, school a lower priority."Thurman is 30 years old now, an undefeated welterweight world titleholder among boxing's elite performers and a multimillionaire. It is exactly where he believed he
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‘He thrives on this’ – The adulation that drives Manny Pacquiao

[ad_1] THE SCENE NEVER changes. Go back five years, 10 years, and you'll see. Some of the people change, sure, and the trees have grown and the streets are more congested. The man in the center of this howling mess is older, his angular, lined face containing every second of his 40 years. But Manny Pacquiao remains tethered to the fame, to the attention, to the adulation of all the