Lucas Browne not happy about being called out by “undeserving” fighters

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Australian warrior Lucas Browne, who overcame tremendous odds to take a portion of the heavyweight title this past Saturday night in Grozny, Russia, does not appreciate being called out and challenged by fighters he says have not earned a world title shot. Browne, who has also boxed away from home in England, is understandably proud of the way he worked his way up to title contention and he says other fighters who want to challenge him for his next belt should do the same.

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Shawn Porter would like to fight Danny Garcia if the Thurman fight doesn’t happen by May or June

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Shawn Porter Vs. Keith Thurman is a great welterweight match-up between two quality 147-pound operators, as fans agree. The fight should be taking place this Saturday night, but a car crash suffered by Thurman curtailed the fight; as fans also know. However, if the fight does not happen, by May or June at the latest, there is a chance we could see an equally good match-up involving former IBF champ Porter: one with reigning WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia.

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Sports Illustrated – Top-100 moments in Sports History revealed: boxing features six times

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Iconic publication Sports Illustrated has covered all the major sporting events around the globe for decades; but what are the publication’s picks for the top 100 greatest moments in sports history?

The website of the magazine has just revealed the picks for the top 100, and boxing features quite a few times; six in all. And “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali, features in no less than four of the choices for momentous moments in the history of The Sweet Science.

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David Lemieux to face James De La Rosa on Saturday

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MONTREAL (March 8, 2016) – Montreal’s biggest boxing star, former IBF Middleweight World Champion David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs) will make his grand return to the ring against San Benito, Texas’ “King” James De La Rosa (23-3, 13 KOs) on March 12 at Montreal’s Olympia Theatre. The exciting middleweight battle will be broadcast live in the U.S. by FOX Deportes and will be available in English via live stream by Ring TV, both starting at 7:00 p.m. PT/ 10:00 p.m. ET. The Ring TV live stream is available on RingTVLive.com, YipTV.com and the Ring TV channel via Amazon Fire, Roku and FilmOn.com.

The undercard for the highly anticipated main event features some of Montreal’s brightest stars. Opening the FOX Deportes broadcast, Schiller “Batman” Hyppolite (19-1, 13 KOs) will face Darnell “Deezol” Boon (23-22, 12 KOs) in a 10-round battle and Steven “Bang Bang” Butler (14-0-1, 11 KOs) will take on Sladjan “The Tiger” Janjanin (13-0, 11 KOs) in a 10-round co-main event match-up for the vacant IBF Youth Super Welterweight Title.

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Wladimir Klitschko Tweets a short message to his fans, confirms Fury fight is still on

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In truth, former heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko has not said too much about his November loss to Tyson Fury. Apart from stating, early on after the points defeat, that the loss had hurt him deeply and that he was “suffering,” Klitschko has been out of the public eye – so much so that some fans wondered aloud whether the near 40-year-old really wanted the contracted return bout.

Well, rest assured fight fans who crave seeing a rematch of the fight that took place almost four months ago: Klitschko does want it, he is focused on it and he is training for it. Klitschko Tweeted a photo of himself earlier today, with the short message:

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Interview: Joseph Parker discusses Carlos Takam, training camp and his newfound German ancestry

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In every promising sports career there comes a breakout moment, a crossroads junction where hype meets reality. That moment has arrived for unbeaten prospect Joseph Parker as he commences preparations to face the always dangerous Carlos Takam in a fight, that if victorious, will see him transition from prospect to contender.

In 2015 Parker cut a swathe through his opposition, obliterating all who faced him with a string of booming knockouts courtesy of his powerful right hand. Despite this impressive run of performances Parker wasn’t immune from criticism as sceptics were quick to claim that his opponents were either over matched, over the hill or just plain underwhelming. ‘He needs to start stepping it up’ seemed to be the consensus of opinion while Parker kept busy in his work, fighting and winning six times in a little over ten months. This accelerated schedule saw him rewarded with a swift rise through the world rankings.

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David Lemieux back this Saturday, still thinks he can beat Golovkin; wants rematch

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Though he was comprehensively defeated by middleweight terror Gennady Golovkin back in October, exciting middleweight David Lemieux remains a top contender and a big draw. The former IBF champ returns to action this Saturday, against James De La Rosa in Montreal, Canada. The fight will go out live on Fox Deportes.

Lemiuex, still only 27 and sporting a good 34-3(31) record, has bounced back from a stoppage loss before, when he returned to winning ways following a shock 7th-round upset defeat at the heavy hands of Marco Antonio Rubio (this 2011 loss followed by a points defeat to Joachim Alcine) and the big puncher told USA Today how he feels he can rise to the top once again. Not only does Lemieux believe he can become a two-time world champion, the skilled slugger thinks he can gain revenge over GGG – the man who gave him the most comprehensive defeat of his career.

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