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Officials ready to discuss Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez rematch

The representatives for unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez plan to begin discussions this week for a rematch, both camps told ESPN on Tuesday. After nearly two years of public desire to see the fight, Golovkin and Alvarez finally met in the year’s most important bout on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and they went to battle for 12 hard rounds. It was a thrilling fight that was ruled a split draw, though most thought Golovkin deserved the decision. Talk of an immediate…

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Former heavyweight champion David Bey killed in construction accident

CAMDEN, N.J. — A former heavyweight boxing champ who was defeated by Larry Holmes has died in a construction accident in New Jersey. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says David Bey of Philadelphia was struck by a piece of metal and killed on Friday while working on a mixed-use real estate development project in Camden. He was 60. His union says Bey was a second-generation pile driver. Bey made his professional boxing debut in 1981 and he went on to defeat Greg Page in 1984 for the United States…

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Former heavyweight contender David Bey killed in construction accident

CAMDEN, N.J. — A former heavyweight boxer who was defeated by Larry Holmes died in a construction accident last Thursday. David Bey, of Philadelphia, was struck by a piece of metal and killed while working on a mixed-use real estate development project in Camden, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He was 60. A representative from his union, Local 179 of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, said Bey was a second-generation pile driver who had worked 37 years in the trade. “David was a gentleman at all…

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WBO Hughie Fury insists biggest battle behind him ahead of Joseph Park world heavyweight title fight

11:03 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Hughie Fury insists he has already won his biggest fight before facing Joseph Parker for his WBO world heavyweight title on Saturday. The English boxer has recovered from a skin disease called acne conglobata, which left him too tired to train and fearing his career was finished. “That’s all behind me now,” Fury told ESPN. “I’ve got a clean…

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Gennady Golovkin vs. Billy Joe Saunders Saunders possible for December

9:54 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Billy Joe Saunders’ promoter Frank Warren remains hopeful of luring Gennady Golovkin to the UK in ‘early December’. Despite calls for Golovkin to meet Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez immediately again following Saturday’s points draw, Warren believes Golovkin could face the English boxer next before a potential return with Alvarez. Mexican icon Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs) plans to box again in…

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Ex-boxer Magomed Abdusalamov’s lawyer wants New York to improve combat sports safety

NEW YORK – When his lawyer introduced Magomed Abdusalamov at a news conference outside of Madison Square Garden Monday, he said the former heavyweight contender had made a “miraculous recovery” from the tragic turn his life took at MSG nearly four years ago. The Abdusalamov family’s attorney characterized the $22 million settlement — a record for New York — as “the state taking responsibility for its actions and paying an appropriate amount for the damages caused.” Former heavyweight boxer Magomed Abdusalamov and his young family confront profound challenges each day…

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Deontay Wilder to fight King Kong Luis Ortiz in November

Heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder, who has been seeking a dangerous opponent, will get one. Wilder will take on the much-avoided “King Kong” Luis Ortiz on Nov. 4 (Showtime) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Lou DiBella, who is promoting the card, has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday in New York to make a formal announcement. Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs), 31, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, will be making his sixth title defense and fighting for the first time since retaining his belt by fifth-round knockout of Gerald Washington on Feb….

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Great fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin overshadowed by bad score

A roundup of the past week’s notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at Las Vegas Gennady Golovkin D12 Canelo Alvarez – Full recapGolovkin retains unified middleweight titleScores: 115-113 Golovkin, 118-110 Alvarez, 114-114Records: Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs); Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) Punch stats Punches Alvarez Golovkin Landed 218 169 Thrown 703 505 Percent 31 33 — Courtesy of CompuBox Rafael’s remarks: The good news is we got the outstanding action fight that Alvarez and Golovkin promised, and that we expected. The bad news is that we got a questionable…

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Adalaide Byrd stood down as judge after GGG-Canelo controversy

11:35 AM ET ESPN staff The judge at the centre of the Gennady Golovkin vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez controversy has been temporarily stood down. Adalaide Byrd produced a scorecard of 118-110 in favour of Mexican challenger Alvarez — evoking stern criticism from many quarters and prompting ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas to brand some boxing officials “corrupt.” Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, said: “I think she turned in her scorecard before the fight started. I think she needs to go back to school and learn how to judge a fight.” There was…

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Boxing- Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin draw causes refunds in Las Vegas sportsbooks

Large bets for as much as $500,000 showed up on Gennady Golovkin at Las Vegas sportsbooks in the final hours before Saturday’s title fight against Canelo Alvarez. They would all have to be refunded, after a controversial decision left both bettors and bookmakers disappointed and confused. Heading into the decision, oddsmakers believed Golovkin had won the fight. International sportsbooks had Golovkin as high as a -500 favorite when live betting on the bout closed. But when the decision was announced, judge Adalaide Byrd had seen things differently. She had Alvarez…

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