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Can Hughie Fury cause an upset against Parker?

ESPN's Steve Bunce previews Hughie Fury's WBO heavyweight title fight against New Zealand's Joseph Parker at the Manchester Arena.

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Parker 'excited' for fight with Hughie Fury.

New Zealand's Joseph Parker is looking forward to defending his WBO World Heavyweight championship against Great Britain's Hughie Fury.

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Abel Sanchez, who trains unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin, strongly felt GGG defeated Canelo Alvarez in their mega fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas. And like everybody he was appalled by the ridiculous 118-110 scorecard Adalaide Byrd turned in in favor of Alvarez, who wound up getting a split draw. Since HBO will replay the bout on Saturday night beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Sanchez had this to say on Tuesday: "Now Ms. Byrd will have the chance to see the fight she missed on Sept. 16."

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer

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Post-fight: Canelo-GGG

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Stephen A. and Teddy go toe-to-toe in verbal dispute.

After the controversial decision to the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight, Stephen A. Smith and Teddy Atlas spark a heated debate on SportsCenter that was too close to call.

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Attorney Paul Edelstein, with clients Magomed Abdusalamov and his wife Bakanay, held a news conference Mon. at Madison Square Garden to advocate enactment of "Mago's Law" to improve safety standards for boxers & MMA fighters. Abdusalamov suffered severe brain damage from a 2013 MSG fight that led to a $22 million settlement with NY State 10 days ago.

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Golovkin: This decision is terrible for boxing.

Gennady Golovkin retained his unified middleweight title against Canelo Alvarez but expressed his frustration with the result.

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Atlas says there's 'corruption in boxing' after draw.

Teddy Atlas reacts to the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin fight being ruled a draw, saying to follow the money. Atlas says Alvarez fought in spots to survive but didn't do enough to win.

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Rojas' three-punch combination earns him a KO.

Jesus Rojas claims the interim featherweight world title with a brutal left hook that sends Claudio Marrero to the ground.

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Stephen A.: Judge had no business calling a fight.

Stephen A. Smith is stunned that Adalaide Byrd called the fight 118-110 for Canelo Alvarez.

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Controversy with scorecards

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GGG believes he won the fight.

Gennady Golovkin does not agree with the split draw decision, saying that Canelo Alvarez won four rounds at most.

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GGG's trainer says judges 'need to be taught how to judge a fight.'

Abel Sanchez says he saw the fight eight rounds to four for his fighter Gennady Golovkin and adds that if there's a rematch, they'll plan to put the pressure on a little earlier.

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Stephen A. and Atlas still going strong 46 minutes in.

Teddy Atlas is so fired up about the decision of the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin bout that he and Stephen A. Smith have been trading verbal jabs for nearly an hour.

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Canelo Alvarez said he absolutely wants a rematch with Gennady Golovkin.

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Oscar De La Hoya reacts to the wide scorecard by judge Adalaide Byrd.

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Asegura Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez que la afición fue la que ganó esta noche en su pelea contra Gennady Golovkin.

Carlos Nava, Columnist, ESPN Deportes
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Former junior lightweight world titleholder Francisco Vargas plans to return to the ring before the end of the year. Vargas has been out since losing his title by 11th-round knockout to Miguel Berchelt in January due to severe cuts. It was the second fight in a row that Vargas was badly cut. He also suffered terrible cuts in a draw against Orlando Salido in the 2016 fight of the year. Vargas (23-1-2, 17 KOs), 32, of Mexico, and manager Ralph Heredia, who are in Las Vegas for the Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez fight on Saturday night, told ESPN that he would be ready to fight by November. Heredia said Vargas’ return could come on a “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN” card. Vargas has had surgery on the skin around the cuts and the scarring is very light.

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Bantamweight world titleholders Ryan Burnett, of Northern Ireland, and Zhanat Zhakiyanov, of Kazakhstan, who meet to unify their belts Oct. 21 at SSE Arena in Belfast, Burnett’s hometown, on Oct. 21, will have their fight televised in the United States. HBO and Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn have made a deal for the network to carry the fight on a few hours’ tape delay, making the HBO show that night (10:05 ET/PT) a tripleheader. It is headlined by junior lightweight titlist Jezreel Corrales against Alberto Machado along with the return of junior middleweight titlist Demetrius Andrade. Burnett (17-0, 9 KOs), 25, and Zhakiyanov (27-1, 18 KOs), 33, are making their first defenses. Burnett won his 118-pound belt by unanimous decision against Lee Haskins in June. Zhakiyanov won his title by split decision from Rau’shee Warren despite being knocked down twice in the first round in February.

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer

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Quigley battled through injury for belt.

Middleweight Jason Quigley joins Claudia Trejos and explains how he was able to continue fighting after breaking his right hand in the second round against Glen Tapia.

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Parker unconcerned by Fury threat.

Joseph Parker spoke ahead of his Heavyweight title defence against Hughie Fury in Manchester.

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Former junior welterweight titlist Viktor Postol (28-1, 12 KOs) will end a 14-month layoff when he takes on Uzbekistan prospect Jamshidbek Najmiddinov (14-0, 9 KOs) on Saturday in Kiev, Ukraine, Postol’s home country, according to Vadim Kornilov, Postol’s manager. Postol, 33, of Ukraine, has not fought since losing a lopsided decision to Terence Crawford in a July 2016 title unification fight. “He will fight in Kiev and hopefully we will have him fight back in the USA for the next fight,” Kornilov told ESPN.

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer

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Anthony Joshua says he will have no problem getting up for his fourth world title defence against Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Oct 28. After stopping former long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in April, Joshua will defend his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles against Bulgarian Pulev. "It's no problem to get energised again," said the Briton. "I'm still a young man and I'm far from looking to finish what I'm building."

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