Shane Mosley: GGG vs. Canelo on 9/17/2016!

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With GGG knocking out Dominic Wade, and Canelo doing likewise in his bout against Amir Khan this past Saturday night, their matchup was absolutely essential for the sport of boxing.

Sometimes all roads lead to Rome, and other times they lead to one of the most exciting middleweight bouts in boxing history. Even with their recent victories, many boxing fans and pugilists has their doubts that these two will step into the ring to face each other anytime soon. As of now is no official word on negotiations, let alone a signed contract. At times BoxRec has been known to post upcoming fights before any announcements, and thus far there is nothing under either fighter’s profile. Nevertheless, Sugar Shane Mosley took his ‘mum’s the word’ information to Twitter:

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Fruitless Hope: Will GGG dominate again?

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We are just hours away from Gennady Golovkin (34-0-0) defending his titles against the unbeaten Dominic Wade (18-0-0) at the Forum, in Inglewood, California. While Wade is most certainly a suitable opponent, it is hard to imagine anyone who is not a current champion with a five star resume to have the slightest chance against Golovkin. I am not, in any way, shape or form writing Wade off, especially not in a sport like boxing, where a split second or a miniscule mistake can end the night. Having said that, the mind, just like muscle memory, has a tendency to presume expectations to be met.

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Pacquiao vs. Bradley: Remain or Retire

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Is today’s bout against Timothy Bradley the last one for Manny Pacquiao? Will the conclusion to his career be celebrated tonight? Or will the boxing community be left with another default answer, suggesting nothing at all?

While his retirement is probably just around the corner, it is hard to say when that moment will actually arrive. Despite the fact that Pacquiao had admitted that his jetlag and training have become more difficult for him to adjust to, he did mention that come fight night, he always feels like his old self. Freddie Roach has also mentioned on numerous occasions that Manny has a few more fight left.

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Manny Pacquiao admits to facing the effects of time

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How did it get so late so soon?

It seems like it was just yesterday, when a young Filipino boxer was crossing the ropes, diving into an ocean full of unknowns, to face an elite rival in Juan Manuel Marquez for the first time. That was 2004, twelve years ago.

Now, after an astonishing record-breaking career, Manny Pacquiao is on his way out of boxing, hoping to transition into a full time political career, and be able to dedicate more time to his family.

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Alexander Povetkin vs. Deontay Wilder will take place in Russia

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A Russian promotional company World of Boxing had recently won the bidding war for the Alexander Povetkin (30-1-0) vs. Deontay Wilder (36-0-0) bout, which will now be taking place somewhere in Russia, with the Moscow Olympic Stadium probably being the likely venue.

Wilder will be guaranteed $4.5 million, and Povetkin a much slimmer number of $1.9 million.

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Wladimir Klitschko: “My ego is my engine, and it is struggling from defeat.”

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On November 28, 2015, in Düsseldorf, Germany, Wladimir Kliltschko crossed the ropes to face Tyson Fury. He seemed confident that he would once again emerge a winner, as thought the majority of boxing fans as well as analysts. This time, they were wrong.

As the bout-ending bell rang, it was clear that a UD was going to go to the new world champion Tyson Fury. While the entire fight seemed lackluster and undeserving of the hype that it had received, Fury seemed more engaged and aggressive than Klitschko.

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Vasyl Lomachenko wants Leo Santa Cruz, not Rigondeaux

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In a recent interview, the Ukrainian featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (5-1-0) stated that he is not at all interested in talking about Guillermo Rigondeaux (16-0-0), but is instead interested in fighting Mexico’s Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1).

Rigondeaux, with every fight he slowly nails his own career shut. One by one, his fights prove to be less and less exciting, and this kind of lackluster event has no monetary value to most. All this aside, he is an exceptional technical fighter, accumulating victories one after another seemingly without much effort.

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Alexander Povetkin vs. Deontay Wilder is being negotiated

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When Tyson Fury (25-0-0) defied most odds and came out victorious against Wladimir Klitschko (64-4-0) on November 28th in Düsseldorf, Germany, there were some assumptions and expectations from the boxing community. One of them was that Fury and Klitschko meet again in a rematch. The other one was that Fury would be a different kind of champion, fighting more often and facing anyone and everyone. This appears to be not the case. Right after his victory, Fury stated that he is not interested in fighting Deontay Wilder (35-0-0), because Wilder is simply not a champion fight material, despite his unblemished record and a 97% KO rate.

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