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Heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko will knockout Alex Leapai live on ESPN

Dan Rafael reported Thursday that Wladimir Klitschko’s bout against Australian Alex Leapai will be televised in the United States live on ESPN. The 38-year-old Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) is slated to defend the The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts against the 34-year-old Leapai (30-4-3, 24 K0s) on April 26 at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Germany. “I think it’s perfect, the best I could imagine,” Klitschko manager Bernd Boente said of the match scheduled for 5 p.m. ET. “Wladimir is very happy. ESPN is the No. 1 sports station worldwide and to cover two heavyweight title bouts … Continue reading

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Bernard Hopkins will embarrass Beibut Shumenov this weekend in D.C.

Bernard Hopkins will battle Beibut Shumenov in a unification bout on Saturday night at the DC Armory in Washington. Hopkins (54-6-2-2, 32 KOs), who is also a past two-weight world titlist, last exited the squared circle in October after universally outscoring Karo Murat to successfully defend the IBF light heavyweight crown. In a scintillating match that bordered on a brawl, the 49-year-old Hopkins battered the 30-year-old Murat (25-2-1, 15 KOs) late and aggressively tried to knock the German challenger onto Queer Street. Dismissing 18 years of seniority, Hopkins opened a cut on Murat’s left eye and bullied the youngster for … Continue reading

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Rather than on Long Island, Ruslan Provodnikov will now knockout Chris Algieri in Brooklyn

Russian bruiser Ruslan Provodnikov will defend the WBO light welterweight belt against undefeated challenger Chris Algieri on June 14 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The 30-year-old Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs) was initially slated to face Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs) on the same date at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island. Provodnikov most recently exited the squared circle in October after punishing Mike Alvarado into submission to capture the title. The “Siberian Rocky,” who was controversially outscored by Timothy Bradley in March 2013, has become more skilled under the tutelage of renowned trainer Freddie Roach. A relentless … Continue reading

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Marcos Maidana expects to knockout Floyd Mayweather with a ‘brutal shot’

During a Sunday interview with, Marcos Maidana said he will crack Floyd Mayweather with a “brutal shot” and “finish him.” Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) is slated to meet the 37-year-old Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) on May 3 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. “We all know (Mayweather) is a great champion but I’m training hard for the best Mayweather,” said Maidana, 30, who was selected as an opponent over Amir Khan. “I hit very hard. Every time I land a solid punch, I hurt my opponents and then I go for the knockout. That will … Continue reading

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Manny Pacquiao is ready to beat Juan Manuel Marquez or Mike Alvarado

Manny Pacquiao earned a unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley to capture the WBO welterweight title on Saturday night in front of 15,601 electric fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) officially trumped the 30-year-old Bradley (31-1-0-1, 12 KOs) by scores of 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112. Displaying elite footwork and the uncanny ability to deliver punches from all angles, an extremely aggressive Pacquiao used his southpaw stance to pepper Bradley with straight left hands. “I knew I had to do more in this fight than I did in the last fight,” said Pacquiao, 35, who lost a … Continue reading

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