Carl Frampton has special motivation ahead of Santa Cruz fight: “I want to win the WBA title back for Barry”

Carl Frampton has special motivation ahead of Santa Cruz fight: “I want to win the WBA title back for Barry”

Unbeaten Irish star Carl Frampton was dubbed by some as The New Barry McGuigan after a few fights into a pro career that has now seen “The Jackal” capture two major belts as a super-bantamweight. Managed by the Irish legend who ruled the featherweight division for a short but shining time in the 1980s, Frampton’s next aim is to dethrone WBA featherweight king Leo Santa Cruz on July 30th. The motivation of becoming a two-weight champion and a big (or bigger) star in the US would be enough, but Frampton has an added motivation: that of “winning the WBA title back for Barry.”

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Shawn Porter – Keith Thurman quotes

Shawn Porter - Keith Thurman quotes

(Photo credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME) NEW YORK (April 26, 2016) – Welterweight world champion Keith Thurman and former champion Shawn Porter went face-to-face Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan as they hosted a press conference to discuss their highly anticipated Saturday, June 25 showdown on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar defending his title against former three-division world champion Abner Mares.

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Gennady Golovkin-Dominic Wade bags huge TV numbers, HBO’s most-watched fight of the year so far

Gennady Golovkin-Dominic Wade bags huge TV numbers, HBO’s most-watched fight of the year so far

Showing once again his star power, middleweight sensation Gennady Golovkin, with his easy, quick and decisive win over an over-matched but game Dominic Wade, drew in well over a million fight fans on HBO this past Saturday; 1.388 (at peak) to be exact. This is the news from ESPN.com and naturally, all at Team-GGG are thrilled. Golovkin, even when matched with a whopping great underdog everyone knows has next to no chance of derailing the Kazakhstan terror, attracts the fans.

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Haye claims Joshua would beat Tyson Fury now

Haye claims Joshua would beat Tyson Fury now

Heavyweight king Tyson Fury will not care one jot, but David Haye – the man who twice pulled out of a fight with Fury – claims newly crowned IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua would have too much for Fury if they fought “right now.” Speaking with Sky Sports, Haye went as far as to state how he doesn’t think Fury “has a shot in hell” against Joshua.

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Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol agree to July unification fight, new 168-pound champ Ramirez to make first defence

Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol agree to July unification fight, new 168-pound champ Ramirez to make first defence

Unbeaten star in the making Terence Crawford will look to put his recent legal troubles behind him as he gets ready to take, arguably, his toughest fight thus far in Viktor Postol on July 23rd at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas. WBO junior-welterweight champ Crawford turned himself into police last week on charges including theft of services and criminal mischief, which occurred at an auto shop earlier on this month. Crawford is no bad guy and he was released the same day he turned himself in.

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Canelo says Khan will adopt Mayweather style for fight

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WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) today hosted a media workout at the House of Boxing in San Diego, just a week before he departs for Las Vegas for his upcoming showdown with Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) on Saturday, May 7 at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

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Open Letter to HBO, Team Golovkin

Open Letter to HBO, Team Golovkin

Gennady G. Golovkin has been arguably, one of the best stories fight fans have had the opportunity to watch evolve over the past three years. ​A male friendly bravado and a female friendly smile have only enabled the pure star that he is to shine brighter and brighter with each fight. His power, his vintage ‘stalk-til-they-can’t-walk’ aggression, his shot selection; nearly everything about him seems picture perfect. Well, almost. That being said, we have a slight problem.

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Carl Frampton sure his clash with Leo Santa Cruz will be an all-action battle

Carl Frampton sure his clash with Leo Santa Cruz will be an all-action battle

As he will be the first to admit himself, Carl Frampton’s February win over Scott Quigg, in which the Irish star added (briefly) the WBA super-bantamweight title to his IBF, was a dull affair. This will not be the case in the summer when Frampton moves up to featherweight to face Mexican warrior Leo Santa Cruz. The fight, still to have its date officially announced, will very possibly be a Fight of The Year candidate.

Frampton himself, in speaking with Irish-Boxing.com, promises fans there will be plenty of action.

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Golovkin-Wade brings in big ratings on HBO

Golovkin-Wade brings in big ratings on HBO

Los Angeles, CA (April 26, 2016) Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s, 35-0 (32KO’s), second round destruction of Mandatory Challenger Dominic Wade, 18-1-0 (12KO’s) this past Saturday night was the most watched HBO boxing event in 2016 with 1,325,000 viewers.

“We’re very happy with these ratings for Gennady which have continued to see extraordinary growth since his first fight on HBO in September 2012,” said Tom Loeffler. “As he continues to sell-out arenas in America and garner the top sponsorships in boxing with the JORDAN Brand, Apple, Tecate, Bijan and Samsung, among others, it’s clear that Gennady is one of the most marketable fighters in the world.”

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Andre Berto talks Victor Ortiz fight

Andre Berto talks Victor Ortiz fight

OAKLAND, CALIF. (April 25, 2016) – Former two-time world champion Andre “The Beast” Berto has wrapped up training camp and is set to travel to Southern California for his highly anticipated rematch against “Vicious” Victor Ortiz that headlines Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes this Saturday, April 30 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $209, $105, $53, and $27, plus applicable taxes, fees and service charges, are on sale now and are available for purchase online at AXS.com.

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