Andy Ruiz Jr: I let a lot of people down but now? More motivated than ever

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Ahead of his return on May 1 against Chris Arreola (38-6-1, 2 NC), former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr (33-2) believes he owes those who supported him before and after losing handily to Anthony Joshua in their rematch to deliver on his potential, as his career resurgence begins.
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Demetrius Andrade: Ready to show I’m the best, after Liam Williams victory

HOLLYWOOD, FL - APRIL 17: Demetrius Andrade speaks with Liam Williams after the WBO Middleweight Championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 17, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

Having successfully defended his WBO world middleweight strap with a points win over a spirited Liam Williams display on Saturday night, Demetrius Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs) called for fellow divisional champions to step-up and fight him, as he wants to make unification fights with WBC champion Jermall Charlo and IBF, IBO title-holder Gennadiy Golovkin in particular.
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Patience is the key: Jaron Ennis looking ahead after impressive Lipinets win

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Fresh from his sixth-round KO win over Sergey Lipinets on Saturday, blossoming welterweight contender Jaron Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs) knows while his latest victory was commendable, it probably hasn’t helped further aspirations of becoming a world champion by the beginning of 2022 – he might have to become a mandatory challenger to one of the division’s titlists first. Continue reading

Conor Benn’s brilliant R1 finish kickstarts busy night of boxing for prospects

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Conor Benn needed just 80 seconds to retain his WBA Continental welterweight strap with a devastating TKO win over Samuel Vargas, proving the launchpad for a busy night of boxing across American soil as there were also big wins for two heavyweight prospects before 23-year-old welterweight talent Jaron Ennis earned a R6 KO vs. Sergey Lipinets in his main event debut.
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Jamel Herring retains WBO super-featherweight title with R6 TKO, retires Carl Frampton

Jamel Herring of the USA celebrates victory during the WBO World Super Featherweight Title Fight between Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton at The...

Jamel Herring utilised his height and reach advantages brilliantly, easing past Carl Frampton to ruthlessly end the Irishman’s three-division champion attempt with a sixth-round TKO win in Dubai – retaining his WBO super-featherweight title before revealing his willingness to move up in weight, also calling out WBC title-holder Oscar Valdez for a possible bout later this year.
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Vergil Ortiz Jr’s justified confidence needs to be championed, not rubbished

Vergil Ortiz Jr. Rejoices after knocking down Maurice Hooker for the WBO international welterweight championship at Dickies Arena on March 20, 2021...

In the toughest test of his career so far, Vergil Ortiz Jr came through unscathed last weekend with a seventh-round TKO victory against former light welterweight title-holder Maurice Hooker before calling out WBO champion Terence Crawford ringside. Still only 22-years-old with a perfect 17-0 record, his flaws are being scrutinised – rather than his willingness to fight the best.
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Lawrence Okolie dismantles Krzysztof Glowacki, becomes new WBO cruiserweight champion

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Even after a 23-month layoff, Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki – a two-time cruiserweight champion – was billed as Lawrence Okolie’s toughest test after 16 fights. Instead, it looked anything but as the 28-year-old Brit cruised to a sixth-round KO win, producing a masterful performance to achieve his world championship dream: before reaffirming his desire to unify the division soon. Continue reading

Weigh-ins complete, Lawrence Okolie vs. Krzysztof Glowacki is official

In his 16th pro fight, British cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie (15-0, 12 KOs) can become a world champion tomorrow but faces his stiffest test vs. Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki (31-2, 19 KOs) – who hasn’t fought in 23 months and will be itching to make up for lost time. Will the 28-year-old reign victorious, keeping his unbeaten streak or does Glowacki return to winning ways?
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David Benavidez itching for more activity, having eased past durable Ronald Ellis

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As far as activity and potential opponents are concerned, time is of the essence for two-time WBC super-middleweight champion David Benavidez, after he ended a seven-month layoff with a TKO win over Ronald Ellis at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night. The 24-year-old, who namechecked Canelo Álvarez and Jermall Charlo among others, is willing to take on anybody. Continue reading