Breidis Prescott vs. Terence Crawford this Saturday, March 30th in Las Vegas

prescott233 29-year-old light welterweight Breidis Prescott (29-4, 20 KO’s) will be facing unbeaten lightweight fringe contender Terence Crawford (19-0, 15 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round bout on the undercard of the Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado bout on HBO at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Prescott was supposed to be facing WBA light welterweight champion Khabib Allakhverdiev (18-0, 8 KO’s), but he suffered an injury and had to drop out of the card. The Prescott-Crawford fight will be the co-feature on the card.

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Tony Bellew vs. Isaac Chilemba this Saturday, March 30th in Liverpool, UK

bellew45 WBC Silver light heavyweight champion Tony Bellew (19-1, 12 KO’s) will be taking on a tough opponent in #3 WBC Isaac Chilemba (20-1-1, 9 KO’s) in defending his title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK. Bellew, 30, needs to win this fight to keep his #1 WBC ranking and to stay in line to challenge for the title against the winner of the June 8th fight between WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson and Adonis Stevenson.

Chilemba, 25, has got a great chin, and he’s five years younger than Bellew. He’s also around the same height at 6’1”. Bellew has grown accustomed to being the bigger guy in the ring, but he’s not going to have that advantage on Saturday night.

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Trout: Canelo hasn’t developed his man strength yet; I’m taking his belt

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) doesn’t believe that the 22-year-old WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) has developed his full power as of yet, and still isn’t strong enough to defeat him when the two meet up on Showtime on April 20th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Trout said to Fightnews.com “I don’t think he [Canelo] has developed his man strength yet. I will impose my will on him…I took the belt from his older brother [Rigoberto Alvarez], and I am going to take his, too.”

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Mayweather-Guerrero: Will Robert’s pressure/high punch volume work against Floyd?

guerrero34 WBC interim welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) really only has one way to beat WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) on May 4th and that’s by using the same game plan that he employed in his recent fight against Andre Berto last November in throwing a lot of punches.

Guerrero, 29, was able to overwhelm Berto with nonstop punches, and give him a real beating in the process of winning a 12 round unanimous decision. To be sure, Guerrero was helped immensely by Berto’s decision to use the shoulder roll defense for the first time in his career, and by choosing to fight with his back against the ropes instead of staying in the center of the ring.

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Audley Harrison: I have agreed to fight Deontay Wilder

harrison4 Former 2000 Olympic Gold medalist for Britain Audley Harrison (31-6, 23 KO’s) has agreed to face unbeaten American heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) on April 27th on the Amir Khan vs. Julio Diaz card at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

The card will be televised by Showtime in the United States, but it’s still unclear whether the Harrison-Wilder fight will make it on the televised portion of the card. You would have to figure it would be because it’ll likely be the co-feature on the card.

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Deontay Wilder possible for Khan-Diaz undercard on April 27th

wilder2 There’s talk of unbeaten heavyweight contender #9 WBA Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) fighting on the undercard of the Amir Khan vs. Julio Diaz card on April 27th at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Golden Boy Promotions is interested in trying to get 41-year-old Tony Thompson to face Wilder.

It’s still up in the air whether Thompson will take the fight. There are rumors that the 6’6” Audley Harrison is someone that Golden Boy is looking at to put in with the 6’7” Wilder due to the interest the fight would attract from the British boxing fans.

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Bradley vs. Provodnikov replay tonight on HBO at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT

bradley14 HBO will be televising the replay of the March 16th fight between WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (30-0, 12 KO’s) and Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KO’s) in their fight from the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The fight was an exciting one from start to finish with Bradley getting hurt badly on four separate occasions, yet still winning the fight by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 115-112, 114-113 and 114-113.

HBO will replay the fight at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, HBO will be televising a replay of Road to Rios-Alvarado II immediately following the Bradley-Provodnikov replay.

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Canelo: I’m prepared to beat Trout in a convincing fashion

Web-P3142309 WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) plans on leaving no doubts as to who the better fighter is in the ring when he faces WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KO’s) next month at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Canelo said to esnewsreporting.com “I’m preparing to win in a very convincing manner.”

Canelo will have the crowd solidly on his side for this fight. There’s already 30,000 tickets sold for the fight with a little less than a month to go before the April 20th fight. We could be looking at over 40,000 fans packing the Alamodome, and very few of them will be Trout’s fans.

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